Hair of the Dog: Doggy Claws (2012)
i reviewed this last year for the 2011 batch….
i have to say, this early, DOGGY CLAWS IS NOT YET READY.
1. it has not carbed up yet (it is bottle conditioned)
2. flavors are young and pungent
3. there is no theree
i know its almost christmas, and DOGGY FUCKING CLAWS REFERS TO SANTA FUCKING CLAWS.. who cares. its not ready! if you have grabbed a few of these, age them for AT LEAST another month.. better would be 3+ months!
its a good beer, just drinking this 2012 batch already is pederastastic.
Rogue: XS Old Crustacean Barleywine
wtf is this? so fucking bitter, so hoppy. so weird. totally not feeling this one… well, im feeling it the 750ml @ 11.5% ABV.
it is intense.. but im not feeling any balance from the bitterness. it did start to grow on me, but it could be just cuz i was hell of loaded. OH WELL /drunk
the wife does not like this beer one bit. its really complex, thats for sure, and very dessert-like. but i personally think it has some serious savory notes (first thought i had was “hmmm cheese?!”) But it is mosdef a dessert style beer, more sweet and chocolaty than not, but im having it for my starting course.
Tasting Notes: Port Salut, Cranberry, Sunsets, Sunn Amps
“Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a man who stood up!”
this beer is a liquid form of travis bickle… maybe not, but thats exactly the quote that came to my mind the second i tasted this. a strong punch and a strong ale; malted and seasoned, with a long lasting after taste of hops. im not really a barelywine expert, but im loving the big carbonation and big alcohol content
I love this beer…. got it from a friend for my birthday visit to portland, wish i would have gotten a case (just so i could let some age). big malts, fun hops, lots of booze, whats not to love? if you dont like barley wine or its like, then go away from this… me, i want even more! its mildly carbonated, and feels like velvet on your mouth, but still has an interested bite that keeps it from being obvious and boring
Tasting Notes: Toffy, Rye, Pine, and an interesting lack of portland hippy