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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,200 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,200
Reviews: 809
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 56
Gots: 69 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P- Thanks to Colm for this beer

A- a maroon hazy color with no head and no lacing.

S- plum and toffee come through first. then I get some butterscotch....mmm

F- toffee and red plum fruit hit first grainy booze and spicy hop bitterness.

M- boozy and plumlike..heavy bodied and toffee coating in the mouth.

O- a good barley wine..at time the butterscotch and plum don't mix but good overall.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +13%

So I've had many tries at different barleywines and have yet to find one that wasn't a drainpour. This one by Flying Dog is the first that actually tasted good to me. No booziness. No extreme bitter finish. No medicinal aspiriny aftertaste. This one was a winner. Highly recommend.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dad got this one for me in New York a while back. Cheers dad!

From a bottle into a snifter
Vintage: 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, off-white head with decent retention. Head fades to a thin wisp and ring. Maroon read in color, hazy, with no visible carbonation. A ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of toffee, caramel, some butterscotch and earthy hops on the nose. Bold enough with notes of red fruits as well. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Toffee and bready malt flavors up front. Butterscotch and caramel sweetness at the swallow with a bold and lingering aftertaste of sweet toffee, caramel, red fruits sweetness, spicy alcohol and just a hint of hop bitterness that tries to provide balance. Could use a bit more bitterness .

PALATE: Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes a touch mouth-coating. A bit of heat lingers as well.

OVERALL: Okay. A bit too sweet without the balancing bitterness perhaps, but this is stull full of interesting and complex malt flavor. Definitely a beer for fans of the malty-sweet barleywines, which I am, though even I would like to see a bit more bitterness offered here. Still, a good brew that I rather enjoyed. Give it a try if you have access to it. Thanks again dad!

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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,200 ratings.