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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1110) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
RBAG. Brown pour. Bigtime bourbon aromas, lots of oak. Flavour is bourbon, very boozy and warming, but really nice sipping stuff. I think this bottle was 2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (844) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
2013 bottle. Dark brown pour, light white head. Aroma of tobacco, sweet malts, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet up front, followed by some tobacco spice, mixed in with some malty sweetness, finish is a bit sharp with some spice. Cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2887) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Batch 64. Dark caramel brown with off-white ring. Aromas of oak, booze, bourbon, dark fruit. Tastes of oak, bourbon, dark fruit, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a cloudy amber brown color with white head. A lot of oak, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3270) - 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 (8176) - 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 (3573) - 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 (9181) - 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 (2652) - 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 (1083) - 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.

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