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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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1848) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
April 20, 2013 - bottle from my buddy Brett. Brownish orange pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was caramel, light fruit, sugar and wood. Taste was consistent with aroma, but had some nice heat that blended well with the sweetness.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours barley wine brown. Lots of rum on this, boozy for sure. Sweet caramel with the booze makes this work, but it might be a bit too boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of wood, spices, caramel, general boozy. Nice body and good flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1585) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
Slightly dark amber pour, little to no head. Big spicy rum nose. Beautiful sweet malt profile, nice spice and heat from the rum on the finish. Really nice Barleywine, certainly on the sweet and boozy side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Brown pour with an off-white head. Dark fruits, sugar malts, with some caramel and oak. Some nice rum booziness as well. Good damn beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1490) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1460) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2012 bottle.
Appearance: The body is not perfectly clear, but I wouldn’t 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mittenator (1311) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1305) - 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.


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