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RATINGS: 84   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Steasy66 (837) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Deep garnet, little head. The nose is mostly booze, bit of toffee and dark fruit. Really sweet flavor, dark fruit, really amazing. One of the best barleywines I have ever had.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3009) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (574) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (454) - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1036) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12167) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (730) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2827) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1474) - 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..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4424) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1441) - 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.


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