Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,306 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
Ratings:
1,306
Reviews:
832
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
122
For Trade:
3
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Photo of NSXAG
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mltobin
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csnyder83
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxPowers
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
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 +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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 +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpicyHippo73
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
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 -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.74/5  rDev +23.4%
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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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGB
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,306 ratings.
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