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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
86
very good

327 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 02-26-2002

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3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle.
Appearance: copper. Clear. Small, thin head.
Aroma: burnt caramel.
Taste: caramel. Toasted bread. Citrus hop in there hidden by malt. A little pine.
Mouthfeel: medium to medium-high carbonation. Slightly sweet.
Overall: bAlanced very well. Not too hoppy, sweet, or boozey. Like it.

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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.