Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by mjsheehan08:
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch 75. Poured into my Chimay Goblet
Pours a thick, dark murky brown which turns to black as it fills the glass. Puffy tan head that leaves rather quickly and flunks pieces of head around the top of my glass. No light is coming through the body of this beer, but as it is held to light a very light brown/ruby color pops out along the edges of the glass.
Smell is strong, rum, raisins, smoke, leather figs. I don't know if i have ever picked up stronger aromas from a beer, really wonderful.
Taste is leathery and smokey. Some great dried dark fruit is really present, as well as a very balanced sweetness from the malt. Sweet molasses, brown sugar, mild fusel burn which calms down thanks to some dark chocolate. Again a lot of complexities that really works well. As its warms down, a more tinge from the alcohol is present.
Carbonation is pretty mild, but the slickness of this beer really brings about a mild to full mouthfeel. The high ABV catches up to you, and this one is definitely a sipper.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2011 23:13:07 | More by mjsheehan08
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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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