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Dog's Bollocks - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koopa on 03-20-2013)
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Reviews by themind:
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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
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 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
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
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%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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 PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JG-90
4.03/5  rDev -1%
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%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

These ducks run with the big dogs as they introduces their second rendition of Dog's Bollocks. Its tread on the original barleywine style provides succulent and flavors with the strength to rival that of wine.

Deep amber and tawny brown, the beer's malt-forward demeanor is obvious to the eye. Looking like brandy or sherry, its distinctive cap of froth is rich with sweet toffee, cashew, buttery caramel and dried fruit. Laced with the boozy sweetness of bourbon and wood, the taste greets the tongue in the same fashion of well-aged tawny port.

As its decadence seep deeper and deeper into the tastebuds, its rich toffee, rum cake, butterscotch and molasses flavors become obviously dessert-like. Weave in the dried fruit character from cherry, apple, fig and date, and memories of fresh baked fruitcake come about. While the subtle roundness from woodsy hops arise, they tease the palate with notions of bitter maple.

With the creamy sweetness of malt easing up a bit and its alcohol balance growing, the barleywine finishes just off of cloying and with the spicy prickle of bourbon along with light coconut, caramel and wood spice.

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Dog's Bollocks from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.