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RATINGS: 1007   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a chalice. The beer pours a medium to slightly dark amber color, with a moderate white head that lessens, but still remains for essentially the duration of the sample’s consumption. The nose shows strong English medium-high and high crystal malt; brown sugar, raison, and candied prune. As the sample appears to have some age on it, hop notes have fallen away. The palate is full, in-your-face, and unmistakably that of a Barley Wine-style ale. Raison, slight sherry notes, caramel, molasses, and a slight tinge of character-adding alcohol come through. Residual sweetness levels are high, coming quite close to being cloying. Carbonation is nicely calibrated. Mouthfeel is full, without being inappropriately filling. The general flavor profile of the sample is not unlike a tawny port. The finish is long, sweet, and full of English crystal malt character. Overall, an example of the style that is pleasant, but highly aggressive, and close to being unbalanced. Enjoyable.


3.5
The_Osprey (9100) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws '. Dark reddy amber, translucent and still with a bubbly light brown head. Aroma is resin, tangerine and liquorice. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is resinous, orange zest, spicy finish. A decent enough barley wine. (7-4-6-4-14=3.5)

4
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
On tap. Amber-copper colour with small off-white head. Malt, fruit, caramel aroma. Sweet, alcoholish, caramel, fruit taste. MEdium to full body.

3.7
Vighals (4439) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Tåkete Gylden brun med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter svisker, dadler, kandis og noe nøtter. Middels+. Søt smak, svisker, karamell, kandis. Lett alkohol. Noe bitterhet.

3.9
MrTipple (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Caramel, sweet, dark molasses, sweet stone fruits. Hazy brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Heavy sweet. More caramel, sweet, dark malts, light bitterness developing, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice Barley Wine, rich and intense. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 17, Canada Water.

3.6
MarcoDL (5375) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2017
At Borefts 2017. Aroma of pine, resinous hop, caramelised malt and raisin. Taste has raisin, resinous hop, caramel, bitter pine and a malty caramel body. Solid.

3.7
Zlotta (3806) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2017
Sampled from tap at Borefts 2017. Hazy, golden amber with a beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity aroma of caramel, honey, raisins and vanilla. Rather sweet, malty, a little fruity taste of caramel, honey, vanilla and some raisins, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, quite warming and a bit boozy finish. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!

3.6
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2017
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2017, day 2. Hazy murky dark orange color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, sweet ripe fruits, toffee, caramel and brown candy sugar. Flavor is heavy malty, malt sweetness, dark fruits and toffee again. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Heavy but not bad at all.

4
ShivanDragon (4613) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2017
@Borefts 2017 van tap, caramel bruin met licht kaki kraag. aroma van caramel, mout, graan, alcohol. smaken van donker fruit, caramel, graan, rozijn, redelijk zoet, wat weeig, donker fruit, zacht, glad, gebalanceerd, honingzoet, redelijke body, fantastisch

3.8
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2017
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Draft at Borefts Beer Festival '17. Slight hazy amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, oak, malt and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
tricksta_p (5107) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2017
From tap at Borefts 2017. Aroma is sweetish caramel malt with ripe fruits, light hoppy notes, toffee, wet wood, raisins, and alcohol. Flavour is sweet and mildly bitter. Body is medium to full. Nice Barley Wine.


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