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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2195) - Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2015
2012 bottle. Hazed murky red brown body with a soft carbonation. Booze nose with some pineapple and toffee. Christwagons this is smooth. Raisin and plum notes with a mild tobacco flavor. Lingering chocolate covered cherry and booze in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (14046) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is strong roast, toffee, vanilla. Medium mouth, sweet roast, dark fruit, candy sugar, vanilla, light booze finish, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18936) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Rich amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is rich fruitcake, spice, toffee, dates. Taste comprises light barrel, caramel, fruit cake, toffee, dates, sweet licks. Full bodied, oily feel, light warming alcohol in the close. Ok barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (6105) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2015
22oz 2014 9.4% bottle. Poured a deep cloudy super dark blackish brown with a smaller piss foamy head. Aroma is vanilla, toffee, molassess, dried sugary dark fruits, barrel and a slight hint of Scotch. Medium to full body, soft to almost non carbonation and sort of a flat body. Flavor is nice but doesn’t live up to the aroma. Notes of butterscotch, toffee, molasses, dark fruits and scotch. Not digging the mouthfeel on this but it’s probably just me as I’m going through some shit right now and haven’t even eaten in 30 hours or so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20811) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2674) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Clear brown pour. Big sweet, woody barley wine. Toffee, dark fruit, whiskey , caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4829) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14832) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16956) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - 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.

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