Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by theopholis:
4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From Batch 79
Appearance- Body is very dark, and almost opaque. The guy who sold it to me laid it on the side, and I didn't notice it was bottle conditioned until I poured it. Dang. Don't know how much of the opaqueness is from stirred up yeast. Anyway, body is a deep brown, almost black with amber highlights when held up to the light. Almost no head to speak of. What little foam there is does stick to the glass quite nicely tho.
Smell- Lots of dark fruits up front: raisin, plum, fig, maybe hints of licorice and red wine. and a touch of smoke are the easily picked out scents.
As it warms, you can really pick up the fusel alcohols.
Taste- There is almost no carbonation, which leads me to believe this is a very new bottle. As new as it is, it is fairly rich and complex. A lot of complex malt sweetness, with hints of all the aforementioned dark fruits are discernible. Hints of fermented fruits and amazingly, I get the sensation of drinking very old leather. Maybe I just read that on the bottle. But it really does have that feel. The hops are already starting to fade, but they are still present. Another year, and this stuff ought to be pretty nice.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied, with practically no carbonation. A bit chewy, and a nice stickiness that lends itself to a long, lingering after-taste.
Drinkability- I drank this one way to young. Will probably buy a vintage version at Stuffed Sandwich next time I go.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2011 02:40:27 | More by theopholis
More User Reviews:
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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