Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck with a scary dog theme artsy label. The word “vintage” where the freshness date should be, lay a few down to see where thing one goes.
Appearance: Weird looking, great retention, but weird because it is so damn rocky with the tiniest bubbles that stick on the glass. Colour is mahogany going on black, very dark, with a shining clearness to the light.
Smell: Yeasty and buttery with a rhubarb and spicy ester alcohol, decent nose but just not melded well.
Taste: Smooth and viscous. Full in the mouth showing a big body, moderate carbonation after a semi-hard pouring. Malty all the way, sweetness upfront flows from caramel to bready with a fruity underbelly. Alcohol is there but deceives a bit, warms the body soon after and provides some estery a fruity content. Hops leave a marked twang and distract the taste buds away from the sweetness momentarily. Touch of spiciness creeps in from the alcohol and light grainy astringencies double it up for the finish.
Notes: A must a cellar temp, drink this cold and feel its wrath. Also, make sure the yeast does not make its way into the glass or you will fell sorry that it did. As soon as it warms up the malt flares out the with pounding sweetness that wrestles with the hops and graininess. Not overly impressive but good enough to give it a try if you are into strong beers and barleywines.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2002 23:57:00 | More by Jason
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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