Matt - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
4.63/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Been wanting to crack this bottle for a long time.
Pours a very dark brown in color. A very vigorous pour gives some bubbling and a slight reverse cascading head as well. The vigorous pour releases an absolutely wonderful bouquet of a nose.
Smell is malty. Plenty of oak, brandy, dark fruit and heaven in the nose.
Taste is more of the same. Plenty of barrel aged goodness. Lots of brandy, oak, some slight vanilla and charred flavors as well. There's a bit of fruit coming through as well.
I was worried about the lack of carbonation that appeared on the pour, but it's perfect for this beer. It's there and it's just enough. Super viscosity and thickness that coats the side of the glass. Very full and smooth in the mouthfeel as well. I could drink this everyday. Must seek out more bottles of this, it's that good.
If you have the chance, it's worth the effort of tracking this one down.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2009 00:45:02 | More by FtownThrowDown
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2 oz pour roughly and generously shared at a small bottle share at TG on MD tapping day
Thanks to the fellow BA's for cracking this and several others
Reviewing from notes made in my head!
A - Pours clear dark brown color with minimal head and laving
S - Dark fruits is definitely something that came from the smell with some carmel notes
T - Taste is much the same on front end with dark fruits and a finish of carmel and tobacco
Figs and dates
M - Medium to full bodied and feels much like a stout
O - Overall I was very excited to try this and it is definitely the best HotD offering that I have had
Thanks again to the generous BA
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 01:28:55 | More by drmcleod10
Matt from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
99 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.