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Hair of the Dog Matt

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. Deep brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of an apple bacon breakfast casserole my mom used to make with notes of caramel, light pepper and oak. Taste is of pepper, caramel, smoke, apple, bacon, wood and some hints of bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2009
bottle. thanks geoff. this is an abolutely amazing beer. deep black pour with thin head. green appple, oak aroma. super rich chocolate, toasted malts, burnt wood and smoke. just awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
No carbonation. Very dark brown. Lots of oak, some light bourbon, and a fairly thick palate. Not so much bourbon that it is ruined, and the bourbon is good so it works. Dry finish, but I don’t detect the smoke. Traditional ale? What kind of traditional ale?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Pre-DLD tasting: Very dark mahogany brown hue, oily legs and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of fig, molasses, candi sugar, charred wood and ashy smoke, rye bread, and a bit chalky. The taste starts twangy and fruity with an aggressive woody and bourbon tone. Slightly spicy and minerally upon the finish. The acidity seems to be in conflict with the sweeter malts and wood. The mouth feel is oily but sharp aroudn the edges, ashy and chakly finish. This is okay but lacks the depth I expected that some hop character could have provided.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Hair of the Dog Brewery – Portland, OR
Aroma: Sweet malt aroma with fruit in the aroma.
Appearance: Dark Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: This was a nectar of the god with a huge fruity malt flavor with big malt and light hops presence.
Palate: Dry Sweet fruity finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Dried oak and barrel flavors came off this brew. Alan himself poured this brew for us from the North. This was a excellent brew and as it warmed up it gained more flavor. This is a truly awesome brew. Thanks Alan you rock.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2009
HotD’s resident brewmaster, and sole employee, Alan, poured me a sample from the tap at the brewery a few weeks ago. Huge head on a short taster glass. I was just floored by the complexity and luscious aroma and flavor. The nose was full of apple, oak, and smoke. Sweet on the nose and the palate. Rich and big. I had to take home a couple of bottles as this is the best beer I have ever tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Pour was very dark brown, no carbonation. Aroma was wonderful, rich stone fruits, caramel and a little booze. Flavor was just as great as the smell, apple, bourbon, a little bit of sweet malt and a tiny bit of smoke. A very well rounded and solid beer. I really hope I can get another bottle of this again someday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle Have had this 2 times in the last 2 weeks. This beer is very nice and will get even better with age. Pours out a very dark brown topped with a tiny ring head. Aroma of sweet malts, smoke and some pit fruit. Tast was smoke, pit fruit, rich malts. A lot of stuff going on hear.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. The look is dark brown in color with not too much head. The smell is malts, alcohol, fruits, smoke, roasty, my mother in law’s apple bacon breakfast cassarole. Awesome smell. The taste is sweet, very good, alcohol, malts, fruits, apple, and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Bottle from mj and buckeyeboy, thanks guys! Poured almost black with no head. Apple, tart and slightly burnt aroma. Flavor is sweet, a bit yeasty, soy, more green apple with some smoke background. Lucious palate, really coats everything. Very unique beer that I think will be sublime with some age on it.

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