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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Fred From the Wood is aged in new, medium toast American oak barrels for at least 6 months. This Beer is available from the brewery and at select retailers.

RateBeer Special Release 06/06,Batch 64: We hope you enjoy this release of Fred from the Wood, the first of RateBeer.com’s Worldwide Masters Series. This request edition beer showcases the artful strength and technical brewing excellence of Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Sprints is consistently rated by RateBeer’s thousands of beer enthusiasts as one of the world’s most elite brewers. He has kindly honored our request for a special edition of Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood, which is aged in oak barrels for six months and is truly world-class beer. -- Joe Tucker, RateBeer.com

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wombata (550) - Kobe, - OCT 5, 2011
2009 on Draft. Aroma: Caramel, “toasted, ” fresh-cut wood and vanilla. Flavor: big toasted flavors with French vanilla and bourbon Comments: My deScription doesn’t do this justice as it is super complex. This is what wood aging should be like. It blows away competition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle @ 3/4 Dangerous Bottle Shares! does Copenhagen minishare. Slight hazy dark golden pour with tiny lacings. Vanilla, caramel, syrup, malty sweet, butterscotch with a sweet boozy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Flaska från 2008 på Akkuratt, Stockholm. Ljus bärnstensfärgad, lite skum. Maltig doft av karamell, honung, ektoner. Smak av detsamma. Döljer alkoholen väl. Går lite åt mjödhållet, men mindre än den vanliga Fred, tack vare eklagringen. God!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (322) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle enjoyed @ CBC Frivillig fest. Pours muddy brownish with the tiniest white head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, caramel, raw honey, rancid (but in a good way), malty and alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, bittersweet and long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. Murkey amber-brown, white ring. Sweet fruity aroma, raisins, caramel and some cinnamon and cumin, spicy, nutty taste and a little alcoholic. Full-bodied, spicy, some nutmeg finish, mildly carbonated. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1149) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a thickish hazy murky dark copper color with a full body, probably the most interesting looking beer I have ever seen. The aroma is boozy, but a lot of different things going on. The taste is almost perfect for a barley wine. I had a 2013, and might have been the perfect age. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2533) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2015
This is the ’08 version and man o man, I didn’t know Yaweh / JC worked as a brewmaster. Because Shirley there is a divine hand in this beer. All of the qualities are traditional and tweaked to the nth degree. The oak matches the malt matches the hops matches the yeast all perfectly & without flaw. Body couldn’t be better. Appearance is better than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2015 Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. 2014 bottle. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of caramel, cookies, vanilla, fruitiness and wood. Sweet flavor with caramel, wood, vanilla, some cookies, coconut, fruitiness, an alcoholic touch, and a bitterish finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6911) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). 2014 vintage. Looks good; a very hazy orangish caramel with fizzy eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good too; malty with notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and oak. Some vanilla and a bit of coconut too. Pleasantly boozy with a bittersweet backbone. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. Great beer, AND IT’S CARBONATED!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1043) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
12oz bottle - 2014 vintage - pours a cloudy amber . Aromas of spice , dark fruit , faint woody bourbon note . Taste is sweet figs and dates , mild hop presence . Very Very Good ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2008 bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is vanilla and oak. Medium mouth, sweet malt, light woody finish, hides alcohol well, really enjoyed this one.

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