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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
87
very good

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 311
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | 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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bwyker

New York

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 don’t 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, Moylan’s isn’t too shy with the hops, so it’s surprising this one doesn’t have more hop character. Not a bad beer, but needs some improvement.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2006 19:26:17 | More by bwyker
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Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.