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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

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

From a bottle, pours a dark mahogany brown, quickly dissipating light brown head.

Smell is molasses, bourbon, coconut, a little vanilla. It smells hot, this is a big-time barrel aged barleywine, no mistaking it. The flavor is sweet up front, molasses, caramel, toffee, citrus and spruce hops. The finish is pretty bitter and dry.

This was really boozy, if you have one, let it set and chill out.

nmann08, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Steeda89
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Steeda89, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

kingston2, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Hugonaut13, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

BryanK, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kirchy, Jun 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Dave_Treat, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

markasparov, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ste5venla, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

BeerBucks, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Fusebuddy, Mar 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Chickenhawk9932, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Evarigan, Feb 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

nuckbuc, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

oline73, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jtladner, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Wortman1998, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

CRJMellor, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

millerbuffoon, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

DaveHack, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

lovindahops, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

jlindros, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

rudzud, Dec 20, 2013
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Domination Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.