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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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A strong dark lager brewed with a generous amount of wheat then aged in Heaven Hill (2005-2012; 2015) or Jim Beam (2014) Bourbon Barrels. Each batch is slightly different.

- Aug 2005 and Dec 2005: 12 months in the cask, approx. 16% ABV
- Aug 2006 and Dec 2006: 8 or 11 months in the cask and 13% ABV
- Aug 2007 and Dec 2007: 8 or 11 months in the cask and 11% ABV
- Aug 2008: 14 months in the cask and 13% ABV
- Aug 2011: 24 months in the cask and 12% ABV
- Aug 2012: Grand Reserve blended casks aged 24 months and 12.5% ABV
- Aug 2014: 12 months in the cask and 11.5% ABV
- Aug 2015: Aged in Heaven Hill barrels; no ABV listed.

Note: Earlier vintages may use the word "Cask" in place of "Barrel" on the label.

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 12, 2008
22 oz hand bottled bomber from BBB63. Pours a cola black with a nice burgundy tint to it. No head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak and maple syrup. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, oak and maple. Excellent !!! The bourbon definitely enhances this brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Dark brown pour huge foamy light brown head w/ thick lacing. Slightly sour aroma then sweet wheat times some more sugars. Avg palate. Some sour fruits in the taste then a little classic bock flavors. Raw alcohols in the finish distract a bit from the beer. I typically like the big shots from The Livery, but this one missed my mark.
Earlier Rating: 8/13/2006 Total Score: 4.4
cloudy dark brown to marron pour w/ a thin tan head. Huge maple syrup malt aroma hints of bourbon & wheat blended very well into a smooth appetizing aroma. Palate is thick rich & creamy. Flavor is a great full bourbon maple syrup w/ light burnt malts, butters and a hint of wheat husk. Deliscious.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
1/2 growler shared by weeheavysd. What a guy to bring that to our tasting. and what a beer. Lots of liquor flavors in there. Bananas, other fruits... dark ones. Flavors were more wood and bourbon. Spice and vanilla. So much good stuff. I didn’t want it to end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Dark brown with a small tan head...smell is rich and sweet with some nuts, vanilla, musty wood, and some dark berries...taste sweet with vanilla, musty fruits, some subtle bitterness of old wood...finish is quick and sweetly alcoholic, but definately doesnt taste that high...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arkurzynski (2378) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
GTMW. Big barrel aroma, dark fruit, mild roasted malt, spiciness. Sweet wheat malt flavor gives way to complex roasted/toasted malt, spice, biscuit, bourbon, light resiny hops, and a tangy tartness. Finishes, somewhat dry with trailing toasted malt. Big and lingering on the palate. Had to be my favorite of the fest. Would have gone back for more if there wasnt some many other beers to try!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
MiBG Summer Fest 2011. Labeled as BB Triple Weizenbock. fantastic beer, and best in show at the festival. ruddy brown with no head. aroma of caramelized sugar, bourbon, light vanilla, spice..flavor of brown sugar, spice, alcohol, and sweet bourbon. sweet and dense, yet thin and insanely drinkable. sour finish...great!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2232) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to dan. Poured light dark black min head. Aroma sweet light bourbon char burn. Light carb med bod. Taste similar to aroma. Decent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2014 release in Jim Beam barrels on tap at pub. Pour is black with a small tan head that fades quickly into a ring. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla bean, caramel malt, and fruit vines. Flavor is similar with the sweetness shining through even more - bourbon, char, oak chips, burnt sugar, vanilla, figs. A little too sweet, I think it needs to age further.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(Sample from growler). Pours a cloudy caramel/garnet color with no head or carbonation. Aroma has bourbon, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is tart, with some berries, grassy notes and wood. Thin bodied with an oily texture and dry, fruity wine. Really unexpected, but really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (2158) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. RB Meeting Vienna March Edition. Thanks to Cuso. Reddish brown body with nearly no head. Aroma is malts with bourbon and some alcohol. Taste is caramel with dried fruits and wood. Aftertaste is malty and fruity. Nice one.


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