Domination Ale | Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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Photo of jenrhart
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of zekeman17
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LizT
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dhmxray
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefduff2
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dangriff
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of djrn2
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jmdrpi
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle. no date, but bought at the brewery a couple of months ago.

dark amber/light brown in color. thick creamy khaki colored head. good head retention. boozy bourbon aroma. very nice. in addition to the whiskey, also vanilla. the taste is much smoother. bready, toffee notes. bourbon aftertaste. good balance. mild carbonation, very smooth drinking. medium body.

overall - a great barrel aged barleywine.

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of BushwyckCraft
3.36/5  rDev -18%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of chalkda01
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours dark brown the oclor of burnt caramel with a thin head of tan foam that leaves no lace and only a film and thin ring. Nose is burnt sugar, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Rich malt depth even on the nose. A hint of booze. Taste is luscious and rich. Toffee and caramel that are smooth and endless. A dark fruit raisin and the sweet bourbon. Vanilla smooths out the palate and there is even a hint of coconut. Full mouthfeel. Sumptuous and very smooth. Hops bring this one home with a spicy herbal finish and a dryness form alcohol. Just a taste of the booziness on the palate. It's actually delightful. Aftertaste is sweet and nutty toffee. I love this.

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Photo of nmann08
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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Photo of Steeda89
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a deep, dark brown, relatively clear, with no head or lacing, which is to be expected with a high octane BA barleywine.

Smells like bourbon, coconut, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and booze. Really smells awesome, classic barrel-aged barleywine flavor.

This is great because it is exactly how I expect a barrel-aged barleywine to taste. No flaws, but doesn't separate itself from similar versions. Big barrel presence, lots of sweet bourbon, coconut, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and some woody/oaky bitterness near the end, with a tiny bit of astringent booziness near the end. It doesn't detract at all, luckily- not too hot. I can tell this would age well, however, but it's very tasty fresh.

Medium bodied, sticky, but not syrupy mouthfeel on this one. Very low amount of carbonation. A very slow sipper, due to the intense flavors, and high alcohol.

One of the best local beers that we have around here- I've always seen this beer, but have never picked it up. I'm glad I finally did, and shared it.

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Photo of kingston2
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Hugonaut13
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of BryanK
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of kirchy
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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