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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small redish glare and a minimal white head. Cherry fruity and roasted malt aroma. Sweet malty and light honey like flavoured. Smooth fruity and roasted malt flavoured. Lingering smooth finish with a nice malt, cherry and honey mix of flavours. Just my simple reference of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34311) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
Bottled. A brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, roasted malt, wood, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, chocolate, wood, and over ripe fruits, leading to an alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Tweety. Pours a clear warm reddish brown with a small, rough off-white head. Intense aroma of dried fruit and some bourbon. Quite full-bodied but rather flat, hard roasted malt, Bourbon notes but also peaty whisky. Dried fruit - prunes in particular. Warming alcoholic finish. 240709

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23426) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
Bottled, thanks xmarcnolanx! Pours thick with mahogany colour, almost no head. Woody pear abd orange aroma. Concentrated flavours with plenty of smoke, wood and caramel. Very powerful with massive amounts of soft malt backing up the high alcohol creating a warming, full flavoured concotion that are to be enjoyed very carefully.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23005) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 3rd March 2010
Cloudy dark brown beer, no real head. Light semi dry palate with low carbonation. Spicy apple, sweet aniseed and boozy malt. Finishes with a fair bit of alcohol heat. Already a year old but this likely needs more time. Still a fairly unique beer! 3.5

5th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to the man himself for this gem. Almost opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and a little dry. Rich malts. Sweetish dark toffee. Tangy fruits. Port wine and a touch of wood. Whisper of vanilla. Brown sugars and a light brandy. Smooth finish. Comes together very well. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21575) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2010
Muddy brown appearance, no head, no lacing. Aroma is boozy, vinous port wine, dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, scotch, bourbon, prunes, raisins. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
Courtesy of Per
Dark brown color; no carbonation nor head. Rich aroma, sweet caramel, molasses, maple syrup, plums, raisins; it also has a mouldy oak cask touch, a bit musky too. Good body strength, partially syrupy mouthfeel; the flavor goes in line with the aroma: maple syrup, more chocolatey, a bit alcoholic, with molasses and some raisin, with strong bitterness. It would be better if the final would be less alcoholic. Interesting; I don’t think it’s spectacular, but it’s a good Barley Wine.

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