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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fred aged in brandy barrels for 2 years.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Tastes like walnuts. For any brandy lover, this aroma is delicious and the flavour doesnt let you down. Rich yet not heavy; a perfect after-Christmas-dinner beer. Indulgent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at Hair of the Dog, pours a cloudy dark amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma is intense on the wood, with tons of woody barrel notes upfront, followed by liqueur heat, dark dried fruits and candied sugar. Flavour is much more brandy-centric, with tons of the liqueur notes jumping right out, followed by intense dried dark fruits and heavy woodiness. Intense and boozy, but elegant and lovely to sip. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (2097) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Tap.A: Brackish brown, thin creme head, lacing.N: Pine, caramelized brown sugar, candied cherries, toffee, taffy, earth, white peppercorn. Tobacco and leather. Figs and raisins. T: Quite sweet and heavily bitter at the same time.M: Medium-heavy body, big alcohol, spritzy carbonation.O: Pretty good. Like the bourbon better.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1848) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2016
On tap at HOTD. Colour...medium amber with a thin white head. Nose...eminently fruity with dates and golden raisins leading the charge and working very well with the oak. Palate...full and opulent with gobs of dried dark fruits, Christmas cake and treacle. The booze is quite obvious and vanillin and oaky tannins are present. The finish is long and somewhat tangy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2014
On draught at Hair of the Dog Brewing. Deep golden color, slightly hazy. Aroma is brandy, sticky toffee, oak, and berry. Taste is brandy, candi sugar, spice, oak, and some big honey notes. Definitely boozy, but the brandy works well with the sweet Fred.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16128) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Muddy dull tan, lots of brandy on the nose, sweet, lots of brandy, fruity interplay with the sweet barley wine. A good treatment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8674) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a light cloudy orange color a bit of brown shades, a medium white head. A huge vinous nose, brandy and sugary malt bases. The flavor is dominated by sweet hot vinous brandy notes, something like almonds, sweet malty backbone. The beer is overall very drinkable and awesome!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Beautiful copper color with 1 finger of white head. Sweet aroma. I love barley wines and this one is pretty up there. Good initial brandy taste that is then taken over by the sweetness of the wine. The taste lingers around on the pallette which I enjoy. If Fred is 10% this is probably more, and I can barely taste the alcohol over the flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (971) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Poured from the tap. Murky orangey brown with beige head. Lots of caramel and brandy. Excellent balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3502) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear copper pour with a white head. Intoxicating brandy bouquet. Absolutely fantastic. Big luscious brandy, rich caramel, and brown sugar highlights. Sweet and so velvety smooth. The brandy really compliments Fred. Mild oak and maple syrup undercurrents. Stellar mouthfeel with a good body.


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