Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,135 | Reviews: 801 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jtingue:
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter.
Appearance- Reddish amber in color. A half a finger of head dissipates quickly to a thin layer, with a nice ring of bubbles around the side of the glass. Nice lacing, and alcohol legs.
Smell- Lots of caramel and dark fruit. Malty and very sweet with a touch of alcohol burn. This is served at room temperature and it seems to subdue the aromatics.
Taste- Big maltiness right up front and very sweet. Flavors of peach or nectarine, plum are very present. Again there is a nice sweetness though, making them seem more like candied fruits. The finish is slightly dry but with a lingering cane sugar sort of sweetness.
Mouthfeel- A nice palate cleansing carbonation is dominant. The body is moderate to heavy coating the mouth with each sip. On the finish you are left with warming alcohol.
This beer is enjoyable and has ignited an interest in barleywines for me. I think I'll age a few and see what happens...
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2011 20:52:46 | More by jtingue
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
87 out of 100 based on 1,135 ratings.