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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

1,158 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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Patrick999

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark and cloudy, with a late-arriving and quick-falling head. Smell of alcohol-soaked raisins wafts from my oversized wine glass. We've got a malty one here, folks. 2006 vintage, so this has a little age on it.

Gotta wait for this to warm a bit. Smell is redolent of figs, raisins, tobacco. Kinda reminds me of a Belgian quad.

Taste, mouthfeel, drinkability - don't even bother with this cold. Cold, this tastes and feels like a mouthful of alcohol. Every bit of that 10.5% ABV is out there asserting itself. It's pretty bad. Hang in there, the rewards are coming. You get more sweet raisin bread and vinous overtones and less alcohol with every degree of warming. The alcoholic aspect never really goes away, though. We've all seen 10% concealed much better than this. Sweet and sticky, but not overarchingly so - I'm definitely getting *some* earthy hop bittering action keeping the sweetness of the strong malt bill under relative control. Somewhat odd thin feel for such a substantial beer. Hate to be a broken record, but I concur with others when I want to say that this barleywine skates on the edges of brilliance without ever really crossing the line. Still, hardly a poor way to spend an early evening....an enjoyable sipper that might perhaps benefit from even more aging. Maybe 2-3 years.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 22:21:38 | More by Patrick999
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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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