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RATINGS: 989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Doggie Claws has a deep copper color and an intense hop character. I use Simcoe and Amarillo hops along with Organic Pilsner malt, British crystal and dark wild flower honey collected on Mt. Hood. The beer is ready to drink now but will improve with age. Happy Holidays from the curs at Hair of the Dog. - Alan Sprints, Brewmaster

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3.6
Mark_Eck (1949) - - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours a brownish color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, sweet caramel, and some bitter hops.

4
vulcanmeister (272) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Pour at 2016 Eastern Oregon Beer Festival. Aroma roasty and malty, notes of raisins and carmel sweetness, medium mouth feel. Slightly hazy reddish brown with small head. Very smooth richness. Slighty citrusy bitter finish with linger brown sugar and a glow of warming alcohol. Nice!

4
monk191 (1980) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2016
A fantastic barleywine. Pours a beautiful bright Amber with a thick white head. Smells of strawberry And honey. Taste is thick, with strawberry and vanilla and honey with a very smooth, sweet finish. Had on tap at the brewery.

3.8
AndySnow (7633) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Omnipollos hatt, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Hops, malt, floral, caramel, alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, sweet malt, fruit, hops, some fruit, alcohol.

3.8
ippopotamo36 (2383) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
At the HofD brewery in Portland-USA. On tap. Dark bright caramel, cloudy with little off-white head. Nose: eucalyptus, violet flowers. Mouth: dry, clean, more eucalyptus and a bitter frizzy overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
pictoman (1129) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
Poured from the tap. Orangey brown with off-white head. Caramel malt, light stone fruit, mild hops. Full body.

4.1
ansalon (3846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Pours murky brown with some reddish notes a low off white head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, plums, raisins, toffee. Taste is quite sweet with prominent roasted notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

3.9
kryon (3554) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Pours murky rosehip with minimal head Aromas of dried fruits, wood, cherries, loads of caramel, hints of salmiak Taste has burned caramel, dried fruits, wooden, very malty , sweet fruits from hops Medium to full body, low carbonation, medium sweet, low bitterness

4.1
bergstaden (2984) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2016
Thank you GT2 for the bottle - Hazy dark golden - Sweet malt aroma with some alcohol - Sweet malt body with some hints of dark fruts with some alcohol heat in the back - The malt and alcohol heat goes into the finish - This was good

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valpoaj (744) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Rating #700 (wonder how many beers I’ve actually tried, yet only rated 700)...pulled one out of the cellar for this moment - 2006 (yes) vintage - pours a beautiful deep garnet with no head and near-zero carbonation. Aroma is candied fruit, booze, caramelized malt, more alcohol, raisin, brown sugars - complex and pleasant, though quite boozy! Flavor is nice as well - dark fruit at the forefront turns into a mix of brown sugar, alcohol, and red wine. Sweet throughout, I’m a bit surprised that 10 years hasn’t toned down the alcohol just a bit. Oily and slick on the palate - the lack of carbonation isn’t a detractor. No hints of oxidization thankfully. Enjoyable - now I need to have it fresh - guess I’ll have to head to Portland in 2016!


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