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Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Old Ale
ABV:
29%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 10.02%
Ratings:
51
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 21, 2022
Added:
Feb 10, 2007
Wants:
  360
Gots:
  12
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: This beer was produced in 1994, and won first place at the 1998 Toronado Barley Wine Festival. The strength was achieved by taking 300 gallons of Adam and freezing it three times, leaving only 100 gallons.
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4.67 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Jan 21, 2022
 
4.77 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota on Jun 20, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Rifugium from North Dakota

Glad to finally crack this one with some fine folks. I had low expectations, considering how the beer could have aged, but it ended up being quite an experience, and as the only owner of the bottle, at least I know it was stored properly.

Twisted the cap off without a sound, and gave it a little whiff. Expecting lots of oxidation, instead I was met with heavy smoky malt, and booze-soaked cigars. I knew right then that this held up well and was going to be good. The bottle was split between 9 glasses. Obviously completely still, translucent, dark molasses color, thick coating on the glass. Another surprise: absolutely no dregs in the bottle at all. I guess it makes sense considering the processing used to make the beer what it is, but I guess I expected some sludge or even a little residue after over 2 decades. But nope...totally clean.

As for the taste, this was pretty much like drinking a really good smoky Scotch. Big on booze, but very smooth, dark coffee roast, hints of peat, and lots of chewy cigar tobacco. I honestly didn't get any off-flavors from this, not even oxidation. Mouthfeel, again, hot but smooth, like good Scotch, nice in little sips, which is really the only proper way to enjoy this beer.

All in all, this exceeded my expectations greatly, and the experience was worth every penny, especially being able to share it with some good people.

Aug 11, 2017
 
4.8 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Apr 08, 2017
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4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by nickd717 from California

Haven't reviewed on here forever, but there was this so here we go. Bottle, thanks to Alan. Shared with lots of other Bay Area tickers. Very dark brown color with minimal head. Aroma is smoky with roast, molasses, soy sauce, molasses, tobacco, and dark chocolate dark fruit, whiskey, port. Flavor is medium sweet, some spice, molasses, bitter coffee ground and cigar room finish. Palate is smooth, slick, with a carbonation level that would make Tomme Arthur blush (e.g., almost none). Not too hot for 29%, which is crazy. Full body, but not overly so. Very good beer, and the tick value is obviously f**king astronomical. Life goal achieved.

Jan 23, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Fux from France

Sampled at the Tasting to Sink all Sea Shepherds. It's actually the beer which initiated it. Thanks a lot, Chris, for sharing this rarity! We had this just after Midnight Sun M and Sam Adams MMM.
A: Pours dark with no head to speak of.
S: Smell of alcohol and dried fruits with some raisins, grapes and cheesy flavors. No oxydation from the nose.
T: Taste is very boozy and bitter with some cheesy aftertaste. No oxydation from the taste either. Flavors highlight leather, chocolate, tobacco and dried fruits. Despite the fact it has held quite well for a 22 years old eisbock, it seriously lacks balance, which prevents this to be really good.
M: Oily and sweet. Huge amount of alcohol. No carbonation.
O: I somehow expected this to be oxydized which is not but I can't say I really liked this beer, it's too boozy and unfocused. A little bit disappointing. All the same, thx for sharing, Chris!

Oct 15, 2016
 
4.17 by halo3one from Georgia on Mar 28, 2016
 
4.87 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Aug 16, 2015
 
4.47 by Dreadnaught33 from District of Columbia on May 01, 2015
 
4.5 by SlghtlyBzzd from Oregon on Dec 11, 2014
 
3.5 by brian4beer from Indiana on Jun 08, 2014
 
4.75 by pester from California on May 02, 2014
 
4 by eggs from Illinois on Apr 28, 2014
 
4.51 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Apr 25, 2014
 
4 by bmwats from Louisiana on Dec 31, 2013
 
3.5 by kscaldef from Oregon on Sep 10, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by MasterSki from Canada (ON)

Review #3250, and Had #3300. Served in a small taster glass, next to Wooden Hell and M. Wow, my life doesn't suck. Thanks to the guys for the opportunity to try this.

A - Still. Super dark brown body, with a hint of transparency to it at the edges of the glass. Obviously not expecting much at 29% and after nearly 20 years, but not as attractive as something like Utopias either.

S - Surprisingly boozy, even with so much age. Otherwise it tastes exactly like you'd expect Triple Adam from the Wood to taste: oodles of leather, dark fruits, oak, sherry, port-like oxidation, tobacco, a touch of soy. Still, it's a bit rough and quite the shock to the nostrils.

