Doggie Claws - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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3.48/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
picked up a bottle at ledgers.
A- Pours a murky brown toilet sludge color. Barely any carbonation. Lots of hops and yeast in the glass. This is the worst part of this beer. It was like opening up a homebrew with a lot of trub in it.
S- Luckily, it all goes uphill from here. The smell is all honey and hops. I knew everything was going to be ok, after taking a whiff of this brew.
T- Not as complex as I usually expect from a barley wine. The hops are there, that's for sure, but the malt and honey takes centerstage. very sweet, almost cloying. Slightly vinous, a little rummy. Hides it's alcohol incredibly well. It's not bad.
M- A little syrupy, no bubbles. hop particles in your mouth.
D- This was decent. I can't imagine buying another one, especially at $6 a 12 oz bottle. I could buy a 22 of Mirror Mirror for a few bucks more, and that's a much better barleywine IMHO. It's definitely a sipper, and I could see myself enjoying one as a nightcap, or with some Flan.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2009 21:18:43 | More by goatxpower
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Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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