RateBeer
overall
98
92
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11322) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4923) - 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
Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Brown to burgundy body with a soft, light beige head. The aroma offers booze, sugars, raisins, toffee, oak. Sweet breads and fruit soaked in booze. Maybe some cotton candy. Apples and rum in the finish. Lots of big flavor, but perhaps this would mellow out a bit with age. Overall, pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....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?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2013
reddish orange pour thin white head, aroma of sugars/rum, toffee, slight dark fruits, hint of black pepper. Taste is a bit boozy some smoke lots of residual sugar and a hint of spice in the finish. Needs to mellow.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - 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 donít much care for big sweet american barleywines so this not a surprise that I didnít love this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2023) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours a caramel brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and honey. So sweet, rum and vanilla. Medium body really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3422) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2478) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 27, 2014
22oz bottle poured into a Rev sampling glass. Apparently, this is a year old. Hazy dark amber color with visible carbonation. Aroma is as expected, strong sweet raisin malt, lots of alcohol. Even a good deal bit of rubbing alcohol coming through, maybe thatís the rum. Flavor is similar with maybe less rubbing alcohol. Eh, long sweetness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5  6  7


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50