Matt - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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4.59/5 rDev +2.5%
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
03-11-2014 01:28:55 | More by drmcleod10
4.49/5 rDev +0.2%
12oz bottle, 2013 vintage, poured into an unlabeled snifter glass today, 2/27/2014. Thanks Chad.
App- Looks pretty standard for a stout/darker old ale. Dark brown body, minimal head and retention.
Smell- Leather, dark fruits- such as figs, dates, raisins- caramel, toffee, smoke. Very complex. Lots of stuff going on. Don't get the apple that it says on the label.
Flavour- similar to the nose. More dark fruit forward, with a lot of sweet caramel and toffee. Oak barrels. Less smoke and leather than in the nose.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, low carbonation that is still just about right, it would seem. Definitely a sipper; there is a lot going on in the palate and it's hard enough to split a 12oz bottle between 4 people.
Overall- Typical Hair of the Dog. Remarkably complex strong ale that gives you a lot to think about. Most certainly one of the better "strong ales" I've had.
02-28-2014 06:15:18 | More by Stevedore
Matt from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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