June 6th

Recuperating from beer festivals is for suckers – it is time to get back on the wagon! And since the weather decided to take one of those spring dips to cooler temperatures, it was a good time to try the Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine. Even though it comes from Maryland, this American barley wine is big and malty, as opposed to its hopped up brethren. A dark, cloudy copper colour with the thinnest film of head. Huge aromas and tastes of raisins and brown sugar. The finish has some moderate hopping, but they get overshadowed by lots of alcohol. This could have definitely used some aging to help even out the heat, but it was still a tasty delight.

And then I opted for a Sinha Stout. This is a highly rated stout that just doesn’t do a whole lot for me. There is nothing wrong with it, but the Sinha just doesn’t pop and sparkle like other stouts. With so many great stouts available, it does nothing to differentiate itself.

Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine on Ratebeer

Sinha Stout on Ratebeer

Today: 680mL. Year-to-date: 115.44L.

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