Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch 75, an extra from a trade - sorry - can't remember who.
A: Pours quite dark with a completely unreasonable amount of tan foam that stays in the glass seemingly forever. When held up to the light, you can just barely see some amber hues through the glass. Once it settles down, looks very nice with a half finger of head that stays for the entire beer.
S: Smokiness with some dark fruit and caramel in the background, almost like a candy apple with subtle smokiness.
T: A good mix of smokiness, raisins, and caramel, with a moderate amount of alcohol burn. The fruit is not as evident as in the smell. The taste lingers in your mouth for a long time.
M: The carbonation is a bit high, but the body is quite thick so it's not particularly bothersome.
O: This is a big beer. Big flavors, thick body, dark appearance, big alcohol, then again it is an Old Ale. This would be perfect in the middle of the winter after coming inside from the cold.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2011 02:36:38 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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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.