RATINGS: 988   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, - MAR 25, 2009
Wow this is by far the best Barley Wine out there. Zero soapiness and no flowery scents. Most BW are cough syrupy. This is a more hopped up version and the sweetness comes in the form of brown sugar and thick malts. The hops are not bittering but definetly present. A bit on the sweet side but its a great desert beer.

beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
355ml bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle shared with George on Greenpoint campground. Hazy amber, tan head. Aroma is caramel, slightly bready, malty. Same taste. Quite good. Typical HoTD beer.

nutjes (949) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2017
Van het vat in Gainsbar te Kortrijk. U: Troebel koperkleurig met een gebroken witte schuimkring. G: Karamel, toffee, harsig en licht kruidig. S: Karamelzoet met een stevige hopbitterheid. Ook wat harsigheid en kruidigheid. Wat alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met lichte carbonatie.

dnstone (3414) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Pours an amber with an amber Malta aroma. Pours a copper golden color. E. 5985 Polaris ave Las Vegas, NV 89118

gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
On draft at the source pours clear amber brown with a thin white head that dissipates. Cardboard, caramel, slight nutmeg notes.

Tide (3895) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2017
Draught at Hair of the Dog. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, resin, hops, pine, dried fruits, a bit of wood and malts. Bitter finish with grapefruit, resin, hops, pine, dried fruits and a bit of alcohol. Excellent barley wine.

argeru (94) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2017
2013 bottle, at Engine House 9. Deep amber bronze, creamy tan head. Huge nose full of robust hop, roasted malt, and honey...lots of honey. After I took the first few sips, I got carried away for 30 minutes reading the Wikipedia page on Caramelization and Melanoidins and all the chemistry behind the process because I was a bit high and it’s really interesting stuff. Then I looked up and had a Reuben in front of me and a 6-flight of E9 beers and thought to myself..."Man I love the PNW, what a time to be alive.". Overall, pretty damn good barleywine.

klm1 (1534) - Bled/SF, - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle, release 2015 from Kl&wine merchants Redwood city@: pours copper/amber slightly haze with off-white tan head. Aroma: intense hop profile, malts, with notes of caramel, toasted toffee, burnt sugar...flavor is very similar: malt backbone with notes of honey, caramel, toasted toffee, burnt sugar, supported with hop notes which takes on citruses, with some floral, spicy notes. Body is full, texture soft, carbonation is moderate.

Samuel214 (1141) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
Fat på Omnipollos Hatt. Brunmurken vätska med litet gräddbeiget skum som ligger kvar som ett lock och hänger kvar lite på kanterna. Söt, fruktig doft med massor av torkad frukt, kolaremmar, övermoget äpple, kandisocker, sirap. Dämpad och oerhört len kropp. Låg kolsyra. Massor av kandisocker, torkad frukt, kola och lite lätta ekfatstoner i smaken. Lite väl lätt kanske, och lite rå i kanterna. Större i doft än i smak. En del värmande alkohol, men 11,5% märks definitivt inte av.

gyllenbock (9175) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2017
On tap at Omnipollos Hatt. A bit hazy amber with a small head. Sweet with malt, dried fruit, caramel, some rye bread and light hay. The body was full and the finish with warming alcohol.

SirLimpsalot (4238) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2017
@Hatten 17-2-18 : söt och potent med tydlig ton av russin och råg. Trevlig att smutta på men kanske lite tjatig i längden

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