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Hair of the Dog Matt

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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   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.


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4.2
   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!!!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
some fruity sugar and tang to it with wood in the background. more than a bit of dankness to this bottle. a little cider and a dash of cocoa. boozy yet beery.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2611) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle shared with Doug. Cheers! Burnt caramel, dark fruit, black treacle. Taste is great, quite thick, low carbonation, lots of fruit. Light spice. Golden syrup.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (454) - - MAY 8, 2015
Drank during the tasting 08-05. Awesome beer. Very rich. Awesome sweet taste. Fruit, raisins. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosenbergh (8271) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
12 oz bottle at the Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. 2013 vintage. Dark reddish brown colour with no head. Plums, figs, prunes, more dark fruits, sweetness, mild chocolate notes, sweet malt and dessert wine in the aroma. The flavour is... out if this world. Amazing flavour of dark fruits, sweetness, brandy, chocolate, malt and all the goodness in the world. So so so tasty! I'm willing to sell my soul now! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
15/III/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ ElManana’s 1st 9050 tasting - BB: n/a (2015-377) Thanks to ElManana for sharing the bottle!

clear purple brown beer, small to no head. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits, alcohol, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, sweet, caramel, alcohol, sugary, slightly smoky touch. Aftertaste: little hoppy, caramel alcohol, slightly smoked, hoppy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - APR 6, 2015
Tap at Brouwers. Deep, rich mahogany brown, a small ring of head. Musty, tangy wood aroma, autumn leaf mould, a touch of smoky sweetness, like candied bacon, a tiny bit of sherry-like oxidisation (but not unwelcome). Light-touch of carbonation, just the right amount to lift it. Caramel sweetness bonded to roasted hazelnuts, Germanic schnapps character, some light vanilla, a touch of smoke and a hint of cocoa. Sweetness lifts it as it warms, but body is cut through with a tang of very light tartness. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (890) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2015
A big thanks tectactoe. Dark dark brown look with some small bubbles rising. Dark deep nutty and dark fruit aroma. Great nose. A thin smooth sweet flavor mixed with some apple skins and caramel. A smooth smokey oaky flavor. So many flavors. A very nice sipper. Solid stuff like everything from this brewery.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (193) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 Draft pour at Brouwers 10th anniversary. Listed as the 2010. Very dark amber pour, so much flavor in this one sweet aroma, if you ever have a chance to try this one, do it. You won?t regret it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12oz bottle. Bottlworks X version. Poured a brown color with a small sized head. Caramel, roast, some nuttiness, smoke, bourbon, fruity, and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/24/15] Bottle at Hair of the Dog in Portland. 2013 bottle. Nice viscous dark brown with a small beige head. Lovely sweet aroma of bourbon, vanilla, raisins, prunes, chocolate, cookies, caramel, nuts, wood and some apple brandy. Sweet flavor with caramel, cookies, vanilla, dried fruits, bourbon, some apple brandy, wood, a bit of chocolate, nougat note and an alcoholic note. Nice rounded mouthfeel. Great.


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