Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
4.3/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bomber in to a snifter, 2012 vintage.
A - off-reddish brown; 1/8th inch head; a little lacing with no retention; very little bubbly carbonation
S - boozy; plums and raisins; brown sugar, maybe a little vanilla; a little bit of oak; bourbon!
T - bourbon; grapes; raisins; sweet bread; caramel; just a touch of coconut; some chocolate notes here as well
M - this beer is packing some heat...will certainly do better with some time behind it; medium body; mild carbonation; slick; stays there for a bit then disappears...smooth; a little syrupy
O - thankfully I've got a few more of these...this is one of those beers that will get much better with time; it's boozy, delicious; plenty of flavors here with the right amount of whiskey and oak present; great barleywine
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 23:56:06 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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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.
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