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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Beer is my regular Fred, aged for over a year in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

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3.5
DialSquare (5131) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
On tap at the brewpub in portland. I’m not a big bourbon guy, so grain of salt here: dark brown with ring light tan. Sugary booooozy, bourbon, thick, a whisky shot of sludge. Not for me, but interesting to try. 7.0

3.8
bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a deep burnt sienna color with a trace of bubbles... aromas are big bourbon, oak, caramel and composted matter. The palate follows the with much more nuanced sweet notes... caramel, toffee, burnt sugar and dates. Earthy deep bourbon soaked wood, leather round out the back end of the palate. Obviously could use a touch of carbonation to liven up the flavors a touch but overall a big bad barley wine !

4.1
bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
2013 Bottle with thanks to Felipe! Pours hazy hazel, no head, no lacing. My understanding when I got this was that it was known to have not carbonated and was sold at HoTD at a discount. Aroma is wonderful bourdon, toffee, caramel, oak, vanilla. Flavor is the same, malty, vanilla and oak everywhere. Quite sweet. Full body and creamy, but flat as a board. A yummy beer, perhaps a bit cloying over time, and loses a bit of palate and taste due to the carbonation issue.

3.7
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2013 bottle. Pour is murky dark caramel with no head (as expected). Aroma promises a sweet treat. Brown sugar, molasses, caramel, dates, honey, vanilla, bourbon, and that familiar HOTD Fred. Taste: Over the top sweet as expected (and welcome) with a nice bitterness at the end to keep it from being cloying. Light oxidation. Alcohol burn present in the finish, keeping nicely with the bourbon. Palate: Flat, thick, slick, syrupy. Overall: Even completely flat, this is pretty tasty. As I was in the mood tonight for something between bourbon, port, and beer, this hits the spot. Would love to try this when the carbonation is on.

3.5
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle from waltersrj...thanks man! Aroma and flavor really, really reminds me of flat Cherry Adam. I love the taste, yet abhor these carbonation issues that HotD has. Ok beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Dodgrblu (756) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, taste and aroma good, palate horrible. Hair is like my nemesis. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
12oz bottle, consumed directly after the regular Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood. Slightly cloudy orange color. Aroma was oak notes, booze was nicely mellowed in this one, rounded edges around the sharpness found in regular Fred. Bourbon notes, oak, light vanilla. Quite an enjoyable brew to consume.

4
Bule (2255) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color without much head. Strong bourbon flavors overpower a little.

3.9
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2013. Fruity, sweet bourbon, oak, plums. Tastes like an English barleywine underneath, and that base blends perfectly with the other flavors present. Viscous. Quite good; need more!

4
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz at my place with group. Pours murky orange brown. Aroma of is big fig, barrel, raison, pungent. Taste is fig, raison, delicious. Finish is very savory long and delicious. Mouthfeel is heavy.


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