Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.03/5 rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured into a snifter. Batch 76, which I believe is a 2010 vintage.
2.0 A: Dark brown color. No head at all. None. Not surprised, but disappointed nonetheless.
3.5 S: Loads of tobacco and raisin. Date, fig, and prune after that. Sweet toffee and caramel. Minor notes of oxidation. This smells pretty good despite no carbonation. It'd proabably be amazing with some.
3.5 T: Tobacco and rum raisin kick this off. Dates, figs, prunes, toffee, and plenty of caramel. Basically the same as the nose. Again, some sherry-like oxidation. Same as the nose. Would be much tastier with carbonation.
1.5 M: Heavier medium body. Not fully flat, but whatever is the lowest detectable amount In any case, it ruins whatever creaminess this had in store.
2.5 D: I think this could be a damn good beer if it was allowed to be. As it stands, it's at the lower end of average. With carbonation, I could see this easily breaking the 4s. But, I won't know tonight. I've been having nothing been trouble with b-wines from the cellar and their carbonation lately. It's starting to grow tiresome.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 05:49:35 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.99/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on tap at the brewery, Portland
Oily chocolate-black with beige ring.
Blackberry, black tea, and a bit of ash on the nose.
Black bread, black currant and plum jam, big brown sugar/candy middle, a bit of wood and some sherry.
Musty barrel finish and hot whiskey linger.
Medium to full, round, chewy, a bit of heat.
Lots of depth, though some oxidation notes, too. Plenty of sweetness, though not so much on the leather notes. I don’t know enough about dark Dortmunders to say if this comes close, but it’s a solid dark ale with some Belgian characteristics.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 18:42:12 | More by StJamesGate
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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