Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Reviews


ryanfolty
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood 4.2
February 7, 2016 - bottle via trade. Brown pour with limited head and sediment. Aroma was bourbon, fruit, malt and spice. Taste was a nice blend of the flavors from the aroma. A great brew while watching the 85 Bears 30 for 30 special, best NFL team ever.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Kirunavinter
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood 4.3
Bottle (2015). Pours a dark brown color with no head. Big oaky/sweet bourbon aroma along with raisins, molases and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, malts, raisins and dark fruits with a lingering alcohol heat. Very creamy mouthfeel with a big body. Big and lingering aftertaste of vanilla and bourbon. Really good.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

ryanfolty
Hair of the Dog Bourbon Fred from the Wood 3.9
February 7, 2016 - bottle from the source back in 2013. Aroma was bourbon, fruity, caramel, malt and light spice. Taste was sweet, boozy and spicy. Palate was smooth, no carb and medium bodied.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Bule
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Stone 4.2
12oz bottle of 2015 release. Pours a dark brown color with a lot of frothy head. Thick malty goodness. Nice balance of chocolaty malt, sweetness and the hop bitterness. Some spiciness.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Rask0lnikov
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Rye Whiskey 4.1
Dark brown colour. No head at all. Smoke, whiskey, bread, coffee, berries in the aroma. Intense. Coffee, caramel, boubon at first. Coffee in the middle. Sour, smoky, sweet finish. Real silky, very well balanced, low carbonated, heavy bodied, exceptional beer.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

bulldogops
Hair of the Dog Double Cherry Adam 3.8
Rating #1679 - #CBC2015 Beer 64 - Day 4 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Listed as Double Cherry Adam of the Wood. Pours a dark mahogany, hint of a ruby shimmer when the light catches the otherwise opaque pour. Aroma is roast malt, light wood smoke, light oak, bold kriek. Lots of kriek-esque sweet and sour notes, lots of roast malt bitterness and earthiness, Not sure Iím in love with the Krieky variant here, but definitely a bold, and flavourful brew.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

bulldogops
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood 4.7
Rating #1678 - #CBC2015 Beer 63 - Day 4 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown color, almost black. Very little white head that bubbles away quickly. Nice aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, roasted malts, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of oak, vanilla, toffee, medium alcohol warmth on the palate, full bodied, lingering sweetness. Love the colour and depth that these Bourbon barrels have brought to this brew. Exquisite.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

bulldogops
Hair of the Dog Fred 4.4
Rating #1677 - #CBC2015 - Beer 62 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Hazy brassy coloured pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is sweet sweet citrus and honey - mango, peach, vanilla. Taste is an alcoholic hoppy punch, lots of IBUs tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, but not thoroughly undisguised. Just a big bold beer for flavour-lovers. Awesome.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

bulldogops
Hair of the Dog Beer Week 3.5
Rating #1676 - #CBC2015 Beer 61 - Day 4 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Hazy yellowish amber pour with a lasting white head, thick and frothy. Lots of aromas here, citrusy Amarillo hoppiness present as well as some caramel, and a spiciness. Taste is bold citrusy hops, tempered with a sweet, bready consistency that disguises the alcohol content. Finish is quite dry, lingering pleasant spicy burn.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

bulldogops
Hair of the Dog Ruth 3.3
Rating #1675 - #CBC2015 Beer 60 - Day 4 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris.Golden pour with a creamy white head that bubbles away quickly. hops are very fragrant with sweet citrus in the aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium carbonation, and bitter Amarillo character on the finish - but not overpowering, very balanced but quite light in body for the style. Delicious, though not overly impressive..
Saturday, February 06, 2016

bulldogops
Hair of the Dog Little Dog Light 2.8
Rating #1674 - #CBC2015 Beer 59 - Day 4 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Bubbly light brown pour with a minimal tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, roast malts . Faint malty notes with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Very light bodied, and lacklustre, however. Perhaps Iím just not a fan of the style.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
Hair of the Dog Fred 3.8
Hair of the Dog Fred on tap at Imazato. A mellow brassy gold. A juicy fresh orange citrus aroma easily to confuse with an IPA. The taste is malty and gives a sort of caramel spread and orange blossoms flavor. After the hoppy bouquet the more malt forward flavor caught me by surprise. This is a damn solid beer and in no way reveals itís huge 10% ABV. Had some in a snifter and it totally boosted the taste.
Friday, February 05, 2016

