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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34352) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
651mL 2009 ed courtesy of MrLo. The pour is a crystal clear amber with a healthy, erupting, yellow, thick head. Nice retention and full 360 sheety lace. Nose is heavy maple, toffee, caramel, no "orange mint" or oxidation. Gains lime, "fatty meat" taste is soft, mild salt and pimento, heavy wood tannins, lots of bitterness piling on. Spice, dry wood, dried orange, maple. Soft, dryer mouthfeel. Pretty neutral with a nice sweet and bitter balance. gains loads of bitter chocolate, cocoa powder. Soft alcohol notes. Really soft and on style barleywine. No nonsense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2010 bottle...Pours an opaque amber with a thin tan head. Aroma has some vanilla notes and candied fruits...nice light hoppiness. Flavor has sweet maltiness and candied fruits followed by crisp hops...suprised at the hoppiness...I like it. Mouthfeel is medium/heavy and creamy with a dry finish that warms with candied fruits and nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10201) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle @ Aarons place, Thanks. Pours hazy lightly burnt orange with a very small offwhite head. Aroma of malty, caramel, oak, wood, dark fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, dark fruit, raisins, chocolate, wood notes, dry bitter hops. Medium body, low carbonation, fairly bitter finish. 020312

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Brown with ruby highlights. Creamy, tight-bubbled, off-white head. Little bit of lacing as it slowly dies down. Aroma of malts and cereals. Some muted hops and vanilla. Tastes of malt, tea, hops, vanilla, caramel. Awesome tasting. A little bitter in the back. Thin, yet still malty. Nice beverage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2266) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2010 bottle. Deep and hazy reddish copper in color with a tannish head. Strong and full, the flavor of malt and yeast is taken over by deep fruit such as raisin, fig, then a bit of spice (clove, ginger). Very powerful and heavy. A nice barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3481) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1508) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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)

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