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RATINGS: 181   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Chris’ pad. Light brown pour with a tan head. Another uber hoppy American barley wine that turned my off right from the start.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (2664) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On draft at the Mad Fox Barley Wine Festival, Falls Church VA. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of lightly toasted malt. Strong spruce hop notes with some caramel and raisins in the taste. Bitter and boozy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1126) - - FEB 2, 2013
Draft. Pours plum color with little head. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops. Hop profile is prominent in the taste, with a sweet malt finish. Smooth palate. Could use a little more malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (752) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Vanilla, toffee, and subtle blackberry on the nose. Ruby with eggnog-colored, sticky head, moderate retention. Sweet, strong, and bitter, with flavors of berries, purple grapes, and chickory. Full bodied, low-moderate carbonation, and a long lightly sweet, strong finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle 2012. Appearance: dark brown, ruby color, clear, with small tightly bubbled off-white head. Aroma: caramel, roasted malt, medicinal alcohol note. Taste: some floral hops up front, caramel, nuttiness, roasted malt and some fruit in middle, ending with some grain, bitterness and alcohol astringency. Mouthfeel: medium thickness with medium carbonation. Overall: it’s pretty good and alcohol is noticeable but not "hot". Fairly drinkable for 11%. A mild but solid flavored barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2012 bottle. Pours deep brown/ruby with a finger of cream head. Roasted, sweet, citrus aroma. Taste is about the same. Very well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (9634) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma: Ripe fruits, light medicinen, caramel, light herbs,. Flavour: Ripe fruits, light liqourice,alcohol, caramel, sweetness, light occidation. Medium to full. Ends fruity and light bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy red-brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of bread and burnt sugar with oxidized notes. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits and burnt sugar wiht oxidized notes. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle from Chevy Chase, Washington DC, in Sept ’08, probably vintage 2007, 5 years old
Hazy dark brown color, with medium sized creamy beige head. Nice aroma of caramel with some roasted nuts, light oxidisation. Good body strength; sweet flavor of caramel, malt, some dark chocolate, traces of roasted malts and figs; hints of fruits; it has a good bitterness level and pleasant alcohol warmth.
Very good, mature, not too old.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a creamy beige head. Sweet overripe dark fruit in the nose, quite oxidized. Rich body, sweet roast, loads of chocolate powder, almonds. Quite some late alcohol and bittering hops. Elegant - even after 4 years. 160912


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