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Old Blarney Barleywine - Moylan's Brewery

Old Blarney BarleywineOld Blarney Barleywine

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BA SCORE
86
very good

306 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 306
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%


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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SWMeyer4141

Texas

2.38/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into Great Divide tulip...

Appearance-Dark burnt orange body. Just an absurd amount of of carbonation bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. The head is about 2 fingers with sticky lacing clinging to the glass. Very nice.

Smell-Faded hops, but I'm not going to think less of the beer, maybe I should drank this fresh. I think this is from the spring of 2010, I may be wrong. Smell is of subtle fruit cakeiness, and dark caramel malts.

Taste-Before even picking up the flavors it's hard to look pass the water down flavors of this beer. Yes, it taste's like a barleywine, fruity, caramel malt, slight chocolate in there as well, but it's just so watery. The finish is just of straight booze as well. This isn't enjoyable at all, not one bit.

Mouthfeel-Looks carbonated but it's definitely lacking it in the mouth. Watery, boozy, and just bad beer.

Overall-This beers been sitting in my closet for a long ass time and I felt like a Barleywine, I will not be finishing this whole bomber, pass.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 02:19:10 | More by SWMeyer4141
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Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.