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Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

408 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 538
Gots: 127 | FT: 14
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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Azrael


4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-21-2013 04:27:54 | More by Azrael
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-20-2013 01:57:30 | More by mmcnaughton
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tdjb

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-18-2013 03:55:35 | More by tdjb
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CruisaC

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to arrogantB for this trade. 2012 release

Pours standard deep caramel barleywine-ish color; unfortunately nary a head of foam forms

Smell is malt heavy with a touch of whiskey/oak coming through.

Taste is very biscuit malty. I was hoping for something more complex. Very one dimensional to me. Very little barrel coming through.

Mouthfeel has more carbonation than the initial pour clued me in on, but still left me wanting a bit more.

Overall a letdown, glad to have tried it on a random Sunday night watching the Walking Dead with my brother; otherwise I'd have been more disappointed. Still glad to tick it off the list of BA barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 03:25:06 | More by CruisaC
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-16-2013 06:36:55 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -26%

02-16-2013 03:44:30 | More by Gonzoillini
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pmoney

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-13-2013 16:25:46 | More by pmoney
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-08-2013 04:39:37 | More by jegross2
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

02-03-2013 22:57:29 | More by jjheinrichs
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-03-2013 02:01:52 | More by djrn2
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Bligh’s pours a dark ruby caramel color with light tan edges and a full, dark molasses center. A sparse off-white cap leaves a sparse lacing down the glass.

The nose is smooth, with the aromas blending very well together. Bourbon, figs, molasses, dark chocolate, full raisins, caramel, vanilla, and spicy oak in the nose and flavor.

The body is nice and full, with a light, creamy carbonation. It is a bit sticky on the tongue, and there is a boozy presence to go along with the bourbon in the back.

Dry Dock definitely has created a strong offering in the barleywine category.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 05:08:57 | More by KickInTheChalice
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-29-2013 15:37:06 | More by flipdog0
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Arbitrator

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-28-2013 07:13:27 | More by Arbitrator
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was quite disappointed that I didn't have time to visit DD on my CO trip a couple years ago, so thanks to whomever shared this bottle at Stone Soup '13.

A deep ruby-brown pour with a foamy tan head that receded to a ringlet and left some doily lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malts, oak, fruity esters, booze. Taste of caramel malts, toffee, [vegetal] vanilla bean, toasted oak soaked in whiskey, dark dried fruits, leather. Tasty and complex, heavy-medium body, a bit chewy, and almost more reminiscent of an American than an English barleywine, but who's really keeping track? Very nice overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 23:00:03 | More by Rifugium
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-21-2013 16:42:00 | More by duceswild
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2013 14:56:26 | More by jampics2
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Shoo65

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2013 14:44:05 | More by Shoo65
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-20-2013 18:34:03 | More by oldp0rt
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bum732

Lesotho

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-19-2013 19:17:33 | More by bum732
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-19-2013 15:24:07 | More by drummermattie02
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-19-2013 15:16:17 | More by TurdFurgison
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-19-2013 02:37:50 | More by itsthepleats
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LittleDon

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 Vintage, aged approximately 1 year.

Brown to dark brown color. What little head there was disappeared quickly. Aroma of baking bread and prunes with a hint of acetone. Medium-heavy body with sufficient carbonation to say "Beer" and not port (which it is very reminiscent of). Vanilla, dried apricots, and soft caramel candy flavors. Feels like 10% but doesn't taste like it.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 23:23:14 | More by LittleDon
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daleyke

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-13-2013 01:28:13 | More by daleyke
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

01-11-2013 18:38:17 | More by ChrisPro
Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.