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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,177 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,177
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 55
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002)
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not the most impressive barley wine I've had. Aroma is OKHead & lacing are non-exisistant & the next thing along that impresesses is the ABV. Super strong but the flavor is in the back seat.

seedyone, Monday at 12:51 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

2005 Bottle from pushkinwow.

A - Pours an almost black, deep deep brown and murky colour. Half finger of beige head on top with mild carbonation.

S - Lot's of boozy dark fruit. Syrupy and sweet aromas.

T - Boozy dark fruit, sort of spoiled fruits, but a nice intense alcoholic/fruit mix. A bit of oxidation maybe. Raisins, brown sugar, red wine, medicinal.

M - Mild carbonation, medium-full body and a boozy fruit finish with a bit of an off flavour.

O/D - This is probably past it's prime, but also quite complex and interesting. As it warmed it opened up with much more interesting flavours. Enjoying this one slowly, but the medicinal and syrupy sweetness are a stretch.

tbeckett, Sep 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

stumac, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

deadliest, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

SonictheBeerhog, Sep 09, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +7%

JeffONeal, Sep 05, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

Svyturys30, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

dsnyder61, Aug 27, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

beersdmf17, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Andy_Luft, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Robyn, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Eman17, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

weezarc, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Deep reddish mahogany body and a decent light brown head. Plenty of lacing and retention.

Aroma:
Tons of sweet, dark fruits with dominant raisin. Bright brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon. Caramel malts. Quite pungent but in a good way.

Taste:
Follows the nose closely but with some added surprises, mainly in the form of a lot of tropical fruit. Sweet pineapple and peach laced with raisin and fig and roasted caramel. A bit boozy on the end, but works well.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and easy to drink. Medium body and light carbonation. Sweet finish.

Overall:
An awesome beer that packs a punch and plenty of flavor. A must have for fans of bold, dark beers.

alphagnome, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

GapingMcNulty, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

KAF, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,177 ratings.