Flying Dog Wild Dog – Barrel Aged Horn Dog

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4 Responses

  1. Derek says:

    You had me at sweet raisin, whiskey and vanilla! Bummer about the oxidation. I am hypersensitive to the dry dusty paper/cardboard aromas and it really sucks. Congrats on getting your hands on a bottle of this.

    • Simply Beer says:

      Thanks Derek it’s not an easy beer to find, it also had a pretty hefty trade value. But, it was a beer that I wanted. I’m sure I can get the beer I traded for it again so it was well worth it.
      I’m not a fan of oxidation either, but the cardboard in the aroma was really a minor part of the whole aroma. And the sherry in the flavor really was integrated in to the vanilla and whiskey well, so the oxidation in this beer was really not a detraction from the overall. Also considering the age, you’d be hard pressed not to find one without some oxidation.

  2. Don says:

    Perhaps your trader suspected it had oxidized. Might have been dumping it. But all in all it sounds like a pretty tasty brew. Do they still make it? Is it something they bottle annually? Wondering if it might appear on store shelves ever again.

    • Simply Beer says:

      This was a one off lets try this kind of beer in 2007. I knew the risk of oxidation going into the trade, but even the BJCP say the Oxidation is ok in an aged barley wine, within moderation. In the end I don’t feel I got the short end of the trade. I’m extremely satisfied with the beer. I would love to see this again on the shelves with a current Horn Dog vintage, but who knows if they will…