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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010.

[ Raise The Roof Tasting ]. Unclear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100731]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is overripe fruity, cheesy and dense malty. Bitter, toffee malty and figs. Fruity and dense hoppy. Toffee to caramelish malty into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, hops, and some oxidation. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, over ripe fruits, and old hops. The alcohol leaves a burn on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20545) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Rock The Roof Down pre-GBBF shindig. Rubyish coppery colour with small off-white head. Aroma is quite much fruity, some sap as well as quite much toffee, some alcohol as well as plum. Flavour is being quite much the same, but also has a bit spicy and wooden touch to it. Flavour is not that alcoholic as the aroma would let know. Big time hoppy sweetness and bitterness in the finish. A rather pleasant brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
16th August 2010
Bottle 416/2009. Cloudy dark red-brown beer. Very small tan head. Soft smooth dry palate. Deep rich malt with unsweet dark toffee. Well blended bitter orange marmalade hops. A slightly salty touch. An in yer face barleywine - nice one! Finishes semi dry. Rich malt and hop bitterness aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14298) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2010
bottle(417 of 2009) at the Chris o "bring the House down" tasting ... soft creamy toffee malt nose ... dry toffee malt ... murky brown ... big big hop ... with soft toffee malt...


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