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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,207 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,207
Reviews: 812
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 55
Gots: 72 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jeffo
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
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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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of indy351
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RyanCrawford
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of seedyone
3/5  rDev -21.9%

From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not the most impressive barley wine I've had. Aroma is OKHead & lacing are non-exisistant & the next thing along that impresesses is the ABV. Super strong but the flavor is in the back seat.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of tbeckett
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

2005 Bottle from pushkinwow.

A - Pours an almost black, deep deep brown and murky colour. Half finger of beige head on top with mild carbonation.

S - Lot's of boozy dark fruit. Syrupy and sweet aromas.

T - Boozy dark fruit, sort of spoiled fruits, but a nice intense alcoholic/fruit mix. A bit of oxidation maybe. Raisins, brown sugar, red wine, medicinal.

M - Mild carbonation, medium-full body and a boozy fruit finish with a bit of an off flavour.

O/D - This is probably past it's prime, but also quite complex and interesting. As it warmed it opened up with much more interesting flavours. Enjoying this one slowly, but the medicinal and syrupy sweetness are a stretch.

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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of alphagnome
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.