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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This beer pours a very hazy orange color witha s mall head of white bubbles. There is light bit of vinnegar in the nose and a touch of citrus. This is only lightly tart once tasted but very oxidized, the only pleasant barrel flavor I’m really getting from this is vanilla. It is sweet and sticky and texture and overall a pretty big disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 12oz bottle. Ratebeer version. Pour towards the end. Totally cloudy amber brown color. Thin ring off-white head, dots of ropes of lace. Very interesting aroma. Malty flavor, oxidization. Medium plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, some bitter, dry finish. Kind of like a desert wine in the flavor. Some light heat on the end. Solid, interesting stuff to try, but my guess is that it’s seen better days. 6/4/6/4/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3483) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of honey, sweets, malt, caramel, bourbon and spice. A flavor of caramel, sweets, spice, weak bitter and honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2013 bottle. Hazy dark mahogany color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, dark fruits and molasses. Full-bodied with an oaky booze character and flavors of dark fruit, caramel malt, chocolate and subtle spice. The finish is oaky with caramel and fruit aftertaste. Very good beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2395) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Rich beer, with notes of raisin, oak and off course malt. The bourbon gives the beer a great taste of warm vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
At my place with J dog and wifey. Dat pour look like spooky brown water. Dis aroma b like a a brown box and Afro pick, with some Carmel lolli pop. Taste is caramel, cardboard, interesting dark wood notes. Meh.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Via trade with SetauketBrewer. Gorgeous aroma of fruit, sherry, vanilla, oak. The appearance is deep brown rec, murky, off white head. The flavor is boozy, fruity, sherry, oak. The finish is boozy, oak, pine. Medium to medium/thick in body, lots of carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
2009 bottle shared thanks to Spdyfire83. Pours cloudy golden amber with a tan head. Aroma is a little bretty (infection?), wood, caramel, light fruits, grapes. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks. Some funk in the aroma? Thin white head. Cloudy golden/amber pour. Still sweet. Some woody notes. very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap at brewery. Dark brown pour with good head. Oak, caramel, sherry, sugar, raisin. Very good

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