Domination Ale | Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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69 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc.
New York, United States
horseheadsbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by asabreed on 08-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -18%

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3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter. No bottled on date.

Appearance: Pours a viscous, murky dark brown with a slowly developing thin off-white head.

Smell: Lots of bourbon up front along with plum, fig, rich caramel, and some fusel alcohol. They definitely went big on the bourbon. It comes off pretty hot, but that's fine with me given the style. I'm liking it so far.

Taste: Yikes. While the smell was pretty hot, the taste puts it to shame. The first flavor to hit was essentially straight alcohol. There's a strong piney hop bitterness in there as well which, in combination with the considerable heat, make this very harsh. There are some good things going on with more dark fruit and caramel, but honestly it's hard to get past the heat. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of some heat in a bourbon barrel aged barleywine, but this just goes way overboard. It's as if someone poured vodka in my beer...

Mouthfeel: Hot. Pretty full-bodied, low carbonation. Lots of alcohol.

Overall: Very, very harsh. In a few years I think this might be pretty damn good, but definitely not ready to drink fresh.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

From a bottle, pours a dark mahogany brown, quickly dissipating light brown head.

Smell is molasses, bourbon, coconut, a little vanilla. It smells hot, this is a big-time barrel aged barleywine, no mistaking it. The flavor is sweet up front, molasses, caramel, toffee, citrus and spruce hops. The finish is pretty bitter and dry.

This was really boozy, if you have one, let it set and chill out.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Domination Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
4.1 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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