Christian (12207) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, with notes of alcohol and acetone. Dry and slightly tart flavour with lots of peach
TheAlum (6696) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster pour on tap at the brewery pub (Portnald, OR). Pours a hazy copper amber hue, a roasted apple carmelized cor with livelyt bubbles, hazy darker middle and a touch more butterscotch glow on the edges. A frothy whitish head atop stays as a nice ringer, retains in that form and laces ok. Aromas are richer potent spirit barrels, earth and gentle peach nectar. Wet wood, warmth and gentle caramel meet some Belgian yeasty appeal, gentle estery fruit and more oak. Richer barrel presence with peachy tea like element behind and spice. Initial is firmer bodied, sweet and spicy, esatery fruit and banana, pear, spicy yeast meet caramel malts, potent barrel feel is tannic, vanilla and wet wood. Gentle peach, a bit of pitty life with firmer wood, earth and spicy Belgian yeasty appeal cutting through that potent vanilla and coconut appeal. Firmer spirit is warm but not unyielding, working well with the bigger base beer in the end. A bit of apple, gentle peach elements taper out with big vanillin appeal on the palate, woody and raw. This doesn’t end up hot but ends up very oak slanted, a bit punchy. An agressive beer in the end tempered by an agressive oak stance, gentle peach, more influence from the spicy and fruity Belgian yeast appeal beneath. Pretty pour and potent nose leads into a big beer but certainly a palateable experience with that distinct Hair of the Dog appeal. Good stuff.
sjogro (1574) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Borefts 2015, Day two. Tap. Zeg hallo tegen alcohol! Backlog from 2015/09/26.
Vestergaard (1295) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 day 2. Pours a semiclear amber with fruit meat and a tiny, oily head. Aroma has overripe peach, fermented fruit, caramel, booze, acidic fruityness, peach, bourbon, stone fruit pits, slight hops. Taste is sweet, sour, bitter, not hoppy but pithy bitter. Flat, fruity and weird... and maybe slightly bad as well. Oily body and no carbonation.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is mild acetone, wooden and toasted malt. Mild fruity. Wooden, light chemical. Toasted and mild sweetness into the finish.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at HotD. Murky orange pour. Strong wood aroma with peach. Slight woody dryness on the tongue. Decent, not mind blowing.
Batavi (266) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 Geproefd tijdens Borefts 2015. Donkergeel/amberkleurig bier, vrijwel geen schuimkraag. Aroma van karamel, gedroogde perzik en bourbon. Het smaakpallet is bijzonder, met tonen van; bourbon, vanille, eikenhout en perziken. De afdronk is opvallend krachtig met warme bourbon tonen en een zachte houtige finish, ook vrij weinig koolzuur. Ook deze Barley Wine van Hair of the Dog is weer erg goed.---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma, Ripe fruits, vanilla, bourbon, spice and a somewhat tropical touch. Flavour. Vanilla,m alcohol, ripe fruits, sweetness, spice. bourbon. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and alcohol dense.
mike_77 (4571) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale brown. Hazy. Aroma and flavour are very woody and dry. Light fruity sweetness, some vanilla. Wood taste feels a bit raw.
Douberd (3999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Hair of the Dog Peach Fred from the Wood) Tap at Borefts ’15
Deep red o amber colour on the body, no head.
Fruity aroma, vanilla, alcohol, red fruits, light smoke even.
Taste is harsh, sweet, with alcohol, vanilla, malts, red fruits.
Medium body, soft carbonation, sticky on the palate.