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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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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A year or so old.

Not much light peeks through this reddish chestnut brew. The head is rich and dense; almost two inches. Lacing is nice.

Chocolate, toffee, brown bread, dark caramel, slight earthy muck. Very light note of browned apple.

Rustic and dry. Toasty, light pomme, heavy toffee, and more chocolate. The booze is also an ingredient. Robust tobacco flavors. Earthy, but not satisfying or savory. Nearly complete in its lack of sweetness. It almost seems attenuated without sugars. Still a little muck. Not abrasive, just not fulfilling.

Feels wooly with medium carbonation. Body is a notch over medium. Smoothness is skimpy with breathy booze.

Too dry. No hoppiness left, which is fine, but the maltiness is not bragging. A passable barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 05:03:33 | More by thecheapies
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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South Dakota

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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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.

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Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.