Barleywine 2011 | Legend Brewing Co.

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Barleywine 2011Barleywine 2011

Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TechTriumph on 09-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by TechTriumph:
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes on 09/04/12:
Bottled: 11/15/11; Poured in a snifter.

A - A bit less than an inch of light tan, densely carbonated head with okay retention; Very dark mahogany brown with a deep plum hue; Bits of lacing left here and there

S - Sugared and rum soaked plums, raisins, grape juice, licorice candy, underlying chocolate, decent dose of alcohol, and phenolic notes

T - Some alcohol presence up front that lingers and slowly diminishes - certainly noticeable, but still pretty good for a 13% ABV beer; Pretty big flavor here with qualities similar to the nose - Plenty of sugary, rum-soaked plums among other dark fruits such as figs and raisins; Also get some grape and vinous flavor in there as well; Underlying chocolate and caramel flavors add a nice level of depth

M - A bit under full bodied with a low amount of fine carbonation that gently massages the tongue; Finishes on the dry side with a bit of stickiness left behind; Some alcohol warmth steps forward, but less than I would expect for such a big beer

O - I obviously knew this was a big beer going in, but was surprised by the 13% ABV listed on the label - alcohol is there, but nicely integrated with the other flavors. The aroma and flavor were quite enjoyable as there's many layers of notes to pick apart. Having tried a roughly 10 month old bottle, I'm curious as to how this beer would evolve with another 12 months of age.

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3.97 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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