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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Tap @ Legend. Dark brown witcreamy mocha head. Dissipates. Smells like buttered rum. Sweet but followed by a hop stop. Boozy. (Tasting note- the Tabasco from dinner is still hanging around so I may not have the clearest palate.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Location: Tap at Legend, 12/27/09
2009 Vintage (15.3% ABV according to the Big Board)

Aroma: Aroma of some fruit, berries, citrus hops
Appearance: Caramel colored beer, white head
Flavor: Big, somewhat sweet flavor, nice bitterness
Palate: Full body, and not nearly as hot as the ABV would suggest
Overall Impression: This was a really good Barleywine, one of the smoothest, nicest drinking Barleywines I’ve had in a while. I couldn’t believe how smooth this was, and how well they hid the 15.3%, it was hardly there at all. Really dangerous beer, that is for sure. I really enjoyed it.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
This poured a murky brown color with basically no head at all. Aroma was dark fruits, lots of caramel and toffee, and some piney hops in their too with some alcohol. Flavor was nice smooth caramel malts, some plum flavors and a nice hoppy bitter finish. This really is atwo sided beer, if really cold it is dangerously drinkable, but when it warms the alcohol really shows and its tough to swallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours a hazy, light orange, with a very small, off-white head. A very fruity aroma, with notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel. Feels very smooth with subtle malt notes, and fruit, a mild alcohol slips in there, followed by a bit of warming. Very well put together, I might have to age one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at the brewpub on 11/07/2010. Clear caramel amber body with a small white head. Sweet fruit (grape) and caramel aroma. Sweet grape falvor with light caramel and some floral hops. Full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle Vintage 2009 at The Barley Wine Tasting, London - many thanks to Kenny. Pours orange-ruby, lightly hazy, with a fine, off-white cream head. Lots of caramel on the nose, some wet pine. Big sweet flavor with tons of toasty sugar, berries, gingerbread, orange, alcohol, light spicy pine. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm ginish with lots of caramel, moderate spices, subtle piney bitterness, toasted sugars. Drinks very well for the ABV and has an interesting spice aspect. Good one.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Poured a dark orange, very cloudy and very little head on this one. Aroma is heavy on honey and very syrup-like. Taste is heavy on honey and sweet beerry-like jam. The hops come through quite a bit on the aftertaste after the sweetness mellows out. The dark fruit like plums and raisins are also quite prevalent. This beer is certainly enjoyable, though it’s not overly complex. Could definitely be aged for a good bit.

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