Aqua Dog
Stone Brewing

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American Barleywine
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4.27 | pDev: 6.09%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: A well-hopped American interpretation of the richest and strongest of the English ales
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 12th, 2015 - The Aquadog Barleywine is packed with flavor, showing off how a barleywine can deliver a lot of flavor without relying on excess alcohol to do the job. But first, the color - a rich brunette that looks like a pudding in the cup with a modest head on top, sprouting patterns on the glass that look like google-eyed ghouls. Burnt caramel enriches the aroma, reminiscent of a cup of flan. That burnt caramel echoes again in the flavor, but it stands on top of a sturdy base of earthy sweet potatoes, glazed carrots and freshly tilled soil. It is a solid, stolid and earthy brew, and I am loving every drop.

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3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a big mean murky american barleywine, one of the better stone beers ive had in awhile, very different than i remember old guardian ever being, on tap at jakes in littleton. its hazy, turbid, not real nice to looks at, caramely colored and sticky looking, without a ton of head on it, but a surprising degree of carbonation for what it is. smells old, mature, cool to know its a blend, i wonder if its different beers or just different vintages and barrels. its definitely got at least some portion aged on bourbon, it has to right? with all this sweet vanilla sugar and higher order booze, it seems like its absolutely seen some whiskey barrel. i still get some hops coming through though, and unlike the usual stone bitterness, its more flavorful than anything for once, and works with the rich malt base. this is chewy grainy though boy, wow, lots of body and sugar, with the flavor of several different crystal and toasted malts, blending beautifully. im not sure how much of this i could drink, one glass and i was feeling it, but i really do like it. this is a style i think hasnt seen its final evolution yet, and this blend is a real cool progression. not for the faint of heart! this can take any chill off, thats for sure.

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Aqua Dog from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 7 ratings