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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle purchased at Aficionado’s and sampled at Kurt’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4660) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
651mL at the RBWG after party in the middle of the hotel lobby thanks to b3shine. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Nose is sweet and rummy, light wheat. Flavor is a bit on the hot side, more sugary sweetness. I don’t much care for big sweet american barleywines so this not a surprise that I didn’t love this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle shared at weekly Tampa gathering, poured a deep cloudy amber rown color with aromas of brown sugar, dark fruits, light cherry, some oak and a touch of vanilla. Flavors foow suit, smooth and light on the palate a great beer overall the abv wilm sneak up on you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Draft at the 3rd year anniversary party. Will have to re-rate a bottle in a few months. Pours a hazed orangey gold with a sticky white head. Nose is big. Faint citrus and a hit of molasses, rich malty sweetness and booze. Sharp alcohol in the nose overall. Clean fermentation, though. On tasting, it is on the hot side with aggressive alcohol prickling the palate. Could use a touch more body. The rum notes are more subdued on the palate but do offer some raisin notes. An interesting beer that should mellow nicely in the bottle in a few months time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Taster pour also had during their anniversary party... Pours a semi-transparent mostly hazy coppery amber hue and topped with a lighter shade of beige, gently reducing down to a wispy film...aroma of dark fruit vanilla coconut and boozy spirit. Sweet and boozy but generally nice and satisfying. ... Flavors are nice albeit pretty warming and boozy with an emphasis with dark fruit, banana, and a coconut vanilla-ey barrel presence where the rum adds a bit of a dark fruity essence. Semi-prickly carbonation with a somewhat fuller body overall. The flavor profile is enjoyable but its a bit in your face for the most part. A sipper but a nice one at that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3345) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
750 ml bottle crushed with the dude. Pours a dirty brown color with almost no head. Big sweet aroma of tons of booze, rum, sweet malt notes, vanilla and barrel notes. Flavor is sweet with big booze notes. Fruity sweetness, barrel notes. Slick, oily mouthfeel. Finishes boozy. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep amber colored body with a bit of an orange hue. Finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is rich caramels with some wood, hints of molasses, and a nice rum note. Touches of toast and a light fruitiness. Flavor is similar. Rich caramels with a bit more of a molasses sweetness, wood, some vanilla, and a nice rum note. The rum gives off a slight fruitiness and really adds a nice complexity to the rich caramels. Finishes dry and somewhat woody with a deeper caramel, some toast, a light woody spice, and a pleasant rum note. Just barely a hint of alcohol warmth before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Fuller, somewhat sticky body with a creamy, light carbonation. Overall, this is pretty impressive. The rum barrel adds a nice complexity to the big caramel malts without overpowering the base. Really well done anniversary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3097) - 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.

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