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Old Blarney Barleywine - Moylan's Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | 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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 332 | Reviews: 240
Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. I've had it for about a year.

A bit lighter color than typical. Not much of a head, some lacing. Smells of barley, malt, still a good hop aroma. Also a little caramel and a bready aroma. Still a pretty strong citrusy hop taste, considering the age. Taste continues the barley and malt, kind of a sweetness on the back end. Very good body, well carbonated.

This is a good, standard barleywine, tasty. Nothing unique.

Photo of McMatt7
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matonika
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good not crazy hippy pretty balanced. Bomb with sticky toffee pudding.

Photo of jellikit
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.

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

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of schimschim
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of martyl1000
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%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bostonryan
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%

Photo of NateMac13
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.