Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Sephiroth:
3.43/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This pours a deep, burnt, amber. It smells of alcohol.
The taste is of sweet malt followed by moderate alcoholic overtones. I don't mind the alcoholic presence, but there isn't enough malt to back it up. I detect cherry and grape infused with an ever so slight hop presence. Ever so slight. The mouthfeel is thinner than I expect from this style. Drinkability is only limited by the fact that there are better barleywines both out there and in my cellar. And I must... not... drink...my ...cellared...beers...yet. This brew is well priced, even though it may only be mediocre. I might buy more to cellar for a short time.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2005 09:32:43 | More by Sephiroth
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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