Bligh's Barleywine Ale | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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4.36/5
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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:
Malty and complex, this big beer has a strong caramel backbone supporting oak and whiskey flavors with hints of dark fruits. The nose wafts of coconut, toffee, and a smooth hint of alcohol. The flavor and aroma meld, becoming one after just a single sip. This beer is ready to drink, but also ages with the best of them.

Added by waltonc on 10-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#442
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
554
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Akeah
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wolberjs
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buannaich
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

3-5-16 - Damn. On tap at Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver. Served in a tulip with absolutely no head. Quick swirl, and still no head. Aroma is over the top intense. So good. Flavors are smooth vanilla and kind of Bourbony. So smooth. I love this barley wine.

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Photo of Barnchaser
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful Ruby color. Great barrel aged example. Boozy but balanced. Barrel choice was perfect for a Kentucky girl.

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Photo of DenverBigRed
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simplejj81
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zac16125
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter
2012 Vintage

A big thanks to protonw07 for sending this one over via trade!


A: Very murky dark mahogany, small fizzy white bubbles is all that builds for a head, leaves no lacing. 3.25

S: Pretty big nose, lots of dark fruits, fairly vinous, booze, charred oak whiskey notes from the barrel, subtle cocoa. 4.25

T: Lots of sweet characters; dark fruits, caramel/toffee, semi-sweet cocoa, subtle bitterness. Some oaky characters but overall barrel notes are fairly subtle. 4.25

M/D: Medium body, carbonation is very low (I know its has some age on it but its nearly flat), ABV is well masked, drinkability is average limited by the low carb. 3.25

O: Very nice beer. Not up there with my favorite BW’s but very enjoyable nonetheless. The flatness hurts the overall profile though. 4

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Photo of legrandfacile74
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottle bought at the Glendale King Soopers 3 years ago. Strong malt, whiskey, molasses, and caramel notes on the nose. Very little head on the pour, and in the glass it has a dark sienna color and slightly murky appearance . The whisky and malt are pungent, which is not a bad thing in my opinion especially this time of year. This is a smooth, slightly sweet beer with a strong finish. There's a hint of coriander and other spices in the aftertaste. Local gossip says that the beer is aged in an unnamed local whiskey distillery's barrels.

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Photo of mklisz
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Pours a translucent mahogany with a head that dissipates into a tight band around the edges. Nose is a bit dull - some butterscotch notes, oxidization and a bready character. Taste is very well-balanced. Not too sweet - toffee and figs muddle nicely. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a mild carbonation and a slightly oily consistency. Overall, very good but perhaps a little past its prime; however, it's still solid.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pvtjoker42
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've got the last 4 years of this beer in the cellar, and can't wait for this years release! Smooth drinking, rich brown color with a little haze, no boozy bite, has to be one of my favorite local beers.

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Photo of gruss004
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 554 ratings