alafito (334) - tijuana, - MAR 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is by far the best Barley Wine out there. Zero soapiness and no flowery scents. Most BW are cough syrupy. This is a more hopped up version and the sweetness comes in the form of brown sugar and thick malts. The hops are not bittering but definetly present. A bit on the sweet side but its a great desert beer.
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 & 2014 bottles poured into a snifter..amber/brown with a thin off white head..aroma of caramel,spices,lemon..sharp taste with toffee,honey,dark fruit notes.expected much better.
Marheb (2499) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cuvée 2014): Un liquide qui n’est pas gâté par la nature, seulement sa mère le trouve beau. L’arôme est décente, fruits séchés, mélasse, bois brûlé, fumé, une bonne dose de chaleur et de cayenne. En bouche ça goûte un peu trop jeune, presqu’aucune trace de madérisation, juste la présence de petits fruits et de houblons affaissés. Le corps est dénudé, l’effervescence est absente, très difficile de poursuivre.
furthur (278) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sampler at brewery. Cloudy deep Amber, good head and lace. Aroma malt and faint fruit. Taste is sweet and spicy and fruity. Opens with sweet apple and apricot, ranging to banana and raisin its some clove spice. Palate is rich, carbonation moderate, perhaps a touch sharp
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during (mostly) Hair of the Dog beers tasting. Many thanks again Jef!
APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: alcohol, fruity, oak, nice.
TASTE: alcohol, fruity.
cobaink2 (123) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2012. Maybe I had a bad bottle. Almost zero carbonation. Burnt brown sugar, licorice and maybe candy cane. It was a little underwhelming as those notes are defiantly muted.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I picked up a bottle of this at Whole Foods on NE Sandy in Portland, Oregon. First off, the label: I like the dark green color and the festiveness of it. Very nice-a. I should also mention this is the 2014 vintage. I poured it into my Ommegang tulip glass. Dark cloudy brown with no head on it after a minute or so. The aroma is sweet and malty. The beer in my mouth is velvety, with almost no carbonation, and sweet with a growing bitterness that sits quietly in the background doing it’s own thing, not bothering anyone or being out-of-line. It’s just there hanging out in its own flavorful way. Overall, an excellent beer (barley wine).
Thisis12ptfont (887) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of old butter, skunky malts, rotten milk, expired caramel and rotten eggs. Big murky brown appearance with a tan thin foam and small lace. Extremely strange milky, creamy caramel and expired whip cream overtones. Strange, old caramel, butter and nut overtones. Overall, Hair of The Dog products have all been absolutely dreadful to me. Something about their yeast component ruins their beers. D rating.
trapped (941) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with large spongy beige head, prominent cloves and hops aroma, low carbonation, oak flavored toasted malt taste with alcohol undertones, long finish. Great brew!
Danyel (1132) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours hazy brown with orange hues and off-white head. Aroma of figs, prunes, lots of grain, brown sugar. Taste is sweet, low carbonation, med to full bodied. Overall, very tasty.
Beardaxe (283) - - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma of feet and biscuits. Surprisingly lively carb for a two year old beer. Plenty of washed out hop bitterness and typical barleywine malts. Tiny bit of heat in the finish. Nice complexity. Lighter than I expected. Golden color.