Bligh's Barleywine Ale | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Bligh's Barleywine AleBligh's Barleywine Ale
BA SCORE
94.7%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 548 ratings
Bligh's Barleywine AleBligh's Barleywine Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
drydockbrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by waltonc on 10-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#439
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
548
Liked:
519
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
10.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
548
Gots:
148
Trade:
20
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Brian for giving me this bottle. 22oz bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter 4/26/2014.

A- Caramel brown, thick and viscous. Small light off-white head with retention that is average for the style- which is to say it is a bit low. No lacing.

S- Holy caramel batman. This is the most caramel-forward barleywine I've had the chance to try. Sweet caramel, toffee, with a slight earthiness and dark fruit contribution. Slight hints of oak and whiskey, but not very much.

F- Tastes just like liquid caramel. This is not superbly complex, but this is a barleywine that packs a lot of caramel and toffee sweetness, with a small dark fruit component and some whiskey that adds a bit of complexity. Very nice, though I would have liked a little more of the whiskey barrels to show up.

M- Medium bodied, viscous with low carbonation. Very sweet, easy to drink despite its higher ABV. Smooth and resinous but without being cloying.

O- Really good English barleywine. I enjoyed drinking this one a lot and so did everyone else. However, for an barrel-aged English barleywine, this beer lacks a lot of the distinct whiskey character that makes a BA English barleywine what it is.

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Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94.7% out of 100 with 548 ratings
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