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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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2005
bottle thanks to kramer17801 for this one. this is damn delicious. pours a dark red with little head. reminds me so much of old foghorn with a kick. caramel malts. hops barley and a light fruity taste. this is damn good. very very good i love this beer. i wish i had another. thank you kramer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2005
2004 bottle courtesy of my main man Wohlfs. Pours medium brown with a huge light beige head, that lasts the whole beer. Big roasted malt, burnt grain aroma up front. Some fruity hops in the background. Piney/citrus hop kick grabs hold right off the bat in flavor, gives way to a nice mollasses and caramel/residuel sugar flavor through the middle. Full bodied, syrup mouthfeel. As it warms aroma gets a warming/alcohol bite to it. Very "hot" still, needs some age. Still very good right now.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle 2004 vintage. Pours a reddish brown with a thin head and not much carbonation. Smells like dried fruit, caramel, hops, malts, and cherry. The flavor was fairly hoppy with a nice warming feel to it - plenty of fruit and sugary notes. I’d like to try it again after it’s aged a bit longer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Pours copper-brown with a big beige head. Aromas of caramel malt and citrusy hops and a little bit of wood. Excellent balance of malt and hops and nice and thick on the palate. Excellent barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Poured copper with a nice tan head. Very nice looking beer with good lacing. Aroma has caramel, mollases, cherry, apple and vanilla. Oak and vanilla are certainly in the taste along with apple and bourbon. The alcohol is hidden very well. This is a good Barley Wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
Couleur rougeâtre tirant vers le brun, mousse brune pale plutôt diminuante. Arômes d’alcool, d’anis, de vanille, de levure, de bois et de pétrole. Puissantes flaveurs d’alcool, de bois et de houblon amérisant, témoignant pleinement de l’énorme présence alcoolique. Carbonatation piquante, texture huileuse.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Pours a deep mahogany color with a sticky tan head. Aroma is malty with flowers. Flavors are molasses, cherry pie, carmel, smoked peat, and alcohol with a surprising bubble gum-like hop finish. Somewhat bready and syrupy. Very wll made.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 (From bottles and on tap at Siboire, in Sherbrooke):

The Lure:
Darker coloured than the 2002. Earthy yeast dries up the many berries and candied figs. Wood is evoked, rendering sagacity to the surrounding elements.

The Festivities:
Citrusy hops flourish through the big bubbles and strong carbonation. Wood gets along with the burrowing alcohol, and caramelized malt sweetness balances out the salient resinous finish.

Transcendence:
A magnificently disshevelled Christmas tree.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color, a light tan foamy head. Nose is quite bitter and hoppy, unexepected, with some light yeast and dough notes. Taste is hopps up front with a good amount of yeast, bread, dough, and malt mixed very well. Balance in your mouth is very well done. Has the here comes the bitterness just kidding mouth full of bread attitude. I liked it alot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2005
I like the simple elegance of HoTD labels, but this un was even more purty. It be all glittersome and whatnot. Gawd dog, an it have a head as big as that yar bulldawg and it takes a holt uh yer tongue and don’t let go fer a while. No need to be alarmt on acount uh this yar dawg is powerful gentle. It has a sweet side, ya see and that’s what makes playing so much fun.


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