Otto From The Wood | Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
4.22/5
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237 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,519
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
237
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
61
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of sweemzander
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
(A)- Pours with slight bits of cherry skin. Minimal tan froth.
(S)- Big and rich vanilla/cherry with a great dry oaky richness to it.
(T)- The fruits really come through with great barrel notes. Obvious vanilla finish.
(M)- Mellow carbonation level. A nice barrel character and integrated balance.
(O)- Another great example of good barrel aging and overall integration into a base beer. I look forward to see what some time does to this one

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Photo of emalc
4.82/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good beer from Hair of the Dog. They have been hit or miss from me, but Otto from the Wood was surprisingly enjoyable. Good nose, enjoyable flavors all the way through, just a little harsh on the finish.

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Photo of rhynosorus
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cpetrone84
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is dark murky brown with tons of sediment and a thin light brown head. Nose is rich malt, chocolate and dates with notes of alcohol. Taste is also very rich malt, not really sugary. Caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, notes of alcohol. Full bodied and soft carb with a creamy feel.

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Photo of Bilco
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TJRoar
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of culturalsnow
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
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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Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMart
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tom10101
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcrossan
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IpeeA
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ibrooted
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013. Mix of peach and cherry. Very tasty and sweet. Aging could only make it better.

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Photo of timc100
3.24/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not sure what was going on with this one, maybe a bad bottle.

Tons of sediment - huge chunks, looked like a sample of Mississippi water. Tried to use a sieve but didn't help much.

Aroma of a big malty barleywine, but had a lot of fruit and fruit juice flavors - peach and citrus. Wet oak, brandy, tart cherry, caramel. Very smooth - hot and boozy, very little carbonation.

Not sure what was going on with this one. Did not come together well

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Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Jeffh84
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of strongaf
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of IPAIsaac
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Dan_Inreallife
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Otto From The Wood from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 237 ratings