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Dog's Bollocks - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: koopa on 03-20-2013

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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by themind:
Photo of themind
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a unique, good tasting beer! The beer pours a small head with a bourbon and dark cherry aroma. The taste is mostly the same with a slight tartness to it. The mouthfeel was good as the carbonation level seemed on par with this type of beer. I am very impressed with this beer, it's not something you can slam down or drink massive amounts of but when relaxing this is a great choice.

Bottom Line: Rushing Duck kicks A$$!

More User Reviews:
Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kevwcamp
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tappangordo
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Big khaki head. Lasts with wisps for a while.

Smell - Smells like peanuts. Peanut butter. Caramel. I don't get any of that bourbon barrel.

Taste - And it kinda tastes like peanuts. Nutty malts. A hint of oak. Caramel. The finish is a little astringent. Some apple fruitiness, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Middle of the road. I have no complaints, but I also can't say too much about it is great.

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -1.7%

This strikes you , right off the bat, as an excellent example of an English Barleywine. The nose is filled with tell tale maple, molasses, toffee, caramel, butterscotch and dark fruit aromas.

The flavor is sweet with sugary candy taste like Wurthers Original toffee, Bit O`Honey and butterscotch. There's a layer of brown sugar and honey with a base of malt. As I said before, excellent barleywine.

Photo of nyrblue2
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by myself today at the Plan Bee Savage release.

Pours a slightly opaque reddish-brown, with a small head, and not much lacing.

Smells like caramel, toffee, vanilla, some slight chocolate, and a hint of bourbon.

This seems to a blended barrel-aged barleywine, with a small portion of it barrel-aged. I wish the barrel character was slightly more out in the front. There's a bit of bourbon, with light sweetness, some oak, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. There's no alcohol burn at all, it's really smooth and rounded-out.

This is a medium bodied, slightly thinner than I would've liked, but substantial enough. It's got a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, with a low level of carbonation.

This is a really nice barleywine. I'd like to see a 100% barrel-aged version though, that would be interesting.

Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Jason_the_Argonaut
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. A: Dark amber and slightly cloudy, with nice lacing. N: Strong nutty malts, with a peanut aroma. T: The peanuts really come through, mild spices, and accompanied by some sweetness. P: Mouthful is smooth with some carbonation. O: Rushing Duck has made a very enjoyable English style ale. This is not a beer you should chug, but sip and savor, all the flavors this beer has to offer.

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pretty decent but a little thin

Photo of Granuaile
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent brew from an excellent brewery. I'm a regular visitor at Rushing Duck, and I have never tasted a beer I didn't like, but this one is the best.

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JG-90
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dog's Bollocks pours a deep cloudy mohogany color with hints of amber and with a small head and low retention and low of lacing. Smells of mostly of bourbon, and dark cherry. Also some vanilla, earth, maple syrup, and oak.

Taste starts with oak and light vanilla, then bourbon, then crisp herbal hops, earthiness, and dark cherry/sweet/fruity. Nice crisp dry finish, can definitely feel the alcohol in the taste more than the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy with below average carbonation and a bit of slickness.

Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of 31Sam13
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dog's Bollocks from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
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