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Hair of the Dog Matt

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matt VandenBerghe and Matt Bonney (Bottleworks and Brouwers in Seattle) personify the spirit and dedication that has helped craft beer become the vibrant industry it is today. This Beer was originally Brewed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bottleworks, and will be released every few years from the Brewery. Matt is made with two Munich malts, two Smoked malts and two types of Belgian candy sugar. It is aged in Kentucky Bourbon and Apple Eau de Vie barrels from Clear Creek distilling. Matt is deep and lush with notes of apple, chocolate and smoke.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5816) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2009
Big thanks to mreusch for this one! The bottle looks great, the beer in the glass is deep black, small head. Strong malty aroma. Starts also very strong, intense notes of chocolate, nougat, coffee. Also a little bit alcoholic, warming. Finish a bit prickly-woody. Goes down soft like velvet, warm burning aftertaste. A wonderful beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (21914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a spicy malty caramel and chocoalte aroma with some weak hints of smoke. Fruity malty dark fruit flavor, chocolate flavor hints of caramel and some weak hints of smoke. Has a slightly roasted malty fruity dark fruit finish with hints of chocolate, caramel and smoke. Vert nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
Deep brown pour with no head at all. The nose is very rich and intense. Lots of heavy, tarry sweetness. Rich aroma with a lot of heavy molasses and a rich oaky sweetness. Chewy cocoa and a prominent smokiness over a heavy dried fruitiness. Prunes and plums as well as some nice pear fruitiness. Chewy with a lot of vanilla and more oaky tannins. Lingering chewy body with a mix of leather and oak. Big and tasty. I quite like this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear dark red brown color with virtualy none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dark berry, moderate smoke. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090724]

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
bottle thanks to tthomas (BA trade). Pours dark with small white bubbles instead of head. Nose is of dark fruit and chocolate. Some alcohol. Taste is fruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel is chewy and alcohol noticeable. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
rating #1000. its been a long road and there are many people to thank. i would like to thank most of all the D/FW crew for getting me here and all those i have met or traded with. bottle graciously provided by maltomeal. thanks a ton. poured a dark brown with a beige head and some lace. aroma was about as pure as can be with caramel, dark fruits, licorice and a whole bunch of other stuff that i just couldnt place. the flavor was even more complex than the aroma. i could only pick out the caramel, dark fruits, and licorice because there was so much stuff going on. had a wonderfully full body with a slick body that coated the tongue in Awwwww, which is a constant state of refreshment. i just cant describe how good this was.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle from 5000 in a Hard Liver trade. Second time trying this one. Nutty, lots of brandy aroma, very strong, intense, powerful fruits, and vodka. Sweetish, very thick body, full of barrel/spirits character. Great fruit complexity. No smoke noted. Has a slow burn on the way down. A bit disappointing for me. Can’t even figure out what to say about this one, unfortunately.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4196) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle courtesy of MaltOMeal. Hazy dark pour. Smells of wonderful flavoring created by a perfect mix. Some amounts of fruit and cocoa. Niceness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2009

Rating #2200

9/27/2009: Hair of the Dog Matt Commemorative Ale... Aroma: Deep caramelized malt; blackberries. Appearance: Dark (much darker than anticipated); creamy beige head. Flavor: Oaky; apple char; lots of port characteristics and vanilla; whiskey in the finish; no alcohol burn. Palate: Medium-full; smooth, mellow, and creamy. Overall: Damn good; definitely would like to have this again!

12 fl. oz. bottle ( 11.5% ABV) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! I appreciate it! Rating #165 for this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Rating # 1000 for Hophead22.. Thanks for sharing Tim... Pours dark brown with no head.. Aroma was bourbon, caramel and some dark fruits.. Flavor was bourbon, slightly roasty and very sweet. Low carbonation.. Tasty stuff.


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