Belize2000 (23) - Loon Lake, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ye-Ha, forget about the color, head and retention lets drink this one now, great tasting beer, this one rates high around the chart, Just enough hops and malts, taste smoke, leather light coco and fig A hearty old world Ale Yummy and 10.0 ABV one of my favorites.
artmcd8 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 74 purchased from HOTB about two years ago. Pours a nearly flat dark reddish brown. No head. Aromas of dark fruits, alcohol, smoke, leather, caramel. Flavor brings out some dark chocolate, maybe like bacon dark chocolate. The taste is definitely sweet but there in a bit of an astringency. Maybe this one should have sat a bit longer, tough to tell. Still really great. Medium thick mouthfeel for a flat beer. Low to no carb.
kapusil (564) - HUNGARY - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.355l bottle. Dark brown body, very thin white head. Lots of yeast particles floating in the glass. Aroma of chocolate, leather, nuts and some bourbon. Taste of chocolate, vanilla, cocoa and bourbon with a balancing grassy and floral hops. Super beer.
Cristobal37 (254) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Leathery aroma. Pour didn’t produce much head. What I thought was cascading was actually sediment. Not bitter yet not sweet either. Chocolatey but altogether different. This is something you just have to try. Heavy booze only detected in the aroma, bourbony. Finally, I enjoyed it, but it’s not an every day beer.
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewery. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big frothy tan head and great lacing. Big smoke, leather, somewhat grapey, licorice, anise, light bourbon and toffee aroma. Taste is leather, roasted malt, smoke, light bandaid, dark fruity, and grapey with light heat on the backend. Full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really different nice sipper.
Leveejr (79) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown. Not much in aroma. Booze, dark fruits, smoked malt. Tastes of strong smoked malt, definitely get the leather notes, and light chocolatey bitterness. Super complex and excellent beer
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Busick (355) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally I get to have a Hair of the Dog brew! It is all that it is cracked up to be. A delicious ale that has a strong smokey finish. Very Baltic Porterish! Excellent!
kaser (2504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown. Deep brown. Off white head. Tastes like whiskey and happiness. Had this at the brewery. Wish I was sober enoigh to appreciate this. Very pruney
bursprak (417) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle shared two ways. From a trade, thanks Aaron. Pours dark dark brown with a small but frothy tan head that quickly fades. Nose has loads of different things going on, smoke, roasted malts, syrup, grains, raisins and some soy sauce. Taste has ash, tar, licorice, raisins, smoke, vanilla, light toffee and sweet roasted malts. Finishes of with a nice warmth from the alcohol.
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown color. Good head retention. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt. Super smooth. Almost like a nitro. Medium body. Very creamy texture. Warming alcohol. Nice very nice.
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Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch #87, 2012 vintage bottle. Pours a deep brown, mahogany hue, small beige head. Aromas of big molasses, smoke, leather, tobacco. Taste is incredibly smooth. Chocolate, caramel, toffee meld into dark fruit, leather and loads of oat. Such a unique beer. Has elements of spice and alcohol but both well-hidden among the harmony of flavor. Finishes pretty clean, leaving the palate wanting more.