tom10101
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 4.3
Bottle (12 oz). Vintage 2013. From cparles, thanks! Clear dark copper with a small beige head leaving little lacing. Aroma is wonderfully complex with molasses, oak, vanilla, toasted malts, tobacco, figs, dates, toffee, raisins, caramelized apples, chocolatey notes and mild to moderate spiciness. Taste is mellow and reasonably sweet with tobacco, vanilla, oak, raisins, toffee, caramel, toasted malts, chocolate, mild to moderate spiciness and a bit of alcohol. Full body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Liquorous mouthfeel. Fruity finish with a nice alcohol warmth. Wonderfully balanced and complex Barley Wine. Iím usually not fond of the style, but I had no problem at all drinking the whole bottle by myself. Amazing beer!
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

bulldogops
Hair of the Dog Adam 4.9
Rating #1619 - #CBC2015 Beer #4 - Welcome Reception - Pours a dark reddish brown color. thin head. Unreal aroma of ripened berries, roasted plums,chocolate, caramel. Lots of smoked malt character present, tempered with a spiciness (coriander, clove, nutmeg?). Blown away, this rivals a fine single malt in depth of character and complexity.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

ciocanelu
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood 4.2
Dark brown color with basically no head. Aroma is intense on dried fruits, mostly figs and plums, with a fortified wine character. Taste is also very fruit forward, sweet but not cloying, syrupy, sticky, woody, intense and complex. Body is heavy, almost flat, a bit boozy as well. Feels like a liquor. Complex taste and aroma but feels too boozy and flat to be up there with the best of the style.
Monday, February 01, 2016

mrjez
Hair of the Dog Fred 3.7
On tap at Imazato. Poured a bright orange gold, pretty clear. A difficult aroma to pin down, lots going on - dense hop mix, floral, strong grassy and earthy notes. Nothing feels out of place not overpowering. The flavour gives a sharp booze feel with a tonne of citrus, kind of like a liqueur, but this is carried by a medium body with an effervescent feel. Interesting stuff. A sipper, with plenty of flavour to take in. We all shared a glass of the start of the tap, which was filled with sediment, very cloudy, and it had a remarkable funky yeast, rye, and hop aroma. Makes me wanna try a bottle so I can measure my pour to mix some of this in.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

douglas88
Hair of the Dog Stock Ale 3.8
On tap at belmont station. Pours a cloudy orange red color with a large white head. A big sweet fruity brandy nose. The flavor is sweet sugary vinous berry. Huge sugary malt base with brandy. Solid.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

k0mpsa
Hair of the Dog Adam 4.1
Bottle from el cerrito, california.. Dark reddish brown color, small tanned head. Nice sweet aroma, oak, bourbon notes. Nice balanced taste, oak, bourbon, suryp.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

neepsntatties
Hair of the Dog Stock Ale 3.8
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...hazy apricot-gold with no head. Nose...incredibly fruity, especially golden raisins, dates and stone fruit leather. Pslate...whoa nelly! Thatís bitter! This is like sucking on underripe peach pits! The bitterness mellows a bit but hangs around while orchard fruits hit the mid and back palate before they diminish quickly. Thereís oak and grape must on the finish as well.
Friday, January 29, 2016

RRistow12
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 4
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy gold with thick white head. Good lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is very well balanced with moderate bitterness. Flavors of grapefruit, melons, pine, caramel, toffee, crackers. Very well done IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, January 29, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 3.6
Draft at Imazato. Blue Dot pours a milky honey orange gold with a thick piney hop aroma. The flavor is bitter but doesnít reveal the high ABV and features well balanced citrus and pine. Solid stuff.
Friday, January 29, 2016

djd07
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 3.8
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is pine and citrus. Medium mouth, toasted malt, light pine, nice bitterness, very good.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ferris
Hair of the Dog Greg 3
Draft - Sweet butterscotch, caramel and some earth. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet, a bit syrupy and a touch of earthy notes. The squash gives a very sweet earthy not that is interesting, but not really tasty.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

jackl
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Stone 3.3
Bottle @ Steasyís. Thanks for sharing! Deep brown pour with a small head. Nose is pretty unique. Mineral, almost metallic character. Earthy char. Some raisin cake and toffee. Flavor is fairly straightforward. Raisin cake. Mild cranberry tartness. Plenty of chocolate and general roast grain character on the finish. Interesting.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

jackl
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout 3.8
Bottle @ Steasyís. Thanks for sharing! Deep brown pour with a small off-white head. Brown sugar. Some chocolate-slathered bread. Glazed donut and a hint of stewed banana. Fairly sweet and substantial nose. Flavor is rich, sweet, and a bit hot. Hot chocolate. Charred malt. Mellow coffee. Baked marshmallow. Full bodied. Pretty good.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WingmanWillis
Hair of the Dog Dave 3.9
Bottle share at Kenís 20k tasting. Many thanks to Madmitch "Ahab" 76 for providing this whale of a beer. Pours a dark brown with very minimal head and little carbonation. Aroma of leather, tobacco, fruit cake and a little booze. Warming feel and all sorts of tastes going on with the fruit cake, leather, tobacco and a little fudge plus many others. Really glad to have the opportunity to try this complex beer. Cheers Ken. Hereís to sharing 25k!
Monday, January 25, 2016

Vaiz
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Rye Whiskey 4.2
Bottle at home. Dark brown pour, no head. Aroma of caramel, leather, bourbon, cigars, licorice and spices. Flavor is extremely smooth, without carbonation, slightly warming, spicy, loads of bourbon, very sweet, but slightly dry in the finish and with a huge body. Great brew.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Beaver
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood 3.6
12 oz bottle, 2014 version. Pours brown with no head or carbonation.

