Saturday, April 25, 2015

Barleywine Face Off: **** Doggie Claws, ** Nogne O, *** Rhinoceros, *** Arctic Devil

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Doggie Claws Barleywine.
Original tasting and review : This is Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws Barleywine, Portland, Oregon, 2009, finished at 11.5% alcohol and first sampled 6 years from vintage date.  Carmel, sweet, fresh and hoppy.  Four stars on the Spirit of Wine scale.

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Original tasting and review : This is Nogne O #100 Barleywine, Grimstad, Norway, 2010, finished at 10% alcohol and first sampled 5 years from vintage date.  Dry with dark charcoal overtones.  Two stars on the Spirit of Wine scale.

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Original tasting and review : This is Telegraph Brewing Company Rhinoceros Barleywine, Santa Barbara, California, 2011, finished at 10% alcohol and first sampled 4 years from vintage date.  Shows an interesting light funk.  Three stars on the Spirit of Wine scale.

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Original tasting and review : This is Midnight Sun Arctic Devil Barleywine, Anchorage, Alaska, 2014, finished at 13.2% alcohol and first sampled one year from vintage date.  Some interesting milk chocolate.  Three stars on the Spirit of Wine scale.

My rankings, best first:  Doggie Claws, Arctic Devil, Rhinoceros, Nogne O #100

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