Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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3.85/5
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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleHorn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,823
Reviews:
834
Ratings:
1,321
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
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Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robert17529
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of jonbozz
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marraybay
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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."

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of MikeWard
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Mouht 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.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tryionn66
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Muss42
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of DMc8ride
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,321 ratings