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Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

414 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 543
Gots: 128 | 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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Rogorama

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

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

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-19-2014 00:56:05 | More by ScottP
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Heady978

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-16-2014 22:17:00 | More by Heady978
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-16-2014 02:54:53 | More by pest
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2014 04:35:09 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-14-2014 19:21:35 | More by ktenneydenver
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-13-2014 14:22:45 | More by ajzy
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-10-2014 04:52:21 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-09-2014 07:02:54 | More by SocalKicks
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-09-2014 06:10:15 | More by CoolEthan
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JoninVT

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-07-2014 16:40:09 | More by JoninVT
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-31-2014 13:18:49 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

03-31-2014 12:44:17 | More by tectactoe
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-30-2014 14:59:59 | More by mrebeka
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 01:48:05 | More by TubaDan
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-28-2014 02:23:13 | More by afsdan
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-26-2014 16:28:17 | More by DantheMan75
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-26-2014 16:17:04 | More by Gotti311
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-25-2014 22:50:41 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -13%

On tap; poured into a snifter.
Appearance - a caramel brown, little to no head and that leads to no lacing.
Smell - some sweetness, spice, a tangy alcohol.
Taste - sweet bourbon, some cognac, a hint of brown sugar, cinnamon and spice.
Feel - this is a sweet, smooth barley wine. The ABV is present, but very welcomed!
Overall - an excellent brew, but certainly overrated, especially considering the price point.

03-20-2014 23:12:57 | More by DenverHopHead
Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.