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RATINGS: 757   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.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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1582) - 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 (5572) - 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 (1255) - 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 (1519) - 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 (2315) - 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 (21895) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Had this mixed up with Bourbon FFTW. I actually like this one better as it tones down the sweet boozinees while adding a layer of oaky complexity while maintaining the fruit and slightly bitter aspect of the base. Great stuff."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle, thanks Paul. Brown with tan head. Interesting aroma, lots of vanilla and some coconut, some dried fruit, raisins and caramel. Taste is complex, smooth and balanced, vanilla, dried fruits. Sweet and warming. Delish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Very deep brown body; rust-laden & orange tinted edges with an opaque center. Quick settling beige head on top. Aroma is an American oak bomb. Tons of wood, soaked in booze, caramel, molasses, & sprinkled with brown sugar. Undercurrent of raisin, black cherry, & earthy tobacco leaves. Nice balance of dark fruit & wood. Taste follows along with a mouthful of oak, brown sugar, burnt caramel, apples, raisins, blackcurrant, & a robust booziness flowing from front to back. Sticky toffee, oak, & very mild vanillin in the aftertaste with a palate coating adhesion. Creamy body. Nice balance of dark fruitiness, malty sweetness, & boozy woodiness all around. Hair of the Dog, king of the slow sippers.

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