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Old Blarney Barleywine - Moylan's Brewery

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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Quaffer on 02-26-2002

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4.14/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.84/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Evan
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of SmashPants
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: big, solid 650mL brown bottle, old-school label.

Appearance: a small, one-fingered beige head sits atop a slightly hazy golden body. Decent lacing, good retention.

Aroma: a combination of malts - bread, caramels and some burnt coffee. Some dark fruits in there as well.

Taste: those malt flavours are the main force behind the taste. Plenty of different malts as in the aroma, which is a great experience. Not much suggestion that this is a 10% ABV beer.

Aftertaste: not all that much on the finish, funnily enough. A teensy bit of hop bitterness, but not all that much else.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a fairly low carbonation, which seems perfect to me. A good beer to sit and sip, which is a good thing considering the price.

Overall: this is the first barley wine I have had, and the first thing that struck me is how similar it is to many beer styles; I almost expected it to be as dissimilar as spiced mead. I have to admit though, it is a fantastically thick, flavoursome and powerful beer style. I think I've found a new style to keenly watch out for.

Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.