Barley Johns Rosies Ale
     click to upload
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 4.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
Share this beer with friends!
The original Wild Brunette is infused with three separate additions of candi sugar and champagne yeast to reach the monolithic alcohol content of 23%!
Lab tests subsequently determined the alcohol content to be ~18%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Tap - small foamy head, very dark amber/almost black color, complex malty alcohol aroma and flavor, not as strong alcohol as you would expect from 18%, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap from the brewery on Feb. 5 served in (a first time for me) port wine glass thing. Amazing complexity here. Dark brown color, no foam, no lacing. Sweet but not in a bad way. Notes of multiple things going on here. Expensive but worth it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Sampled at Winterfest. Deep amber - brown pour. Sweet caramel and candi sugar. A bit boozy but I like that. Great brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft at the source during rbsg. Wow, awesome beer. Dark fermented fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Alcohol is totally hidden. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1670) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap at brewery for RBSG 2013. This is the best barley wine I have ever had. The alcohol is very well hidden, wow. Pour is a hazy amber, dark red hues. Aroma is malts, caramel but no booze. Incredible flavor of malts and caramel, it is almost sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Barley Johns brew pub RBSG 2013. Pours murky rust amber with a thin creamy film. Aroma sweet caramel raisin and tootsie roll, toffee and dark fruit. Taste is sweet bitter caramel tootsie roll toffee subtle wood dark fruit raisins and a little spice. Palate is full sticky chalky and finishes very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft! Serves for RBSG. Pours a cloudy caramel brown color with a light tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, raisin, and plum. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Very sweet, caramel, as it warns a nice woody character develops. Pear and apple notes as well. Very rich and very good. Unique. The alcohol hides behind the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Think I may have snagged the last glass of a 5 gallon batch last night. As someone who has been a long-time fan of the Wild Brunette, I was pretty excited to see a triple fermented version of this classic on the draft list. What impressed me most about this beer was how well in maintained the original flavor profile of the Brunette, despite being over twice as alcoholic. That being said, this beer is certainly more intense. Awesome flavors of dates, prunes, raisins. Thick, smooth mouthfeel. Astonishingly easy drinking for a beer that clocks in at 18%. Truly world class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1197) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On draft at Barley Johns - man this is a treat! Dark amber pour with a red hue to it. Off white head, thin. Not much in the nose - some malt. Might be because a little sick and the smell of barley is thick in the air since they are brewing right now. The taste though, hits hard and is unrelenting in its awesomeness. Malty sweet with the heat nicely hidden. Glad I stopped in, apparently only 5 gallons available on draft and the rest is getting aged!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2010
I had no idea this was coming back on tap. Kinda curious if this is the very original batch or a new brewing of. On the other hand, I donít give a rip. Itís glorious either way. Deep brown, ruby color. Aroma of caramel and molasses. Slightly vinous. Outrageous flavors. Raisins, dates, figs, dark cherries. After a little warming, turns more like port. Grapey and vinous. Notes of candied orange peel and marmalade. Good lord this is nectar in a glass. The only downside was a rather light aroma, even after half the completely filled wine glass was drank. I could die on this beer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50