RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - OCT 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 07F - Popped the top on this bottle and got a dark amber, roasted malty brown pour with minimal off-white colored head, leaving lingering tan lacings on the glass that linger for long after the glass has been emptied. Heavy aroma of malted flowery hoppiness, but easy on the bitterness that would be expected with such a strong brew (with 10.2% ALC/VOL). Initial flavor of sweet wine, but dimimishes with the slight bitter hoppy-fruity finish. This one is much more palatable than the smoky, oak-aged brews I’ve recently sampled and will keep a few of these around for future sampling!
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 chewy mouth feel, very malty, very rich brown color, powerful aroma of malts and fruit not near as bitter as i thought it would be. Surprisingly smooth.
pushkinwow (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, 2005. Pours a hazy and cloudy red/brown with a slight tan head that dissolves into light lacing. Amazing aroma of sweet yeast, raisin/prune, cinnamon, caramel and muted alcohol. Full bodied complex creamy mouthfeel, sweet prune slight bitterness on the palate, finish just keeps on going, sweetness fades to some hops/bitterness. Perhaps rating a 2005 bottle as the first horn dog isn’t fair but its an incredible aged barleywine - never really had it fresh but with 5+ years on it this is one of the best beers I have ever had.
MMR (553) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Jamedra (699) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
mlightner (2) - USA - AUG 19, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Cybercat (4082) - Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!