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RATINGS: 1025   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English Strong Ale with a malty taste, unique and different, a true Flying Dog original.

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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/17/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color with a good amount of clarity. While the offwhite colored head has a nice texture, it quickly fades into a very thin collar - and isn’t impressive to start with at less than one finger. The body is pretty beautiful, at least. S: Has a definite graham cracker and chocolate vibe to the aroma. When given the chance to warm up, it develops a prune-like character to it. There isn’t much in the way of spicing other than a touch of cinnamon. T: I’m surprised how bitter this is. There is almost no sweetness to the caramel and toasted malts - if there is, I sure as shit don’t notice it. Normally, this is a good thing for me. But this bitterness works against everything else, ruining both the balance and potential subtleties the spicing could have provided. After a while of warming up, some Centennial hops seem to make an appearance after the midtaste, almost as if it’s trying (and failing) to ape SN Celebration in a manner. Not horrible, but everything just seems out of whack, and without any distinctness to any of the flavor notes. M: The finish is dry and astringent. The problem is, it’s not in a balanced manner, increasing the harshness of it. Even worse is the general chalkiness of the feel, which I’m no fan of either. All it does is make the texture feel thicker without really feeling substantial. O: ST’s 2XMAS planted a seed of doubt toward my general dislike of winter warmers. Even if it’s not a great example of the style, this makes me remember why I don’t really care for the typical winter warmer. It feels off for some reason.


4
Kittenbieer (197) - LYON, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre "Mille et une bières",belle robe brune aux reflets rubis surmontée d’une mousse crème assez persistante avec une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous amène sur une complexité d’arômes très bien mélangés:chocolat et épices...La bouche est à l’image du nez avec des notes herbacées et une bonne amertume qui reste en finale.Une bière très originale,pas exceptionnelle mais très plaisante à boire,hiver comme été!

4
appiantiqua (197) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre "Mille et une bières". Température de début 8 à 9°. Robe brun rubis surmontée d’une abondante et persistante mousse de couleur ivoire; bonne carbonatation. Nez avec une palette aromatique d’une grande richesse : malts, chocolat, vanille et houblons. Le goût apporte des saveurs de cacao et des notes piquantes avec douceur et amertume qui s’opposent plus qu’elles ne s’équilibrent; l’ensemble est original et même un peu déroutant mais fonctionne vraiment bien. L’alcool ne passe pas inaperçu et donne une plaisante sensation chaleureuse. L’arrière bouche de longueur conséquente rappelle les malts et est dominée par la douceur ainsi qu’une touche herbacée. Une très bonne bière aussi singulière qu’un chien volant !!!

3.5
cervmagpt (837) - PORTUGAL - JUN 8, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 30C). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch unknown (BBF 12.10.17). AROMA: medium-high and predominant cardamom aroma with a slight cocoa note on the backgroud. APPEARANCE: very dark amber color and clear with ruby body. medium beiuge head with good retention. lace formation. TASTE: medium predominant cardamom flavor, with a a medium-low roasted malt presence. medium to medium-low bitterness. finished almost dry and slightly bitter. PALATE: medium body with meidum carbonation. OVERALL: a nice winter ale where only the cardamom is perceptible.

3.6
vinivini (2426) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 7, 2017
Hazy ruby red to brown. Moderate off-white head. Good lacing. Loads of cinnamon, raisins, caramel. Light to medium body. Medium dry taste. Caramel malts. Some chocolate. Light bitter and spicy finish.

3.4
Nonshaugen (613) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
33 cl, bottle conditioned, BB Oct 12th 2017. Reddish dark brown, very thin head, nice level of carbonation, almost clear. Aroma is spicy, with some licorice notes. Mouthfeel is quite thick and dense, well carbonated and long lasting. Flavour follows the aroma somehow, nice cardemom spice, but more vanilla an cocoa coming through, and not so much licorice. And I like that.

3
SeniorZozo (1862) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2017
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Hoppy_Luke (1891) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Wypite przed kilkoma laty, nie jest już produkowane… Ocena przepisana z notatek.

3.1
planky84 (3263) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Pours brown with a beige head. Nose of licorice, cinnamon, black pepper, caramel, toffee. Flavours of cola, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom (or anything else beginning with ’c’!). Not bad.

3.4
fombe89 (3465) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2017
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 26/02/17 Color marron oscuro, espuma beige, sapor espaciado, caramelo dulce.

3
The_Osprey (7996) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks Fergus! As ’Flying Dog K-9’. Dark amber orange, translucent with a foamy tan head. Aroma is very weird – burnt pizza, seared tomatoes, tomato crisps, spiced breadstick, cheesestick, cardboard. An interesting sniff experience. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, dark chocolate and soil, quite dry into the finish. Points for being interesting! (3.0)


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