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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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Mongrel

Maryland

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

This bad boy is five years old - vintage 2008. Poured from a cute 7 oz. pony bottle.

Appearance is a murky caramel brown with quickly dissipating head, Little to no lace. Interesting.

Smells herbal, with clove, cinnamon, brown sugar and plenty of dark fruit. A good whiff of booze too.

Taste is immediately sweet, but also brings some chai tea-like spices, like the aforementioned cinnamon and cloves, plus vanilla. Warm with booze and brown sugar, but also a touch of cool pine from hops.

Mouthfeel is thin -- very thin considering the gravity of this beer, but still coats the palate nicely.

Five years might have been too long for this beer. I just happened to have a fresh one on tap this evening as well, and it was much fuller in body, and ultimately more satisfying. The fresh one was also a much sweeter malt bomb. Two years on this beer might be better, to help temper some of the sweetness, but before it becomes too thin and herbal.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 03:05:43 | More by Mongrel
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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.

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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.