Matt - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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5/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Congratulations Alan, this is a top 10 beer in the world type beer! So complex. There is obviously a little more carbonation than the Matt X and I think in two years this beer will be perfect.
Appearance- Dark, sticky, slight bubbles around the edges.
Smell- Smoke, Caramel Apples, Bourbon, Vanilla, Chocolate.
Taste- So complex. Taking small sips and allowing the beer to warm brings out more and more flavors with each sip. We noted vanilla, brown sugar, both barrel flavors were evident, but bourbon more so, a sweet syrupy chocolate body and smokiness lingers on your tongue in the finish.
Mouthfeel- A slight bit thinner than the Matt X, but I'm guessing that a couple years of age will change that. Carbonation is a little better than the Matt X and I think this will be perfectly carbonated within one to two years. The current carbonation is actually acceptable for a beer of this viscousity.
Drinkability- Slightly hot right now. But still smooth enough to enjoy immediately.
In closing- If you can get this beer grab some and cellar it for the next few years to come. This beer beats the pants off of other big beers I've tried like Dark Lord, Darkness, Firestone 13 etc.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2010 23:15:07 | More by northwestmark
Matt from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
99 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.