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

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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 1,391
Gots: 132 | 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
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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

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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.

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Matt from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
99 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.