Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
3.91/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this (I think it was for my birthday)
Appearance: Deep brown with some clarity around the edges - pours with a medium-sized, creamy, tan head - fades to a wispy cap - leaves some nice lacing
Smell: Dark malts, with dark fruit, and some decidedly "old ale" aromas - cooked and caramelized malts - toffee, molasses, and overcooked biscuits - some oxidation - lots of dark fruits, including raisins, figs, and berry skins - chocolate, tobacco, and booze
Taste: Dark malts, dark fruits, and alcohol - definitely tastes like and old ale, with some oxidation that mostly works with the other flavors - dark malts, dark caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, and biscuits - more oxidation and some tannins - dark chocolate - alcohol is particularly obvious, but it works - raisins, figs, and some sweetness
Mouthfeel: More or less a full body, nice carbonation, very smooth, a nice sipper
Overall: Sometimes old is good
I've typically complained about old ales, which I will admit is unfair to the style. Or perhaps not... because I don't dislike this. It definitely tastes old, but there is a lot going on here. It's a nice sipper, with some interesting dark malts, dark fruit, and booze.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 06:32:49 | More by angrybabboon
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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 2,068 ratings.