Old Blarney Barleywine - Moylan's Brewery
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Reviews by bwyker:
2.63/5 rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a chalice. Served slightly below room temperature.
Appearance: A musty golden amber body, with a modest cream-colored head. The clouds of foam in the center of the glass seem to be pulled still by the sticky malt monster below. Faint lacing slides down the glass with each sip.
Smell: A powerful alcohol aroma stands out, as does a heavy dose of burnt caramel and dark fruit sweetness.
Taste: The taste is very similar to the smell. Rich caramel sweetness all around, with a whiskey like finish. Hops are in here somewhere, but hard to detect any bitterness through the heavy sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: Heavy bodied, with a strong alcohol burn in the finish. Chalky at the start, ends very dry. Burning felt in the throat down to the bottom of my stomach.
Drinkability: Definitely an after dinner slow sipper. I dont imagine too many barley wines score high in this category; however, this one could stand to work on smoothing out some of the malts and alcohol. Maybe some time at cellar temps could mellow it out. Traditionally, Moylans isnt too shy with the hops, so its surprising this one doesnt have more hop character. Not a bad beer, but needs some improvement.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2006 19:26:17 | More by bwyker
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-05-2014 23:47:50 | More by BierJager89
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Old Blarney pours a reddish color with a small lacing head. There is a fruity, and dry like aroma. The taste is dry, with a dry fruity flavor, and a mellow malty sharpness. Very easy to drink good full body. Overall its a solid barleywine however a bit on the boring side.
Serving type: on-tap
11-10-2013 19:05:22 | More by vette2006c5r
Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.