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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

1,157 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 53
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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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Horn Dog is a rich, robust red brown with a creamy light tan head that grows to about one finger tall. Creamy, patchy lacing is left in plenty.
The smell offers pretty straightforwardly what the bottle advertises: it's heavily malty and moderately hoppy, though the hops don't make as much of an impact on the nose as the tongue, with licorice notes. Chocolate is present but subtle.
In the flavor, which remains malt-forward, hops do come out a bit more, offering balance to an otherwise sweet beer that nevertheless isn't overly sweet without. Otherwise the barley-like grains form the backbone with the licorice being the prominent note.
This brew is medium-bodied with just a light crispness that leads to a rolling, creamy smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 00:50:36 | More by Brenden
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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.