zoucrew102 (283) - - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at hair of the dog portland, or. Dark fruit and oak aroma with a bit of hops. Pours dark golden colored with a thin white head. Dark fruit flavor with a bit of oak. Finishes dry with a hoppy bite at the end.
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devman171 (511) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours reddish amber with low head. Aroma is a really nice fruit notes, taste is dark fruits and rich malt with a nice touch of oak on the finish, really fantastic beer
demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Surprisingly darker pour than regular Fred. Opaque deep reddish brown. Cloudy. Lots of dark fruit and yeast in the nose. Persistent velvety head. Sweet fruity caramel delicious. Complex and amazing.
BMMillsy (962) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 year bottle as a lucky grab from a shelf in Ocean Beach. Pours a murky amber color with a small toffee colored creamy looking head. Aroma of honeycomb, molasses, maple syrup, some lemony soapy aroma. Flavor is big sweet toffee, figs, maple syrup, honey, bready, sweet brown sugar and molasses, oak, vanilla. Vanilla oak, tobacco, and maple on the finish, lingering dry on the palate. Light booze and warmth but the dryness of the oak keeps it in check. Heavy bodied but still with medium high carbonation that prickles the tongue. Huge complex flavors. Awesome brew and I was surprised how much oak remained on this after 4 years.
merc7186 (1471) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Oakey, Molasses, Brown Sugar, English Malts
T: Molasses, Oakey, English Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sweet
Overall, for a double digit strong ale, it is actually a little light on the boozy side but also falls a little light on flavor too.
Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice toffee and vanilla. Much darker than Fred. Nice flavor but overcarbonation hurts it.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from HOmer3210 BLAST OFFF!!!!! Really nice oak on this, very happy with it.
Bacterial (839) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle shared by The Hoff at a tasting at his house. He had a massive dog, which would make Alan Sprints happy. Slightly hoppy and malty nose some wood in there too, as expected. Nice - hoppy taste with a strong malt backbone. Really nice.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - thanks Kyle! Slightly hazy orange amber pour. White head. Oak and caramel nose and taste. Smooth, rich, and delicious!
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy oak-bomb, this stuff is woody! Headless hazy brown and very alcoholic, but deeply malty and delicious. $5/10oz