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Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Bligh's Barleywine AleBligh's Barleywine Ale

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

418 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 544
Gots: 128 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waltonc on 10-08-2011)
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%

Thanks to Brian for giving me this bottle. 22oz bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter 4/26/2014.

A- Caramel brown, thick and viscous. Small light off-white head with retention that is average for the style- which is to say it is a bit low. No lacing.

S- Holy caramel batman. This is the most caramel-forward barleywine I've had the chance to try. Sweet caramel, toffee, with a slight earthiness and dark fruit contribution. Slight hints of oak and whiskey, but not very much.

F- Tastes just like liquid caramel. This is not superbly complex, but this is a barleywine that packs a lot of caramel and toffee sweetness, with a small dark fruit component and some whiskey that adds a bit of complexity. Very nice, though I would have liked a little more of the whiskey barrels to show up.

M- Medium bodied, viscous with low carbonation. Very sweet, easy to drink despite its higher ABV. Smooth and resinous but without being cloying.

O- Really good English barleywine. I enjoyed drinking this one a lot and so did everyone else. However, for an barrel-aged English barleywine, this beer lacks a lot of the distinct whiskey character that makes a BA English barleywine what it is.

04-27-2014 17:33:26 | More by Stevedore
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-31-2014 03:42:59 | More by lupercmda
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Rich1818

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-26-2014 04:53:41 | More by Rich1818
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-23-2014 16:19:47 | More by KCBeerNerd
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-22-2014 13:08:31 | More by budsandsuds8
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SteveTheBrit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-13-2014 14:42:25 | More by SteveTheBrit
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

08-10-2014 17:44:10 | More by egrace84
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Port_Seat

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-05-2014 16:28:12 | More by Port_Seat
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Williaar

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-05-2014 08:28:05 | More by Williaar
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ericchalifour

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

08-03-2014 16:43:33 | More by ericchalifour
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-28-2014 01:30:04 | More by Jones153
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-26-2014 05:14:07 | More by tobelerone
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-17-2014 03:19:29 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-13-2014 03:14:46 | More by mhenson42
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-03-2014 20:24:15 | More by hopswap1
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-01-2014 11:40:29 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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joshwith

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-30-2014 06:17:50 | More by joshwith
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-28-2014 04:21:57 | More by Todd
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

06-28-2014 02:20:35 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-26-2014 21:53:38 | More by sammyg832
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-25-2014 14:40:16 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%

Rated based on several tastings since, now that I finally have the opportunity to sit down and write a review, the last bottle is a bit over the hill at 2 years.

A: Pours a cloudy auburn with a brief white head. Not particularly attractive, but typical of an aged barleywine.
S: Caramel, brown sugar, almost a maple syrup-like quality and a light alcohol bite. Faint whiskey once it warms. Smells sweet and inviting.
T: As expected, very sweet – brown sugar dominated with cola and raisin. Whiskey has faded considerably at this point, but there is still plenty of vanilla in the mix. Unlike many American brewed barleywines advertised as “English Barleywine”, I feel this was an accurate representation as the hopping was fairly restrained, even when fresh. Alcohol is barely discernible.
M: Body is medium with light soft carbonation (even when fresh).
This was a very nice beer last fall, but has fallen off noticeably since then. Not really oxidized, but time has lessened some of the complexities, especially the barrel and hops. Still good, but like many barrel aged beers, better within a year of bottling.

Love the name/art work on this beer. No doubt Captain Bligh would’ve avoided mutiny had his ship been well stocked with this fine ale. Will be looking for more.

06-25-2014 01:58:30 | More by GeezLynn
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-24-2014 16:09:19 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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CraftFan5

New York

4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

06-16-2014 13:22:51 | More by CraftFan5
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phxcohops73

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-15-2014 22:54:38 | More by phxcohops73
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Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.