Otto From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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4.15/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
02-20-2014 02:06:39 | More by rlee1390
4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
02-08-2014 02:26:04 | More by zaphodchak
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
12oz bottle, 2013 vintage. Thanks Matt, for the bottle. Poured into a Surly goblet today, 1/22/2014 as part of our cellar/extras cleaning tasting.
App- dark mahogany-red body, minimal white head that quickly dissipates into a thin collar. Not much lacing.
Smell- A lot of tart cherries, no oak, a little leather, no tobacco
Flavour- Tart cherries cut by a bit of leather and molasses, some green apples (tart, diacetyl), slight booziness, possibly a bit buttery on the backend
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, low carbonation, oily, no burn on the backend and dangerously drinkable for the 13% ABV.
Overall- Interesting and the cherry is executed well similar to Cherry Rye. Not too tart, not sour, integrates well with the sweetness of the base beer.
01-23-2014 07:00:24 | More by Stevedore
4.09/5 rDev -1.9%
big thanks to rathakem and hopstar for sending this one my way. enjoyed from a HotD tulip.
a - brew poured a deep cherry red...maroon...almost purple. deep and dense, but i can see some carbonation and there was a decent head on the pour that left a thin almost pinkish layer of bubbles on the surface. my only qualm (and it is quite big) is that this beer has stuff in it...yep, like OJ. i can get down with sediment and i had a soft pour, but even with a good amount of liquid left in the bottle, chunks came out. it was quite gross. i sifted out a bunch from the beer with a spoon, but still it persists...might have to run it through a coffee filter...we'll see if it really is that bad.
s - nose is fruity, almost sangria from the booze. cherry and peach notes. sherry. really nice.
t - big and boozy. much like the nose, fairly sangria-ish. the flavor has big fruit notes. cherry...burgandy flavors...and peach is present as well. a smorgasbord of fruit flavors. the vanilla and oak smooth out the finish, but this brew is HOT.
m - extremely boozy. other than that, fairly smooth and the stuff from the pour that i fished out hasn't been a problem...but i'm not a big fan of chunks of fruit in my beer.
o - overall, an extremely interesting beer. more on the matt spectrum than the fred spectrum as this one really comes across as a strong ale and has little remnants of anything fred about it (other than coming from HotD). don't love the chunks floating around, actually a big turn-off to me...but the flavor is great. would have a higher rating if it wasn't for all dat stuff.
01-03-2014 00:52:45 | More by cosmicevan
Otto From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.