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

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 73
Gots: 49 | FT: 14
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:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-29-2012

Otto is a blend of barrel-aged Peach and Cherry Fred.
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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.

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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 172 ratings.