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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
This beer represents much of what I dislike about bad barleywines. As good as the style can be, if they become toffee and plum bombs, no amount of hops and alcohol will cover it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, furniture, brown sugar, caramel, pear, fig. Taste is of bourbon, oak vanilla, cardboard, toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4333) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. The smell is toffee, fruits, rich, alcohol, wood, almond, and cake. The look is reddish color and has a light beige colored head. The taste is rich, alcohol, fruits, caramel, toffee, and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2693) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
22oz. bottle, 2012 vintage. Incredibly fragrant aroma, with notes of toasted coconut, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, whiskey, toasted bread, and dried fruit (dates), very complex and interesting. Thoroughly hazy amber-brown in color, with a sparse tan head. Flavor profile is malty, fruity, sweet and full of oak, vanilla, toffee and whiskeyish notes, some faint cherry and raisin, plenty of lingering dark sugars late, and finishing with a dash of bitterness and alcohol. Smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, warming and low in effervescence, body is massive. Really indulgent stuff. Thanks to Scott!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (804) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2012 bottle. Enjoyed over the course of the Super Bowl. Very solid BABW. Very little short head. Nose of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and maybe a touch of vanilla. Taste follows the nose with lots of toffee and sweetness (not cloying at all though). Fairly mild on the wood and booze. Amazing as a 10% abv. Dare I say "balanced". As typical much more enjoyable as it warms. Maybe just a tad thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by scotter. The pour is a brown golden, hazed, with not much of a head. The aroma is warming caramel, toffee, brown sugar and an almost buttery softness. The taste is the sweet caramel, toffee and brown sugar malt, along with a floral perfume character. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, with a soft natural carbonation, and a sweet lingering finish. Nice integration of the booze, nice Barley Wine. Thanks for sharing this one Scott.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma of sweet toffee, caramel, and vanilla. Pours brown and sticky. Tastes brown and sticky :) Great cherry-chocolate cordial, hard toffee, and sweet brown sugar. Not too many wood or chocolate notes, almost all sugars. Still this is a great barleywine and worth having a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Aroma is sweet molasses, toffee, and alcohol. Flavor really sinks in with the molasses, a hint of rye, and very, very smooth, round finish. Super bold yet incredibly consistent....just warms you up inside!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5562) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
22oz bottle pours a translucent copper brown with one ring of white head. Nose of coconut, woody, caramel, Captain Morgan rum, a little corn whiskey. Flavor is sweet, cotton candy, birch sap, maple, caramel. Full bodied, sweet finish.

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