Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by rxdrewthejew:
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was either a Vendome or Beverage Warehouse find. I can't remember. Batch 72 Poured into a tulip.
A: Pours out caramel but ends up being a pretty dark brown in the glass with really no light getting through. Typical HotD head starts about 3-4 fingers, big, fluffy and tan, but dissipates leaving maybe a finger. Lacing is fantastic.
S: Malt heavy. Most prominent is an earthy, bready base. Sweetness of figs and tropical fruits looms in the background. There's a bit of bourbon, vanilla and maybe even a hint of chocolate in there as well. Pretty complex stuff.
T: Lots and lots going on here. I taste smoke, tobacco, leather, earth, chocolate, bourbon, a hint of figs and tropical fruits as well. The finish is resiny hops and syrupy sweetness all rolled into one.
MF: The heat from this beer is pretty intense. The alcohol certainly makes its presence known...I think you would have to call it harsh at this point. Past that, medium-thick body with pretty heavy carbonation all things considered. Super dry finish as well. All the elements combine to make this an extremely biting beer. Not unpleasant, but makes it a sipper to be sure.
D: I'll say right off the bat that this would probably benefit by sitting a while. I've had this one for at least a couple months and it's still pretty raw. That being said, it's a got a solid flavor with a lot of interesting things going on. Big alcohol on this one means that 12 ounces is more than enough for one person. I don't have much to compare this too stylistically, but it's certainly an enjoyable drink. I will definitely have to buy some more and let it sit a while to really get a good idea of what this beer is all about, though.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2009 02:10:10 | More by rxdrewthejew
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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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