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

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 243
Gots: 142 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: jdense on 07-25-2009

Bottles (12 oz) released November 2011
Batch 2 bottles (12oz) released July 2012.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at the pub in Portland. Very dark and little head. Smell of bourbon and sweetness, maybe some chocolate as well. First sip was amazing, a blast of sweetness and thickness of molasses (or close too it), and the bourbon wasn't over powering but was still very up front.

I had a few glasses and it is one great beer. I would compare it to bourbon country but with this one, I almost feel it is a bit better. However it depends on the mood I'm in.

Notes on the beer during the tasting:

Sugary Sweetness
Long Finish

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Deep, dark caramel brown/red. A small off white head that stays around for awhile.

Nose: Amazing bourbon from the Elijah Craig barrel aging. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak and sweet fruits.

Taste: Bourbon initially, toasted coconut, toffee, caramel vanilla and oak. This taste is amazing.

Mouthfeel: Slightly oily, but it's perfect for this beer.

Overall: I can't wait for the bottled version...had on tap with Alan at his old brewery two years ago. It was heavenly then, can't imagine how good it'll be soon in bottle. Buying a case for sure. Alan makes world class beers...always.

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Tasting room on 4.1.11

Poured into a HotD snifter at the Tasting room.

A - Dark hazy amber-brown with a small white head.

S - Carmel and dark fruit are very present.

T - All I can think of is a carmel apple, which is not a bad thing.

D - Drinks a bit sweet, but not as boozy as a would have thought at 12% ABV.

O - Fred aged in Elaigh Craig bourbon barrels for 15 months = Yum!

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OMG. Like ateenage girl texting. This is f-ing good.
A: Deep murky tan/brown. Decent head with hints of ten throughout and remarkably persistent. Looks big, looks like its going to be good. And unique.
S: Bourbon up front obviously, but the wood element comes through more significantly than the booze. Rich, coconut, caramel, toffee, peat, just goes....
T: Kinda like the above. Friend says 'it tastes like an almond joy.' Hmmm, maybe. Not really sweet so much as big and rich.
M: Thick, viscous. Definitly mouthfilling, but not over the top sticky. To pull of concentration of this magnitude without any cloying texture or sweetness is a feat. Well played.
D: Well, I drank round one in about 5 minutes. That says something.

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