Doggie Claws - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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4.21/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a hazy sort of reddish-brown. Tall, fluffy light brown head. Head fades very slowly with great retention. Just a little splotch of lacing here and there.
S: Big and rich malts. Heavy on the caramel, heavy on the dark fruits - primarily raisin. Prunes too I think. Very sweet smelling.
T: Again, very malty but there is a surprising little bite of hops up front (despite being 2+ years old). A little sharp alochol up front too. Caramel and dark fruits abound as well. Big bready malt is here now too with a touch of brown sugar.. Sort of a sweetbread taste I'd say. More like bread crusts in the finish. Lots of malt flavors, naturally. Touch of booziness again in the aftertaste. Lingering spicy alcohol and piney hoppiness between sips.
M: Fairly heavy but the booziness cuts it nicely.
O: A nice hoppy (I'm sure much hoppier fresh) and malty barleywine. Showcases some really nice and complex malt notes with just enough hops and alcohol to cut down the thickness and sweetness. Well balanced to boot. Easily the best HOTD beer I've had to date.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2013 05:26:03 | More by Dope
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