Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleHorn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.85/5
1,308 Ratings
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleHorn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,714
Reviews:
833
Ratings:
1,308
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
122
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of cts309
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz bottle, code VINTAGE15AA, left out almost 1 hr before opening - poured into Stella goblet)

L: deep tawny hue, mostly clear, but with a mild haze... only a little foam springs up on the pour, falls down fast into thin collar

S: fig and caramel most dominant, with an overtone of vine-y greenery... soft whiff of clean alcohol... overall, very muted aromas, booze buzz to the fore

T: plush crystal malt wrapped, lightly-doughy dinner roll with a caramel thread within... peppery bitterness nipping up front, but way more balanced toward malt sweetishness, mild vinous esters in the background... the finish is a wash of malt sludge and mildly-acetone ethanol... plant-like, flowery aftertaste as if one had eaten a handful of flower petals, aftertone of wet bread crust... densely malty but very little definition in character, and the abv could easily be 1-2% lower than listed

F: medium-full-bodied, built like a lummox... there's little-to-no (dimension in its) viscosity, but you'd wish there were... bit of a hot flame in the end, stays lit, but it's pleasant and mellow

O: beginning to find that this Stella goblet does not enhance a beer's appeal, but I don't think it mattered here... the flavors are fuzzy, but I don't see why not to buy a bottle or two to age - who knows what'll happen... nothing distinct about the taste, though

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Photo of NSXAG
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mltobin
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csnyder83
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxPowers
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sludgeman
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This brew gets better as it warms. An easy sipper. Good in many ways but excellent in none.

As much old ale as it is barleywine.

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Photo of kgammell1
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I went ahead and reviewed a 2009 vintage one because it seemed to turn out just fine. First off, no marking it down for appearance because it still looked fairly nice. Decent finger size head on top this dark purple brownish beer. Nose was extremely nice with big fig, caramel and plum. Taste was equally nice but even more complex as it begins bitterly but opens up to raisin, a ton of molasses, carob, burnt toffee and black cherry. Overall the body was thin but that's likely more a product of age and not intent, so no marking down there. Finish has some heat in it as well as a tiny bit of tart on exit.

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Photo of 1600eman
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpicyHippo73
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage. (Lucked out and found 8 shelf turds that were in an optimal spot, back of the shelf, no light)

Pours deep mahogany with little to no head.
Great aromatics... Winter fruits, vanilla, and caramel
Massive Fig and raisin taste followed by sweet caramel and toffee.

Not gonna lie 7 years has given this an almost identical flavor profile as Utopias without the alcohol heat. No foolin.

Cheers,
Spicy

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

Photo of DucksFan16
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.74/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an awesome beer....no question. This beer does bring a punch. You get the figgy pruny taste and very much reminds me of bcbw. A little less of a bite though.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,308 ratings
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