ryanfolty (2408) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 9, 2013 - on tap at the brewery. Brown pour with big head and lacing. Aroma was yeast, spice, wood and alcohol. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had some tartness.
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog, pours an opaque dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, considerable spicy notes and some leather. Flavour is quite tart, bringing out loads of oak barrels, some vinous notes, a little leather, and sour plums. Very vinous, woody from the oak and perfectly tart. Quite complex and a pleasure to drink. Excellent stuff.
kevinsenn (2015) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog. Mostly clear red, thin beige head. Big sour plum aroma, slight caramel notes too. Taste is tart plum, with a nice malt character, and dark fruits. Smooth mouthfeel.
bigbish (688) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this beer on my vacation and thought it was amazing. Didn’t write down my tasting notes, just the score.
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Added this one since the regular version doesn’t mention wood, I hope it’s correct. If not, it should be aliased. Draft at the source courtesy of ajax25g, thanks! Cloudy amber color, almost flat. Aroma of vanilla, light brandied fruit. Taste is smooth vanilla and stone fruit. Tasty.
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. pours hazy orange. fruit loop orange aroma. taste is tart orange juice and vanilla bean. very interesting
Sarlacc83 (1952) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HotD.A: Murky orange color with a thin lacing. Sits on the glass.N: Lots of wood and earth in the nose. Pine and some cherry. Some slight vinegar and acetone.T: Loads of pine and cedar. Oak and an aggressive bitterness. Some rosemary here too. Slightly sour and a moderate sweetness.
M: Mouthfeel is pleasantly carbonated with a light touch. Makes this easy to take down. O: Another in the pantheon of sweet and sour. Very tannic and could use some refinement.
trevor211 (1631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Sour Fest 2013. Not quite sure how this gets labeled "Belgian" -- the yeast, maybe? Pours a super-murky amber (very HotD). Lots of residual sugar in here -- also very HotD -- some caramel and mild peach/apricot underneath. Not a lot of tartness here at all -- the nice delicate notes you’d expect in a brew like this are completely smothered by residual sugar. It’s tasty... but not what I was expecting.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Tap @ Hair of the Dog... Named in honor of my beer geek friend/trade partner Vincent (BelgBeerGeek on Ratebeer). Poured copper burnt orange with a white head. Nose had wood, light fruits, and classic HotD yeast characters. This is a mix cultured yeast fermented beer, but man, the quintessential HotD flavor is still in here. Light body, a little drying. With some acidity but not quite tart. Citrus, light fruits, oak, and mild malt/bread-like tones. Nice yeasty spice finish. The lighter abv and mouthfeel really helps this beer.