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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1946) - 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 (2784) - 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 (2154) - 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 (1581) - 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 (4945) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruit and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1229) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2014 poured from bottle to glass. Hazy copper hue with creamy off white head. Aroma is toffee, oak, tobacco, prune, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with an oaky tannin following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a very nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1402) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours hazy brow with orange hues and white head. Aroma is strong wood, tons of oak, chocolate, prunes. Taste is rich, a wood bomb. Overall, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2191) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at the HOTD rating room. Pours medium hazy Amber, small cream hued head. Big nose of oak, booze, dark fruits. Major booze burn up front, molds into dark fruits, oak, vanilla. Potent stuff for sure. Finish adds more booze burn. Wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (21460) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Bottled, thanks 3fourths! Hazy amber, small head. Generous oaky vanilla and caramel aroma. Sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel, low carbonation. Wonderfully well structured, white wine, caramel, vanilla and oak. Warming finish. Fantastic stuff!

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