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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Doggie Claws has a deep copper color and an intense hop character. I use Simcoe and Amarillo hops along with Organic Pilsner malt, British crystal and dark wild flower honey collected on Mt. Hood. The beer is ready to drink now but will improve with age. Happy Holidays from the curs at Hair of the Dog. - Alan Sprints, Brewmaster

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (765) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
2013 Bottle from my cellar. Pours a light mahogany brown with a suspension appearance of tiny yeast particles. Nose is crystal malt, corn sugar, honey, and booze. Taste is similar with a sweet finish. Tastes like a good 2 year old Barleywine should.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
knickskicks (999) - - APR 25, 2015
2013. Copper pour. Nose is ash, rotten apricot, paper. Taste is ash, booze, and paper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Craftheads, Tokyo. Hazy reddish brown shade. Ring of head. Aroma has cherry, almond, caramel, a hint of chocolate and plenty of hop resinousness. Taste is a slight step down but still impressive, with a nice chewy texture. A tad underwhelming but still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
Several pours from a leaking 2004 magnum bottle... but still holding up well!! Pours deep copper, low carbonation. Held up very well in the nose: dates, sweet raisins, sweet desert wine, a tad madeira wine, caramel. Sweet body with bitter notes as from the middle, Taste is toffee, figs, dates... Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3210) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a hazy copper color with aroma of brown sugar, caramel, fig, and honey. Sweet honey flavor with caramel, fig, brown sugar, and raisin. 2009 bottle. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mstrcrwly (782) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 2013 & 2014 bottles poured into a snifter..amber/brown with a thin off white head..aroma of caramel,spices,lemon..sharp taste with toffee,honey,dark fruit notes..thin,not much carbonation..expected much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
(Cuvée 2014): Un liquide qui n’est pas gâté par la nature, seulement sa mère le trouve beau. L’arôme est décente, fruits séchés, mélasse, bois brûlé, fumé, une bonne dose de chaleur et de cayenne. En bouche ça goûte un peu trop jeune, presqu’aucune trace de madérisation, juste la présence de petits fruits et de houblons affaissés. Le corps est dénudé, l’effervescence est absente, très difficile de poursuivre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (543) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Tap sampler at brewery. Cloudy deep Amber, good head and lace. Aroma malt and faint fruit. Taste is sweet and spicy and fruity. Opens with sweet apple and apricot, ranging to banana and raisin its some clove spice. Palate is rich, carbonation moderate, perhaps a touch sharp

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle during (mostly) Hair of the Dog beers tasting. Many thanks again Jef! APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: alcohol, fruity, oak, nice. TASTE: alcohol, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cobaink2 (224) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Vintage 2012. Maybe I had a bad bottle. Almost zero carbonation. Burnt brown sugar, licorice and maybe candy cane. It was a little underwhelming as those notes are defiantly muted.

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