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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2006) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5527) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours reddish brown in color with a white head. Flavors of caramel and hops with a mild alcohol backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Barley, fruity, some spices, mouldy, sweetness, oxidation, alcoholic, fruity notes, light citrus, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
Bottle given to me as an extra by GT, thanks! Perfectly clear red pour with light orangey hue and a few spirals of white foam. Lots of sherry oxidization in the aroma, I could certainly feel the age here but it aged with tremendous grace. Notes of honey, burnt toffee, madeira with just the right level of booziness to convince you you are drinking a fine strong beverage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - APR 9, 2013
Overtly sweet, lots of forest berries and jubes. Candi floss. Caramel. Just too sweet for mine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Slightly hazy brown. Sweet with aromas of caramel and some hops with residual sugars. And hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
RBJG2. Brown red colour, small bubbly gold Head. Aroma is boozy, stewed fruit, marzipan. Taste is sweet and boozy. Fruit again. Nice. Ar 8 t 8 o 15

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks Travlr. Clear light brown colour with no head. Aroma of peach fruit with some alcohol. Mild fruit flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
Bottled. Reddish amber with lace. Fruity, alcoholic nose, with citrus, cherry, and paint thinner. Dry fruits, cherry, gum ball, still alcoholic hot flavor. Interesting, dry, but needs aging.


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