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Hair of the Dog Matt

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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle shared w/ Pete at the Dallas doom (followed by Alesmith BA: ’05 Dec, ’07 Speed, ’06 W.Heavy, geez). Poured a murky dark brown/black ... few tiny bubbles, but mostly flat. Smokey, oaky, chocolate, caramel drenched nose. Flavor is a bit Adam’esque. Super rich w/ caramel, toffee, green/candy apple, faint bourbon, pleasant heat, pretty sweet...leathery texture. Some carbonation would do this wonders...it’s really missing something as still as it is. Damn tasty beer. Thanks Andre!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (15949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2009
HUGE THANKS TO MIKETD ... deep black ... sweet toffee rich malt nose... loittle meaty ... woody toffee ... little vanilla ... deep roast .. little yeast ... sweet juicy and a lityle syrupy ... vinous and molasis

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
SourFest II. Big thanks to Skyview and whoever traded this to him! Dark brown color with no head. Rich molasses, chocolate and barley aroma. Strong bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar taste. Some oak, chocolate and vinous character as well. Thick feel. Does not have a heavy alchol taste. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
(sample from enniskillen.)brown body with no head.the aroma and flavor are made up of raisins,caramel,brown sugar,plums,smoke,chocolate,and a slight hint of bourbon.super complex yet smooth.alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3910) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle from Andre shared graciously by Enniskillen!!! Nose of light oaky bourbon, raisins, , vanilla, and chocolate Very dark brown with a very small biege head. Flavor is light bitterness with some contrasting light sweetness, chocolate covered cherries, woodiness, and light alcohol. Finish is light alcohol warmth, light bitternsss, and dark fruitiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Thanks to Andre 5000 for the hizook. Brownish black, no head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, light chocolate, oak, granny smith apples. Taste is caramel, light chocolate, smoke, bourbon, light apple, oak. Overall a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
theisti (3380) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle sent to me by bvc. Pour is deep dark brown, almost black with faint ruby highlights. Very small off white head rims the glass with large foam bubbles. Aroma of honey caramel maltiness, grainy black pepper, and soft yet full earthy notes. Full and rich, pretty nose. Taste is semi sweet dark chocolate, apple - black cherry and apple fruit (not sweet more of the skin of the fruits) grassiness, dusty earthiness, evident alcohol heat in the chest but not apparent in the flavor. Nice charred smoky sensation as well. Tobacco, straw notes. As with the nose, super full and rich. Palate is heavy medium, mouth coating but not overpowering. Long finish is the smoke notes, cherry skins and lingering alcohol. Reminiscent of Rochefort 10 - though with more layering and depth of flavor. Wow, gorgeous beer - thanks for grabbing this for me Brandon. At the time of rating, this is a top 10 beer for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2009
Received 12-oz bottle via trade with 5000. Pours a hazy dark brownish amber brew with a quick dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a thin film. Aroma of smoked dark malt, bourbon and vanilla, a hint of apple and chocolate. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of smoked dark malt, vanilla, candi sugar, apple, a hint of caramel and brandy. Finish is semi-sweet, a little thin but still has a nice oaked bourbon and smoked dark malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2009
Huge thanks to Skyview for sharing!!! Lots of bourbon biscuits on the nose with faint apple, vanilla, and oak. Nice dark color with no head. Massive oaky taste with molasses, vanilla, and bourbon biscuits. A little watery on the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2009
dark pour just loaded with differing flavors. Got some smoky tobacco, dark fruits, sugars, port. Great balance. Wonderful.

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