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RATINGS: 1530   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (1153) - Delaware, USA - FEB 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2016 Really liked this one. Complex in taste.. different than you average American barley wine -- I think it was the licorice. Re-rate in 2016, definitely more licorice than I remember.


3.9
Bill Becker (1910) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From Apr 2007

This one pours from 12oz bottle a clear dark brown with reddish hues and a very small head of foam. The foam doesn't really shrink much from the pouring and there's some good sticky lacing there. Gorgeous looking brew to say the least.

The smell has a lot of caramel malt and fruit to it. I note plum and cherry for the fruit.

The taste on first sip is just like the nose. Big notes of plum and caramel malt with some cherry tartness that is especially noticeable when I swish the beer in my mouth. Quite complex and very flavourful.

Further sips in and the alcohol is starting to make its presence known but not overly so....the malt and fruit of this BWSA just won't let anything get in the way of their domination. This may be the fruitiest example of the style I've ever tasted and for me, that's not a bad thing at all.

Further sips in makes me glad I picked up a 4pack of this at Wilbur's in Ft Collins yesterday and...the price was darned reasonable at only $6.99!! I think the value for the money is really top notch. Well done, Flying Dog!

Bottom line: An excellent sipping BWSA that I have no qualms in recommending. See some, get some.

3.6
Nische (2565) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2017
2007 Vintage. Pours copper with almost no head. Sweetish bourbon and oak with vanilla, toffee and brown sugar. Just a little bit of oxidation, this has aged pretty beautifully. Full, round, vanilla finish. Very nice for this age, I thought it would be a drain pour.

3.6
jrodooo5 (1725) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Pours a pretty copper w/ a tan head & plenty of lacing. The aroma is mostly malt w/ some booziness. The body is stunningly light for 10+%. The flavors of bourbon, oak, & malt really stand out. It has some caramel & slight bitterness in the finish. Complex, tasty, & overall a very nice offering!

3.4
imdownthepub (15395) - 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 didn’t spit as it is worth persevering with giving a glow on a chilly March evening. Went well with fried eggs, tomato’s and potato if you are inclined.Reasonable.

3.6
Maxbier (1000) - 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
The_Osprey (9343) - 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
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.5
Scopey (15879) - 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
mR_fr0g (13657) - 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
alexmate (294) - 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.


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