Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Batch #77. Thanks to funkyaudio for this one! I have been itching to retry this after the horrendous bottle I received initially.
(A)- Pours practically a pitch brown, almost black color. Produced a nice yet small frothy creamed coffee to tan colored head. Decent retention.
(S)- A nice rich body to it. Minimal roastedness. Hints at raisin, caramel, prune, molasses, and cocoa.
(T)- Similar to the smell. Very rich with a subtle roasted kick to the middle. Lots of raisin, licorice, prune, caramel, molasses, and cocoa in this.
(M)- A nice mellow carbonation level and a beautiful balance of rich and malty flavors. Almost no bite from the ABV; smooth, yet thick and rich.
(D)- A sipper if there ever was one, but a great one at that! This is a completely different beer than what I had before in my initial review. It is a great old ale. I am glad I was able to re-review this one! My old review of the infected bottle is below.
12oz. bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date found, just says Batch #75 on the bottle. Very excited for this since its my first HOTD beer!
(A)- Pours a dark & cloudy brown color that produced so much foam so quickly, that it overflowed out of the glass with less than 2 seconds of pouring. Is this infected? Overcarbonated? Both?(2.5)
(S)- Smells like a sour, sweaty foot with a twist of lemon. This must be infected.(1.5)
(T)- Tastes like a sour, sweaty foot dipped in pine sol. Yep, infected. (1.0)
(M)- Way overcarbonated & sour & infected.(1.0)
(D)- I was so excited for this beer, but its terribly infected. Normally I do not post up infected reviews, but I did contact HOTD about the problem with my bottle. After a month of no response, I feel this should be posted to alert others of the issue. Im not expecting freebies or anything from HOTD, I am just incredibly disappointed after what it took to finally get my hands on a single bottle of this since it isnt distributed in my area. I just feel its rude to not respond to a consumer who is genuinely interested in their product. I will try to acquire another bottle of this & re-review it. (1.0) F [1.18]
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2011 03:39:28 | More by sweemzander
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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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