Doggie Claws - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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3.5/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Served in the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. The color is copper, much lighter than any other barleywine I've seen, with a clumping foamy white head. The smell is very strong apple sweetness with a touch of alcohol. The taste is a lot drier than the smell suggested, with a slight touch of apple sweetness and a very strong bitterness, with a good bit of astringency in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. As for drinkability, I'll have this one but not really one I'd look for again.
Unfortunately, this is a fairly disappointing barleywine. Though it smells absolutely fantastic, the taste is not all that great. Maybe it was mishandled by the bar, but I got it at KClinger's and they seem to know how to take care of beer. A terrible astringency in the aftertaste ruins what could have been rather enjoyable....maybe if I find another at some point, I'll make sure this isn't a bad bottle, but for now, I won't really bother with this one again.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2005 20:50:02 | More by beergeek279
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Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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