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Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Bligh's Barleywine AleBligh's Barleywine Ale

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

448 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 545
Gots: 138 | FT: 16
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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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

sammyg832, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Stillmakingnoise, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of GeezLynn
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rated based on several tastings since, now that I finally have the opportunity to sit down and write a review, the last bottle is a bit over the hill at 2 years.

A: Pours a cloudy auburn with a brief white head. Not particularly attractive, but typical of an aged barleywine.
S: Caramel, brown sugar, almost a maple syrup-like quality and a light alcohol bite. Faint whiskey once it warms. Smells sweet and inviting.
T: As expected, very sweet – brown sugar dominated with cola and raisin. Whiskey has faded considerably at this point, but there is still plenty of vanilla in the mix. Unlike many American brewed barleywines advertised as “English Barleywine”, I feel this was an accurate representation as the hopping was fairly restrained, even when fresh. Alcohol is barely discernible.
M: Body is medium with light soft carbonation (even when fresh).
This was a very nice beer last fall, but has fallen off noticeably since then. Not really oxidized, but time has lessened some of the complexities, especially the barrel and hops. Still good, but like many barrel aged beers, better within a year of bottling.

Love the name/art work on this beer. No doubt Captain Bligh would’ve avoided mutiny had his ship been well stocked with this fine ale. Will be looking for more.

GeezLynn, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

FlussigkeitMut, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

phxcohops73, Jun 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

mportnoy, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

dnb128, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

DrunkAl, Jun 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Roger85, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

mikeincharleston, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

mltobin, Jun 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

omegagogetass4, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

CTJman, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

quindog, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

itracy63, Jun 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

DarthGuitarHero, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Wowcoolman, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

layinbrix, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

socalbrewlvr, May 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

IllicitEloquence, May 18, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

macher0, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

yummybeer, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Mike, May 11, 2014
Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.