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Fred From the Wood is aged in new, medium toast American oak barrels for at least 6 months. This Beer is available from the brewery and at select retailers.

RateBeer Special Release 06/06,Batch 64: We hope you enjoy this release of Fred from the Wood, the first of RateBeer.com’s Worldwide Masters Series. This request edition beer showcases the artful strength and technical brewing excellence of Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Sprints is consistently rated by RateBeer’s thousands of beer enthusiasts as one of the world’s most elite brewers. He has kindly honored our request for a special edition of Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood, which is aged in oak barrels for six months and is truly world-class beer. -- Joe Tucker, RateBeer.com

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (485) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. 2008. Pours hazy deep amber with nice beige head. Impressing! Feels dense in the glass. Aroma is sweet, malty, jammy. Burnt caramel and only slight old hops. Vanilla and some spices. Some honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark fruits, malt, toffee, oaky vanilla. With nice carbonation. Tickling alcohol in finish and vanilla. Slight dry finish too from the hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (865) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from 2008. Pours a murky orange-brown with a surprisingly big, dense, head. Aroma has huuuge, sweet barrel character. Lots of oak and vanilla, toasted malts, toffee, caramel, figs, prunes, booze. Taste is very sweet, but with a big complexity between all the fruity and the oaky notes. Dry finish and with a lively carbonation that really lifts the otherwise pretty oily body. Lots of booze! Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (451) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from a care that Galbo landed. Pours a hazy deep orange color with little head but good lacing. The aroma is oak and alcohol at first, maybe some burnt malt sweetness. Taste is not bitter, semi-sweet, oaky, an alcohol burn, thick. Heavy on the palate. I'm having difficulty rating this because at first it didn't knock it out for me, but I think it's getting better as I drink it. Would like to try it beside their other beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2011 bottle shared by Marcus. Pours light see threw amber. Taste is vanilla oak. Candied malt. And sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
XaenDovet (1221) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Review based on 2009 bottle. Full carbonation. Perfect full bodied, complex joy. Brilliantly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1848) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2013 12 oz bottle. Smells like a canister of zig zag tobacco with a touch of brown sugar. Taste is barleywineish candy, wood, molasses. Ok, probably would much better in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2645) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle during (mostly) Hair of the Dog beers tasting. Many thanks again Jef! APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: alcohol, oak, fruity. TASTE: alcohol, very sweet, oak, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2040) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ HOTD tasting. Shared with Yarrick, PriorL, Mathieu87 and Chris. Dark brown colour, thin layer of dark brown foam. Medium carbonation. Malty body. Aroma of prunes, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and toast. Well balaned but maybe a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours dark mahogany with a light tan head. Smell huge bourbon vanilla, oak. Taste oak, caramel, char, and toffee, very sweet and a bit hot. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
How: Bottle, 2008 vintage.
Where: Tasting at omhper.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, raisin, fruit.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Raisin, dried fruit, alcohol, malt.

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