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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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Ratman197 (15204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bomber poured a cloudy reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla, toffee, carmel, oak and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of whiskey, toffee, carmel, vanilla, dried fruit and light oak with a smooth warming lingering toffee finish.

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arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 On tap at Rackhouse Rare beer tasting 2011, had it side by side with the regular Bligh’s barleywine. While the regular was hot, this one was more balanced (somehow) and the heat was more expected with a Stranahans treatment. Orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, toffee, whiskey notes with some earth, dark fruit and caramel as well. Taste was nice but big, notes of toffee, caramel, and dark fruits blended with the vanilla and whiskey flavors well, touch of oak dried it out with a earthy bitter and dry finish.


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