T - The taste is on the other hand quite excellent. Alcohol is significantly more restrained, and as a result the other flavors pop out significantly more: loads of sweet dark fruits, particularly of prune and raisin, oak, vanilla, port and sherry-like oxidation, some brandy-esque spirit, and a touch of smoke and char. Somewhere between beer and spirit in the flavor spectrum, but certainly complex and enjoyable.

M - Smooth, medium-full body. Oaky, tannic, and fairly dry, but with a mild lingering smoke and stickiness on the palate. Obviously no carbonation. Nowhere near as sticky or heavy as something like Utopias or Millennium. Not overly hot, which is a bit of a surprise.

D - Pretty delicious, once you get past the somewhat rough aroma. Could probably age for another dozen years with minimal ill effect. Worth $2,000 a bottle? Is anything? Still, a very unique beer and a memorable experience. I enjoyed my 2+oz quite thoroughly.

Aug 14, 2013
 
4.5 by spycow from Illinois on Jul 14, 2013
 
4.25 by bauermj from Illinois on Jul 14, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Finally had the opportunity to taste this little sucker!

Appearance was flat as expected with slight hint of carbonation when pouring. The aroma was sweet and malty with lots of brown sugar, toffee, and caramel; a little booziness on the nose even after 19 years. The taste was kind of like drinking a port/chocolate wine with some figs on the side. After the first couple of sips the tobacco, caramel, and dark fruits and turns into more tobacco. This thing really coats the mouth and lingers. Overall, I finally got a chance to try this and it was kind of what I expected; just a little bit of an over hyped beer. A cigar probably would have enhanced this beer but I will never get a chance to find out.

Apr 23, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Thorpe429 from Illinois

Served in a Hair of the Dog stemmed tasting glass alongside Hair of the Dog Adam and Eve.

Pours is as expected. Essentially black and a bit viscous with no head. Maybe some slight legs on the sides of the glass. The nose has smoke, soy, molasses, tobacco, booze, and a hint of dark fruits. The soy really creeps to the front.

Flavor is very similar with a lot of soy and residual sweetness, though not much booze. Tobacco and smoke in the background. Medium-full body.

It's basically super Adam, and is quite intense. I didn't think it was all that fantastic, and honestly if you took away the notoriety of it, I wouldn't pay $10 for a glass of it; I'd much rather have Utopias, particularly aged Utopias.

Apr 07, 2013
 
3.75 by drabmuh from Maryland on Apr 07, 2013
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4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Review #2000

Served in a Hair of the Dog snifter.

Acquired via large trade with Mike. A lot of generosity in the beer community.

The beer is dark brown with a few random brown bubbles. There was actually a hiss upon wrestling off the screw top. The aroma is fabulous. Molasses and caramel, booze and candy, a touch of sweetness but by no means cloying. Fabulous flavor. Hype aside this beer is actually delicious. 29% abv is masked extremely well. Of course, this beer is 19 years old. So mellow and smooth. No carbonation. Like a fine after dinner cordial. Chocolate and port wine with rich molasses. Similar in some regards to Samuel Adams MMM. World class. What an experience.

Apr 06, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by BucketBoy from Pennsylvania

Dave, courtesy of GrumpyOldTroll, and shared by forgetful, ygtbsm94, Thorpe429, Huhzubendah, yourefragile, and johndoe8. Thanks for the experience, gentlemen. Drank side-by-side with Eve, Adam, and Golden Rose.

L - Black oil with a deep garnet hue when held to the light and legs that go for days in my Hair of the Dog tulip snifter.

S - Molasses, 60% chocolate, concentrated roasted dark malts, even a touch of burnt sugar butterscotch, hints of sweet tobacco, light earthen ash, and the slightest bit of favorable oxidation.

T - Much like the nose, with more emphasis on the tobacco, roast, and burnt sugar. The alcohol is so low-key right now, and helps the flavors pull together. Delicious old ale and truly special!

M - Flat and smooth, with a touch of heat still, but not too much. Well enough.

O - An experience! A dream come true - thanks everyone!

Apr 06, 2013
 
3.75 by yourefragile from District of Columbia on Apr 06, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by AgentZero from Illinois

Guess I should finally get around to reviewing this EPIC beer. First off, cheers to GrumpyOldTroll for extending the invite which ended up nicely coinciding with my 35th birthday. Big shout out to jbuddle, my homie Sean9689 who made the trip with me from Chi-town, my Asian Brother SpeedwayJim, dtmets84 and Cosmicevan.

