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Domination Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Domination AleDomination Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: asabreed on 08-07-2012)
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SLeffler27

New York

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown (SRM 26-30) with a light, thin, almond veil that leaves a trace of lacing on the glass. Slight fine carbonation is barely noticeable within this murky beer. Viscosity washes away the lacing almost leaving legs on the Dogfish Head snifter.

Bourbon dominates with light spiciness and little else of note.

Strong bitterness is quickly followed by bourbon, while pine resin is also present. Hints of sweetness drift in and out amidst grapefruit, but bitterness and alcohol are aggressive. Warmth brings out slight roasted and caramel character that lasts long into the bitter finish.

This one is full-bodied and chewy with a velvety texture and fine carbonation. Alcohol is hot and mildly astringent.

As a sipping beer, this one will do, however, the flavors tend to be muddled while the aggressive character assaults the palate.

This beer has a brash character, given its youth. Age will likely do it well, allowing it to mellow.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 19:36:57 | More by SLeffler27
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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New York

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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lovindahops

New York

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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud from a helped trade.

Light fizzy head, dark molasses brown color hazy.

Nose is great, very hazy, dark sweet malts, candy, brown sugar, raisin, molasses, caramel, lots of nice bourbon.

Taste sweet bourbon, dark candy molasses malts, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, sweet candy, raisins, etc. Then mild earthy spicy hops, spicy, esp onto the finish, long earthy spicy hops, fairly to quite bitter.

Mouth is med bod, little thinner than I wanted, but booze is hidden very well, nice carb.

Overall quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 16:40:48 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear dark chestnut hue with a thin creamy of white head that leaves light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of brown sugar, bourbon, malts, light dark fruits. Nice.

T - Taste is lots of brown sugar, bourbon, light sweetness, not syrupy, light dark fruits, rich caramel notes. Could use more malt backbone, still delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and lightly creamy, alcohol hidden wonderfully.

O - Overall this was a shockingly good beer. Loads of bourbon, nice sweet malts, nice caramel. Absurdly drinkable. Wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 22:20:26 | More by rudzud
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laxer8811

New York

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Jjski

New York

4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2012 (no bottle date , purchased January 2013) cellared at 55f

A- kinda brown for a BW , chestnut. Minimal head

S- Bourbon, bourbon, vanilla oak and more bourbon. Outstanding if you enjoy booze.

T- moderate malty sweetness, brown sugar, bourbon into some hop aromatics. Dry/bitter ending with return of guess what: bourbon.

M- Smooth, well integrated. Perhaps a tiny bit thin for such a huge beer but not cloying

O- great effort and a good way to represent Upstate NY. Thanks to Ryan, at Beers of the World, for recommending. I love barley wines, although my taste is shifting to English styles. At one year old this splits the difference of super hoppy American BW ( Bigfoot) and English BW ( Insanity). It compares favorably to the latter, but lacks a bit of depth and complexity. A true bourbon bomb but not too sweet. I'm aging a few more. Very inexpensive. @ $ 8.00 I believe for 22 oz.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 03:37:16 | More by Jjski
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Domination Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.