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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6042) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bomber drank whilst watching the final BSG episode. Awesome! Frack me. Anyway, pours a deep ruby hue with a small white head. A big fruity nose with some chocolate and light barrel. The flavor combines big sweet berries, molasses and caramel and sweeter rum and heat. A bit warm but flavorful and nice. A decadent treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Light toffee colored pour, light brownish/yellow head. Flavor of brown sugar, burned sugar, raisins, light hops. Good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryecatcher (795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bomber. Pours a caramelly brown with a thin off white head, so-so retention. Nose is big on sweets: malt, caramel, rum, brown sugar. Mouth is big and creamy, boozy warmth intermingling with toffee, vanilla, jaggery (Indian unrefined sugar), dates, rum... Sweet and dessert-like, would be perfect for the holidays. Outstanding brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3201) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle - thanks much to jlanning215! Pours clear chestnut with a small tan head that slowly dissipates leaving decent lacing. Aroma is toffee, rum, molasses. Flavor is quite strong rum overlying rich malty toffee and molasses. Woody notes prominent, along with some astringence. Medium sweet, light bitter. Strong warming finish - this is really an ABV forward beer. Nice, but would actually prefer to have the barrel pulled back just a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle purchased at Aficionadoís and sampled at Kurtís Blarneywine tasting on 3/16/13. Clear reddish copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma consists of malt, rum, roast and light hop. Malty and caramelly flavor with rum and light chocolate before a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1303) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle shared by Brandon, thanks! Pour is dirty brown with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor is really sweet and malty. The rum really comes through and is a little abrasive. Smooths out as it warms. Sweet and hot. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at a recent Tampa Weekly Tasting. Pours a hazy copper with a white head. Nose is wood, rum, booze, dates, plums, sugar, and hints of molasses. Flavor is similar: wood, rum, dates, plums, booze, sugar and lots of nice barleywine flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1806) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottled. Orange garnet with a small light tan/white head. Mildly rummy aroma with heavy caramel malts, moderate alcohol, raisins, plums, brown sugar and light oak. Sticky caramel malt flavor with a load of sugared dates, molasses, spiced rum, light nutmeg and graham cracker. Finish has a little bit of cherry grenadine and oak barrel sweetness. Really good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap in a snifter at Village Tap during CCBW. Hard to we in the dark beer garden, but it appears to be a dark apricot color with a off white head that reduced to a film with a ring around the glass. Given a swirl, the head leaves speckles of lace on the glass. Copper penny and apple brandy aroma. Taste is sugar cane, rum, and beet sugar. Tropical fou fou barley wine? No, but itís tasty. Sweet for sure, but not too much. Iím a little surprised at how take this is for the high ABV and a beer that is suposedly designed to age. Very drinkable now. Curious how it will age. I have a bottle and am now perplexed if I should sit on it. Look for this at an upcoming bottle share, I think...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mittenator (1309) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bomber. Deep caramel amber with a dense beige head. Caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits and vanilla wood aromas. Big barrel flavors and sweet dried fruits. This stuff is amazing.


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