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ParrotDog Sleuthhound

Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
‘Sleuthhound’ was an old Scottish term for a bloodhound, though it seems that there were actually slight differences between the two dogs. It’s fitting then that Sleuthhound was originally the home-brewed beer that Bloodhound was derived from, with it featuring a different yeast, different hops and also a touch of peat-smoked malt. The result is a rich, fruity and full-bodied red ale featuring a hint of smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours dark cloudy amber with a fluffy off white head. Nose is lots of grainy malt, a little toffee, a little coffee. Flavor is coffee, charcoal, toffee, a little peat on the mid palate to finish. Also some orangey citrus character going on here. Medium to heavy body. dry finish with peat smoke, ash, charcoal. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from Regional Wines, Wellington (August 2014). Dark copper/red, minimal tan head, sweet, robust toffee malt, dried fruit, slightly minerally/metallic, low bitterness, thick texture. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (1528) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
From a bottle. Pours deep copper with mild peat flavours and a warming back palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5077) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 151014. Thin head above a ruby copper coloured beer. Caramel and toffee flavours dominate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014
Initial aroma was fruity hop, that gave way to a earthy, toasty caramel. Taste was sweet caramel, well balanced against earthy, smoky flavour. Reasonably full bodied mouthfeel, light carbonation. Bitterness was appropriate. Overall a well balanced and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
Amber with head of coarse bubbles. Nutty toffee nose with a lingering sweetness and tastes of caramel, burnt sugar and some of the peat smoked malt coming through. Bitterness is subtle but lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMStringer (19) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Very interesting aroma - took a while to put my finger on it but yes it is - shearing shed is evident. Not in a bad way mind you - but there and not expected. Nice smoky finish. A touch metallic. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Metal, plum, red apple, cough syrup, cranberry, caramel malt. Medium body, medium sweetness and bitterness. Low carbonation. Syrupy / chewy texture. Plum cola. A disappointing beer from a brewery that has shown well otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4200) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours clear, dark, mahogany brown with a large, creamy and durable tan head. Excellent lacing. Very lightly smoky in the aroma, there’s a little more smoke in the taste and aftertaste. Peat smoked grain and hints of raisins and vanilla, but the flavor seemed a bit off with a hint of butter and a touch of sour too. Feel: creamy smooth; very soft, making the medium body seem pleasingly light. O: A very fine Scotch Ale with superb looks and feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whisky14 (1) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
I love ParrotDog in general as they are my local brewery! Am really enjoying the malty taste of the Sleuthhound and very glad it is now being bottled :)

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