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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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To commemorate our 3rd year anniversary we brewed this hearty wheat barley wine with piloncillo sugar and aged it for 4 months in Appleton rum casks. The result is something special; layers of caramel, molasses, toasted malt, oak and warmth. Cheers!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft at Dutchís Feb. 2013 notes. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, lightly toasted bread, some fruitiness, rum barrel, slightly boozy, golden raisins, wood, molasses. Solid stuff, I have a bottle I should try soon.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2421) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 27, 2014
22oz bottle poured into a Rev sampling glass. Apparently, this is a year old. Hazy dark amber color with visible carbonation. Aroma is as expected, strong sweet raisin malt, lots of alcohol. Even a good deal bit of rubbing alcohol coming through, maybe thatís the rum. Flavor is similar with maybe less rubbing alcohol. Eh, long sweetness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2865) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
I didnít realize this was aged in rum barrels and was quite relieved to find I was not insane when I found out it was. This stuff fairly well reeks of white rum. I like rum fine and all but I do like a little more beer character to come through in the finished product. This is a clear brown brew that pours pretty much headless in the glass. There is maybe a bit of bubblegum and caramel to go along w/ the slightly medicinal rum character but not much else. I like big, boozy barrel aged beers but both the beer and the booze seem to be sub-par in this case.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1045) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle, dated January 2013. Poured a deep dark brown. Had a little bit of a sweet feel to it, slightly boozy but not overly so. Big caramel notes. I canít recall having a rum barreled beer before, so Iím not sure what to compare it to. Nice beer though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (310) - USA - APR 15, 2014
Poured from an over an year old bomber into a Revolution Brewing Company glass a dark red amber with a thin head Aroma is boozy sweet-thinking rum vanilla & prunes? Flavor is straight up molasses & rum here with some toffee caramel. Balance creates a smooth satisfying finish syrupy malted sugar. Have had this 4 x over past year including on tap @ Revolution. Age makes this a superb BW!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cernjoh (124) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2014
Poured a 14 month old bottle into a Revolution pint glass. Was a clear red amber with a 2 finger light tan head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, and rum. Taste is a slightly hopped caramel rum and vanilla goodness. Palate is good and smooth with nice carbonation. Overall an excellent American Barleywine.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xxthedudexx (3) - - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
Tasty beer but not digging the rum aroma and the aftertaste is alright. I definitely prefer straight jacket for rev barleywine

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Brown to burgundy body with a soft, light beige head. The aroma offers booze, sugars, raisins, toffee, oak. Sweet breads and fruit soaked in booze. Maybe some cotton candy. Apples and rum in the finish. Lots of big flavor, but perhaps this would mellow out a bit with age. Overall, pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
The deepest malt caramelization quickly seduces the nose, leaving the indelible print of salient cereal sugars and fruit jam onto tastebuds writhing in pleasure.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the cloudy amber brown.
-Alcohol helps lighten the back end.
-Straight Jacket and this one are obvious proof that this brewery is to be taken very seriously in any very malty endeavours they undertake.
-This one is only a year old and it already feels wiser than most Barley Wines out there.
-This is in the same family as Angelís Share, J.W.Leeís Harvest Ale, Dieu du Ciel! Solstice díHiver Bourbon, etc..

Bottled in Jan. Ď13.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Sticky sweet with very boozy rum flavors. Has some bitter resinous notes from the hops that attempt to balance the sweetness, but it doesn't quite marry. Good, but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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