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Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

407 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 407
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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Wowcoolman

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-26-2014 00:44:06 | More by Wowcoolman
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layinbrix

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-25-2014 16:52:13 | More by layinbrix
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-20-2014 08:57:47 | More by socalbrewlvr
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-18-2014 03:36:02 | More by IllicitEloquence
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macher0

Kentucky

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark mahogany. Slight head quickly retreats to a course bubble rim. Strong nose of sweet malts, oak, and dried fruits. The bourbon is much more pronounced in the taste. Moderate sweetness is appropriate and balanced by figs and prunes. The beer has a moderate viscosity in terms of the feel. Low to medium carbonation. Very smooth.

This is a fine barley wine that certainly benefits from the barrel. Recommended for a BA ale.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2014 02:39:50 | More by macher0
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yummybeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-12-2014 02:00:26 | More by yummybeer
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-11-2014 04:13:48 | More by Mike
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ssarah

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-10-2014 23:49:56 | More by ssarah
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-10-2014 02:26:19 | More by kylemckinnis
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weaksauce

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-06-2014 02:32:50 | More by weaksauce
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-05-2014 14:10:26 | More by lunarbrew
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MrNate

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-05-2014 00:53:45 | More by MrNate
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-05-2014 00:53:36 | More by Hefewiseman
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Keananmichael5

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

05-01-2014 04:10:14 | More by Keananmichael5
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McNazz

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-01-2014 02:23:19 | More by McNazz
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-30-2014 17:58:35 | More by gueuzedreg
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-30-2014 00:56:07 | More by Viperman1316
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

04-29-2014 04:15:27 | More by cultclassic89
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-27-2014 21:24:11 | More by Rogorama
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Brian for giving me this bottle. 22oz bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter 4/26/2014.

A- Caramel brown, thick and viscous. Small light off-white head with retention that is average for the style- which is to say it is a bit low. No lacing.

S- Holy caramel batman. This is the most caramel-forward barleywine I've had the chance to try. Sweet caramel, toffee, with a slight earthiness and dark fruit contribution. Slight hints of oak and whiskey, but not very much.

F- Tastes just like liquid caramel. This is not superbly complex, but this is a barleywine that packs a lot of caramel and toffee sweetness, with a small dark fruit component and some whiskey that adds a bit of complexity. Very nice, though I would have liked a little more of the whiskey barrels to show up.

M- Medium bodied, viscous with low carbonation. Very sweet, easy to drink despite its higher ABV. Smooth and resinous but without being cloying.

O- Really good English barleywine. I enjoyed drinking this one a lot and so did everyone else. However, for an barrel-aged English barleywine, this beer lacks a lot of the distinct whiskey character that makes a BA English barleywine what it is.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 17:33:26 | More by Stevedore
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deereless

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-27-2014 02:35:04 | More by deereless
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_-CARP-_

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-26-2014 03:19:46 | More by _-CARP-_
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.9%

04-24-2014 00:42:24 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Lasering

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.9%

04-22-2014 11:43:55 | More by Lasering
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ScottP

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-19-2014 00:56:05 | More by ScottP
Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.