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RATINGS: 1513   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).


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11632) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11383) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11278) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11108) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10920) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2008
Grassy hops with hints of butter and nutmeg in the aroma. Malty, somewhat buttery flavor, dry and alcoholic, with brandy notes and grassy hops, especially in the aftertaste. Not too bad, but a bit too alcoholic to be well balanced.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10884) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10882) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle poured a clear mahogany wiyh a small, but lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit [plums, raisins], toffee, and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark fruit, molasses, and a hint of cocoa with a smooth lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Dark brown with a very thin tan head. Caramel and malty aromas with a licorice and hop nose. Buttery malt and caramel flavors with a dry licorice end. Warm and dry palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Bottled. Dark brownish red coloured. Huge brown dense head. Aroma is quite bready and sweet. Has caramel notes and some ripe fruits like raisins and dades. A bit liqourice and alcohol notable. Flavour has some herbal notes. Is full fo liqourice and ripe fruits. A bit soapy. Has a light alcohol bite and a tad of a harsh note. Is medium bodied. Has some caramel and fruits in the end. Sweet and syrupy. Nice without standing out compared to other barley wines I’ve tried.


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