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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2007 Vintage Bottle 1895 of 2007 The beer appears hazy and reddish brown hued, with a half inch of tan head. The aroma consists of caramels, malt, molasses and alcohol. The flavor is nice, with a prominent showing of caramel candies, though not too sweet. The feel is medium bodied, with the alcohol presence having been tamed by the aging process. A smooth and mellow ride at 11% abv, this brew ages well. I would buy / drink it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-12-2011

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2105) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle #390 or 2007. At first, the pour looks brunette and brown, but as it settles it moves to black with the slight but solid head demonstrating real staying power. The aroma is rich with beet sugar and a hint at the powerful kick. Rich, thick and viscuous to be sure, this is predominately sweet and over-the-top malty, with a tip of raisins and sweet fruits. (#3320, 2/11/2008)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle # 0481: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white wispy white head. Aroma of sweet, sugary caramely malts and lots of light frutiy esters. Body starts fairly full and earthy dark caramely malty sweet before a drier bittersweet finish. A decent barleywine, but could use some time to age.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. Mahogony colored with a large, soapy head and nice cascading carbonation. Nice caramel maple aromas. Tastes of rich maltiness, maple syrup, and grape. Super-sweet finish with a hot alcoholic burn. Maybe a lot of time would have smoothed out the rough edges.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Dark amber, dark fruit, caramel, molasses, alcohol, little citrus, slight hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Light brown in color. Malty sweet aroma with some hop. Sugary and boozy up front with a refreshing hop finish. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Heavy malts, and prune and dark fruit in the nose. Sweet molasses, caramel malts, and a tinge of bitterness go pretty well with the gingerbreadiness of the finish. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle Pours out a brown with red highs topped with a small head. Aroma was of black berries, sweet caramel and light citrus hop. Tast was more of the sweet vcaramel malts and the light hops. not bad.


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