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RATINGS: 784   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fred From the Wood is aged in new, medium toast American oak barrels for at least 6 months. This Beer is available from the brewery and at select retailers.

RateBeer Special Release 06/06,Batch 64: We hope you enjoy this release of Fred from the Wood, the first of RateBeer.coms Worldwide Masters Series. This request edition beer showcases the artful strength and technical brewing excellence of Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Sprints is consistently rated by RateBeers thousands of beer enthusiasts as one of the worlds most elite brewers. He has kindly honored our request for a special edition of Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood, which is aged in oak barrels for six months and is truly world-class beer. -- Joe Tucker, RateBeer.com

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8312) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro! pours unclear medium dark golden, orange-red tint, with a small off-white cap, reviving and leaving nice lacing. bourbon-soaked red fruitiness - bananas and coconut; complex toffee spiciness, citrus peel, clean yeast. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and woody-spicy finish. good barrel-forward barleywine but far from original fred.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6570) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle. About a year old, shared by AdamC. Amber/ light brown color with a very low carbonation. Aroma is nice, tobacco leaves, toasted oak, figs, raisins and English toffee.

The flavor is just awesome, mellow molasses with a great amount of dark fruits. Toasted oak is mild and refined, the age hides any trace of alcohol. Vanilla oak, tobacco leaves and figs with toffee. The really impressive thing is it shows no sugar at all. The texture and mouthfeel is smooth, wow, very nice! Truly well made.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 April 8, 2016. On tap at Omnipollos Hatt.
Lacks the woody tannic and vinegar notes, still quite dominated by dried apricots and canned peach.

Original rating:
October 10, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2008. Received in a trade with heyta, thanks!
Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is oxidized sherry notes, caramel, peach, figs, raisins, wood, alcohol and hints of balsamic vinegar. Taste is sweet with peach, caramel and dried fruits. Finish is slightly tannic, sweet caramel and figs with dry wood, warming alcohol and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Medium to full bodied, soft, small bubble carbonation, oily texture.
Not what I expected but good for what it is, its clearly past its prime getting notes of balsamic vinegar.
7-3-7-3-15=35

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2011) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle courtesy of mortlach. Grazie. Pours cloudy caramel color, some lacing only. Nose: caramel, sweet cherries, some wood, jam. Nice. Mouth: very sweet but not disturbing, some bitter end cutting the body, gently carbonated, sugar, complex stuff. Definitely sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2712) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle @ 3/4 Dangerous Bottle Shares! does Copenhagen minishare. Slight hazy dark golden pour with tiny lacings. Vanilla, caramel, syrup, malty sweet, butterscotch with a sweet boozy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Flaska frn 2008 p Akkuratt, Stockholm. Ljus brnstensfrgad, lite skum. Maltig doft av karamell, honung, ektoner. Smak av detsamma. Dljer alkoholen vl. Gr lite t mjdhllet, men mindre n den vanliga Fred, tack vare eklagringen. God!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle enjoyed @ CBC Frivillig fest. Pours muddy brownish with the tiniest white head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, caramel, raw honey, rancid (but in a good way), malty and alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, bittersweet and long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4504) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariels place. Thanks DSG. Murkey amber-brown, white ring. Sweet fruity aroma, raisins, caramel and some cinnamon and cumin, spicy, nutty taste and a little alcoholic. Full-bodied, spicy, some nutmeg finish, mildly carbonated. Really tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1319) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a thickish hazy murky dark copper color with a full body, probably the most interesting looking beer I have ever seen. The aroma is boozy, but a lot of different things going on. The taste is almost perfect for a barley wine. I had a 2013, and might have been the perfect age. Highly recommended.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (3279) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2015
This is the 08 version and man o man, I didnt know Yaweh / JC worked as a brewmaster. Because Shirley there is a divine hand in this beer. All of the qualities are traditional and tweaked to the nth degree. The oak matches the malt matches the hops matches the yeast all perfectly & without flaw. Body couldnt be better. Appearance is better than I expected.


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