Bligh's Barleywine Ale | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by waltonc on 10-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#434
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
551
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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147
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Bassbeer24
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Thishops4u
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MtnSoup
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 version. Little to no head. Little lacing. Toffee, sweet, bourbon barrel flavor. I remember this one having a fuller body

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

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

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

Photo of LehighAce06
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jslay013
3.3/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Don't see why others are so high on this. Very average barrel-aged barley wine across the board, IMO.

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

Photo of BAsbill
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle from the good doctor, steasy66.

Appearance. Pours a deep amber-brown that doesn't let much light through, topped with a thin light tan head.

Smell. Plums, raisins, sweet caramel, slight cardboard and sherry oxidization notes but not in a bad way.

Taste. Brown sugar and caramel, dark fruits, toasted oak, lightly tannic barrel and leather, and a touch of whiskey.

Mouthfeel. Full body, a touch sticky on the lips, low carbonation.

Overall. Great stuff that's everything a BA barleywine should be without excessive anything.

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Photo of gfunk1
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 2013beer101
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregJ
3.6/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I expect sweetness from a barleywine and sweetness from the bourbon barrel aging but this is a bit much for me. Very sweet with an almost syrupy characteristic beyond what I would ever want. Very sad about this as I really like their vanilla porter. Pours a hazy red-orange. Smells of bourbon, sweet malts and booze. Dominant sweet bourbon flavor, caramel, sweet malts. Sweet heavy body with med/light carbonation. Not as obnoxiously sweet as it warmed but still too much for me.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jmkoller11
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of jaydoc
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of okono
4.84/5  rDev +11%

Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 551 ratings
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