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Matt - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 1,392
Gots: 134 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-27-2009

Brewed using two Munich malts, two Smoked malts and two types of Belgian candy sugar. It was aged in 33 year old Bourbon barrels and Apple Eau de Vie barrels for about one year.

First release: February 2009 (a.k.a. 'Bottleworks X')
Second release: November 2010
Third release: October 2013
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 731 | Reviews: 231
Photo of mattsmith413
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JackNip
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcornwell74
3.18/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Perhaps this style isn't exactly my thing, or the bottle was off, but i did not enjoy this. Very strong and overly sweet. Molten malt body with very little hop presence. Barrel notes overpowering.

Photo of mportnoy
2.5/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2010 vintage. Strongly disliked it. Smokey with off flavors. Flat as usual with HotD.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dnb128
3.24/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2010 vintage. Not for me, too smokey, strange flavor...smelled pretty good though. Not a big fan of these flat beers HotD does, but apparently I'm an 'outlier'.

Photo of Desp59
1.42/5  rDev -68.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This was just horrible. My name is Matt and I am embarrassed. Too much smoke and not enough other flavors coming through.

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RobertH50
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yergermeister
3.59/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HookemHoos
3/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I sadly did not enjoy this beer. I found it way too overpowering.

Photo of halo3one
3.79/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baybum
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1424IpA
2.63/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

I'm a tobacco chewer and this is like having a chew. Strong tobacco character, looks great, smells ok. Tastes like a chew spitter. Not good.

Photo of bobbypaulson
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WckdVbz
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chart813
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holland
3.48/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tastes smokey, very little barrel present. It's like a baltic porter mixed with an old ale. Sweet and smokey, interesting to the point that I have few words to describe it, but it's an assault on the palate in a bad way as much as it is in a good way. Would not buy again for a while.

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Matt from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
99 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.