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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

1,157 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 53
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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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2014 16:55:54 | More by thatoneguymike
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-04-2014 06:29:26 | More by VeganUndead
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-04-2014 02:06:13 | More by whatname
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-31-2014 23:17:24 | More by threedaggers
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pep

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-30-2014 01:51:59 | More by pep
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-24-2014 11:19:33 | More by georgiaboy8686
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DrewBoll82

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-23-2014 20:40:22 | More by DrewBoll82
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

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
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-21-2014 19:02:55 | More by DaftPatrick
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RollBounce

New York

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
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baerb69

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-16-2014 00:04:56 | More by baerb69
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rieg21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-08-2014 01:27:32 | More by rieg21
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-05-2014 15:05:00 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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mitch3114

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-04-2014 03:32:39 | More by mitch3114
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jcewin

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-01-2014 05:43:42 | More by jcewin
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-28-2014 03:59:36 | More by ChipMurray
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nbaradel443

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-27-2014 23:13:51 | More by nbaradel443
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Freebody

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-27-2014 03:49:40 | More by Freebody
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-18-2014 19:47:59 | More by jacewg
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HopGrazer

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-16-2014 14:06:17 | More by HopGrazer
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-13-2014 01:20:08 | More by King_KongDCO93
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BH712

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-12-2014 22:04:33 | More by BH712
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2014 12:11:23 | More by Beer-Ed
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014, so it's just out of date. Given the strength and style, I'm hoping this has aged nicely. Bought ages ago from Trembling Madness in York. Ralph Steadman's label art is a joy, as always.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy reddish-amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of sweet, fruity malt with hints of raisins, dried fruit, caramel, brown sugar, faint pine, stewed hops and yeast esters. A warming whiff of booze in the background. Rich and bordering on cloying.

Tastes of sweet, sweet malt with a fruity character and a subtle bitter finish. Notes of raisins, dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel, faint grain, mild pine resin, a twinge of weed, stewed hops, fruity yeast esters and warming alcohol. A suggestion of sherry and light oxidation. Very sweet, accompanied by a restrained, hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body for the style. Slighlty astringent, followed by an aftertaste of sugary, fruity malt and faint pine.

An impressive take on the style; nicely mellowed with time. Looks great, with a colour not unlike fortified wine. The aroma and flavour are very sweet and fruity, with a subtle hop character that has probably faded somewhat. The bitterness is pitch-perfect. Lovely body - silky smooth. My only complaint is that it's perhaps a bit too sweet, but without a fresh bottle to compare it to I can't judge the extent of the aging process. Nonetheless, a big beer that commands your attention - worth sampling if you have the chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 01:31:47 | More by jazzyjeff13
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-09-2014 19:56:10 | More by taylor714914
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.