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RATINGS: 1459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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).


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a thin light tan head and cloudy dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-sweet toffee, dark fruit, some spicy, alcohol. Taste is dark malt-sweet toffee/chocolate, some spicy, hops, alcohol. Medium/full body. Too much spice hangs too long through the aftertaste. OK carbonation.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Horn Dog
Date: October 22, 2000
Mode: Bottle
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
Appearance: dark brown, watery headless appearance
Aroma: light malt aroma
Body: thin body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, hot alcoholic finish, slight hint of bitterness, mostly boring

Name: Horn Dog
Date: May 14, 2002
Source: Norms
Appearance: Hazy dark amber, frothy tan head
Aroma: sweet malty aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, high carbonation, lots of bitterness, a bit off

Name: Horn Dog
Date: April 27, 2005
Source: tasting
rich sweet fruity malt aroma and flavor, light bitter finish, hint of alcohol, too hot, an OK english bw, may improve with age

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.5/5.0
Score: * /4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10785) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours a very deep dark brownish red - without light behind it, it looks positively black. A nice, staying creamy off white head with good lacing. Aroma is sweet, lots of dried fruits, chocolate and Belgian sugars. Extremely creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is powerful, lots of sweetness with a terrific amount of caramel, roasted malts, chocolate. Lots of viniousness, but never alcoholic. This is really a nice BW.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Very dark brown with a red hue, big and creamy beige head. Aroma of malt and bread, with port and dried fruits. A true barley wine aroma, but a bit simple. Really malty dominated flavour, with lots of sweetness and complex notes of the high alcohol content. After a while, the malt sweetness gets a little cloying like a bad doppelbock. If we had geographically divided sub-styles, I would count this as an English, not an American barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10609) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle, at proppen, birkerød. pours brown red, small white head. aroma of hops, wheat, sawdust, and dark fruits. flavor dark fruits, strog hops, alc. alc. is noticable but blends in well.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Labeled 2006B. Aroma of malt and chocolate - I think there really was a light wiff of licorice when the cap came off. No head. Brownish color. Starts dried plum and raisin. It’s malty sweetish, and has a firm mouthfeel. Hop is very light. The alcohol warms the palate, and the throat, and below. As it warms, there does seem to be pear, probably not apple.The mouth sensations do seem to turn a bit unpleasant, if one quits sipping. Sort of like heated banana. This is pretty complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
[Tasting @ yespr] Hazy brown with large off white head. Sweet fruity and hoppy aroma with caramel and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor with fruity, hoppy and roasted malt notes. Caramel and chocolate notes as well. Ends bitter. Warming alcohol in the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Vintage 07B. Pours a hazy deep red-brown colour with a huge lively creamy light brown well lasting head. Quite sweet aroma of well toasted caramel, toasted malt, ripe fruits, dark dried fruits, alcohol and slight chocolate. Very good rather sticky mouthfeel. The flavour is quite sweet with a good bitter hoppiness, caramel and brown sugar, well toasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol, and some chocolate. Quite sweet bitter finish. Great tasty brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy brown color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spicy malty and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Muddy amber colour. Powerfull moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Dark fruits raisin present. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor. Nutty and woody notes. Moderate bitter vinius finish. Creamy palate.


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