Blue Ridge (SC) Little Willie Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Little Willie was the first completed tank prototype in history. The British troops of the era had a barley wine as part of their rations.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
At the brewery. Golden pour with a sticky looking frothy head. Sweet aroma, malt and candy. Very easy flavor. Creamy malt, lightly pined hops, light candy sweetness. Very creamy mouth feel with a dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Tap. Poured a dark copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel and adark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty fruity dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Goblet at the brewpub. Not my favorite style, but this one is pretty decent. Aroma is boozy with hints of toffeenut, caramel and berries. The palate is thick. Alcohol is there, but not intrusive. It’s sweet without overdoing it. Flavors of toffee, wood and fruity undertones are noted. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pretty good, the best item from the brewpub. Not too sweet, especially for a barleywine. Mild alcohol flavor in the taste and finish. Caramel malts with strong fruity flavors. Lightly sweet finish. Full bodied, low carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Name: Little Willie
Date: December 13, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: muddy dark amber, big frothy beige head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, brown sugar sweetness, nice fruityness
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, light relative sweetness, lots of earthyness keeps it pretty dry, touch of fruity sweetness emerges as it warms

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Little Willie
Date: April 22, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: hazy gold, frothy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, light fruityness, plenty of balancing earthyness, light bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

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