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RATINGS: 119   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10127) - 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 (4208) - 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 (2039) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bomber from CO brother, shared with others at family holiday weekend. This is good. Lighter brownish. Lowly carbonatd. Fruity chocolate with bourbon. More boozy in the end where it became a sipper. Thanks Ken!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. It pours a very dark brown with a small, light tan head. Definitely a little sweet in the nose with dark caramel, tobacco, and a little nuttiness. Warming on the tongue with nice notes of wood, vanilla, and a touch of whiskey to pair with the sweet caramel and date notes. Nicely balanced flavor wise with a sweet but warming finish. A nice night cap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Tap. Pours brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet, wood, brown sugar. Taste is really sweet wood, smooth, silky, vanilla. This is a really freakin great brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Poured from tap to snifter. Dark amber hue with off white head. Aroma is tobacco, prunes, caramel, roasted malt, raisins. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice bitterness following. Mouthfeel is is fantastic with a full body and moderate carbonation. Overall this is pretty epic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2013 22oz bottle thanks to pat. Pours a hazy brown with an off white head. Big caramel bourbon oak and sweet malt taste. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Amber brown, pretty intense whiskey and chewy caramel/toffee aroma. Rich brew. Sweet with a little woody barrel snap. Syrupy richness but the malts are well-developed. Everything is clean, rounded and balanced. If all barley wines were like this I’d drink a lot more barley wine. Utopias fans would dig this.

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