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Hair of the Dog Matt

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RATINGS: 444   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
I was not too sure what to expect from this, but I was overjoyed to experience it. Fantastic notes of raisin, honey, some black currant, with Vanilla and a lingering bit of Maple that comes out in the finish along with some oakiness. A great deal of complex flavors in this that keep the beer beyond interesting. This may be a new favorite. Very unique and well balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattkorsgaard (31) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle share. Original Batch. About as close as you can get to perfection. I can smell this beer for an hour alone. A perfect combination of base beer and barrel aging. Basically is similar to Adam from the Wood but add the eau de vie barrels for that little bit extra that sends over the top. The bourbon and apple barrel mix pefectly to create a sweet bourbon flavor. One of my all time favorite beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Aaaahhhhh......I often get pumped up for a beer, but rarely does a new release meet my expectations like this one did. On tap at Brouwer’s. Medium/dark brown with thin head. Big dark chocolate aroma. Deep mix of smoke, thick molasses, chocolate, tobacco and some sharp fruit. Pretty big bitter finish. A little alcohol burn, but not even close to being too much. Moderate thickness. Just a fantastic blend, and the barrels add just enough. Cheers to Alan and the 2 Matts for kicking some serious ass with this one. The New Belgium X is a great beer in its own right, but the Matt made that beer a complete after-thought tonight.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mar (4984) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Smells of chocolate, oak, vanilla, earth, pepper, molasses, some light fruitiness, subtle booziness. Tastes of chocolate, peppery, some citrus, a touch of bitterness, dry, oaky, bourbony, sweet. Mouthfeel is velvety. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2009
2009 Bottle @ Christian. Dark Brown with Lght brown head. Very smooth fruty smokey alkohol chocolate balance.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle, thanks to mj. To be perfectly honest, I did not get all that many complexities out of this beer, really just all the notes that are explicitly supposed to be there, bourbon, apple, chocolate, smoke, rich malt, and a distinct sweetness surely from the candy sugar. And to be further perfectly honest, it was awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Rating #1000 for me, and I couldn’t have picked a better beer for the occasion, I have to give a huge thanks to Andre 5000 for sending me a couple of bottles. Rating #156. Deep dark mahogony pour with virtually no head. Great aroma, wood, some alcohol, a little soy sauce, chocolate, a lot of stuff going on there. Flavor was much the same, some dark, ripe fruits thrown in there, very rich and silky and a little sticky, this was glorious. 񡹨)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pour is viscous, dark brown, syrupy. Aroma is bursting with dark fruits, apple wood, brandy, bourbon peat. Lush and deep, seriously rich malt character. flavor is smokey, apple brandy, rich leather, dark fruit, chocolate, toffee caramel deliciousness. Decadent, boozy, delicious. Everything I love in a beer. Bravo

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (8113) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
12 oz. bottle, split with manuchampions, pours deep dark brown with a reddish hue and no head. Ridiculously complex aroma of bourbon, licorice, chocolate, dark fruits and burnt caramel. Flavour is no less complex, revealing licorice, slight wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon, molasses and caramel - somewhat sweet and viscous body. Vanilla and oak seem to be the prominent flavours. What a remarkable beer.

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