Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by kirkpjr:
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip.
A: A vigorous pour quickly produces over 3 fingers of thick, khaki head. Color is an almost opaque ruby brown. Slightly thick on the pour. Big and puffy head retains very well and gives way to tons of spotted lacing. I really don't know if this beer could look any better: a thick ring developed after the first pour and a second, thicker ring formed under that after the final pour, all while a chunk of head floated around atop the beer.
S: Dark fruits - raisins, figs, and candied malts. I noticed the smell immediately during the pour. Alcohol is decently hidden here. Chocolate comes out towards the end of my glass after the beer warmed.
T: Warming upon the first sip. Smokey, leathery, chewy malts. All the dark fruits are in the taste along with some molasses. Raisins and figs come out more as the beer warms. Very complex and very hearty indeed.
M: Carbonation feels moderate, although the pour would tell you differently. Medium body - almost thought this might should be a little thicker.
D: Such a great beer - one that I wish I had the rest of a case of to cellar. Full and robust, yet highly drinkable. Look forward to trying this one again.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 04:48:15 | More by kirkpjr
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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.