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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,158 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,158
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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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle marked "Vintage '09" into a tulip-shaped Duvel glass.

A: Poured a rich, deep amber color with brown and burnt orange highlights under a two-finger cap of caramel colored foam. The carbonation is ample and the foam leaves a sudsy slick with a little clingy lace.

S: Smells of candied fruits, anise, a little tobacco and some hickory aromas.

T: Taste is quite smoky and sweet at first, with a big, syrupy roasted caramel flavor which also lets of flavors of anisette, peat and molasses. There's a slight cocoa nib sweetness before a slightly herbal and alcoholic sting approaches and leaves a bittersweet, sticky, oily, smoky hop aftertaste.

M: Mouthfeel is big, full-bodied and slick with enough bitterness and carbonation to keep it from becomeing too much like a liqueur.

D: A very nice sipping English style barley wine at 10.2% ABV. Warming, sweet with a nice, assertive hop balance. Lots of earthy, smoky sweet malt flavors take the stage here and leave a smooth, mellow hop bitterness in the finish. I could sip a couple and watch the snow fall for a couple hours for sure. A nice brew from Flying Dog.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 02:54:24 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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