Dog's Bollocks | Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.08/5
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78 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company
New York, United States
rushingduck.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dog’s Bollocks is an English Style Ale, not unlike a classic Barleywine. To make this beer even more complex and flavorful, 25% of the beer has been aged in oak barrels that were originally used to age Bourbon. The base beer is rich and malty. It has a distinct caramel and biscuity flavors, and is balanced nicely with a nice dose of English hops. From there the barrel aging process helps smooth the beer out by adding vanilla, spice, oak, and bourbon notes to the beer. This beer is the “Dog’s Bollocks.”

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,366
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
78
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Moestavern
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aibkstaff
4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into a sixpoint tulip glass. Not sure of the vintage but at least a year old.

Looks is a hazy dark amber with a thing quarter inch head.

Aroma is dry fruity malt with a hint of vanilla from the oak.

Taste is dry and fruity which gives into an extremely dry oaky finish.

Delicious winter sipper.

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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a tawny brown color with ruby highlights; the ecru head fluffs over the liquid, leaving spotty lacing

Smell: Interesting aromatic blend of caramel, oak, bourbon, Rykola herbs and dark fruit

Taste: Caramel dominant, with the herbal Rykola and Bourbon tones arriving early; oaky, with dried dark fruit, through the middle; some earthy bitterness builds, after the swallow; though that just keeps the sweetness in check

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Not your typical English Barleywine and more like a Strong Ale, truth be told; quite nice

Thanks, yankeepride, for the opportunity

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a honey orange color with a lovely cloudiness. Hues of yellow to catch even the corners of your eye. Tan head of foam that I cannot speak to because I only poured a tasting glass worth. But it looks creamy and long lasting. Nose is malty and deep. A slight hint of bourbon under a nutty toffee. Dark dried fruits in the background come forward more and more as it warms. Light buttered toast, stiff caramel and spice. gentle hop herbal to remind you they are there.

Taste is layered with malt character. Molasses, dark dried fruits, raisin and lots of caramel to offer the palate. This beer has only mild esters from alcohol on the nose and on the palate the alcohol is smooth and offers a friendly bit of warmth to the swallow. The flavors are mellow and well blended. A ticklish bit of spice in the finish . The barrel seems to all but disappear on the palate and then it shows itself like a child that plays peek a boo bringing subtle hints of the whiskey and oak to the flavor without totally revealing itself. Light bit of treacle emerges as it warms.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy, chewy with smooth alcohol warmth. A moderate carbonation keeps this beer from feeling heavy or syrupy.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Granuaile
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent brew from an excellent brewery. I'm a regular visitor at Rushing Duck, and I have never tasted a beer I didn't like, but this one is the best.

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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pretty decent but a little thin

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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Dog's Bollocks from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 78 ratings