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RATINGS: 1504   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMR (355) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
Really loved this one. An aroma of chocolate and caramel and it is a very creamy beer. I was highly pleased to try this and hope to drink it on many more occasions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamedra (578) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2013
Láhev 355 ml. Příjemné aroma švestek, vlašských ořechů a sladu s doprovodem alkoholu, tato kombinace velmi připomíná sladké švestkové víno s ořechovicí. Pěna je nízká zlatohnědá, jemná na rtech sametová bohužel rychle mizící barva piva je měděná až tmavě hnědá proti světlu jsou znát odstíny tmavě ametystové. Chuť piva je nasládlá, vzdáleně připomíná švestkové víno je doprovázené ořechovou hořkostí a alkoholem. Velmi zajímavá kombinace chutí a vůně. Musím přiznat že je dobře pitelné oproti třeba Anochor Old Fogrhorn který je spíše vhodný k pomalejšímu a klidnému vychutnávání.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2002
i had a hard time getting this stuff but it was well worth it the flavor is almost chocolatey smooth taste and finish.i might try rockinout’s idea and age some see if it gets better

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlightner (2) - USA - AUG 19, 2004 does not count
Rather complex beer - taste the chocoate and roasty carmel flavors. A bit on the sweet side. Color is rich amber; the presences of the malt is definitely in the aroma. For a higher percentage ale, this alcohol does not overpower the flavor and richness of this beer. Definitely would recommend this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2004
Rich mahognay color with off white head. Chocolate covered cherry nose with pillowy malt aromas. Heavy mouthfeel with richness till the end which is long in coming. Chocolate, malt, tootsie roll, and some fruit all mingle. A nice brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3042) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2006
(Bottle, thanks to Thaichile) Pours hazy brown/green. Smell: buttery fugge, dried fruits. Hazelnut. Vanilla. Nougat. Almond paste. Taste: fiery. Peppery. Fudge, dried fruits. Plums. Alcohol. Over-ripe pears. Well balanced. The best I have tried from flying dog.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abb73 (27) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Wow, a very gracious friend gave me a 2001 vintaged bottle. Aromas of molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, and black licorice. And my wife said the smell reminded her of Maggi Sauce, but I wouldn’t know. Poured a muddy-brown with no head. Flavors of creamy dark chocolate dominate with a very soft carbonation. I cound feel the alcohol burn in my stomach, but none going down. Enjoyed it with my wife and a bowl of fresh black cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3572) - Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Aroma is rich and has hints of licorice, orange and chocolate; it lacks the alcohol nip that I have gotten from most barley wines. Color is a clear mahogany with a fairly thick and persistent yellowish-beige head. Flavor is mainly malty and has ribbons of burnt caramel, unsweetened chocolate and hops; alcohol bite is not very noticeable, which is a plus. Texture is very smooth, and aftertaste has equal amounts of sweetness and hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Horn dog pours a nice dark golden brown with a small fading head and that’s a-ok! Nose is of caramel, slight chocolate, and a faint citrus. flavor is very smooth, and it seems as though the hops really want to come thru. Think toasted caramel,light nut,married with a hint of dark chocolate. Nice and full bodied with a long finish. Great now & i can only imagine better with age!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Horn Dog.....out of bottle...A really nice barley wine! nice purple/red color Nice example of a barley wine...sweet tasting, great color and a powerful 20 proof...keep up the good work flying dog!

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