monk191 (1217) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious unique beer. Havenâ€™t tasted anything quite like this before. Pours a nice dark amber, no head though. Smells great like bourbon and peaches. Taste starts with some bourbon, and then the peach comes in. The two work perfectly together, coming in waves and blending nicely. Also some marzipan and coconut in the finish. Ir tastes very much like a white port. Damn good! Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another gorgeous beer from Hair of the Dog. Fuzzy brown, thin head. Peach and malt aroma. Very full bodied with oak, malt, peach notes. Warming malt finish. No alcohol burn
Bule (1068) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy brown color without a head. Starts with intense bourbon flavors that burn off to reveal the peach. Overall a little harsh.
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Opaque burnt apricot/dark amber, with no cap. Aroma of vinegar and tart peach, wood, bourbon. Taste is peach, wood, bourbon and more bourbon, candied sugar. Coasts the mouth with sweet sweet candy.
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Hair of the Dog. Dark, golden amber color. Oaky, sweet caramel, and fruity aroma. Taste of bourbon, peach, plum, and wood. Really warming feel and sweet syrup aftertaste.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Portland, OR. Pours a cloudy, amber-orange-gold colored body with a thin, creamy and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is bigger bourbon up front with a sweeter caramel and vanilla. A light peach comes out more as this warms with a bit of a bready rye spice, wood, and butterscotch. Flavor is similar. Bigger bourbon and sweet caramels with a good amount of vanilla. A bit more peach on the flavor, but still in the background. Touches of bready rye spice, some wood, and a bit of a nutty butterscotch. Finishes a bit hot with lots of bourbon, vanilla, and sweet caramels. Lengthy aftertaste following a full body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, I loved the regular Fred, but the bourbon is a bit much on this version. It’s still enjoyable with a light peach note, but not my favorite. Despite that, not bad and glad to have tried.
mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog tasting room, pours a dark ruby red with a tiny ring of off-white head. Aroma of peach and bourbon upfront, both relatively prominent, with some caramel malt sweetness and brown sugar. Flavour is still as bourbon-heavy as regular Bourbon Fred from the Wood, but now with prominent peach flavours (duh!). Lots of barrels, woody notes and bourbon, a bit of vanilla, the peach well-accentuating the barrel character. Excellent stuff, as always from this brewery. A bit cloying in peach sweetness after a while, holding this one back from being a masterpiece. Still, very enjoyable.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at tap room. Pours hazy ruby/mahogany mix with no head. Smell is mixed soft vanilla and fruit, boozy. Taste balance vanilla and peach, some alcohol. Could be better.
maekchu (2535) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HOTD Brewery and Taproom. 3-oz. taster. Fruit and butterscotch nose and thick sugary notes in aroma. Rose-tinged dark straw color. No head but a tiny stream of carbonation trickling upwards. Tangy and hearty. Some cheese. Very strong alcohol heat. Maybe not yet quite integrated. Medium body w/ light carbonation. Light warm wine-like aftertaste.
3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap. big, sweet and sticky as fred tends to be, but with the time in bourbon barrel it’s become almost absurdly hot, green and raw. the peach character adds a small bit of fruit flavor (probably doesn’t add sweetness but if it does it would be hard to tell given how sweet fred is in the first place), that’s mostly raw and pulpy. thing is, it’s entirely too messy and disjointed. unbalanced levels of sweetness, bitterness and acid, with very noticeable alcohol. probably one of the least favorite beers i’ve had from hair of the dog.