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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

1,160 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 54
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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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This one is murky, thick, brown, and viscous looking. Honest to God, this looks like the product of a violent diarrhea spasm. I poured this into a Rochefort chalice, which now looks less like the beautiful gold-rimmed goblet that it is and more like a porcelain toilet bowl full of taco meat and hot sauce that has been through the digestive tract. No head, no lace, just Hershey squirt. (the second bottle had significantly more head n' lace, so I'm updating this from a 2.0 to a 3.0).

S - Melted milk chocolate (I'm trying to smell this objectively without thinking of the appearance), thick caramel ice cream toping, and hot fudge. Butterscotch chips (the kind that are shaped like chocolate chips). Smells overly sweet with no trace of hops.

T - Tastes very much like caramel ice cream sauce or topping that you would pour generously over a coil of soft-serve. Super-sweet and caramel-y with massive brown sugar and toffee notes too. The alcohol tightens things up a bit, and some nice bitter hops really help the flavor from falling into a sugary pitfall.

M - This is the very epitome of full-bodied. Viscous, sugary, thick, sludgy, and flabby. This beer is so full-figured that it needs to shop at Lane Bryant. Some boozy alcohol trims the fat (doesn't it always?), and turns this buxom and beefy brew into something slightly more sleek and alluring.

D - This is the Fat Boy or Little Man of malt bombs. Sugary sweet, flabby, obese, overly malty, and lacking in the hop department. This is not terrible, but it could go on a diet and it could definitely use some more hops. Note: mine is a 2007 vintage bottle, and this being the first few hours of 2009 it could have lost some of its hop power. I'll have to pick up some fresh and see if the hops come out in fuller force.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 07:24:56 | More by pmcadamis
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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alphagnome

Iowa

4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Deep reddish mahogany body and a decent light brown head. Plenty of lacing and retention.

Aroma:
Tons of sweet, dark fruits with dominant raisin. Bright brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon. Caramel malts. Quite pungent but in a good way.

Taste:
Follows the nose closely but with some added surprises, mainly in the form of a lot of tropical fruit. Sweet pineapple and peach laced with raisin and fig and roasted caramel. A bit boozy on the end, but works well.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and easy to drink. Medium body and light carbonation. Sweet finish.

Overall:
An awesome beer that packs a punch and plenty of flavor. A must have for fans of bold, dark beers.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Maryland

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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2011 Vintage

A- Brownish-amber with some transparency, just a hint of yeasty haze. No head to speak of, with just a few off-white bubbles on top of the body.

S- Sweet caramel malts, hints of dark fruits, slight nuttiness.

T- Really similar to the aroma, sweet malts up front with a blast of more sweetness, lots of caramel and dark fruit flavors, grainy bread. Any hops that may have been present have faded and this is a big sweet barleywine.

M- Big and sweet, but smooth enough for easy sipping. Low carbonation.

O- I feel like the aging made this one better, but it is certainly a big, sweet barleywine. The depth of the flavor is pretty good and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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