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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


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4.1
   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13012) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours clear amber with a foamy off-white head. Sugary sweet with lots of caramel, bready malts, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, sticky, with lots of gooey ripe fruits and further caramel. Tasty though not especially nuanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1135) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Clear brown pour. Big sweet, woody barley wine. Toffee, dark fruit, whiskey , caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2552) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Shared bottle at RBWG-2015. Pours very clear red-brown with a frothy head. Moderately sweet. Excellent aroma. Plenty of toffee and burnt sugar in the nose.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6533) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (8018) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (773) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (284) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (197) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4984) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - 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."


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