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Dock Street Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Dock Street Barrel Aged Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
This Dock Street Barley Wine has been lovingly hand bottled straight from the barrels and bottle-conditioned by our brewers. The carbonation was left intentionally low so you can taste how it did pulled right from the cask. Dock Street Barleywine Style Ale is brewed with the best of both American and English traditions in mind. We stuff so much malt into our mash-tun, it can’t possibly hold any more. It’s hopped in the kettle with copious amounts of Brewer’s Gold and English East Kent Golding hops, to a bracing 76 IBU’s. Its massive maltiness and tremendous bitterness are partnered with the burn from its 10.5% ABV. All of these intense individual characteristics are married through extended aging at cellar temperatures. This very special batch of our immense ale has been tempered by 10 months of quiet aging in oak barrels that had previously been the home of Chadds Ford Pinot Noir wine. The result is a sensual synthesis of the worlds of beer, oak and wine. The aromatics leave the drinkers to believe that they are about to taste a port wine or brandy. The malt is the true star here, with the bitterness of the hops dying away to reveal flavors of coconut, caramel and rum. It all comes together with a slightly acidic and tannic woody finish. The initial hint of alcohol slowly fades into a warming burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is fruits, sweet, wood, caramel, and toffee. The look is brownish in color and has a beige colored head. The taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, alcohol, and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
750ml bottle. Deep amber color, almost brown with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, oak, caramel, and malty. Tastes of wood, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and port.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of oak, caramel and toffee. Taste is of booze, oak, caramel and brown sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2009? bottle thanks to the eepiest. Thanks Chris!! poured deep amber/ruby with a very thin and fast fading off-white head. aroma was caramel, cherry, plum, sherry, and what seemed to be a tiny tiny hint of chocolate. The last beer that I sniffed this much with sheer enjoyment was the SA Utopias. Flavor was rich and decadent with lots of upfront caramel notes which quickly went into several different types of dark fruit with an oaky dryness. Body was full and thick with minimal carbonation. Glad I popped it open when I did because I don’t think it is going to get any better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
8th January 2012
Cloudy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Smooth and slightly soft palate with mild fine carbonation. Intense malt with a lot of lactose. Bourbon and sweet coconut. Aniseed alcohol. Semi dry finish. Nothing subtle about this big ol’ BA Barleywine. Good though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear chestnut brown body with a small covering of beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is rich and intensely malty with some very light sherry-like oxidation notes. Just the right amount of oxidation, and the right kind. Some light vinous notes and wood with a little bit of alcohol. The flavor is rich and thick with the perfect blend of malt and vinous barrel character. It does have a bit of a coconut flavor on the finish. Very light tannic bite on the finish as well with a bit of alcohol, but not boozy at all. Mouthfeel is great as well, not clingy or sticky at all, just the slightest bit of chewy texture and perfect minimal carbonation. This is really good, not sure if the age has anything to do with it or not, but if you have one of these, drink up, cause it isn’t going to get much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2269) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
Sample courtesy of motortoddhead. Deep red-brown pour with plenty of yellow head. Deep dark fruit, almost tangy, toasted malt, caramel, some wood. Flavor better as it warms with slight acidic dark fruit, toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar - all fairly well-blended. Finishes with a decent hop bitterness to match the sweet malt characteristics. Moderate to heavy on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10455) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle @ Aarons place, Thanks. Pours hazy dark brown, no head. Aroma of malt, dark chocolate, oak, dark fruit, port. Taste is malty, chocolate, caramel, oaky, dark fruits, plums, portlike, very nice and complex. Medioum body, low carbonation, long lasting portlike finish. Very good. 020312

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pour out of bottle is dark reddish brown with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of port and wine notes, hints of dark fruit, caramel, some slight wine and oak notes as well. Thanks to Aaron for the pour! Taste has notes of wine and port notes, with big sweet cherry and dark fruit notes, hints of vanilla, finish with a hint of booze but not bad. Nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, dark brown appearance with a small brown head. Super rich caramel, thick dark sugary, woody, toffee, grape, dark fruity aroma. Very thick, sweet, thick caramel malty, sticky, dark fruity, light vanilla, slight woody, toffee, port flavor with a warming, somewhat, white vinous, boozy finish.

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