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

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Otto From The WoodOtto From The Wood

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 63
Gots: 44 | FT: 11
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev -27.7%

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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
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

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
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.

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02-20-2014 02:06:39 | More by rlee1390
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Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber body with minimal head.

Deep boozy nose, with a hint of fruit.

Peachy taste with a bit of cherry aftertaste. Neither taste is overbearing, and impressive in spite of being difficult flavors.

Fine carbonation, relatively pronounced.

Pretty good, but the coriander is fighting with the fruit.

Serving type: bottle

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Otto From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.