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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

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
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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SteelersX

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-07-2013 17:52:53 | More by SteelersX
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a deep, dark brown, relatively clear, with no head or lacing, which is to be expected with a high octane BA barleywine.

Smells like bourbon, coconut, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and booze. Really smells awesome, classic barrel-aged barleywine flavor.

This is great because it is exactly how I expect a barrel-aged barleywine to taste. No flaws, but doesn't separate itself from similar versions. Big barrel presence, lots of sweet bourbon, coconut, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and some woody/oaky bitterness near the end, with a tiny bit of astringent booziness near the end. It doesn't detract at all, luckily- not too hot. I can tell this would age well, however, but it's very tasty fresh.

Medium bodied, sticky, but not syrupy mouthfeel on this one. Very low amount of carbonation. A very slow sipper, due to the intense flavors, and high alcohol.

One of the best local beers that we have around here- I've always seen this beer, but have never picked it up. I'm glad I finally did, and shared it.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 01:37:28 | More by GreesyFizeek
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.6%

06-12-2014 00:29:57 | More by Hugonaut13
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BryanK

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-08-2014 01:46:47 | More by BryanK
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kirchy

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-06-2014 02:34:38 | More by kirchy
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

04-20-2014 00:20:47 | More by Dave_Treat
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -24.6%

04-12-2014 16:40:26 | More by mendvicdog
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markasparov

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

04-12-2014 12:24:52 | More by markasparov
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-09-2014 03:06:56 | More by ste5venla
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-30-2014 02:10:30 | More by BeerBucks
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-27-2014 01:28:45 | More by Fusebuddy
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-27-2014 01:42:18 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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Evarigan

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-20-2014 21:38:13 | More by Evarigan
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nuckbuc

New York

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

02-12-2014 03:11:35 | More by nuckbuc
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-05-2014 01:16:42 | More by oline73
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-01-2014 20:20:15 | More by jtladner
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Wortman1998

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-27-2014 18:01:36 | More by Wortman1998
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-20-2014 02:50:29 | More by CRJMellor
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-04-2014 00:51:35 | More by millerbuffoon
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-04-2014 00:34:00 | More by DaveHack
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lovindahops

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-29-2013 15:12:35 | More by lovindahops
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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

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-11-2013 02:30:58 | More by laxer8811
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Domination Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.