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Hair of the Dog Matt

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RATINGS: 460   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Thanks to suzygreenberg for trading me this bottle. Served from a bottle at toncatchers T3 tasting! Thanks to stefanje, lagunitasfan, weeheavysd, fordest, wetherel, alohac and of course toncatcher for suppling the house and grub. Phenominal beer. I hope to visit the creator this summer. So complex, so delightful. I wish I were a poet. Damn good, caramel, malts, vanilla. Incredible!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of padrefan at T3 tasting. Brown pour with a very small thin head. The aroma was big and bold with mulling spices like cinnamon, cloves and allspice. The taste was complex and showed a fair amount of peat along with, apples, toffee, hazelnuts and spices. The finish is long with a lingering wine quality. The palate is smooth and creamy. Overall: A great brew. Thank Jon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. 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. Mouth feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, Very good stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
Sampled this one with a bunch of tickers and a high thanks to Padrefan98 for bringing this. Aroma of peat, scotch, and apple cider. Flavors were incredible, peat, scotch, apple, malt, and a little booze. This is worth the effort.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
My god, thank you to my fellow Jon, not John, that second H is totally unneccessary, its worthless. Real, yes I said Real Jons are spelled Jon not John. Thats stupid, and as such Jon made a good choice, and this is my first try of Matt the beer everyone loves. Pours brown with a bubbly/ no head. Pours sweet and rich boozy, but nicely peaty and scothcy. Pours sweet, peaty, malty with awesome smoke aqnd rich apple and very complex crazy, rich and will age well!!! How do people think this is hot, its not, maybe on tap but in the glass this is smooth like butta or silk or a babies butt, yes. yes. yes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6356) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
bottle, thanks to americanbrew, black coffee colored pour with resinous legs, no head, meaty, smoke , cognac nose, flavors are oaky, vanilla, soy, caramel, great lingering finish

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
huge thanks to americanbrew for this one and my 1100th rating. deep chocolate brown pour with a thin cream head. nose of smoke, tobacco, wood, vanilla, and so much more. great thickness, very sweet with smoke, vanilla, wood, dark fruits and all kinds of good stuff. very warming once it’s all the way down and very thick. incredible beer right here.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2009
Thanks to Trevor211 via trade. Pours opaque brown with a small trace of a dark drown head. Aromas of tobacco, cherries,oak,apples,maybe currants,caramel and a hint of some booze. Acidic sweetness end with a nice bitter bite. Smooth texture with a full body. Awesome beer. Wish I had a few bottles.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
Huge thanks to AmEricanbrew for this one, now I just need another one! Pours with a very sparing head and a murky, deep brown body. Aroma of light smoke, bourbon, calvados, oak, chocolate, spice, sherry, tar, marshmallow, dark fruits (special B?), vanilla and tobacco. Taste is sweet, with smoke, tar, meat, dark fruits, really thick and eminently complex. Long, long, long duration, finishing woody with a light rochefort cheese note. Amazing. Syrupy, and warming. This beer completely lives up to the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Name: Matt
Date: March 27, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: opaque dark brown, wispy head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of tart cherry and oak
Flavor: rich dark malt flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of fruityness with a nice apple sweetness, light tart cherry, touch of growing chocolate, hint of bourbon and vanilla, light alcohol
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4


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