The aroma is bakerís chocolate, bourbon, black licorice, roast and some dark fruit with slightly harsh alcohol.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts, dark fruit, roast and some strong bourbon alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with no carbonation.

Overall, very interesting with a ton going on. A little harsh on the alcohol for me. A nice decadent dessert beer,

Friday, January 22, 2016

jonno
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout 4.3
Huge impy, so well balanced the bourbon creeps in on the finish, giving a big chocolate cherry beer and a warm, inviting finish. No carbonation and no head, this is almost mead like in consistency. Caramel and dark chocolate on the nose, with a hint of vanilla. Rich and enveloping, the bourbon folds in over layers of chocolate, vanilla, ripe cherries and pit fruit, cinammon, honey and English tea. Like most HoTD beers its a masterclass in composition. Whether carbonation would improve this or not is hard to say, but this is a sticky, fun, treat of a beer. Kudos.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Davros
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 4.1
Pours amber with a small head. Nose shows oak, honey, vanilla, toffee, sherry and golden syrup. Flavours include more golden syrup, soft booze, whisky-like characters, faint oxidised notes and soft grassy hops. Seriously good.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

RobertDale
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Rye Whiskey 3.9
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with just the hint of a beige head. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, and wood. Taste is bourbon, malt, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel. and wood. Exceptional.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

seehaferb23
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 4.3
Cannery Row Beer Club just tried a very meaningful beer. This is a special treat. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Theydon_Bois
Hair of the Dog Dave 3.6
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, massive thanks to the ever generous Ken for supplying this juan, 15/01/16. Light black with a moderately appointed tan covering that dissipates to edgeing. Nose carries a big dollop of malt, light smoke, chocolate, bourbon infuse, burnt treacle toffee, raisens, stewed dark fruit rinds. Taste drops away a touch from the nose, dark fruit compote, light smoke, dates, fruit cake, tinged with oxidisation, black forest gateaux, molasses, tobacco, vinous. Full bodied, slick feel, warming alcohol in the close. Great to try and not bad at all age considered, has held up well, oxidisation is light. ABV is well masked, though will have dropped away, barrelling subtle ...see ABV. Great to tre this beast and glad to have done so now and not in a few years time !
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

bytemesis
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout 4.1
Hell of a nice bonus beer from Douglas! Pours hazy deep deep chestnut, not quite black. Minimal head, minimal lacing. There is a HOTD trademark for sure. Aroma is rich bourbon, vanilla, cherries, mocha, vanilla and coconut. Flavor is much the same, fairly sweet with light plus bitterness, chocolate covered bourbon filled cherries, dark fruits and coconut kickers. Medium body, basically flat. If these guys could figure out how to carbonate the woods series they would be head and shoulders above the field.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

onceblind
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood 4.3
Deep Amber brown with no head. Amazeballs nose full of cherries, dark malt syrup, oak, loads of bourbon, a touch of maple, more syrupy bourbon, and more cherry. Great, full flavor with cherry tart, bourbon, oak, deep boozy syrup, and a sharpish cherry and boozy finish. Aroma is amazing but the flavor falls a little short.
Monday, January 18, 2016

MannyGoldberg
Hair of the Dog Dave 3.5
Generously provided by Ken/Madmitch at his 20K tasting- 15th Jan 2016. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is slightly meaty/sweet soy sauce. Taste is sweet figs, raisins, bourbon. Mouthfeel is oily with a hint of carbonation. Lots of warming booziness but still quite drinkable. Light oxidation. This was better than I expected considering the age etc. A real treat to be able to try it. Cheers Kenny!
Monday, January 18, 2016

Cybercat
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 3.9
Pours hazy chestnut, not much head. Fruity aroma has a woody hint. Woody, fruity and malty flavor is very enjoyable. Texture has OK body but plenty of fizz. This Fred is fun!
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Scopey
Hair of the Dog Dave 3.6
The 20K beer for 20K Kenny thanks to the main man himself. Congratulations! Exceptionally generous of him! It pours darkest brown with no head whatsoever. The nose is rich malts, meaty, umami, oily, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, chewy, unctuous, fudge, alcohol, fruit cake and toasted coconut. The taste is rich, oily, chewy malt, warming heat, meaty, Marmite, toasted stuff, raw alcohol, slick, umami, plum, raisin, fig, some oxidisation and some spicy Worcestershire sauce on the back-end. Finish is warming and spiced. Full body and oily, slick mouth-feel. Warms yer cockles thatís for sure. Rich, oily and warming. Not quite the best beer ever, but great fun to try. Thanks!
Sunday, January 17, 2016

