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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

148 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 148
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 63
Gots: 45 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Otto is a blend of barrel-aged Peach and Cherry Fred.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-29-2012)
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-23-2013 14:54:01 | More by Holmes698
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-23-2013 00:07:01 | More by Morey
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BillHilly

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-22-2013 03:01:42 | More by BillHilly
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California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-17-2013 18:55:51 | More by KevSal
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-17-2013 04:05:24 | More by Holland
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Took a bottle of this to share at a recent tasting. It's a solid addition to HotD's reputable lineup.

Darker ruby-amber pour, with a small off-white head that receded to a bubbly ringlet; minimal lacing, and lots of chunky floaties in suspension. Nice aroma, fruitcake and candied cherries (or maybe cherry candy), caramel malts, slight earthy notes. Fairly hot with booze in the nose, though not so much on the palate. Taste similarly of chewy candied cherries and fruitcake, the peach didn't really come screaming at me, but it was somewhere in the mix there, caramel, with an underlying and almost spicy/cinnamony earthiness, wet oak. This beer wasn't really sour or tart, but there was some tangy fruit sweetness. I don't really feel that the beer was overly phenolic or medicinal, but the higher ABV definitely made it a bit stiff, though still highly drinkable. Body was on the heavier side of medium, with a somewhat chewy mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one a lot, and I'd like to let my other bottle sit for a while to see what it becomes in a few months or so.

11-17-2013 02:58:25 | More by Rifugium
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-16-2013 03:00:22 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-15-2013 04:21:47 | More by zestar
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ezperkins2

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-14-2013 23:34:18 | More by ezperkins2
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

Thanks to Rathakem for this beer!

poured into HotD Tulip glass.

Appearance: mucky reddish mahogany copper brown bodied beer with thin cap of khaki white/tannish head that drops down to small ring around the glass. Lots of chunks of what I believe to be fruit. Some chunks sank down to the bottom of the glass and some floated to the top and some suspended in the middle. I had a few chunks go into my mouth on the fist sip and I would say that based on the texture that is peach chunks and cherry flesh.

Smell: During the pour you can smell a decent amount of peach and cherries. The cherry notes smell just like cherry adam's cherry profile does; it smells nice! Little bit of spicy booze. Smells malty and oaky with a little belgian yeasty influence which probably comes from base beer fred.

Taste: A lot of flavors to take in with this beer; huge complexity. Its starts off with a mix of slightly boozey barrel notes and a big malt profile with hints of cherry and a general fruitiness. If I didnt know any better I would think that this is aged in either bourbon, brandy, or sherry barrels; but I think its just straight oak barrels. It actually has alot of old ale characteristics in this beer. Its leathery and fruity, some hints of tobacco and molasses. Definately a dry and slightly bitter earthy flavor and wet oak barrel notes contrasting each other as well. Some dark fruits, vanilla, and caramel notes in here too. Vinous and slight oxidation noted in the finish with a splash of brown sugar. The peach seems to show up in a subtle way as this beer warms near room temp. Overall the flavor profile is sweet due to the fruits and huge malt profile.

Mouthfeel: high end of a medium bodied beer with low carbonation. High end of low spicy booziness, but this is really not that hot. It drinks right at its 13% abv thats listed on the bottle. I like the carbonation level right where it is at, I think its right about where the carbonation level needs to be. Its thick and viscous mouthfeel that coats the palate. Its a rich beer. Definately a beer to sip and contimplate.

Overall: HotD managed to impressed me with this beer. Its just got that unique quality that most HotD beers always bring to the table. And with that said, I dont think that I have ever tried an American Strong Ale that was aged on both cherries and peaches. Its a good beer for sure.

11-13-2013 04:34:24 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Texas

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-10-2013 17:53:19 | More by anteater
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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topdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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srgj88

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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New Hampshire

1/5  rDev -76%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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UCLABrewN84

California

3.64/5  rDev -12.7%

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, tobacco, fruit, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, fruit, and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting barrel presence but the aromas and flavors are a bit muddled all around in my opinion.

10-28-2013 15:56:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-27-2013 07:02:26 | More by drewone
Otto From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.