Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by Jules11788:
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a motor oil-like pitch-black in color, lets no light through; thin head that lingers; light, oily lacing
S: Nose is dominated by smoky oak wood and dark fruits: raisins, figs, dates; has hints of leather, tobacco, vanilla, and coffee
T: Just like the nose. Starts out with lots of strong smoky oak which pervades throughout, then transitions into a rich raisiny flavor along the middle of the tongue, with hints of tobacco, leather, and baker's chocolate. Finishes with a nice boozy bite and a spiced bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue.
M: Fairly thin mouthfeel, light carbonation; coats the mouth nicely though. This is pretty boozy though, but with a few years in the cellar it would mellow out phenomenally.
O: This is an incredibly complex beer, and with some age on it it could turn it from "excellent" to "world-class". It's a little boozy, but overall it's pretty fantastic.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 17:11:28 | More by Jules11788
More User Reviews:
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
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep brown to nearly black in color. A faint bit of khaki colored head rests on top. Brussels lacing is evident. I get a strong aroma of plums and figs along with with alcohol. The mouth is sticky warm due to the alcohol. The taste is strong with a bit of a vinous note and loads of dark malt. The finish is on the sweeter side due to the heavy amount of dark malt.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 07:36:20 | More by Franziskaner
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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