Bourbon Fred From the Stone
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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Style:
American Strong Ale
ABV:
12%
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4.25 | pDev: 0.71%
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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As with the original old mutt, this Fred pours a murky malt-extract looking amber. Slightly darker perhaps, but just a hair. The smooth mass has a very thin white foam lying around the ring of the surface, but as these beers are rarely expected to have carbonation, it suits the bill just fine.

Much less bourbon than expected on the sniffer, barely any at all in fact. Sweet golden raisins and fig mostly tease the nostrils with minimal amounts of earthiness and herbal nuances in the end.

Oh shit. There's the bourbon. Again, raisins and fig, or even dates carry the load, but a boozy influenced vanilla comes in strong. An unexpected nuttiness hangs in throughout each sip, and a herbal finishes doesn't disappoint.

Sweet, rich, and chewy. The booze is warming and intense at first, but once this has some time to breathe, it mellows quite a bit. It's lip smacking sticky and ends wonderfully bitter, and demands to be taken in slowly, one wonder sip at a time.

The Concrete Egg versions of the HotD classics have never really blown me away. Given the choice, I'd always take a "From The Wood" over a "From The Stone" anyday. This one falls right in line with that, but is still one damn fine experience.

Cheers.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle cap came off with a fizz; a surprise in a HotD beer. Actual carbonation is mild but present. Smell is excellent with lots of bourbon. Taste doesn't come together quite as well, the bourbon isn't quite as strong as it is on the nose but the stone is far more present than I expected given the barrel aging. There is a whole lot going on in this beer and I'm not sure it all goes together or melds very well. This one might benefit from some additional aging to smooth out the rough edges and help it all meld together better.

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Bourbon Fred From the Stone from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3 ratings