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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
From label: 2011. Malty and complex, this big beer has a strong caramel backbone supporting oak and whiskey flavors with hints of dark fruits. The nose wafts coconut, toffee and a smooth hint of alcohol. The flavor and aroma merge, becoming one after a single sip. There is a touch of bitterness and it will age well. ----------------- Additional notes (not on label / from brewer): Dry Dock Brewery will only produce 120 cases of this beer. it will be released the first week of October. Bligh’s Barleywine Ale will be only the second seasonal beer that Dry Dock has bottled. Its first, Apricot Blonde, came out in June and will be off the shelves by the end of September. A third seasonal, Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, is slated for release on November 14. All are sold in 22-ounce bomber bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9630) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Nice caramel malts. Clear copper with a decent beige heads. Nice sweet caramel, cherry notes and a nice sweetness. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (11056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy mahogany with a small beige head. Nose is complex with notes of whiskey barrels, toffee, caramel, and dark fruits. Flavour is similar, with wood, whiskey, dark fruits, and toffee. Amazing coherence of flavours, with no hint of oxidation. Fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
On tap at Old Chicago on College. Appearance: finger of tan head, soil brown color, cloudy, good lacing. Aroma: raisin, earthy and musty, alcohol, oak-y, molasses. Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, alcohol warming on the finish. Taste: sweet raisin and molasses malt that carries and stays very earthy into an alcoholic taste and finish that balances the drink out. Overall, alcohol comes through quite a bit, but it helps with the balance. Really enjoyable beer in small amounts, 12 oz. pour was too much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Cloudy reddish mahogany, almost no head. Strong vanilla nose, some molasses, some roasted malts. Slight mustiness. Quite sweet, some light bitterness. Fairly oily, heavy body.reasonably long finish, upfront alcohol. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (314) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Aroma is chocolate sweet, Pour from tap is dark brown, taste is chocolate and very smooth, roasted almonds and malts with whiskey hints

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5092) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Deep amber with a light khaki head. Nose is sticky malts, sweet, vanilla, bourbon, toffee and caramel. Smooth palate, sticky caramel, toffee, vanilla, alcohol, and a nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8353) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Toffee and whiskey up front on the nose. Woody, sweet, like a whisky flavored cookie. Not a whole lot of complexity, but it’s damn tasty (and a little on the boozy flat side of things). Despite it’s faults it was quite good. If they could add a touch more complexity (hops) and carbonation, this would be epic."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (3485) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to LeninCat. Pour is initially flat with the carbonation rising up to firm a small off white head. Dark red to light brown in color. Aromas of vanilla, lots of toffee, this shit smells chewy. Taste is light toast with some crust. Light vanilla and sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Somewhat chewy. Dangerously drinkable initially. Light booziness. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
C1tySurfer83 (11) - - JUL 24, 2014
Bomber. Dark Amber with off white head. Heavy whiskey and oak notes with toffee aromas. Super chewy and rich. Residual sweetness with a wood hint. Bright, clean and well balanced. Great barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is dark brown with slight red tints and a small tan ring-of-a-head. Aroma and flavor of raisins, cinnamon, vanilla bean, smoke, leather, caramel, and bourbon. Finish is very bitter, almost overwhelming for the style.

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