Moylans Old Blarney Barleywine (Girard Chardonnay Barrel)

 


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy copper ruby with no head. The aroma is strong grape, wood, caramel malt. Medium mouth, strong booze, grape, toasted malt, odd.

3
arkurzynski (2456) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Hazy amber-brown pour. Nose is fairly heavy on the chardonnay with buttery oak, apple cider, pear, and mild caramel malt and fruit. Flavor is barrel balanced with chardonnay, tangy fruit, cider, and caramel malt. Semi-dry, almost bitter white grape finish. Way too barrel forward with lack of complexity.

3.6
TimE (6074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2013
Don’t know what happened since this beer was released a couple years ago, but it was impressive. Medium brown color., very sour green apples, oaky, cherries in the nose. The mouth isn’t as balanced, but lots of green apples and cherries. Moderately aggressive tart. Just a bit off balance, but lots of character. Decent.

2.4
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Buttery, malt aroma with light white wine. Buttery flavor with white wine. Medium bodied. Buttery white wine lingers with light malt.

2.5
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of oak, chardonnay, herbs, and DEET. Flavor of acetone, oak, raisins, burnt plastic, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.

2.8
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at Stone’s Sourfest. Pours with a hazy orange body and a small white head. Aromas of chardonnay, pear, esters, raisins, alcohol, caramel and major amounts of acetaldehyde. Flavors are bitter, tannic, thin, earthy, intensely harsh, alcohol, boozy. Thin, medium bubbles, alcoholic, dry, tannic. HARSH!

2.3
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Draft at Stone Sour Fest 11. Amber pour, small white head. This is one bad beer, easily the worst I tried that day. Sweet cloying malts, alcohol burn, paint remover, and sharp white vinegar (not a good). Wish I did not try this.

1.2
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
A: The pour is a cloudy amber color with no visible carbonation nor head. S: I don’t even have to get the glass to my dace to smell the acetone. Just an overwhelming aroma of nail polish remover, bandaids, and alcohol. There isn’t much barleywine aroma or real sourness. T: Things don’t really improve on the palate. The acetone isn’t quite as prminent, but it’s still definitely there. Vinegar and plastic provide more excellent flavors and there’s even a little bit of celery on the finish. M: Medium in body with a low to medium carbonation. O: Moylan’s must have received some help from Drakes on this beer because there are very few breweries that can produce flavors like this.


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