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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
91
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417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 242
Gots: 140 | FT: 17
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

davegray, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into A Westy XII glass.

A- Pours a flat amber red. Looks flat. Transparent, thin, and juicy. Looks like a heavy hitter.

S- Bourbon, leather, tobacco, vanilla, booze, sugar cane, raisins and maple syrup.

T- Wow. Lots of complexity here. Bourbon, vanilla, raw sugar cane, molasses, toffee, leather tannin's, tobacco, raisin, caramel and booze.

M- Flat. unfortunately it's just too flat. Has a nice viscus mouthfeel that hides the %12 abv well, but again its just... flat.

O- As always an amazing beer from HotD!! They are one of my favorites and although this beer is flat I feel that's the least of my concerns, when it taste this good!!!

NCalement, Feb 13, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2013

Murky, dark gold/blood orange. Decently hazy - absolutely zero head, just some bubbles.

Huge whiskey aroma - surprisingly dominated by peat and smoke. Pronounced bourbon as well - toffee and some caramel and sweet maple syrup. Very whiskey driven.

Taste defined with incredibly rich toffee, maple syrup, boozy-caramel, barrel-vanilla, some dark fruits and slight notes of lighter tropical fruits that blend with the vanilla/toffee. Nice whiskey-boozy heat on it as it goes down.

Flat. Zero carbonation. However, though it is not ideal it does not detract from the beer that much. It smells, drinks and feels like a rich malty spirit.

Pretty one-dimensional and abrasive fresh, however delicious - interested to see how it ages. Also - the sweet maple syrup component is interested given no additive.

timc100, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

MattXT, Feb 03, 2014
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yummybeer, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

JSBILK, Feb 02, 2014
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robwestcott, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

nrs207, Jan 25, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle, 2013 Vintage , into snifter with an aggressive pour that left no head at all. color is a light mahogony, beer is fairly clear

You can smell the sweetness in the aroma, some bourbon, nuttiness, oak, maple

Taste is very sweet - raisins, toffee, vanilla, molasses, with some booze on the back-end

Mouthfeel - no carbonation, medium body, syrupy, warming finish

Overall - an enjoyable sipper that was fine for a cold winters evening, but it was almost too sweet. The hint of whiskey kept it somewhat balanced from the sweetness. this would be good to split with someone. would like to revisit it again when it's properly carbonated.

maxcoinage, Jan 23, 2014
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Bourbon Fred From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.