desurfer (1279) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2004 Pours a deep, hazy garnet with an oversized tan head. Aroma of cherries, plums, yeast, and a bit of alcohol. Very vinous. Flavor is quite alcoholic with a decent amount of sweet and bitter, nicely balanced. Not a lot of carbonation considering the huge head formation. Like a fine red wine, except much cheaper!
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2004 Dark brown beer with a foamy light tan head. Aroma is full and sweet with tones of chocolate and cake and some alcohol - very delicious. Flavor is sweet at first but ends in a bitter dry finish. Fruit, dark roasted malt and some smokey tones. A thick mouthful and an excellent beer. Thanks for the trade Scott (austinpowers)!
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very good stron ale, 10% alcohol, you got to love that. very rich malts and a tangy zip make this brew very interesting and satifying to drink. Thick head to watch out for when poring, dark cloudy brown color, head lacing last a long time. I highly recommend this beer for the brew conesuer
SpringsLicker (3429) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #57. Smuggled through UTAH!!! Thanks Killer!!
This gushes into the glass. Creamy, lasting, lacing, off white foam. The aroma is complex, improving as it warms. toasted malt, prunes, butterscotch, vanilla and oak are all in the blend. A burnt espresso overlay is added as the aromas become flavors. I’d like to try some more Hair of the Dog brews.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
200th beer. Explosion of flavors. Sweet, bitter, citrus, coffee, chocolate all wrapped up into a single sip. Very Potent. Buck Dich is my new personal saviour!!! Very much like the potentcy of a 3 floyds product. Hits ya and keeps hitting ya. Way better choice than Kemper Berry Weizen. What the hell was I thinking. Jordan you da man!!! I hate to say this but this is much better than my three floyds I’ve consumed. Wow!!!! There’s only one way to do this offering justice. Its way more than I expected. For that, it deserves a 6.0 but this site doesn’t offer anything higher than perfection. So I must submit its a perfect brew. Can’t say anything more to do it justice.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I loved this beer. Grew on me the more I drank. Kind of weird at first, but the malt character grows on you quickly. Nice alcohol content as well. Would buy it again!
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Batch 54. Pours a deep dark brown with a VOLCANIC off white head. I actually poured this bottle too fast and it overflowed. Aroma is malty, hoppy and fruity. Taste is of roasted barley, brown sugar, significant hops, dark fruit/raisans and malt. Very smokey, sweet/syrupy and nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy. Very unique; imagine a porter mixed with a barleywine. Nice strong alcohol content without being overwhelming. An awesome brew. I love Hair of the Dog.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours huge, creamy head thats so lively I need to take emergency action..... nice lacing as my faux-pour settles; aromas of plums, raisons, pineapple; it has a strange, complex flavor that’s part prune-juice, part sour-cherry brandy, part Sheer-Gaurd(tm), part cough syrup.... and I don’t mean that in a bad way, the combination is quite, uhh, unique, and not that bad, really. Try it for yourself, that all I have to say. Oh yea, Batch 58.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oooh was this a treat. Dark dark with a medium long lasting brown head. The nose is super sweet and malty kick of suggar. Taste is dirty malty with suggar and roasted malts. Body is medium with strong hints of rust and alcohol. Boy oh boy was this good.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep reddish brown with a initially large beige head diminishing to a lingering tight head. Aroma is very malty with prunes and alcohol and a touch of smoke. Flavour is roasted malts, anise and candied fruit. A great beer.