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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3877) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Year-old, 12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours hazy amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of toffee, caramel, and nutty malts, some floral hops, light dough, and light alcohol. Flavor the same with a very strong malt character and a good balance of everything. Smooth to thicker texture. A good barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (86) - Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2013 doggie claws. Bottle was perfectly carbonated and poured a burnt amber color with lots of sediment. Nice quarter inch of white head that stayed for awhile. Taste is as the smell with caramel and toffee slight fig. Wonderful beer and one that seems like it could stand the test of time. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (905) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a a muddy brown with no head. The aroma is very hoppy and the taste is of fig and a sweet after taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a murky reddish brown with a thin head. Nose of grassy hops and some caramel. Flavors of citrus, mostly lemon, and some butterscotch notes. Very light carbonation. Short bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a deep chestnut brown color with two fingers of khaki foam. The nose is heavy on the bunrt honey, earthy hops, raisin, fig and toffee. Palate follows with a big chewy mouthfeel lots of layered flavors; sweet burnt sugar, wildflower honey, citrus, raisin, leather, popcorn... nice bitter edge on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (829) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass From: Whole Foods in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif. Price: $6.99 Purchased: Jan. 4, 2014 Consumed: Jan. 10, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a brown murky color with about one finger of tan head that dissipated almost immediately. Seemed to be a lot of sediment at the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the tops of the glass. Smelled a potent mix of hops and malts from the get-go. Got sugary caramel malts, brown sugar, Werther’s candy, toffee, honey, Amarillo hops (I think), earthy hops, grass hops and some type of liquor. Tasted so damn smooth from the get-go, really the opposite of what I was expecting. Got Werther’s candy, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, honey, butterscotch and buttery malts. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. Alcohol was well hidden. Best part of the beer by far. Nowhere as good as I hoped it would be, especially considering the $6.99 price tag on a 12-oz. bottle. Very smooth and a nice sipping beer though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (701) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
This rating is for a new bottle (2012 drank 1/20/13). Pours looking like maple syrup with depth and a little haze and no head. Aroma is white raisins, prunes, toffee, baking spices, heavy oxidation. Flavor wood, pepper, earth, oxidization, booze. Feel is quite tight and dry. This could go for years before the flavor is ready. But the aroma is heaven.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1210) - Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2009 vintage. Rated 1/10/14. Pours unclear, dark orange amber. Small creamy/soapy tan head, slightly lasting. Malty, caramel, Dark sugary, honey, faint hoppiness/pine, some overripe fruit, hint of pleasant alcohol, touch of spice. Full body. Soft, touch oily, syrupy, creamy... beautiful. Very sweet. Delicious sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (617) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On draught at hair of dog - 2013 - pours a dark cloudy copper with medium thick head. Nose is of malt, hop, and grass. Taste is very complex blend of sweet malt, honey balanced with hops and pine. Nice and warming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters displaying a mahogany color, with a modest layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and light lacing. The nose was esters, honey sweetness, caramel, a hint of lemon meringue or zest scent, and a wisp of sea salt? Medium+ bodied with soft carbonation, moderate but muted hop bitterness, a silky smoothness to the mouthfeel, esters that were more of a dark fruit variety, and definite alcohol presence, without the booziness. Nice complexities throughout.

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