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Bourbon Fred From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 240
Gots: 144 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bottles (12 oz) released November 2011
Batch 2 bottles (12oz) released July 2012.

(Beer added by: jdense on 07-25-2009)
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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Generously shared by brian23456 the other night. Also, many thanks to black13 for sending me a bottle of this, which will be safely stored in my cellar until an appropriate time to drink. Served into two small taster glasses:

A - Pours a deep golden, copper, dirty brown with really no carbonation except some small bubbles hanging out on the side of the glass. (when we opened the bottle there was some foam at the top, but t'was a different story when we poured the glasses.) A little bit of legs on the side of the glass.

S - Nice burnt brown sugar and great caramel and bourbon, vanilla tones mixed with some damp bourbon soaked wood. Really rich smell that wasn't over the top bourbon dominated.

T - Really, really smooth bourbon and nice brown sugar notes. Tiny bit of damp soaked and charred wood, with vanilla and caramel. Really rich and filling.

M - Mouthfeel was rather nice and velvety. Not as thick as I was expecting, with some smoothness from the bourbon without the heat. I guess when it came down to it, it was a bit thinner than I had imagined but was in no way a negative trait.

O - I really enjoyed this one. I love regular Fred, so to have this one aged in Bourbon Barrels is a real treat. I'm not the type to rate on looks/carbonation/etc., which I guess this one sort of lacked, but the smell and taste were just what I expected. Really happy to have one of these in the cellar for another time.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:03:44 | More by joshuaseresse
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Bourbon Fred From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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