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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
UncleKorm (1228) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap, poured a clear ruby brown hue w/ minimal head. Big sweet malty aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are fig, dates, coconut, honey, caramel, malt, and brandy. Full bodied and very warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle @ DLD. Sweet brown sugar malt, prune, vanilla, and earthy woody aroma. Brown with a small tan head. Brown sugar, prune, vanilla, and woody flavor. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle..pour is Tatste golden with a thin white head..Nose is vanilla, Chocolate, roast, Alcohol, musty..Taste is choclate, spice, vanilla, Rich, fudge..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5194) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the 2014 Pre-Hunahpu Thursday Tasting. Pours a burnt caramel color with a white head. Nose is big caramel, slight oak, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, and coconut with definite booze. Flavor is similar with equal parts love and bourbon, vanilla, booze, toffee, coconut, oak, and booze. Medium in body and all kinds of delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
[Bottle / 2011] Thanks, Mike. Nearly opaque, copper-y brown-ish body with not much of a head at all, barely even a thin beige ring forms at the edges. Aroma has some rich caramel candies up front with light whiskey, red licorice, toffee, & a bit of sherry-esque oxidation. Taste is full of caramel covered burnt toast, whiskey soaked dates & raisins, butterscotch, & a lingering, brown sugar finish. Booze is apparent, front to back; quite potent, a little menacing at times. Slight oxidation in the aftertaste, but nothing too off-putting. Thick, heavy, mouth coating body. A good barleywine, but nothing more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
2011 bottle thanks to mrebeks for sharing. Cloudy reddish-brown pour with very little head. Aromas are caramel, toffee, coconut, raisins, and sugary candy. Taste has a moderate to strong sweetness. Coconut and caramel is the strongest but there’s vanilla and raisins too. Tastes a tad oxidized. Thick body and a syrupy mouthfeel. Slight alcohol in the finish. Decent barley wine. Probably better a year or two ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Courtesy of mrebeks

Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, grain, mint, coconut, and light bourbon. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. The finish has light coconut, vanilla, and a touch of bourbon. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Hazy red amber with no head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, honey, whiskey, light vanilla and booze. Flavor is sweet caramel, plum, and honey, light vanilla and some warming whiskey on the end. Medium bodied, with a lingering dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5513) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a very small tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, and whiskey. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, whiskey, and wood. On the sweet side. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
As others have said, very little carbonation and head, disappears immediately. No matter, it's amazing. Toffee and coconut, sweet aroma with a hint of the booze and barrel. Flavor is like the aroma, sweet with just a little bitterness right at the end. Sweet and boozy in the best way. Syrupy and sticky. A very very good BA barleywine, well done Dry Dock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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