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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
THE BROS
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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Another beauty brought to the tasting by Boozecamel last weekend.

Appearance. Pours copper-gold and very still. We were warned this would be the case but it's half expected from the brewer anyways.

Smell. Toasted wood and bourbon, raisins and caramel, and some light toasted coconut. Someone suggested cat pee and I did get that too. It's amazing how perception can change when someone plants a seed like that.

Taste. Big caramel and burnt sugar, old dank wood, bourbon and some molasses and honey.

Mouthfeel. Full body and no carbonation. Luckily this beer gets away with the lack of carbonation better than others.

Overall. Very nice despite lack of carbonation. Thanks again Phil!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 23:38:32 | More by Rutager
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-28-2013 08:47:29 | More by montrealbcr89
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-26-2013 19:03:00 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

10-26-2013 18:34:37 | More by djrn2
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

10-22-2013 20:44:02 | More by prior2two
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-15-2013 18:25:53 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-14-2013 03:06:43 | More by Cynic-ale
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Brandywine

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-13-2013 19:58:18 | More by Brandywine
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Dagsy

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-08-2013 20:28:54 | More by Dagsy
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Turney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-05-2013 18:26:08 | More by Turney
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mjw1200

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.5%

10-05-2013 05:39:23 | More by mjw1200
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sblanton83

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

10-04-2013 03:47:07 | More by sblanton83
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bcm75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.5%

10-04-2013 02:25:18 | More by bcm75
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
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:

Bourbon
Chocolate
Molasses
Sugary Sweetness
Long Finish

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2013 23:11:00 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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FranzBC

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

09-28-2013 23:51:46 | More by egrace84
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

2011 version, I think it's batch 1.

A: murky brown to khaki colored beer with no head whatsoever, and no sediment visible even though its translucence changes with the angle. Looks viscous. Okay, after letting it settle in the glass and then pouring a bit there is a lot of sediment visible.

S: sweet, oak, sugar, malt, molasses, and fruits like apricot and raisin are quickly evident. Some burnt sugar is in there.

T: exactly like the smell, but fruitier and sweeter than expected. Also much less oak-driven than the smell.

M: terrible carbonation if there was any at all. Feels too heavy without any carbonation.

O: amazing that the flavors and their delivery did not suffer from the lack of carbonation. Does not taste like 12% at all. Excellent beer, but I'd love to try a carbonated version.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 23:52:05 | More by Holland
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

***2011 Vintage***

Big thanks to Boozecanel for this one.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, leather brown color. Zero head and no lacing really. Looks like a huge glass of spirit.

Smell: Soaked in bourbon, quite strong, bit of almonds.

Taste: Lack of carbonation doesn't seem to be affecting the flavor. Bit of dark cherries, bourbon & caramel intertwined, toffee, quite sweet, candi sugar.

Mouthfeel: Zero carbonation makes it different but flavor backs up the feel to salvage it.

Overall: Would have looked if it had conserved it's carbonation but overall the flavor makes up for it.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Washington

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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 397 ratings.