Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
02-18-2013 03:25:06 | More by CruisaC
4.25/5 rDev -3%
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.
01-30-2013 05:08:57 | More by KickInTheChalice
4.19/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
01-26-2013 23:00:03 | More by Rifugium
Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.