Flying Dog Horn Dog

Flying Dog Horn Dog

Rated 3.324 by BeerPals

Brewed by Flying Dog Brewery

Frederick, MD, United States

Style:  English Barleywine

10.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 174 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank9587
Overall Percentile82.1
Style Rank188 of 448
Style Percentile58
Lowest Score1.9
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.343
Weighted Score3.324
Standard Deviation0.552

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  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.8 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    The beers a deep mahogany color, slightly hazy, and topped by a very generous tan colored cap. Very good lacing on this one. A nice complex aroma including figs, licorice, fresh bread, light citrus, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is average. The flavor is malt forward with notes of fruit, sugar, and alcohol, but there is a bit of a hoppy finish.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Brown ruby, light brown foam head. Strong malty aroma, light chocolate notes. Volume taste, malt, licorice, light bitter, high alcohol. Warm feeling. (Velp 201501)

  • GROWLERPOWER 30 reviews
    rated 2.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 4

    Bottle from a shop that no longer exists. Spooky. Vintage 07A.

    Rare Vos glass. Black on brown, opaque body. Weak, light tan head.
    A couple of swirls & a sniff, & I get toffee, Cheerios, marzipan, pennies, booze.
    Taste is really sweet. The hops have jumped ship. Brown sugar, cola, frosted flakes. A hint of acid & cardboard right at the end.
    Nearly flat, thick, & super rich. Syrup. The booze factor isn't that bad though.

    I have such a headache...

  • RICHSBEER 1894 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Poured a murky reddish-brown color with a head that is cream colored and is standing about an inch tall following the pour. Nice retention and lacing on the glass. The aroma is that of Caramel malts, dark brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon coated dates, as well as some sticky wet hops. The taste is a nice layer of thick sweet malt up front accompanied by some earthy notes with some caramel and light spice towards the middle. It’s sweet, but not too sweet with just enough bitterness from the hops towards the back-end to take the edge off. The finish is full of thick caramel malt flavor. It has a full bodied feel with a sticky syrup quality and soft carbonation.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    355 ml capped bottle. Poured in the original Flying Dog glass a clear burgundy-brown coloured EBW with a one finger beige creamy foamy head that had a long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. Some lacing. The aroma is toasted malts, dark fuits, riped raisins, plums, figs and spicy, licorice. The flavour is strong sweeted malts, spicy, licorice, dark riped fruits, raisins, plums and floral hops. The mouthfeel is creamy, sweety and syrupy. This full bodied EBW has a long syrupy and light bitter finish and, due to the high alcoholic level, the expected slight warming effect. For me a by far too sweety EBW.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Deep red-brown upon pouring with no head whatsoever and lacing the same. No carbonation but nice aromas and flavors of figs, banana and spice. Alcohol is readily apparent, but not obnoxious.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This dog has a bite. A deep reddish amber color on pour. A moderate foamy light beige head sits on top. On hang time, the dog is a tad lame. Settles into a light soapy lacing. The aroma is alcohol, hops and sweet malt buried underneath. The body is thick and creamy. The taste, like the nose is alcohol and sweet malt sugars. Let this one warm and the bite tones down.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Bottle from 2007: Malty, chewy and sweet. Aromas and flavors of figs, molasses and sugar cookies. Minimal hop presence, this one is all malt. Dark, rich, glorious malts providing layers of dark fruit and roasted grain flavors. Mottled amber brown in color, minimal head and lacing. Warm and generously filling. I was surprised by the depth of this brew.

  • BIGMANNE 156 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    [vintage 07] pours a darkruby brown with a small tan head. aromas are interesting. oak ,alcohol, slight spice, metal and sweet malt are what i noticed. taste has a kick to it. alcohol plum slight spice and caramel are what i tasted. over a decet brew but nothing amazing

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark red (almost brown) with a thin tan head. Most noticeable in this beer is the alcohol--they seem to have made no attempt to hide the 10.5% ABV. Besides the alcohol, I also detect some sweet, dark fruit and malt in the aroma. Besides burning the throat going down, this beer is sweet (bordering on too sweet). I would like to see a little more balance here.

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