Consumed on 1/12/13, review from notes.

A - Like Evan said, this looks like a bottle of worcester sauce, with its clear glass, slightly too-wide neck, and screw off plastic cap. The beer is exceptionally dark black/brown with shades of purple in there. No noticeable carbonation to speak of, the beer is pretty still. Not the prettiest beer around, but for something that's near 20 years old and as big as it is, it's fine.

S - The shocking thing about how this beer smells is the booze. Some booze comes off the nose, but not nearly what you would have expected from 29%. Guess the years may have mellowed it. It's surprisingly complex, with a lot of dark fruit, burnt brown sugar, molasses, and slight cocoa. The tiniest bit of soy sauce aroma is present, which I feel detracts a little bit, but it's not bad. There are some nice earth tones in there as well.

T - Well, color me impressed. It starts out sweet, with a slight bit of soy sauce which I was expecting. It then delves into some nice burnt brown sugar and dark fruits, which was quite nice and pleasant. The thing that really one me over was the great earthy tastes, leather, and hint of nuts. Really well done all around with all the flavors blending together well and yet managing to stand out individually. Throw in a little bit of syrupy cocoa on the end and we have a winner. There is some heat, but nothing that would make you guess 29%, more like something in the mid-teens. Entirely too drinkable.

O - Full bodied, very smooth, not much in the way of carbonation.

O - I was expecting this to be a disaster and to taste like garbage. I can honestly say this beer exceeded expectations. Was it the best beer I've ever had? No. It was however, a great beer and one that is pretty unique. It's enjoyable to drink, goes down surprisingly easy, and has a lot of nice complexity and flavors. Thrilled I got to try it, and it truly made for an EPIC beer, tasting, and event.

Mar 15, 2013
 
4.25 by dtmets84 from New York on Jan 22, 2013
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4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by cosmicevan from New York

big thanks goes out to GrumpyOldTroll, jbuddle, Sean9689, SpeedwayJim, AgentZero, dtmets84 for sharing in the greatest day of beer that i have ever been a part of. huge thanks to mike for providing this bit of unobtainium.

notes from 1/12/2013

consumed from a hair of the dog walk the dog taster glass.

a - the bottle itself is somewhat of a site. clear glass with a screw top...like a bottle of worcester sauce. the label is a rather simple black and white with the logo pictured and this text:

Dave was produced in 1994 as an experimental high alcohol Beer. Time has smoothed out the flavor and created a mellow blend of malt and alcohol. Enjoy this testament to the Brewers Art as you would a fine Spirit and think about good things. - Alan Sprints - Brewmaster.

the other side of the label says:

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is dedicated to providing the Beer lover with new and unusual Beer styles. To learn more about Hair of the Dog Brewing Company and our Beer styles please visit us at www.hairofthedog.com

the beer poured still into the glass. deep purple with some maroon highlights when held to the minimum light available in the room. wasn't expecting much in the looks department for a beer this big and this old.

s - the nose is intense and matured over the extended time that this beer sat in my glass. dark fruits, licorice, nuts, prunes, alcoholic heat, nutmeg, brown sugar.

t - the taste was similar to the nose...i was rather surprised to still get so much heat considering the age...but did not feel like a 29% beer. surprisingly drinkable. dark fruit crossed with nuts and a big helping of brown sugar. feels like a strong ale, actually reminds me of batch 9k a bit but hotter.

m - like liquor...leaves a tingle in my mouth. extremely drinkable, especially at 29%. it was pretty amazing and rather warming. feel is so smooth and the booziness is nice.

o - overall, wow...where does one begin? for what this is, the insanity that surrounds it and the incredible desirability, it is the king of beers (sorry bud) to try for the ticker...and in the world of ticking and "whales" many will tell you honestly that very rarely is something of this stature worth what you have to give up to get it...but you can't really know until you go for it and in the world of beers that get hunted, this was surprisingly drinkable and tasty and a hell of an experience compared to the many disappointments. this is a case where the inability to get this beer boosts it up to even more legendary levels, but the core reason that everyone seems to want to try this is very evident when experiencing the beer...and it's just that...trying dave is an experience unto itself. dave is like nothing else. an almost 10 year old beer that drinks like liquor and has crazy complexities and yet it is still considered a beer. trying this is akin to sampling utopias...a unique experience like no other and one that can be polarizing depending on what you like. i have the empty bottle that has a few eye droppings of dave left in it and in the week since i've tried the beer i regularly unscrew the cap and sniff the bottle with the remnants and it takes me back to this crazy experience and the day that followed.

