Otto From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
3.98/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Hair of the Dog. Served in an HotD taster glass.
Appearance - Darker than Fred. Deep amber. No head. Looks flat... much like other Fred barrel treatments I've had.
Smell - Bourbon, cherry, and oak are most prominent. Pale malts. Earthy hops. A little bit of the original Fred back there, but it's a lot of barrel and fruit.
Taste - Cherry and bourbon again. The peach is faint, if nonexistent and I'm just imagining it since they told me it's Peach Fred. Maybe the Peach just cuts the intensity of the Cherry a bit. Pale malts are strong enough to make Fred come through all of this. Some apples and a slightly bitter finish that are more reminiscent of the base beer.
Mouthfeel - Pretty low in carbonation and rather hot. Not overly sweet like other barrel treatments from HotD. The weight and alcohol is expected for this size.
Overall - Really tasty. Not without the hurdles of a huge beer. Good fruit and the base beer stands up to all the craziness they've done to it.
Serving type: on-tap
09-15-2012 20:37:59 | More by Alieniloquium
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Otto from the Wood, bottle purchased at Hair of the Dog in Portland for a lot of money. Fifteen or twenty bucks, I think.
Appearance: Deep mahogany color, like an old Port or a 20-year-old Pedro Ximenez sherry. Surprisingly carbonated, about an inch of head. For Hair of the Dog, this is impressive. No retention or lacing, though. This beer swirls heavy like a liquor.
Smell: Sweet sweet sweet! And boozy... raisin, old grapes carefully caressed on a sunny summer day by illegal Mexicans in Napa Valley. Peach? Sure, but not tart or sour. More like peach juice or peach liqueur. Booze, ethanol.
Taste: Delicious fruitiness. Booze, barrel, calvados or brandy. High-quality liqueur. Dry, spicy chocolate. Old Ale all the way. Resin and vine. Nice sourness at the end. This is the most I've enjoyed a beer brewed with/on cherries, no doubt.
Mouthfeel: Chewy, muscular. Just about the right amount of carbonation, but a little too thin in the body. Well balanced, a nice amount of sweetness and tartness. Dry at the end of sip, reminds me of wine. A touch of spice and oiliness.
Overall: Drinks outrageously well for a 13% beer. Reminds me of the J.W. Lee's Harvest series, but even better. I expected sourness and pain from the cherries and peach but not at all. Great balance all around, a wonder of sweet and sour. So different and well accomplished. Would buy and drink again, despite the high price.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 06:19:25 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A-Almost black in the glass when full, but more of a clear ruby when held up to the light. Not much carbonation or head.
S-Cherries, oak, bourbon, malt, caramel, some dark fruits, very faint vanilla.
T-Starts with some semi tart cherries, then a bunch of caramel and malt. Bourbon and oak follow that up with dark fruits in the finish. As it warms the vanilla comes out more.
M-Medium to lighter in body, not much carbonation.
O-Improves as it warms, currently the cherries are in the forefront, age might tone them down but it is still a yummy beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 02:06:39 | More by rlee1390
Otto From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.