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Hair of the Dog Cherry Fred from the Wood
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Barley Wine, aged in new, medium-toast American oak barrels.


DrHomolka's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2011
On tap at the tasting room. Pours a dark, deep cherry red - pretty much indistinguishable from Cherry Adam. Pretty much no head, appears flat except for a small amount of bubbles at the top. Aroma is deep oak with some cherry and alcohol. I get bourbon out of this but it’s probably just the intense vanilla and wood as I don’t think this was in bourbon barrels. The cherries and oak in this have pretty much covered up the original Fred, making this seem extremely similar to Cherry Adam. Flavor is surprisingly drinkable, smooth even. Alcohol is hidden well. Wine-like fruitiness and complexity. I think I prefer the Cherry Adam at this point but this is still excellent if not completely different.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Draft @ Mikkeller Barrel Room, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy dark amber ruby color with no head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel vanilla aroma with weak hints of cherry aroma. Fruity malty spicy woody vanilla caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit and cherry. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody vanilla cherry dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller Barrel Room. Clear dark red/ brown - no head. Sweetness. Cherry candy. Oiley feeling. Wooden. Some bitterness. Marxipan. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
Keg. Chestnut brown with no head. Heavy sweet, sugar, syrup, warming alcohol, sherry. Heavy, mild acidity. No cherry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (2716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2016
Pours hazy cherry brown with minimal head Aromas of bourbon, cherries, vanilla, oak, burned caramel, brown sugar Taste has creamy notes of bourbon, vanilla, cherries, dried fruits

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2016
Pours hazy dark brown with no head. Aromas of roasted oak, raisins, muscovado sugar, caramel, figs, dates. Taste is quite sweet with roasted notes and oak character. Mouthfeel is oily with medium body and no carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Pours deep burgundy with flat head. Aroma of light port, cherries, muscovado, raisins, figs and dates. Taste is rich and sweet and boozy with a lingering cherry sweet finish. Rich and smooth body with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Pours opaque brown with a beige head. Cherry/oak aroma. Med + body. flavor is cherry and wood. Reminds of cherry cough syrup, but tastes a whole lot better. Has a heavy malt quality. Wood, cherry, ABV. Marvelous.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10049) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is strong cherry skin, wood, caramel, booze. Thick mouth, caramel, light cherry, wood, boozy finish, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2016
Tap at the brewery. Been a long time since I’ve had this: like first batch brewed difference in time. A: Blood red with a pinkish white head, and good lacing. N: Cherry, toffee, biscuit, candy sugar, oak, touch of vinous grape, ample bourbon, and vanilla. T: Very sweet but not cloying. M: Medium oily body, tickling carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: This is far superior to the previous version. The cherry is well integrated and adds an extra dimension to an already delicious beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (2415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Deep ruby with a light beige head. Aroma is cherry, raisins, candi sugar, fig, dates. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, complex, warming finish. Taste is bourbon, raisins, cherry, figs, dates, brown sugar, chocolate. Delicious.


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