Dry Dock Signature Series Bligh’s Barleywine Ale

 

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20

adamjackson (1676) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – NOV 18, 2013

Bomber, 2012 Vintage released October so this is just over a year old in the glass, and almost 2 years old from brew date. Enjoyed in a 20ounce stemmed glass at 55F
A – Pours an oaky bronze color out of the bottle. Murky brown to black in the glass.
S – Sweet, toffee like, cotton candy and whiskey booziness. Smells quite boozy.
T – Very similar to Firestone Walker Sucaba but much sweeter and much less balance. Lots of caramel, hints of coconut and licorice with cheap candy sweetness and bakers chocolate. A hint of Aunt Jemima syrup and some charred oak but not a lot. Just a bit of figs and cloves.
M – Completely flat, toffee sticky mouth feel on the swish
O – I probably won’t finish the bottle. It’s good but much too sweet for me.

Dry Dock Signature Series Bligh’s Barleywine Ale

Dry Dock Signature Series Bligh’s Barleywine Ale

Dry Dock Signature Series Bligh’s Barleywine Ale