Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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Reviews by holden303:
4.83/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into a tulip at 57.5 degrees F.
A: pours an opaque deep brown with a twinge of amber hue, half a cm of off-white lacing surrounds the glass.
S: bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, a touch of booze, really a lovely harmony of scents coming off this one.
T: toffee, figs, candied sugar, dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon it has a nice amount of sweetness.
M: very low carbonation which i like although it is a tad thin. maybe due to the barrel treatment and aroma i'm expecting this to drink like bcbs as it smells rather similar but for the style the viscosity doesn't take away from the beer.
O: perhaps one of the best beers i've had all year, by far the best barleywine i've ever had (usually not a fan of the style) this offering from dry dock is truly supreme. with only 1200 bottles of this and stranahans discontinuing their offerings of barrels to anyone but breckenridge, despite my potential homerism i think any bourbon bal fan and/or barleywine fan NEEDS to try this beer!
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2011 06:48:05 | More by holden303
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3.81/5 rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap; poured into a snifter.
Appearance - a caramel brown, little to no head and that leads to no lacing.
Smell - some sweetness, spice, a tangy alcohol.
Taste - sweet bourbon, some cognac, a hint of brown sugar, cinnamon and spice.
Feel - this is a sweet, smooth barley wine. The ABV is present, but very welcomed!
Overall - an excellent brew, but certainly overrated, especially considering the price point.
Serving type: on-tap
03-20-2014 23:12:57 | More by DenverHopHead
Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.