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

Not Rated.
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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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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-20-2014 08:26:43 | More by random846
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rlee1390

Indiana

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
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ellswrth

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-17-2014 20:26:10 | More by ellswrth
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dannykugler

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-14-2014 02:14:05 | More by dannykugler
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ottodyer

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-11-2014 21:29:14 | More by ottodyer
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zaphodchak

Virginia

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
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-04-2014 20:11:33 | More by teddyarrowhead
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ACY73

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-02-2014 01:31:57 | More by ACY73
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-30-2014 00:56:58 | More by mdaschaf
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-28-2014 15:16:41 | More by lunarbrew
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

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
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-19-2014 07:44:23 | More by s1ckboy
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-13-2014 21:33:46 | More by LoveStout
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-05-2014 10:22:05 | More by largadeer
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Danimal25

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.1%

01-04-2014 18:11:47 | More by Danimal25
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Docrock

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-04-2014 05:24:18 | More by Docrock
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-04-2014 02:38:02 | More by laxer8811
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cosmicevan

New York

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
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-01-2014 03:59:48 | More by BAsbill
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ADTaber

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

12-29-2013 01:40:07 | More by ADTaber
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-27-2013 17:52:50 | More by IPAchris
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-26-2013 06:35:45 | More by Boozecamel
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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-25-2013 22:36:33 | More by Gobzilla
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-25-2013 20:53:23 | More by acurtis
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yummybeer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-25-2013 20:40:48 | More by yummybeer
Otto From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.