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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3.99/5 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
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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