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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

1,168 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 54
Gots: 62 | 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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Ratings: 1,168 | Reviews: 804 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014, so it's just out of date.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.

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
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Appearance: Hazy dark brown with reddish highlights and a modest off-white head. Sparse, scattered lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: A strong punch of spicy alcohol dominates the aroma, as well as sweet caramel, dark fruits, and black bread.

Taste: Opens with alcohol-soaked raisins, other dark fruits, dark caramel, and spicy alcohol. As the taste progresses, the caramel flavors intensify, as does the spicy alcohol. Dark bread, molasses, and caramel are also prominent. Hops seem absolutely, totally absent. Finishes with a lingering note of spicy alcohol and dark bread dipped in molasses.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice, over-the-top example, quite pleasing.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle, with a pop-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

02-08-2014 03:26:16 | More by Pegasus
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-07-2014 22:29:15 | More by buzzy
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Burtonfree77

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-07-2014 02:45:21 | More by Burtonfree77
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Ed37

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-04-2014 11:43:58 | More by Ed37
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motothrillz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2014 22:09:47 | More by motothrillz
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-02-2014 15:27:06 | More by swgwilt
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-01-2014 01:53:32 | More by BeerForMuscle
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-31-2014 02:38:51 | More by ZEB89
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KyleRV

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

01-30-2014 03:42:15 | More by KyleRV
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-28-2014 15:14:55 | More by BJSmit
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-18-2014 14:44:59 | More by Griffith
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Iowacraft

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-13-2014 16:51:55 | More by Iowacraft
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Mises85

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -61%

Served this in a tulip at room temperature

Appearance: Abbey Dubbel like. Nice 2 finger head with some good lacing

Smell: When I took it out of the bottle it almost smelled like macaroni and cheese. Sniffed it and then got a MASSIVE raisin note. Brown sugar.

Taste; after 2 sips, I had to throw it out. This is one of the most cloyingly sweet beers I have ever tasted. Felt like just tasting pure brown sugar doused in alcohol.

Would not buy again. Unfortunate because Bigfoot was the best barley wine I have had to date.

01-07-2014 23:46:59 | More by Mises85
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-04-2014 03:55:20 | More by RochefortChris
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.