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Dry Dock Bligh’s Barleywine

Dry Dock Bligh's Barleywine10% ABV. Barleywine from Dry Dock Brewing Co. in Aurora, Colorado. Yet, another highly rated barleywine made in extremely limited quantities (I was told that the brewery only made 120 cases of this) that I just had to try out. I did have to give up significant goodies in return for this special barleywine. Pours murky brown/amber in color with a razor thin off-white head that diminished fairly quickly. Big toffee, caramel, light coconut, a hint of vanilla, somewhat nutty, figs, raisins, spicy oak, and almonds in the aroma. Taste is big figs, dark fruits, with a touch of spice, hints of cinnamon, and coconut through the middle, with lighter notes of sweet caramel and brown sugar, ending with a light alcoholic bite on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with almost no carbonation throughout. Overall, a very solid barleywine that was not overpowered by the barrel treatment. However, this bottle was too tough for me to come by in order to seek this out again…
theBeerAuthority: A-

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This entry was posted on March 6, 2014 by in Beer, Beer rankings, Beer reviews.

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