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Old Blarney Barleywine - Moylan's Brewery

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Old Blarney BarleywineOld Blarney Barleywine

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BA SCORE
85
very good

322 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 322
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 02-26-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Raziel313, Saturday at 11:26 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

I realize there's the matter of subjectivity, here. But, my God, this was bad. I've rated 500 beers in the past three years. And this is my first drain pour.

It's all wrong for a barley wine. It comes off more like a confused Baltic porter: roasty to a fault and watery on the back end. The aroma is actually barley wine material. But flavor in the mouth makes me wonder if this bottle was stored improperly at my bottle shop, or what.

Gold and silver medals at the World Beer Championships? WTF??

Just to clear my name with all the fans of this beer, I'm now opening another barley wine in the wake of Old Blarney disappointment: Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine. Oh, yeah. That's the stuff.

martyl1000, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

kuhndog, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Cramerican, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

wrightst, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

bostonryan, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

zestar, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

MonkeyBread, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Sir_Goatman, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

NateMac13, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Georgiabeer, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Stu_Grimson, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Latarnik, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Braz, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

thkrb99, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jah_Json, Feb 17, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an amber/red color, opaque with a tan head.

S: Citrus and fresh orange in a faint nose.

T: Nectary, cherry, citrus, plum, fig, raisin, decent malt backbone.

M: Full bodied and fairly smooth.

O: Definitely recommended. I'd love to try the barrel aged version.

BierJager89, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Eric908, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Radome, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

JandJMD, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

harpus, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

drewone, Dec 29, 2013
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Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.