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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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dwilson01

California

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an arrogant bastard pint glass,

Off white head, not much head and it dissipates quickly. The color is a dark red to brown, looks thick and malty though, and when I held it up to the light it even picks up a dark orange hue and glows beautifully.

Smells sweet and malty, exactly what a barleywine should smell like in my mind, Very mellow.

The taste follows the smell, not much surprise there, it's sweet and seriously tastes like dessert. Not any particular dessert but I feel like I could crack this at the end of a meal and be completely satisfied. You can taste the alcohol which adds a little bite to it and I appreciate that quite a bit because otherwise I think it would be lacking something. Maybe it's just more that the alcohol flavoring is toned towards a whiskey, and damn do I love whiskey! I get some buttery toffee out of this too, kinda interesting but not very complex or anything, mellow and like-able.

Hearty, the mouthfeel makes it even more of a standalone type beer than the flavoring would all on its own. It's thick like a stout and I love that about this beer. There's obviously very little hoppage on this brew, but seriously they must have dumped so much barley in there, like pounds and pounds more than normal.

It's super drinkable in my opinion, a sweet smooth brew with a nice little bit added in that reminds me of whiskey. If it wasn't over 10% I would call it a session beer for sure, and I guess if you're Chuck Norris you could call it that but seriously I think 2 of these would get me buzzin pretty well!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 06:51:38 | More by dwilson01
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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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