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Legend Barleywine (2009 and later)

Legend Barleywine (2009 and later)
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 468   ABV: 15.6%
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2009 vintage: 15.3% ABV

2010 vintage: 15.6% ABV


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Dark brown color with a tan head. Hops coming through here a little more than the previous version I had. Lots of red fruit and a bit of soy sauce. Roasty malt plum and red fruit aroma. Soy sauce more as it warms. Definite sipping beer. Finish is a touch bitter. Chalky chocolate texture as well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2012 Vintage? (13% abv on label): Deep dark brown coloured body with a fast-dying tan and beige head with some violet and ruby tints near the bottom. Aroma of super rich pit fruits, alcohol, oak, vanilla, earth, scotch, gin and a big dose of caramel. Full-bodied; Dense, earthy, pit fruit flavours with a ton of cognac and brandy flavours behind with the warmth from the alcohol showing a lot. Aftertaste shows a big alcohol burn, some oak and pit fruits, a lot of peat and woodsy touches and a pungent deep sweetness at the end. Overall, a super strong barley wine that still shows a lot of rough edges at ~1 year old with perhaps too bitter of a finish. A nice one to try, but not one of my favourite barley wines - too rough and not enough sweetness and complexity throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington on 22-November-2013.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Vintage 2012 on draft at the brewery. Surprisingly smooth. Hides the abv very well. Sweet cherry and dark bourbon soaked fruits. Great aroma and flavor. Medium body with a smooth finish.top both bw

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4125) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a really dark amber/crimson color with a small wispy off-white head. Aroma was notes of caramel, sweet malt notes, some alcohol. Flavor was smooth caramel notes, some light dried fruits. I was really expecting a lot more alcohol burn in this one. It was quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2/12/2012. From bottle. Dark amber color with a tan head. The alcohol is present up front with malt, dark fruit and spicy aromas. Some sweetness with the alcohol and fruit, but this one packs a punch.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Westchesterco (774) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sweetgolden, cloudy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body, creamy, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (2654) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On draft at the Mad Fox Barley Wine Festival, Falls Church VA. Vintage 2011. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy off white head. Caramel and honey in the nose. Sweet candy sugar, caramel, and raisin flavors. High alcohol level pretty well hidden in the sweetness. An excellent barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a good looking super dark brown body with a smller mocha beige foamy head. Aroma is very sweet with notes of figs, raisins, mollasses, slight touch of nut, alcohol. Great syrupy mouthfeel that is almost chewy with big carbonation and a long lingering burn that lasts and lasts. Flavor isn’t quite as sweet as the aroma, notes of raisin and fig along with dry breaad, nuts, molassas and old caramel. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (401) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
From the bottled poured a cloudy brown brew with a thin beige head. Malty sweet aroma. Full bodied, very sweet, and a pleasant hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1690) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Lost Dog Cafe in McLean, VA. This is most likely the 2012 version. Clear-but so dark it is almost opaque--burgundy-brown with small khaki head and fair lacing. Head does not linger. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Taste of dark fruit, cherry, sweet roasted malt, toffee and alcohol. Full body and medium/high carbonation with foamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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