Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by Floydster:
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 ounce bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions in Oregon for four dollars and some change, Batch 69, has been in cellar for close to a year, split with my dad tonight, poured into my new Urthel tulip
A-Very dark brown with red highlights, looked more like a stout to me, the head was massive and well over three inches, it was a light tan and very frothy, stuck around for fifteen minutes, left some of the craziest lacing I have seen
S-Blackberries, caramel, leather, tobacco, figs, other dark fruits, faint hoppinesss but probably died down with age, toffee, lots of booze, and milk chocolate
T-This tasted like a mix between a barleywine and an imperial stout, in other words it was very complex and like nothing else I have had, was nothing like the Alesmith Decadence Old Ale I had, especially not the barrel aged version, lots of sweet cocoa and dark fruit up front, finish was still a little dry from some hops that were left over, got sweeter as it warmed, caramel definitely came to the surface and dominated for a while, this one was definitely a sipper
M-Boozy, hot, sweet, and pungent mouthfeel, body was very thick almost like an RIS, taste lingered a long time as well, could have used some more carbonation in my opinion
D-Could barely get through my six or seven ounces, hard to get down and heavy on the stomach, wish it was a little smoother, alcohol is not hidden enough and you can feel that ten percent
Hair of the Dog has brewed yet another great beer, this would only get better with age too, this aged version on wood is probably incredible, glad this beer is now available near me at Beverage Warehouse, will be drinking more of this stuff in the future, recommended
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2008 08:18:03 | More by Floydster
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3.9/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a teku, dark brown and murky, with no head. Smell up front is smoke, a dark fruits, raisins, figs a hint of cherry skin. Getting a lot of smoke in the taste. It's a subdued smoke, not like a rauch or anything, but it's definitely there. Was not expecting it and it overshadows some of the other flavors. No carb issue here. As it warms, some of the dark fruit, caramel, burnt sugar flavor is coming out. Super complex. This might have gone over my head. Worth a try for sure. I'll try some with some age on it, see how that compares.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 14:11:28 | More by Davepoolesque
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,065 ratings.