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RATINGS: 781   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.comís 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 RateBeerís thousands of beer enthusiasts as one of the worldís 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2016
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 On tap at the brewery. Cloudy orange pour with bone white foam and top to bottom sheeting lace. Taste is sweet and savory with fantastic flavors of toasted coconut, toffee, vanilla, licorice. Aroma is woody along with all other taste deScriptors. Finely carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. My first perfect beer after almost seven years on this site, holy cow. Regular Fred is one of my favorite beers of all time and barrel aging just raises up an already awesome beer to phenomenal in every respect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (794) - - MAR 12, 2016
Draft. Aroma of. Tight, thin lace. Flavors of apple cider, chewy caramel, a hint of toffee. Oak comes through at the finish, slightly high register, then a clean finish. No hint of booze. Just flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
@ Hair of the dog 16-3-9: stor tydlig bourbonton med smak av russin och malt. SmŚtrevlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7707) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. Amber with a small head. On the sweet side with dried fruit, oak, bourbon and caramel. A pleasant one to sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5274) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle (12 oz). Vintage 2013. From cparles, thanks! Clear dark copper with a small beige head leaving little lacing. Aroma is wonderfully complex with molasses, oak, vanilla, toasted malts, tobacco, figs, dates, toffee, raisins, caramelized apples, chocolatey notes and mild to moderate spiciness. Taste is mellow and reasonably sweet with tobacco, vanilla, oak, raisins, toffee, caramel, toasted malts, chocolate, mild to moderate spiciness and a bit of alcohol. Full body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Liquorous mouthfeel. Fruity finish with a nice alcohol warmth. Wonderfully balanced and complex Barley Wine. Iím usually not fond of the style, but I had no problem at all drinking the whole bottle by myself. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours amber with a small head. Nose shows oak, honey, vanilla, toffee, sherry and golden syrup. Flavours include more golden syrup, soft booze, whisky-like characters, faint oxidised notes and soft grassy hops. Seriously good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seehaferb23 (205) - - JAN 21, 2016
Cannery Row Beer Club just tried a very meaningful beer. This is a special treat. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours hazy chestnut, not much head. Fruity aroma has a woody hint. Woody, fruity and malty flavor is very enjoyable. Texture has OK body but plenty of fizz. This Fred is fun!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1049) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2016
12oz bottle from the brewery smuggled into minnesota with commonmac . 2013 version . High sediment hazy Murky orange red with medium off white head. Very strong tart and sweet nose. Super aggressive aroma. Very sweet, syrup, bourbon, then yeast, alcohol, tart. Finish is well done and sticks with you. A ton of sugar. Delicious. Boozy but somehow in perfect balance. What I would want a barrel aged beer to taste like.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle secretly acquired by Double Tís during a recent trip to Portland. 2013 Edition. Shared with commonshawn. Lots of sediment serving to make it very cloudy. A mahogany moving towards brown colored appearance with a little bit of off white, almost tan, head. Aroma has a hearty bourbon quality with an assertive sweetness. The taste is rich and deep with dark fruit (raisins, prunes) and a definite bourbon, peat characteristic. Alcohol warmth. Lots of sugars present as well...Iím almost getting a slightly toffee or chocolate undertone. Dessert beer is the perfect way to describe this one. Iím already looking forward to my next meeting with Fred. Heís a good dude.

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