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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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Rapture. In. A. Glass. This beer has everything. It crosses so many delicious borders all at once. It has such a sweet note to it, very sugary -like a tripel or a belgian strong -but not candy sweet. It is still backed by a little bit of bite to it, bitterness and alcohol like a barley wine. But is so mellow -and the wood flavor comes out right at the end, just ...just fantastic. Back to it tho- This has a slightly smokey, ginger, raisin brown sugar and molasses scent. Flavor is like overly ripe banana in its sweetness and softness, but cuts with some bitterness and the alcohol. This is fantastic stuff. Many many many thanks to Chuck’s in Chagrin to having one bottle of this in the back actually for sale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3379) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle thanks to Rob. I found this really odd. It definitely worked but was unusual compared with other BW’s I’ve had. Very citric and sharp to begin with, then loads of vanilla and coconut on the finish. Absolutely no hint of the 12%. Crazy drinkability. Sweet. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1818) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Batch 64 Thanks again to Skyhand. Drank around 2007ish. Not much more to say about this precious beauty after 740 rating except that we all know Alan is THE MAN. Dank.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (466) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from 2008. Pours dark murky brown with a small slightly offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, malt, dark fruits, some faded hops, lots of earthy oaky notes, light salmiak licorice. Taste is roasted, caramel, licorice, some hops, oaky notes, raisins, dark chocolate, dry bitter finish. Amazing body, very nice balance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (329) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. 2008. Pours hazy deep amber with nice beige head. Impressing! Feels dense in the glass. Aroma is sweet, malty, jammy. Burnt caramel and only slight old hops. Vanilla and some spices. Some honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark fruits, malt, toffee, oaky vanilla. With nice carbonation. Tickling alcohol in finish and vanilla. Slight dry finish too from the hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (669) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from 2008. Pours a murky orange-brown with a surprisingly big, dense, head. Aroma has huuuge, sweet barrel character. Lots of oak and vanilla, toasted malts, toffee, caramel, figs, prunes, booze. Taste is very sweet, but with a big complexity between all the fruity and the oaky notes. Dry finish and with a lively carbonation that really lifts the otherwise pretty oily body. Lots of booze! Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from a care that Galbo landed. Pours a hazy deep orange color with little head but good lacing. The aroma is oak and alcohol at first, maybe some burnt malt sweetness. Taste is not bitter, semi-sweet, oaky, an alcohol burn, thick. Heavy on the palate. I'm having difficulty rating this because at first it didn't knock it out for me, but I think it's getting better as I drink it. Would like to try it beside their other beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1281) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2011 bottle shared by Marcus. Pours light see threw amber. Taste is vanilla oak. Candied malt. And sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrFecesious (1189) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Review based on 2009 bottle. Full carbonation. Perfect full bodied, complex joy. Brilliantly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1709) - 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 (2459) - 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.

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