Jan 20, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jbuddle from New York

Huge thanks to Mike for pulling in this rarity. Poured from the screw-top clear bottle into a HoTD taster at our NYC tasting 1/12/13.

Dave looks somewhat average - deep black, no carbonation but has some serious legs which showcase it's ABV. It poured heavy and slow but sits in the glass with a bit of life.

It smells fantastic and reminds me of a rich liquer, although of a somewhat non-descript variety. The Adam does come through in the form of leather, molasses, burnt brown sugar, and touch of soy sauce. As the glass warmed this really opened up and actually gave off some grass and mint which was quite pleasant.

I was expecting something kind of muddled and messy, but the taste was incredibly refined and pleasant. Quite a bit of alcohol is perfectly incorporated into the Adam base. A very complex and bold mix of dark fruits, leather, tobacco and alcohol. A touch of oxidation that I didnt notice in the nose and a bit of salty soy. Honestly quite good.

My favorite part of this beer was how it felt. Full bodied, almost silky.

Overall, Dave is pretty badass and I am eternally grateful for the chance to try it. Cheers, Mike!

Jan 14, 2013
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3.82/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Sean9689 from Illinois

Thanks to Mike (grumpyoldtroll) for finally getting to try this beer. The "Main Event" from our NYC Mega Tasting.

Pours a motor oil black, some bottles here and there but basically flat. Nose is sweet dark fruit, chocolate, and lots of barrel presence. Flavor is not as sweet as the nose, and even more booze with notes of bourbon, oak, chocolate, and tobacco. Full body, flat, lingering sweetness and alcohol.

Is it "worth it"? Well, it was an honor to be able to try his beer, so for me it was. I can't believe how well this held up after almost 20 years. Good stuff!

Jan 13, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by SpeedwayJim from New York

It took 3.5 years and 840 reviews to get here but I'm finally at the top of the mountain. A HUGE thanks to Mike for providing this one. A beer that I truly never thought I'd see, much less taste. My gratitude to you knows no bounds and I'm very honored to get the chance to try this beer. Again, I can't thank you enough for the opportunity.

12oz screw top bottle. 2oz. pour appropriately into a Hair of the Dog taster.

Pours flat. Pitch black with no head but huge, thick, oily legs. No lace either. Average given the style and age.

Nose is astoundingly aromatic. I can smell it as I'm pouring the godly liquid into the glass. Notes of sweet soy sauce, chocolate, molasses, fudge, dark fruit, and a mild booziness that washes over the senses. I'm shocked at how good this is.

Opens sweet and fudgey. Bitter and dark chocolate, dark plum, sweet soy sauce and big, bolod booziness that makes its presence felt but isn't overwhelming at the same time. Booze and molasses on the finish with a sweet, syrup and fudge aftertaste. Incredible complexity and the heat has really mellowed with age, allowing all the different characteristics to reveal itself in this beer.

Full bodied with no carbonation. Oily, slick, and one of the richest beers I've ever known. Boozy and smooth going down with a slightly hot finish and a sticky, syrupy aftertaste. This tastes like it could be 15-16%. Again, I'm shocked by how smooth and utterly drinkable this is.

A part of me didn't want to like this beer given the likelihood that I'd never get the chance to try it again. However, in all honesty, Dave is the most coveted beer for a reason. Incredibly complex and rich but with the body to show it all off. The booziness is present but only serves to enhance the flavors rather than cover them. A sipper for sure but one I could happily sip on all night long. Amazing.

Jan 13, 2013
 
5 by Ynot2 from California on Mar 01, 2012
 
4.5 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on Dec 09, 2011
 
4.5 by cbutova from Massachusetts on Nov 20, 2011
 
5 by rbrefbeerman from California on Nov 17, 2011
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4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by tpd975 from Florida

Glad to be part of a group willing to go after this one. Thanks to Diego for the leg work.

A: Pours out mostly flat looking a few bubbles manage to rise to the top from the depths of the glass. The color is brown with ruby tones when held up to the light.

S: Wonderful sweet malty aromas. Tons of brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. Gooey over rip raisins with hints of candied dates. There is an earthy smoke that builds with tones of tobacco, and booze.

