Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by troysoy2:
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Vintage 2010, poured into a pint glass. Dark amber with lots of tiny bubbles, the head was pretty impressive and dissipated quite quickly, leaving little lacing.
The smell is quite complex. Definitely some bready, dry malt, but then it's later overshadowed by something sharp. Maybe not hops, but actually the alcohol. And yes, there's definitely a hint of anise sprinkled on the top.
Quite drinkable for a barley wine. It's well balanced, not as much of a challenge to the palate as I was hoping, but good. In fact, I'd say that the smell matches the taste almost too perfectly... The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, little carbonation comes across.
Overall, it's definitely an enjoyable brew, definitely suitable for long-term enjoyment, with its high alcohol content. I just think it could benefit from having a little more complexity to keep it more interesting during that time.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2011 07:40:10 | More by troysoy2
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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