Matt | Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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Brewed by:
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed using two Munich malts, two Smoked malts and two types of Belgian candy sugar. It was aged in 33 year old Bourbon barrels and Apple Eau de Vie barrels for about one year.

First release: February 2009 (a.k.a. 'Bottleworks X')
Second release: November 2010
Third release: October 2013

Added by msubulldog25 on 01-27-2009

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#276
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
886
pDev:
11.04%
 
 
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2013 version on tap at the 25th anniversary party.

Not the prettiest beer. Flavor and texture are indescribably amazing.

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Gifted from @lingenbrau. I thought it lost carbonation, but he told me their stuff is normally under carbed. Either way, it's a winner. Dark muddy brown color. Smell is boozy, oaky, apply. Taste is the old ale style, malty, strong booze, sweet, smoky, woody barrel and apple notes. Smooth, mild burn, trying not to hold the lack of carb against it as I'm not sure if that was how it was intended. Very good.

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2016 bottle poured into a snifter glass.

Extremely Peaty, earthy, Smokey, boozy, chocolate liquor, applewood, smoked malt, peaty, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, syrupy, very sweet, dark fruits.

No carbonation, medium-heavy body. An interesting, unique beer. Not sure I was a huge fan of the flavor profile, mainly due to the overly peaty / earthy flavors.

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Another unique and wonderful brew from HOTD. I’d call it somewhere between an American Strong and an Old Ale, but that doesn’t matter because it’s just delicious. After a couple years in my cellar the carbonation has suffered a bit, but many of HOTD’s offerings start out that way, so it doesn’t seem a problem. Nose and taste are both truly world class, so complex and so well integrated that I can’t begin to describe them - you just have to be here!

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