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RATINGS: 1496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Big malty flavors, including licorice and chocolate, are balanced with a moderate hop profile. Brewed with copious amounts of prized malts and flaked oats, the Barley Wine is so strong that it has to be aged for several months before we can bottle it. Like a fine wine, it will continue to improve with age up to 2 years after bottling (If kept cool).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2003
11/1/03: bottle.
large barley wine nose of sweet malt and alcohol. deep opaque brown body with no head or lacing. lots of alcohol to taste with other flavors of malt, some smoke and a little bit of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Typical B.W with a thick malt aroma and taste. Re-rate: The alcohol dominates everything in this, to the point where it is like taking a shot with every sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2003
So far, I've not found a barleywine that I thoroughly enjoy. But Horn Dog surprised me. Poured a dark amber color with a small but thick head. The aroma was chocolates/coffee, with alcohol hints and some malts. The flavor was surprisingly smooth. Very fruity beginning, but finished off with a grassy/pine feel. Very cool. I have to recommend this barleywine - one of the best I've had to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Dark redish brown in color with no head to speak of. Aroma is malty and sugary sweet. Buttery sweet malt flavors with a strong hop presence in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Poured dark brown with medium off-white head. Pretty decent lacing. Caramel and some spiciness. Taste is very sweet! Does this have any hops? Some minimum bitterness on the swallow. Not a great representation of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Pours a very brown color. Ruby brown in the glass. Minimal tan head with associated minimal lacing. Earthy malty aroma. Spicy and alcohol also noticeable. Sweet and caramely, not much hops going on here. Thin watery palate for a barley wine. Not bad but not great. Seems they spent more on the labels, which are quite nice, then the beer itself. A pretty ordinary barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2003
have to say i'm very surprised by this one. nose is full of malts and brown sugar and caramel. hops are really only mildly perceptible. from an otherwise ordinary brewer, this is a very tasty and complex beer...notes of maple syrup, coffee and dark chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Its no Beheamouth, Old Crusty or Big Foot, but it ain't bad. Big and sweet, the beer could use a bit more hop presence, but really not a bad rendition after hearing the somewhat negative reviews fo the other brewery offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2763) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Bottle: Good nose yeasty,toffee,light cherry. Great reddish brown color, slighty hazy, though I poued sediment into glass, No head ,no carbonation. Fig, chocolate, cherry flavors. Kinda creamy syrupy. Some warmth, not as I'd think 10.5 would be. Thinner than alot of BW. Not bad but not a winnwer either

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2003
After a night of drinking crap lagers. I need a nightcap drink that would make it all worthwhile. This was definitely what I was looking for. A very warm feeling sneaks up on you when drinking this. Pours a deep amberish ruby color in the light. with a nice tan head, that is huge. A great aroma, just full of fruit flavors. A sweet taste, that I think is more akin to perhaps a winter ale, something you would see around X-mas time. Lots of carmelized sweetness with a bit of a candy cane taste, lots of black cherries, and brandy. Alchohol is apparent but not overpowering. Very enjoyable, to close the night at sit outside on a cool fall night.

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