Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Marty30:
4.48/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle. Poured at 55 degrees into a Jackie O's snifter.
A. Mostly brown body with burgundy highlights, a quarter inch tan colored head appeared but dissapates just as quickly,leaving only large bubbles. No lacing on the glass.
S. Whiskey hits the nose first,it's not very overpowering but prominent. Underlying is toffee, caramel,figs,dates and brown sugar. I also get some of the oak characters.
T. Exactly like the nose. Strong whiskey notes that definatly don't drown out the base beer.Well intergrated with the fruits and counters the sweetness.
M. Heavy,creamy feel. Slightly bitter finish. Caramel whiskey aftertaste lingers. Slight alcohol burn as it goes down.
Overall an excellent beer! Wow runs toe to toe with MOAS. I have to try to get more of this. It is a must try for sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2012 19:41:32 | More by Marty30
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4.33/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 01:58:30 | More by GeezLynn
Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.