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RATINGS: 117   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.

Steasy66's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Steasy66 (1116) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (16447) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
Dunkel orange braunes Bier mit geringen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, Obst, Karamell, bourbon. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, Vanille, bourbon, Kaffee, Karamell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (16798) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
Holzig malziger Antrunk. Leicht herb, würzig. Alkoholische Noten, würzig, milde Süße. Rund, sehr ausgewogen. Gut. 10/11/12/11//11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Hazy amber pour with a small off-white head. Plenty of almond. Sweet, slightly earthy marzipan character. Mild chocolate and stewed plum. Flavor is rich and well balanced. Sweet forest fruit, elegant chocolate. Toasty nut. Full and fat. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruity, toasted malt and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8899) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
22 oz bottle 2013 vintage from adnielsen shared with the group. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a thin beige ring. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, coconut, dark fruits, very fruity, apricot, this is exactly what I like in a barley wine, sweet, caramel, barrel is well integrated into the base beer, solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2016
22oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. 2013 vintage, with an $18.99 sticker on it. Labeled 10.5%. Big dark fruit, sherry up front, touch of peat in the nose. Oooh, the taste that follows is nicer than the smell, I think. Richer, with nice caramel, vanilla, mild spiciness. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, some heat, mild bite to it. Mild to moderate bitter. Hazy brown color. Minimal head. Medium to bigger body, nice full feel. Good full body. Mild dry finish. Lighter carbonation. Pretty awesome barleywine. If we’re talking fruit, I can see the candied apricot here. Fun beer. I usually don’t care for aged beer, but this guy did alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (563) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Boozy port wine/sherry aroma. Looks like cola with absolutely no fizz. Boozy caramel flavor. Excellent palate. Glad I didn't age this one, it is not overly strong when fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (630) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bomber shared by Brad, thanks. Cloudy caramel pour. Super sweet boozy aroma. Taste is so smooth, sweetness really hides the booze. Awesome barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle shared at Steazy’s - thanks! Murky light brown pour. Awesome nose, toasted marshmallow and caramel. Really mellow taste, yummy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bomber shared by Brad - thanks! Wow, this is stellar. Sweet caramel, vanilla, wood, some booze. Wow. Awesome.

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