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RATINGS: 969   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Doggie Claws has a deep copper color and an intense hop character. I use Simcoe and Amarillo hops along with Organic Pilsner malt, British crystal and dark wild flower honey collected on Mt. Hood. The beer is ready to drink now but will improve with age. Happy Holidays from the curs at Hair of the Dog. - Alan Sprints, Brewmaster

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1012) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Tap at brewery. 12oz tulip. Cloudy caramel color with thick white head and excellent lacing. Alcohol and sweet nose. Sugar and tart, long lasting punch. Prune and dark fruit. Some funk. Plenty of alcohol. Medium body. Intense and delicious. Glad I dug my claws into this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2458) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Oranje koper bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, tropisch fruit, pruimen, misschien peer. Smaakt heftig pruimen (denk ik) , rood fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7235) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Some thick caramelized malt and slight citrus. Pours hazy brown with ok head. Some tang and sweetness. Bottle shared at tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2249) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. 2015 vintage. Aroma is toffee, caramel, molasses, woody, lots of fruity esters--dark fruits, raspberry, lemon, raisin--woodsy hops, earth, alcohol, funk. Headless pour and a murky brown-orange hue with quite a bit of sediment floating around. Taste is bittersweet, savory, sherry-like, licorice, along with most of those aroma deScriptors. Carbonation is very low, texture is bordering on syrupy. Complex and soul-warming wintertime brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1104) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2015
12oz bottle - 2014 vintage - pours a murky amber with almost no head . Aromas of molasses and dried fruit . Mostly sweet with hints of raisins and and mild bitter finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Another aged brew from Gene aka Travler. I love Barleywines. I love the aggressively hopped ones even more. That’s why I was concerned that the 3 years of aging that this bottle had undergone would be a detriment. I need not have worried. Doggie Claws still had plenty of resinous bitterness. There was a nice caramel malt backbone in place, but the hops were still dank with pine and grapefruit zest. I’d love to compare this to a fresh batch but it was a great comfort to me that this brew managed to retain its hoppiness after so much time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1566) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2015
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr") A- Hoppy, pine, caramel. A- Copper color, hazy liquid, off white head. T- Pine, bitter, malty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- I feel like I wasn’t as enthused as I should have been after having my first HotD. Definitely more of a DIPA than a barleywine for me. Bottle was a 2012 so 3 years old and it was still a bitter bomb. It was alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Malt and mineral smell and taste. Not really impressed by this. Medium body, low carbonation, and mild foam.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2009 Vintage at Toronado SD, exceptionally well-preserved. American BW as hell. Somehow it’s still got an edge of piney hoppiness, and the sweetness from the honey is a bit much for me. I can respect why someone would love this beer, but to me it’s not nearly as compelling as a good bottle of Adam or even Fred.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2015
On tap at HotD. Some people would call this a dipa, aside from the color which is normal bw color. However, that’s more about them failing to make a real dipa. This is a true west coast American BW. A little bit of date and booze in there in a nice way. Firmly bitter and hoppy all the way through.

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