Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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4.41/5 rDev +0.7%
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
4.26/5 rDev -2.7%
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
Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.