Legend Brewing Co., Richmond, VA
Aroma: Very heavily malted, without much in the way of hops. I catch a hint of woody vanilla and nutty aromas.
Appearance: Deep amber brown in color, with a very strong carbonation. It raised an enormous light tan fluffy head (that I was still waiting on ten minutes later.)
Flavor: WOW! OK, that’s out of the way now. This brew has a huge maltiness, with a sweetness that hangs well on the brew. There is a strong whiskey flavor hanging with the beer as well, coming from the barrels this brew rests in for six months.
Mouthfeel: Heavy, almost cloying maltiness on the tongue, but with a strong carbonation to cleanse away the sugars. The woody dryness leaves a pleasant feeling on the tongue.
Overall Impression: as I said: WOW! I am really liking this brew. It seems the guys at Legend really know how to mix the old styles with new brewing techniques, and I am really enjoying their efforts.
Side note on the head of this brew. It hung around for a while, and I had to wait several times to finish pouring this one out. I decided to get a pic of the initial pour, because I was intrigued to say the least.
Yep, still has a unicorn hanging around… legendary creature? I am beginning to wonder…