brianprentiss (664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great brew, had on tap at Oregon Winter Beer Festival, one of the best brews I tried there.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Brouwers Big Wood 08. Roasty, bubbly brown pour with crispy head that has stayed around and laced. complex, sweet nose of malts. flavor is a huge blend .. you can pick out a lot of doggie claws with much more bitter malts and a touch of chalky sourness. almost can pick out all of the beers in this mix. so fascinating.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Brouwer’s Big Wood 08. Pours a deep, dark brown, with a fantastic pillowy head. The aroma is tantalizing. Wood, and lots of it. Sweet malts balance an acrid bitterness, but it’s like there’s so much to it that I can’t place individual notes. Like a good barleywine with more depth, a bit of sparkle and a wonderful complexity – even a bit like a great doppelbock. It’s almost *too* earthy – but still, very very good.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown with a tight tan head, nice lacing. Big fresh wood, raisony dark malt aromas. Medium body with light carbonation. Rich, complex earthy malty flavors of dark raisons, plums with spicy alcohol and wood, I could taste the Adam and Fred in this brew. Great blend. Draft at Bigwoodfest.
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big Wood Festival. pine and oak, mild subtle hint of apricot with larger more pronounced Fig/date - earthy fruits. dark and big. absolutely brilliant.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An incredible brew for rating 600. 2006 vintage from Holiday Ale Fest 08... Poured amber with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of pine and savory malt. Palate was light, allowing the more robust and spicy flavors to remain dominant. Chalky and plum flavors, with woodsy notes like oak. Finished with a buttery spiciness that stung the palate a little.
DialSquare (2038) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
got a taster of this at the hair of dog brewery in portland. mix of several of his brews (others have listed). was crazy complex and seemed a little different with each taste. smokey wood flavor on top of the thick sticky and spicey hair of the dog "taste". was definitely interesting, but would need more to give more specific rate. giving it a score anyway.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5oz Taster - Fred Fest 2008 - Hair of the Dog Brewing - Portland OR
Aroma – Strong ale aroma with good fruit background.
Appearance – Dark Amber in color, little to no head and clear.
Flavor – A very strong flavor this was a great beer. Loved the mixture of the many beers to make this beer. Wow did I get the fruitiness from all the beers.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Deep rich flavor this had spice, fruit and huge Old ale flavors. Great beer.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jim 2, courtesy of Preston.
This one was a blend of Adam, Doggie Claws, Spaten Pils and St Feuillien Tripel and then aged and bottled. Fiery amber colour. No apparent carbonation. Cantaloupey nose with raisins, spice, and all manner of gorgeous fruity things. Soft, mapley, fruity (melon, citrus) body. Lush malts and a peppery alcohol finish.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Named for the late Jim Kennedy, founder of Admiralty Beverage, this unique beer is a blend of Mardesous 8, a Belgian Dubbel, and some Hair of the Dog beers. Like the Ho Ho Homo Erectus, this beer weighs in around 10% ABW. It’s flavor ranges from super-complex to insanely experimental. It’s color is one of a kind--a milky, murky concoction.