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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
651mL at the RBWG after party in the middle of the hotel lobby thanks to b3shine. Pours a clear amber orange with yellow foam. Spotty lace. Nose is maple, strawberry, sugar, malted milkshake powder, mild cognac. Taste is sticky strawberry, sugar, warming alcohol, sticky orange. Enjoyable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1560) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2012 bottle.
Appearance: The body is not perfectly clear, but I wouldnít expect so from a wheat heavy beer aged in oak barrels. The color is a deep chestnut with garnet through. Not much head to note, even on the pour.
Aroma: At first the aroma is sweet of brown sugar, toffee and caramel, but dark fruits peek through with oak and some rum aromas, but they are very mellow. This smells nice, complex and intriguing.
Taste: This is intriguing and complex. On the intro this is sweet with caramel and brown sugar. During the mid-taste dark fruits make an appearance, but they are outshines by the sweetness of the caramel and toffee flavors, this is sweet and enjoyable. The finish hits hard with oak and alcohol that slightly burns, but quickly smooths out to a mellow rum flavor with a lingering touch of vanilla and a caramel sweetness. This is hard to keep up with because the flavor is constantly changing with flavors weaving in and out over the tongue.
Palate: Thick and slightly syrupy, soft carbonation that becomes slightly sharp.
Overall: This is complex and very enjoyable. The finish is a bit hot, but the flavors weave in and out constantly keeping my tongue entertained. This is an excellent beer, well done.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dinkle50 (1043) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Deep ruby red pour with no head. Aroma of oak and alcohol. Mouth is syrupy. Taste is a mix of vanilla and oak. Alcohol is very present. Slightly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG
Appearance: Cloudy dark amber with a small off-white head
Sweet malts, brown sugar and ripe fruit

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. The rum aging is very evident here. Malty, slightly sweet, with great spice and a warming burn. Definitely a sipper. Happy anniversary Revbrew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (12611) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle in the hotel lobby. Big sweet, pretty boozy, some ripe fruita, caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, caramel, ripe fruits. A bit hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3174) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sweet malty. Honey. A lot of sweet flavors, but not too sugary. Good stuff, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1732) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Tap at the source. Pours orange solid white head. Aroma is caramel and burnt sugar. Taste follows sweet barrel too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (995) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bomber pours an almost clear dark reddish brown with small vanishing off-white head but good lacing. Nose is full of toffee, alcohol and sugar. Aroma is an interesting mix with sweet malts, banana, pear, bread, vanilla, and biscuits. Flavor is definitely sweet with some alcohol burn in the finish. Mouthfeel is sticky. Body is full with slight carbonation. An interesting experiment and still an enjoyable big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
5 oz pour on tap at the Milwaukee Brew Pub (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep amber brown hue, darker with orange copper glow on the edges, some nice haziness, richer deep glow on the edges. A frothy beige head atop dies to a firm film, laces well. Aromas are sticky malts, gentle estery fruit. Banana and apple, gentle pear meet caramel, toffee, and biscuits. Sticky sweet meets barrel, vanilla, gentle spice, gentle yet growing spirit. Sweeter rum influence. Flaked wheat, caramel, barrel tannins and sweetness. Initial is medium bodied, a bit more girthy with sticky malts, caramel and apple, estery fruit, toffee, and some richer banana. Fruity, sweet, middle shows some barrel. Toffee, carmelization, and sticky malt. Vanilla, oak, and firm spirit influence come into play as we delve in further. Rum flavors, sweeter, a touch spicy. Itís a bit hot, harsh, and sweet.. But the barrel itself seems to play well with the base itself. A bit thinner into the back where the heat picks up, tannic and hot spirit influence. The beer goes from sweet and sticky to a bit of a mess on the backend. Perhaps some age will improve this. I can see others liking it quite a bit. For me, itís certainly big, the rum influence makes itís presence felt into back and finish. A bit sticky and oxidized at times. Some oranges, paper, and caramel malts. Fruity esters stick around. An oddity. Itís not bad, but itís weird. A solid barrel aged experiment in the least.

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