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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Brown pour with lots of sweet flavors, dark fruit, some smoke and a little booziness. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
6/29/13. 22oz bottle shared by nulledge at the epic BA barleywine tasting. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Decent aroma of barrel, vanilla, oak, caramel, and some brown sugar. Flavor is lightly sweet, maybe a touch heavy on the barrel, some booze, vanilla, and sugars. Didn’t blow me away.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1314) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Excellent ba barleywine. Incredibly smooth. Bourbon is very light, doesnt have that back end bite, but makes it smooth and drinkable. Slight dark fruit. One of the best ba barleywines ive had.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
22 oz bottle, 2012. Deep, clear garnet brown with a beige haze. Nose is caramel, buttered rum and bourbon banana. Hints of dark fruit and candied citrus. Drool. After the first sip i realize this could be tough to finish before the end of the Phil’s game (win!). Hot and sticky with building alcohol. Taste is caramel, vanilla and raisin that fades into bourbon and musty wood. I wish this tasted half as awesome as it smells. Maybe with some age if i get another bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
This 22oz bomber is courtesy of Doodler, thanks man! It pours with a clear copper body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up raisins and prunes and brown sugar mixed with mild smooth bourbon notes. The taste is pretty darn smooth with prunes and raisin fruity esters sliding into firm levels of bourbon notes. At first it seems far too barrel forward but after a few ounces the balance with the beer notes came around and made for a more enjoyable experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Brown pour, light tan head. Flavors of brown sugar, maple, honey, cane syrup, some light hops, oak, a hint of smoke. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Very sweet with strong flavors of caramel, bourbon, cookies, brown sugar, and raisins. Very rich and complex with minimal hop presence. Slightly less carbonated than I would like, but overall a really great barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is murky brownish-amber with little-to-no head. Big toffee, caramel, light coconut, a hint of vanilla, somewhat nutty, figs, raisins, and almonds in the aroma. Taste is big figs, dark fruits, with a touch of spice and coconut through the middle, with lighter notes of sweet caramel and brown sugar, ending with a light alcoholic bite on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with almost no carbonation. Not a bad barley wine, and isn’t overpowered by the barrel treatment, at all, but the fact that it barely has carbonation really hurts it IMO.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is figs, dark fruit, maple syrup, and caramel. Taste is caramel, vanilla, slight bourbon and oak, and a bouquet of figs, raisins, and prunes. Very mild to no carbonation, syrupy thick mouthfeel. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle from a great trader in CO. Nice amber color with not much head. Scent and aroma is a lot of caramel, finishes a tad harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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