Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Kinsman:
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Flying Dog is a brewery I am not too experienced with. Their beers seem to be hit or miss with their reviews so I am a bit skeptical giving this Barleywine a try. Wow, what a surprise though.
Poured much darker than expected, however not out of the ordinary for the style. Body is a dark mahogany with lighter cranberry-like colors around the edge. Head poured as a moderate crown but dissipated quicker than I would have liked.
Nose reveal hints of dark fruits, much sweeter than other barleywines. Also noticeable is a cough-syrup aroma, possibly the result of the alcohol and sweetness.
Taste is similar to the nose, most noticeable would be fig and raisin. Rather low bitterness and hop flavor. The alcohol can be detected but its not overwhelming and reminds me of cough syrup without the roughness.
A nice full body on the mouth and light carbonation make for a very smooth feel. Overall a very "drinkable" barleywine, but nothing I would want to drink over and over again.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2010 00:21:00 | More by Kinsman
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appears a dark opaque crimson times amber. A thick white cap slowly fades, and scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of cherries, honey, toasted barley, fresh bread, citrus, and pine sap.
Taste is of the aromas with a honey malt sweetness, followed by ripe fruit, bitter hops, and doughy yeast.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, chewy, viscous, and sweet with hot alcohol hanging on in the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
03-23-2014 02:44:49 | More by weeare138
4.83/5 rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Caramel, dates, malt, toast, buckwheat honey, liquid yeast, citrus, and sweet sherry, can be found on this long nose.
Front is rich, creamy, full, robust, with some citrus hops on the sides of my tongue. Plums and chocolate on the long balanced finish.
Overall; My mouth salivates every time i have this brew. Personal pick for best English style barleywine made in the U.S.A.. Balanced with great length. Looking forward to tasting after aging a few years. (vintage 2011)
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 22:09:50 | More by RollBounce
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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