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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleHorn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,160 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 54
Gots: 61 | 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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Reviews by Bfarr:
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Bfarr

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear, dark brown with red highlights and a thin head that disappears almost immediately. Aromas of booze, malts, molasses, and a little spice. Taste of mostly sweet malt but a little molasses, cherry, prune, and chocolate.
There is a light hop taste in the finish with strong alcohol. A very thin mouthcoating but also fuzzy with a relatively high carbonation.

Horn dog is a decent barley wine especially if you don't like it overly malted. It's sweet and has some good flavor but it's mostly fairly subdued. It has very little spice flavor if any but it had a good hop flavor with the finish. Not a bad barleywine and perhaps since this is listed as an english barleywine, I'm just not familiar with the difference.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 13:56:52 | More by Bfarr
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weezarc

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-31-2014 05:22:11 | More by weezarc
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alphagnome

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 02:59:12 | More by alphagnome
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2011 Vintage

A- Brownish-amber with some transparency, just a hint of yeasty haze. No head to speak of, with just a few off-white bubbles on top of the body.

S- Sweet caramel malts, hints of dark fruits, slight nuttiness.

T- Really similar to the aroma, sweet malts up front with a blast of more sweetness, lots of caramel and dark fruit flavors, grainy bread. Any hops that may have been present have faded and this is a big sweet barleywine.

M- Big and sweet, but smooth enough for easy sipping. Low carbonation.

O- I feel like the aging made this one better, but it is certainly a big, sweet barleywine. The depth of the flavor is pretty good and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 01:08:42 | More by stephenjmoore
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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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