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RATINGS: 1541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big malty flavors, including licorice and chocolate, are balanced with a moderate hop profile. Brewed with copious amounts of prized malts and flaked oats, the Barley Wine is so strong that it has to be aged for several months before we can bottle it. Like a fine wine, it will continue to improve with age up to 2 years after bottling (If kept cool).

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSAP (724) - - FEB 16, 2013
Kruidig kaneel, koffie, drop en overrijp fruit in aroma. Smaak is iets minder complex, maar spreekt wel aan door mede zijn olieachtige structuur, en wat tiramisu en expresso nasmaak. Geen kraag. Fijn, maar niet verassend.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14035) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Bottled, 355ml aged 3yrs from S.H.Jones in Banbury, Oxon (when it was still open). Ruby to brown with off white head. If this were a wine I would class it as a dessert wine as it is sugary sweet more Muscato than Bordeaux. The sweetness lingers along with an apricot, alcohol note, warming, reasonably smooth. Unlike a wine I didnt spit as it is worth persevering with giving a glow on a chilly March evening. Went well with fried eggs, tomatos and potato if you are inclined.Reasonable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (939) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Dark tobacco brown with thin tan head. Brown sugar aroma. Heavy toffee molasses flavor and mouthfeel. Musty boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7621) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle from my stash shared at LKS Towers. As Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine, around 4-5 years aged. Ruby red, maybe amber, translucent, foamy off-white head. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Pretty simple syrupy nose. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste follows honey, toffee, very rich and sweet, the booze in the finish cuts through the sweetness a little. Decent overall. (3.3)

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13766) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle, bbf 2014 thanks to Dirty D. It pours deep red - brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is rich, very sweet, brown bread, sticky dried fruits, fruit cake, booze, brandy, toffee and brown sugar. The taste is slick, sweet, sticky, toffee, brown bread, fruit cake, spicy, booze, brandy, christmas cake, toasty brown sugar, and wood with a dry, earthy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth - feel. Sweet, yes, but actually not too bad. Decent for style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10860) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 29/12/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A ruby red brown coloured pour with a a loose off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet brown sugars, toffee, cinnamon, apple. Flavour is composed of sweet, brown sugars, cakey malts, Toffee, apple, . Palate is sticky sweet, moderate carbonation, . Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexmate (138) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Chestnut brown colour, thin head, some lacing. Nose: fruits, brown sugar, roasted malts and liquorice. Taste is of: plums, liquorice, treacle, roasted malts and wheat\yeast. Price Paid: 2.00 clearance. Definite wine vibes from this one a decent ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1608) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottled. 2015 vintage. Pours murky brown chestnut color. White tan head. Aroma is fig, dark fruit, plum, raisin, some boozy notes, sugar, caramel, bready. Flavor is fig, plum, dark fruit, molasses, bready, full bodied, sugar sweetness, some mild bitter hop notes in the finish. Very English style, sort of has some Belgian notes in that theres dark fruit and sugar sweetness. Not too Barleywine-ish for me, maybe more English strong ale quality? Hard to say where Id place this. Id say Barleywine is fair enough. Decent, not my favorite Barleywine (a bit sweet) but still quite good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
javiercrasher (430) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2016
Impresionante aspecto. Espuma beige, densa y duradera. Fruta madura y barrica de vino en nariz. Buen cuerpo. En boca acaramelada, licorosa, equilibrada y llena de matices. Dulce, sin presencia de los 10 grados. Ha evolucionado muy bien durante la guarda. De las mejores barley wine que he probado. @Botella. BB 2015/01/09

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (886) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Horn dog pours a deep, murky root beer brown body that has many small floaters, the thin tan cap didnt leave hardly any lace. Aromas of dark sweet fruits like fig, plum, cherries and alcohol all showing up. Flavors of malts, bread, with slight fruit hints showing up, it was very sweet with an alcohol finish. Although it did have many flavors none stayed too long (no aftertaste), it wasnt as big or complex as other barleywines but that in itself isnt a bad thing. This might be a good starter for folks trying this style for the first time. Overall i thought it was pretty good and worth a try, but i probably wont get it again. Originally rated on 11/25/08.


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