Old Blarney Barleywine | Moylan's Brewery

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Old Blarney BarleywineOld Blarney Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States
moylans.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Quaffer on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
346
Reviews:
241
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 346 |  Reviews: 241
Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Initially thought it may have gone flat, but it's a mild pour with a fairly heavy weight. Mahogany pour with a ring if beige head. Malt and molasses on the aroma, taste also is malt forward. A bit of a tang on the tail end, finishes sweet. Doesn't seem overly boozy.

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Photo of Joeperl47
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This barleywine pours a dark brown, opaque color with a solid white head of foam. The smell is of caramel malts and not surprisingly, considering it’s a 10% barleywine, of alcohol. The taste is faintly of sweet caramel at first, but it quickly fades into a really earthy, barley, grain flavor with a noticeable yeastiness. The finish is a little bitter, with more hops than a standard barleywine and of course with prominent alcohol flavor like most barleywines. The finish is also nice and creamy more like a stout than a barleywine. The flavor is pretty good and most people would complement this barleywine on its drinkability, though for me that’s not necessarily a good thing since what I look for in a barleywine is intensity with a big body and this isn’t quite where my favorites are. Nevertheless, it’s a nice fall / winter beer with some nice flavors of the harvest.

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Photo of ambruns1979
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtaylord
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Angerhaus
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Farral
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polopaul20
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Facticians
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pimko
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JanusHoi
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very hoppy, great taste. Better smell.

Great Barley Wine..

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. I've had it for about a year.

A bit lighter color than typical. Not much of a head, some lacing. Smells of barley, malt, still a good hop aroma. Also a little caramel and a bready aroma. Still a pretty strong citrusy hop taste, considering the age. Taste continues the barley and malt, kind of a sweetness on the back end. Very good body, well carbonated.

This is a good, standard barleywine, tasty. Nothing unique.

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Photo of McMatt7
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matonika
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good not crazy hippy pretty balanced. Bomb with sticky toffee pudding.

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Photo of jellikit
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle.
Appearance: copper. Clear. Small, thin head.
Aroma: burnt caramel.
Taste: caramel. Toasted bread. Citrus hop in there hidden by malt. A little pine.
Mouthfeel: medium to medium-high carbonation. Slightly sweet.
Overall: bAlanced very well. Not too hoppy, sweet, or boozey. Like it.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of schimschim
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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Old Blarney Barleywine from Moylan's Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 346 ratings.
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