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Hair of the Dog Matt

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RATINGS: 447   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27 @ Hellbilly’s Holiday Tasting...THANKS ERIC!!! Deep mahogany liquid pours out of the bottle. Just a few huge bubbles present themselves above the brew...little carbonation. Very complex and delicious!!! Tons of brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and candied sugar along with dark fruit. Quite sweet but the smoke and oak flavors cut though it a bit. Yum.


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 (880) - 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 (172) - 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 (9525) - 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 (7536) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (814) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle at ElManana's 1st 9050 tasting, thanks! Dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, some alcohol. Very thick mouthfeel, oaky, some roast/smoke present?, vanilla, bourbon, nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2715) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2013 batch shared by Pruf. I had the original batch a while ago thanks to Timothy. I guess I should finally rate it. Pop the cap and pours like a dead dark tea. Who needs carbonation? Aroma is very strong, alcohol strong, and lots of autolysis. All of that covers up potential smoke or anything positive. Its actually the stuff I hate in big beer. If I sip the beer without breathing its doable. In the flavor I even get a little smoke, charred black malts, its not sweet, Its got lots of tough flavors. The flat body does not help. But its better than the sum of its parts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottleworks X Bottling
From notes. Tasted on 3/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle that I shared at our epic Bottleworks tasting with Curtis, Jedi, and crews from Knoxville and Nashville. Pours dark cola brown with a thin tan head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is super malty caramel and brown sugar with a nice dose of smoked malt. The flavor is all about the caramel and brown sugar with an added darker date and raisin note, very light smoke adding complexity, and the alcohol held in check nicely. The body is full with light carbonation and a long lightly smoked and very malty finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2051) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from a trade. 2013. Dark brown pour. No head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, smoke, dark fruits. Taste is sweet with a slight booziness. Complex. Medium thick mouthfeel. Low carb. Loved this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured clear brown with light beige head. Aroma is super caramel light roast malts sweet. Light carb med bod. Complex taste quite sweet boozy tobacco roast.


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