GTAEgeek (1343) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours brown, with almost no head. Bitter chocolate is dominant in the nose, with notes of maple syrup and vanilla. Very sweet flavor, with a light bitterness, and a slightly dank finish. Heavy body, sticky, thick, and grainy. Overall, this is a nice, sweet and malty beer.
gEUS (1304) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
alobar (2952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mstrcrwly (386) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.expected much better.
Marheb (2648) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
furthur (307) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
PriorL (2316) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
cobaink2 (134) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I picked up a bottle of this at Whole Foods on NE Sandy in Portland, Oregon. First off, the label: I like the dark green color and the festiveness of it. Very nice-a. I should also mention this is the 2014 vintage. I poured it into my Ommegang tulip glass. Dark cloudy brown with no head on it after a minute or so. The aroma is sweet and malty. The beer in my mouth is velvety, with almost no carbonation, and sweet with a growing bitterness that sits quietly in the background doing it’s own thing, not bothering anyone or being out-of-line. It’s just there hanging out in its own flavorful way. Overall, an excellent beer (barley wine).
Thisis12ptfont (910) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of old butter, skunky malts, rotten milk, expired caramel and rotten eggs. Big murky brown appearance with a tan thin foam and small lace. Extremely strange milky, creamy caramel and expired whip cream overtones. Strange, old caramel, butter and nut overtones. Overall, Hair of The Dog products have all been absolutely dreadful to me. Something about their yeast component ruins their beers. D rating.
trapped (991) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with large spongy beige head, prominent cloves and hops aroma, low carbonation, oak flavored toasted malt taste with alcohol undertones, long finish. Great brew!