Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by atowle25:
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a dark dark brown color, nearly black with a rather large tan/foamy head (might have poured this one too quickly) which left some nice lacing on the glass. The smell is the best part, from dark fruits to a really smokey chocolate aroma. A slight boozy smell to it but that is mostly muted by everything else. Taste is similar to the smell but with some added hop flavor that I didn't detect. For 10% this is actually quite smooth. Just like the smell, it has a small bit of booze at the end, but that should be expected at such a high abv. It's very creamy too, and not at all lacking in carbonation.
Overall, this would be a great beer to enjoy on a cold winter day. Or anytime if you really enjoy maltier brews. It is not my "favorite" style by any means, as I'm not sure if I like the smokey taste, but I certainly appreciate what's going on here...excellent brew.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2011 04:59:34 | More by atowle25
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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
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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