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RATINGS: 1542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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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4.4
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Pours dark brown with little head, with little aroma to it. Taste is thick and smooth with raisin and caramel flavors. Drink this if you like a dense barley wine that is smooth without completely assaulting your palate.

4.4
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Vintage 07F - Popped the top on this bottle and got a dark amber, roasted malty brown pour with minimal off-white colored head, leaving lingering tan lacings on the glass that linger for long after the glass has been emptied. Heavy aroma of malted flowery hoppiness, but easy on the bitterness that would be expected with such a strong brew (with 10.2% ALC/VOL). Initial flavor of sweet wine, but dimimishes with the slight bitter hoppy-fruity finish. This one is much more palatable than the smoky, oak-aged brews I’ve recently sampled and will keep a few of these around for future sampling!

4.4
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 chewy mouth feel, very malty, very rich brown color, powerful aroma of malts and fruit not near as bitter as i thought it would be. Surprisingly smooth.

4.4
pushkinwow (2781) - Ottawa, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
12 oz bottle, 2005. Pours a hazy and cloudy red/brown with a slight tan head that dissolves into light lacing. Amazing aroma of sweet yeast, raisin/prune, cinnamon, caramel and muted alcohol. Full bodied complex creamy mouthfeel, sweet prune slight bitterness on the palate, finish just keeps on going, sweetness fades to some hops/bitterness. Perhaps rating a 2005 bottle as the first horn dog isn’t fair but its an incredible aged barleywine - never really had it fresh but with 5+ years on it this is one of the best beers I have ever had.

4.4
MMR (752) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
Really loved this one. An aroma of chocolate and caramel and it is a very creamy beer. I was highly pleased to try this and hope to drink it on many more occasions.

4.4
Jamedra (754) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2013
Láhev 355 ml. Příjemné aroma švestek, vlašských ořechů a sladu s doprovodem alkoholu, tato kombinace velmi připomíná sladké švestkové víno s ořechovicí. Pěna je nízká zlatohnědá, jemná na rtech sametová bohužel rychle mizící barva piva je měděná až tmavě hnědá proti světlu jsou znát odstíny tmavě ametystové. Chuť piva je nasládlá, vzdáleně připomíná švestkové víno je doprovázené ořechovou hořkostí a alkoholem. Velmi zajímavá kombinace chutí a vůně. Musím přiznat že je dobře pitelné oproti třeba Anochor Old Fogrhorn který je spíše vhodný k pomalejšímu a klidnému vychutnávání.

4.4
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle - Light brown colour, large foamy beige head with excellent retention and lacing. Sweet malty aroma with toffee, dried plum, dates, hints of honey and raisins. Taste of dried red fruits, raisins, honey and rich grainy maltiness. Nice fruity hops, decent lingering bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture, complex and rich maltiness. Highly recommended american style barley wine.

4.3
Cybercat (5741) - Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Aroma is rich and has hints of licorice, orange and chocolate; it lacks the alcohol nip that I have gotten from most barley wines. Color is a clear mahogany with a fairly thick and persistent yellowish-beige head. Flavor is mainly malty and has ribbons of burnt caramel, unsweetened chocolate and hops; alcohol bite is not very noticeable, which is a plus. Texture is very smooth, and aftertaste has equal amounts of sweetness and hoppy bitterness.

4.3
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Horn dog pours a nice dark golden brown with a small fading head and that’s a-ok! Nose is of caramel, slight chocolate, and a faint citrus. flavor is very smooth, and it seems as though the hops really want to come thru. Think toasted caramel,light nut,married with a hint of dark chocolate. Nice and full bodied with a long finish. Great now & i can only imagine better with age!

4.3
dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Horn Dog.....out of bottle...A really nice barley wine! nice purple/red color Nice example of a barley wine...sweet tasting, great color and a powerful 20 proof...keep up the good work flying dog!


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