Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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Reviews by potbeercollege:
4.4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've been drinking the shit out of this for the last few months and honestly i must be missing the hype because it is a solid, but slightly above average BA barleywine. I do still keep going back to it though...Pours murky dark brown, big molasses/dark caramel action in both nose and taste. Very sweet, not lots of barrel character, stranahan barrel plays more of a support role which i like in a BA barley (too many have overwhelming whiskey character IMO). Chewy mouthfeel.
Its funny to me how some beers become so hyped, most people who want this beer have never tried Dry Dock staples but for whatever reason they are obsessed with attaining this beer. I;m certainly guilty of doing the same with other breweries but to me the hype surronding this beer is particularly unfounded and seemingly random. The hype train needs to slow down a little bit, but undeniably a great beer. Wish i had more, but its all out now.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 01:33:48 | More by potbeercollege
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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 357 ratings.