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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (8661) - 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 Angel’s Share, J.W.Lee’s Harvest Ale, Dieu du Ciel! Solstice d’Hiver Bourbon, etc..

Bottled in Jan. ‘13.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8573) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a near clear deep amber brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has caramel, toffee and sweet grains backed by a nice rum note. Flavor has a nice combination of caramel, toffee and rum/oak backed by sweet grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
FWIBF. Pours with a hazy brownish hued body with a small tan head. Looks almost brandy like and very thick. Aromas are boozy, caramel, grassy, barrel, citrus, rum, molasses, booze and curacao. Flavors are boozy, rum, barrel, medium bitter, caramelized sugars, molasses. Sweet finish lots of alcohol. Warming,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Share courtesy of dak. It pours with a clear amber body that supports a thin light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up mostly sweet dark fruity esters with prunes and figs and dates as well as some sugary smelling malts. In the background is a touch of oak. The taste is smooth with just the right amount of boldness. I get plums, raisins and figs to go along with a mild sense of sugar coated bitter hops and spicy rye bread. Deep in the background are notes of smooth sweet rum-y goodness and oak. Darn nice stuff. Great sipper as all the flavor notes come together wonderfully and build a smooth nectar rich like bridge to flavor paradise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7445) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
another treat from chicago .. . getting lots of sweetness- sugar, rum, very mild wood, and melted caramello bear lying on an ant hill .. . light mouth, touch boozy .. . pretty nice beer but seems to pull from a direction to many .. . . you pulled me out of school for this?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
6/29/13. 22oz bottle shared by nulledge. Murky amber pour with a small khaki head. The aroma is boozy with lots of rum and some caramelized bananas. The flavor is sweet, also boozy, with caramel, bananas, bubblegum, and brown sugar. I’m thinking the barrel and sugars messed this one up a bit... not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6911) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draft to snifter at Dutch’s. Looks solid; an opaque dark reddish-brown with sticky off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; sweet and boozy with a nice vanilla undertone. Dangerously drinkable too. This is good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Tap at Kedzie Brewery, snifter: Beautiful mahogany hue leading towards a bright amber bottom, small creamy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of brown sugar, rum, honeydew, plum, wood, earthy yeast and a slight peppery edge. The taste is very BA Barleywine-ish with heavy dark fruits and sugars rounded out by earthy and oak notes. Moderate rum character but overly sweet nor cloy. Alcohol helps cleanse the palate which is oily and has a warming finish. This is very nice, good sipping beer.

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