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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.2
AirForceHops (7129) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22 oz. bottle. 2012 vintage. Dark amber, light thin head retention. Nose has a large hop profile with caramel and syrupy toffee. Toffee and caramel are on the real syrupy texture. flavor really borders on cloying. If you like big overly sweet barley wines this is your brew.

3.6
travita (4985) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The smell is sweet, caramel, malts, barf, and toast. The look is brown in color, thin off white head. The taste is sweet, alcohol, malt, and toffee.

3.9
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Fresh on tap 2013, pours murky brown with nice head. aroma is rich sweet malt and pine resin hops. Taste is sweet malt up front with a nice grassy bitter finish which dries it out nicely, love this brewery

3.7
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
5/29/2010. 750 ml. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Dried fruit aromas with roasted malt. Brown sugar, caramel, and malty flavors with alcohol burn on the finish.

3.6
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting… It pours light murky dark brown with a small bubble …. toasted malt, fruity, caramel, hoppy, full body, citrus, brown sugar…

3.7
Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting. Pours hazy amber with a creamy light beige head. The aroma is sweet caramel, loads of malt, light fruit, toffee, ripe fruit and biscuits. The flavor is sweet barley, biscuits, alcohol, light hops and sweet malts. Some alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from Bim, thanks! Color is a deep ruby red. Small tan head. It looks sticky sweet. Aroma is strong malt, burnt sugar, with some dark fruits. No hop presence. Taste follows with dominant malt and burnt sugar flavor. It’s warming, but not that overpowering alcohol. Overall a nice barley wine.

3.7
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Extra from thubderroad, thank you! Smell of caramel and malt, bottle poured a deep brown with tan soap y head. Flavor was sweet, caramel, light hoppiness, suttle chocolate notes Mouthfeel was thin but warming Overall this is a damn good barleywine

3.7
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2011 vintage picked up off the shelf at CBX. Clear tawny pour with a small beige head. Aroma was big time caramel and toffee with notes of faded American hops and sweet fruit. Flavors were slightly sweet and bitter, lots of caramel, apple and toffee. Rich, slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Overall this was a straight forward example of an American Barleywine. Well executed and enjoyable.

3.4
jkwalking05 (4731) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Deep amber in color wih a small off-white head. Aroma is of light veggie, herbal and spicy hop notes. Taste is of caramel, pine and bitter herbs.


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