BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
DalzAle (2017) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
BuckeyeBoy (4944) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
travita (4715) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown, cloudy, with faint orange hues. Aroma of nice fruit, dark malt, cherries. Flavor is very sweet, smoke, wood, beef jerky, some fruit
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white ring of tiny bubbles. Aroma of vinous, wood, plum, beef jerky, some smoke, and apple. Flavor of toffee, roasted malt, caramel, light smoke, wood, apple, candi sugar, and chocolate.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle,wow this was excellant this poured a dark cloudy brown with no head and flavors of plums and sweet cheery with hints of oak and bourbon but not overwhelming in that area,this was a sipper and very enjoyable.CHEERS!