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Tighthead Old Kaya Dog
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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An American Barleywine with hints of light fruit and alcohol warmth. Brewed with American Hops and Ale yeast, this is a beer that is not to be taken lightly! We hope you enjoy Old Kaya Dog as much as we do!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Sampler at Standard market. Only my second Tighthead beer in how many years? Well, this is worth the wait. Deceptively pale brown color, like an English BA or a Bigfoot. Thin but dogged layer of fizz on top. malty, nearly syrupy smell, with alcohol acknowledged. Taste is very full of malt, the toasty caramel Crystal kind. But it also has a big load of fresh hop bitterness. The alcohol starts to hit me after the third sip or so. Bitterness makes it more like an Imperial IPA, but them most of my barley wines are aged, not fresh from the tap. Shows a bit of autolyzed yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at GTMW. Poured cloudy peach with a dense, off-white head. The aroma was very sweet with vinous and fruity notes leading.. some tea accents. The flavor found fruity meat and caramel paired with rich bread and biscuity malts at the core.. peppery spicage around and through the finish.. it kind of lacked direction. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. spicy and warm at the end.. solid feel/flow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pouring at GTMW 2012 Orangish pour tall dense off white head. Aroma of graham crackers light pine and a touch of grapefruit. Average palate. Flavor chases the nose a bit more grapefruit and graham cracker quite sweet. Good and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2012
On tap at the brewpub extending my other brotherís 40th. Pours orange reddish with nice lacing. Aroma has fresh overripe fruit, some malt, some alcohol. Nice multi-layered smell. Taste is of super sweet overripe fruit and alcohol. Finishes sweet. Very representative barleywine.


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