Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by Jayli:
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Acquired from SamuelJackson45 via LOKO 4 Locals BIF so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Batch 81 poured in to a pint glass.
A: This beer pours a deep, ruddy, opaque brown with a one finger of foamy, sudsy, creamy khaki colored head. Head retains nicely, leaving sticky, wispy sheets of lacing.
S: Nose is a good deal of alcohol, raising and date notes, strong milk chocolate and cocoa notes are present.
T: Taste starts with a harsh, boozy flavoring, but doesn't linger luckily. Dark fruits really hit the forefront, big time raisin notes, plum and caramel, molasses sweetness. A rich, creamy, chocolate begins to mingle in with the raisin and plum - really nice flavoring. Bitter chocolate and coffee notes come in toward the finish, with perhaps just the lightest hint of grapefruit bite.
M: Medium to fuller bodied, medium carbonation, starts a bit thin but then turns very rich and creamy.
O: Goes down easy, tasty, filling, good kick, nice representation of style. I've been excited to try something by Hair of the Dog - at first the booziness in the nose had me doubtful, but the first taste of booziness subsides to really nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2011 02:13:29 | More by Jayli
More User Reviews:
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 2,068 ratings.