Horn Dog
Flying Dog Brewery

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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Barleywine - English
Ranked #144
Ranked #18,945
3.85 | pDev: 11.69%
Jan 06, 2022
Mar 06, 2002
Very Good
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3.94 by midlifec from Michigan on Jan 06, 2022
4.17 by Daneve76 from Australia on Sep 27, 2021
3.8 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on May 23, 2021
4.21 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on May 18, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Beautiful deep red colour, low off-white head. Moderate aroma with notes of dark dried fruits, hints of oak, dust and alcohol. The body is somewhat lighter than expected, which makes the beer quite drinkable. Medium sweet, nicely balanced with the hops.

May 11, 2021
3.6 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Dec 11, 2020
4.22 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Apr 30, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Smokey amber, small head. Love the aroma of red licorice, caramel and bing cherries. Sweet flavor profile with a strong alcohol finish.

Mar 08, 2020
4.15 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania on Feb 29, 2020
4.09 by cozmo from New York on Feb 08, 2020
3.87 by chiefz1 from New York on Apr 20, 2019
3.95 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Feb 27, 2019
3.83 by bluehende from Delaware on Dec 02, 2018
3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Jun 10, 2018
4 by ajdemma from New York on Mar 25, 2018
4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Mar 22, 2018
4.31 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey on Mar 21, 2018
3.53 by DanGeo from Michigan on Mar 14, 2018
4.29 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire on Mar 13, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Robert17529 from Pennsylvania

warming delicious satisfying. slight sharpness. i felt very good after one 10 oz draft.

Mar 12, 2018
4.16 by jonbozz from Maryland on Mar 05, 2018
3.74 by gobuccos from Ohio on Feb 23, 2018
3.93 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Feb 19, 2018
4 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Feb 18, 2018
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Marraybay from District of Columbia

Look: Dark reddish brown; Not much head; what little there is dissipates quickly. No real lacing to speak of.

Smell: Vinous; sweet red wine.

Taste: Sweet red wine; a barley wine requires sweetness, but there's a problem; there's no counterbalancing
bitter or citrus notes pushing back against all the sugar, which makes the beer one dimensionally sweet.

Feel: not much carbonation; syrupy.

Overall: Really more of a strong Belgian Quad then a barleywine. Not what I was looking for; To truely experience Barleywine perfection, see Sierra Nevada's annual Big Foot batch; (A beer that compares favorably to Big Foot is DuClaw's "Devil's Milk."

Feb 07, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a flute fro the tap at the Well here in Brooklyn.

Jan 24, 2018
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle into a pint glass. 2017 vintage.

Kind of a murky brown color, but when held up to the light, shows a deep amber red coloring. Small off white head which dissipates to a covering and a ring. minimal lacing.

Aroma is of sweet malt, candy, and a little bit of alcohol.

Man this is a very sweet beer. The hard candy seems the dominant flavor here. There are some faint suggestions of dried fruit, and a bit of a booze hit, though not as heavy as the 10.2 abv might suggest

Mouth is a tad above medium, finish is sweet.

Overall, and I usually go for English style barleywines, this one is a bit too sweet even for me. Perhaps some age would help, but as it stands, too sweet.

Aug 14, 2017
3.61 by kbuzz from North Carolina on Aug 12, 2017
3.59 by HermitDan from New Jersey on May 12, 2017
4 by paulish from New York on Apr 16, 2017
4.04 by BigSmooth12 from Massachusetts on Apr 09, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a slightly murky brown, with a small head, and no lacing. '15 vintage.

This smells like figs, raisins, prunes, booze soaked raisin bread, caramelized sugar, and oak.

This is surprisingly quite nice, as I'm not usually all that impressed by Flying Dog. There's lots of fruitiness, a bit of spicy hops and spicy alcohol, boozy breadiness, and toffee. I've never had this one fresh, but I assume it aged pretty well given how it tastes.

This is one has a surprisingly crisp mouthfeel to it, not too thick and not too thin, with a good level of carbonation.

This is probably the best beer that Flying Dog makes- really impressive stuff.

Mar 31, 2017
3.73 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina on Mar 25, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Tryionn66 from New Hampshire

This is a vintage 2017 that I opened before cellaring the rest.
Look: dark amber purplish.
Smell: strong raisin small with a little bit of a boozy smell.
Taste: for what I was expecting based on the smell it was super mild with a strong resin taste.
Feel: smooth and medium body in the mouth and only a little carbonation
Overall: overall I think it's a good Barley wine but I'm really looking forward to glitter getting some age

Mar 13, 2017
3.94 by Muss42 from Michigan on Mar 06, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Reddish brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is what I have come to expect from English style barley wines sweet caramel and dark fruits. Flavor is the same with a little vanilla and brown sugar. A little thin in the mouth but overall a nice beer.

Mar 05, 2017
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3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Dark dark almost purple. Blackish. Smell is some sweetness, booze and slight raisin. Taste is mostly raisin. Some booze. Maybe some plum. Mellow flavors. Feel is medium, low carbonation. Drying and heat from alcohol.

Overall a mellow but enjoyable barleywine.

Mar 04, 2017
3.79 by DMc8ride from California on Mar 02, 2017
3.75 by BarrelAgedG from California on Feb 27, 2017
3.69 by JOldewurtel from Maryland on Feb 14, 2017
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