Otto From The Wood | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BEER INFO

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): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Otto is soothing and deep, with flavors of red and black fruits, vanilla and oak. Otto blends peaches and cherries with our distinguished beer, Fred. It is then aged in oak barrels for at least 18 months. Brewed with love and respect for my brewery’s strongest influence, Fred Eckhardt, and bears his name at birth.

Added by John_M on 07-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
228
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
63
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 38
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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There's good beer, there's great beer, and then there's beer as pure art, where audacious experimentation succeeds to create somethIng unique and perfect. For me this beer falls in the latter category, with a blend of bold flavors - a strong ale backbone with a slight alcohol heat, the perfect amount of barrel, fruit and malt sweetness with a hint of tart and sour - that I haven't experienced together in one glass anywhere else. The cloudy reddish-brown color is a marvel to behold, too. Highly recommend for lovers of strong, unique beers.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TJRoar
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emalc
4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

This was a supertreat! Got a big bottle from a good and well known beerfriend, Bill Young. Shared this bottle at the 2014 Borefts beerfestival in Holland. Increadibly balanced beer with real chunks of fruit in it.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the tasting room on 8.2.12

A - Served a dark ruby red. Very wine-like with a fizzy light pink head that fades quickly.

S - Sweet fruit, oak, bourbon, molasses.

T - The taste is sweet fruit an oaky, then lots I boozy bourbon, carmel, and molasses and some slight peach in the finish.

D - Nice carbonation, medium body with a slightly sweet finish.

O - I lucked out on this one. I think it is better than it's components, which is saying a lot. Drinks very easy and smooth.

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Photo of Mar02x
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another very good brew from HOTD. I didn't like the amount of yeast and other residue in the bottle/glass, but compared to this intense beer its nagging. I like the way the peach is blended in, so well done.

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4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of culturalsnow
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Color of opaque copper. Sort of a burnished, ruddy amber.

Nose of sweet smoke and fruits. Musty peaches, overripe cherries, some golden raisins too but more like the fleshy raisins in oatmeal. Everything is soft and rounded about this. Nothing sharp to stick out.

Malty sweet in the mouth. Wave after wave of fruit with that hint of smoke always lingering on the finish. Big and boozy, but not hot. I was aware of the 13% in the last few sips. There are noticeable pieces of fruit floating in this beer but I feel the muddy, river water criticism is wrong. A beer that defies easy description, like so many other HotD beers.

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4.65/5  rDev +11%

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Otto From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.19 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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