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Hair of the Dog Jim 2008

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Hair of the Dog Jim 2008
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Jim 2008 is a blend made with Hair of the Dogs Adam from the Wood, aged four months in wet Elija Craig bourbon barrels; Fred from the Wood, aged in new American Oak; Blue Dot for hop nose; and Doggie Claws to nicely round it out. Named for beer legend Jim Kennedy, the blend also received a dose of 2003 Samichlaus and 2007 Chimay Grand Reserve.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2009) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap for the 20th birthday party. Probably my favourite of the event. Dark mahogany with no head. Once it warmed up there was a plethora of things going on - molasses, oak, whiskey, syruppy malt, some vanilla, cherry, more booze, caramel, and yeast. Full body with almost no carbonation, incredibly thick, semi sweet, and long complex finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Super dark brown color, small tannish head. Lots of flavors in this one. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, cherry, chocolate, some interesting hop flavors hidden in the background. Damn nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6020) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at the 20th Anniversary event. Cheers! This was quite a surprise. Pours a almost black color with a small white head. A big oaky dark malt nose, some booze, oxidation, vanilla. The flavor comes together well with bourbon, rich Adam throughout, some light toffee, sweet dust, very round and mellowed by age. Was great. Super enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft at the source for the 20th anniversary celebration, courtesynof Douglas88, thank you sir! Hazy maroon brown color. Aroma of cola, root beer, malt. Taste is toffee, dark sweet malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2013
On tap A: Thin brown head, heavy brown body. N: Hops still present with pine and earth. Malt, cherry, sugar. Some raisin, prune. T; Highly bitter with a good sweetness. Still has a pronounced cherry fruit. M: Medium body with a strong carbonation. O: Holding up extremely well. Surprisingly hoppy. Favorite of the night.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Tap taster at brewery. Hazy amber. Aroma is an onslaught of candied sugar, tart fruit, berries, plum. Taste is bitter fruit malt and citrus rind.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Big hops in the aroma, grapefruit, floal hops, sweet-ish malts, toffee, caramel, light sugary sweetness that becomes very fruit. Brownish red with a thick coaty lace and a gantastic head. Malty sweet up front, toffee, light fruits, nice hoppy finish - grapefruit orange. Dry and hoppy, moderately sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
On tap at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest. Colour... dark brown with no head. Nose... tangy, tart, rather mustard like. Palate... quite tangy up front, yet lightly sweet, some citrus, tropical fruits, some tang on the back palate and a hint of Bourbon on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2009
[Vintage] Holiday Ale Festival... Poured brownish with no head. Tart, sour and yeasty aroma. Creamy and malty with fruits, black pepper, and that quintessential HotD character. Sweet, nicely spiced for the holidays.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2009
draft @ Brouwer’s Big Wood - boom!!! beer of the night w/o a doubt and complete shocker that it was on the menu; dark brown with frothy white head; aromas of hops, dirt, sugar and booze; very blue dot-esque with the earthy, malty hops; much heavier and fuller than Jim II; very sweet with wood and bourbon flavors shinning through; killer brew Alan!!


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