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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Celebrating the Grand Illumination of Williamsburg each year, our Barleywine style ale is a massive 11% offering that takes us over 5 hours to boil. The long boil time creates a bold caramel tone and is balanced with our signature Amarillo/Cascade hops blend. Limited edition of 2007 bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Extra from thubderroad, thank you! Smell of caramel and malt, bottle poured a deep brown with tan soap y head. Flavor was sweet, caramel, light hoppiness, suttle chocolate notes Mouthfeel was thin but warming Overall this is a damn good barleywine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (983) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2011 vintage picked up off the shelf at CBX. Clear tawny pour with a small beige head. Aroma was big time caramel and toffee with notes of faded American hops and sweet fruit. Flavors were slightly sweet and bitter, lots of caramel, apple and toffee. Rich, slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Overall this was a straight forward example of an American Barleywine. Well executed and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4331) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Deep amber in color wih a small off-white head. Aroma is of light veggie, herbal and spicy hop notes. Taste is of caramel, pine and bitter herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2252) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
A very strong ale tasted at Denise’s party. I can see now that most of the beers we tried had an ABV of over 10% - some paid the price for that. This was a strong ale, and unfortunately, a little harsh, with a sharp espresso flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
22oz bottle from ksurkin. Rating #167. Thick brown color with a beige head. Sweet toffee and caramel aroma with some brown sugar as well. Bitter up front, followed by caramel and toffee, pretty good. (2831)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2292) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Bomber from the brewery thanks to PJs parents from 2012. Dark mahogany with a creamy dark biege head that fades to a thin ring around the glass. Booze, bit plum, nice boozy somewhat wet hops, semi sweet malt with a bit of caramel. Mild carbonation with a moderate body, bit sweet with a bite, slightly dry, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle poured an orange light amber color with aromas of booze, caramel, light fruit and some subtle cherries. Flavors are caramel booze with a hint of fruit. Decent beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2841) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle shared by the AZ crew during the obscenely generous tasting they invited me too. nose of toffee, brandy, and dark fruit. tastes of deep cherries, berries, brandy, Madeira, toffee, and rubbing alcohol. i’m just now seeing the abv of all the brews i drank on that day good lord... no wonder my head hurt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Orange-brown with a white head. Aroma is cherries, alcohol and caramel. Flavor is caramel, cherries, bitter pine, oak, tobacco and leather. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (333) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours reddish brown in color with a white head. Flavors of caramel and hops with a mild alcohol backbone.

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