T: There is some oxidation but nothing too bad. It does not really hurt the taste of this one. Lots of the candy malt sweetness with strong oven darkened brown sugar noted. The dark fruit is big with raisin leading the way. The booze builds from the middle with a bit of burn in the finish. There is a nice smokey quality to this one, the type you find in the finest of spirits. Subtle dark cherry and a touch of soy round things out.

M: Bold, thich, rich, and boozy. Still as hell it just lays on the tongue and coats the mouth.

D: Rather good but at this price nothing is really that drinkable. It is a real treat one I sipped on for quite a bit. A real world class brew, one I am honored to have tried.

Sep 29, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
by tendermorsel from Massachusetts

Usually I don't review small samples of beer but considering the insane rarity of this beer I made an exception. I never imagined I would get a chance to try this beer.

This was served as the last beer in a set of HOTD beers during a special tasting in the world famous Ebanezer's pub cellar. Alan was in town discussing his beers and Chris was generous enough to pop his personal bottle of Dave for us to try. It goes with out saying but... Thanks Chris.

less than a one oz pour into a small tasting glass.

no carbination at all. totally flat. dark brown maple syrup colored. quite a bit of alcohol on the nose but actually suprisingly smooth on the pallet. extremely sweet and syrupy mouthfeel. dried fruits (raisins apples figs) were present in the taste. Not particularly drinkable due to the syrupy nature. I don't know if I would want more than 3-4 oz of this one.

Pretty good stuff but considering the fact that this is probably the most hyped/rare beer in the world it did not blow my doors off. Simular to the the SA Utopia's that I have tried minus the heavy wood character that they typically have. Maybe a bit smoother too.

Overall I am glad I got a chance to try this especially with Alan there talking in depth about the beer. Would I spend 1000$ for a bottle?? Not so much.

Sep 10, 2010
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4.97/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by emmasdad from Colorado

Another from the old notebooks. I just missed this one at the 1998 Toronado Barleywine Festival and thought I would never cross paths with it again. Much to my surprise, however, I was wrong. I was fortunate to finally get to try this one at the brewery 3 years later. After sampling a few beers with Alan, he pulled a bottle of this one out and poured us each a sample. Poured a beautiful brown color, with just a hint of light brown foam. Huge aromas here: bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruit (plums, raisins), port, sherry and alcohol. On the palate, especially as it warmed, the flavors came out nicely. Lots of bourbon, alcohol, dark brown sugar, sherry, oak and chocolate. Truly an amazing beer...the best I have ever had.
Postscript: At the time, Alan offered to sell me 12 oz. (plastic vinegar) bottles for $15 a piece. At the time (2001) this was beyond comprehension to me and I passed....still kicking myself today.

Jul 22, 2010
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4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Maltzilla from Florida

The Whale of Whales! Pours out flat, syrupy and dark reddish brown . . . like blood draining away from the site of a sacrifice. :-P The nose had some strong sherry and boozy tones, it definitely lets you know this is not a beer to be taken lightly. The palate reveals further alcohol heat in a brief punch, followed by phenomenal combinations of old port-like flavors: dark fruit, caramel, vanilla. Oak and tobacco follow in the back palate. Strong mouthfeel and its definitely a "sipper" as far as drinkability goes.

Jul 14, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Arbitrator from California

Chilled bottle into a tasting snifter, shared by the ever-generous ramnuts.

A: Pours a nearly opaque mahogany color with a ruby tint at the edges. No carbonation -- expected in a 15-year-old beer with such high ABV, so I'm gonna give this a 4.5 anyway; its body is a stunning color.

S: Has a strong port or brandy-like aroma to it that breaks down into grape and fig burn. Tobacco, leather, smoke. A light caramel. Noticeable booze, but not as much as I expected for the ABV.

T: A lot going on here. This is really more of a spirit at this point. Smoke, tobacco, leather are strongest on the tongue. Progresses into a boozy port-like grape and fig flavor. Some caramel sweetness and a little anise/licorice. The finish is again tobacco, with a spicy / smoked pepper burn to it and a little soy sauce (oxidation). Huge burn again in the aftertaste (again, hearkening back to the spirit comparison). ramnuts joked that this still tastes too young...

M: Totally flat, but still chewy and viscous. Still kind of boozy, though.

D: I appreciate that this is something that pushes the boundaries of fermentation. I'd certainly try this again. In retrospect, $80 for this beer is totally worth it. It's like Utopias but less refined.

Jun 01, 2009
Dave from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 51 ratings