jcwattsrugger (10932) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Horn Dog
Date: October 22, 2000
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
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
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
Score: * /4
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
thewolf (10703) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[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.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
HenrikSoegaard (10020) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of figs, prunes. Taste is sweet, malty, fruity. Nice.