The_Osprey
Hair of the Dog Dave 3.6
Many thanks to the ever-generous Kenny for sharing this rarity as his 20K beer. As íHair of the Dog Daveí, bottled 1994. Black, very little head, leaves legs on the glass. The aroma is meaty, OXO cubes, chocolate, plastic, dirt and booze. Body is medium to full, oily and smooth. Taste is dry palate-stripping booze, spice, oil, dirt. Dry, spicy and boozy all over but not showing as much alcohol as youíd expect at 29%. A great experience to try this one. Holding up very well at 22 years old.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

mephisto
Hair of the Dog Fred 3.5
Aged for at least 3 years. pours clear golden with thin white head, it has big bready aroma with hint of spice. it tastes medium sweet, sour, and finishes bitter. full bodied.
Friday, January 15, 2016

teorn88
Hair of the Dog Dave 4
50cl bottle shared at Kennyís 20K celebrations @Chrisoís, huge thanks to Ken himself. Happy 20k rates! It pours a deep dark brown color with no head. Aroma is cloyingly sweet and full of raisins rum and bourbon notes, also custard coffee vanilla white chocolate and more booze. Taste is sweet with some more booze and notes of bourbon leather vanilla rum raisins big sweet and bold with more molasses and light carbonation. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation. Overall, fantastic experience huge thanks to Ken an still a good and tasty beer.
Friday, January 15, 2016

douglas88
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot from the Stone 3.5
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity nose. The flavor is big citrus, oranges, light concrete. Subdued stone flavor compared to adam. Quite nice.
Friday, January 15, 2016

madmitch76
Hair of the Dog Dave 3.7
Hazy amber beer. No head. Palate is light and semi dry. A little carbonation. Spicy alcohol. Caramel aniseed. Tracesof chocolate and dark fruits. Spicy warming dark finish. Wow - still packing a punch. Fairly drinkable.
Friday, January 15, 2016

harrisoni
Hair of the Dog Dave 3.3
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Black dark brown colour no head. Soy sauce bovril aroma. Some heat. Some chocolate some soy sauce. OK quite hot. Itís alright. Not the best beer of the day.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Bule
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout 4.2
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color without any head. No carbonation. Delicious balance of bourbon and malt.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

neepsntatties
Hair of the Dog Bart 3.8
On tap at HOTD. Colour...very pale straw with a thin white head. Nose...very fruity, with pear, of course and hints of biscuit and pilot bread. Palate...sweeeeet! And pear-y with Riesling like notes of random stone fruits and minerals. The finish is sweet and quick.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

neepsntatties
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot from the Stone 3.5
On tap at HOTD. Colour...very cloudy, medium brown. Nose...interesting hop aroma with hints of butyl acetate and musty fruit. Palate...full, zippy with CO2, tart and dry with a distinct minerality and notes of flint and wet earth. The mid palate is especially dry and dusty and the finish is long and bitter with Harts horn. Not my favourite Blue Dot, but interesting nonetheless.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

commonshawn
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 4.6
12oz bottle from the brewery smuggled into minnesota with commonmac . 2013 version . High sediment hazy Murky orange red with medium off white head. Very strong tart and sweet nose. Super aggressive aroma. Very sweet, syrup, bourbon, then yeast, alcohol, tart. Finish is well done and sticks with you. A ton of sugar. Delicious. Boozy but somehow in perfect balance. What I would want a barrel aged beer to taste like.
Monday, January 11, 2016

commonmac
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 4.6
Bottle secretly acquired by Double Tís during a recent trip to Portland. 2013 Edition. Shared with commonshawn. Lots of sediment serving to make it very cloudy. A mahogany moving towards brown colored appearance with a little bit of off white, almost tan, head. Aroma has a hearty bourbon quality with an assertive sweetness. The taste is rich and deep with dark fruit (raisins, prunes) and a definite bourbon, peat characteristic. Alcohol warmth. Lots of sugars present as well...Iím almost getting a slightly toffee or chocolate undertone. Dessert beer is the perfect way to describe this one. Iím already looking forward to my next meeting with Fred. Heís a good dude.
Monday, January 11, 2016

jonno
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Stone 4
An austere and reverent beer given a belting by the harsh elements, producing a prickly, effervescent, sipper. Depp, moody, earthy. Long length. Could work even better with some more time in the bottle.
Monday, January 11, 2016