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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, - MAR 25, 2009
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2016
A fantastic barleywine. Pours a beautiful bright Amber with a thick white head. Smells of strawberry And honey. Taste is thick, with strawberry and vanilla and honey with a very smooth, sweet finish. Had on tap at the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6378) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Omnipollos hatt, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Hops, malt, floral, caramel, alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, sweet malt, fruit, hops, some fruit, alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
At the HofD brewery in Portland-USA. On tap. Dark bright caramel, cloudy with little off-white head. Nose: eucalyptus, violet flowers. Mouth: dry, clean, more eucalyptus and a bitter frizzy overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (883) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
Poured from the tap. Orangey brown with off-white head. Caramel malt, light stone fruit, mild hops. Full body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Pours murky brown with some reddish notes a low off white head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, plums, raisins, toffee. Taste is quite sweet with prominent roasted notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2527) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Pours murky rosehip with minimal head Aromas of dried fruits, wood, cherries, loads of caramel, hints of salmiak Taste has burned caramel, dried fruits, wooden, very malty , sweet fruits from hops Medium to full body, low carbonation, medium sweet, low bitterness

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bergstaden (2204) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2016
Thank you GT2 for the bottle - Hazy dark golden - Sweet malt aroma with some alcohol - Sweet malt body with some hints of dark fruts with some alcohol heat in the back - The malt and alcohol heat goes into the finish - This was good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (710) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Rating #700 (wonder how many beers Iíve actually tried, yet only rated 700)...pulled one out of the cellar for this moment - 2006 (yes) vintage - pours a beautiful deep garnet with no head and near-zero carbonation. Aroma is candied fruit, booze, caramelized malt, more alcohol, raisin, brown sugars - complex and pleasant, though quite boozy! Flavor is nice as well - dark fruit at the forefront turns into a mix of brown sugar, alcohol, and red wine. Sweet throughout, Iím a bit surprised that 10 years hasnít toned down the alcohol just a bit. Oily and slick on the palate - the lack of carbonation isnít a detractor. No hints of oxidization thankfully. Enjoyable - now I need to have it fresh - guess Iíll have to head to Portland in 2016!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2611) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Draft at Brouwers, as part of the leftover Hard Liver festival. 2014 vintage I canít believe that Iím in year 3 of rating, and this is my first experience of this beer. Dark amber pour with a foam ring head. Boozy caramel aroma. Flavor is boozy, bready, raisin, slight bran. Lingering booze, but hardly effects the drinkability. Solid barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1000) - 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.


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