RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
on tap @hotd this past weekend poured a dark golden brownish hue notes of dates strong dark fruit it wasnt as woody in the noes as it was in the taste wow it was a peice of bark and vanilla leather and straw with good dark fruit notes it kicked butt in the preverbal world of fred on tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (4398) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
0.355l bottle from 2008 shared with The Tasting Crew. Been looking forward to this! Its really cloudy this, almost murky brown in the glass and it has a small quickly islandy and sidesticking off-white head. Lovely sweet vanillaish aroma with buttery caramel, lots of oxidation, brown cheese, a little bit of minty toothpaste, ripe old berries, some alcohol and dark caramel. Lovely stuff. The carbonation level is just below average, small bubbles an it has a kinda sticky oily mouthfeel. Lovely sweet and oxidized flavors with lots of raisin and dates sweetness. Really concentrated and sharp flavors that just tastes spot on. Its definitely woody also, really flavorful and a really nice creation. 08.06.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
strowlands8 (194) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Aroma is very caramel, candy - extra malty. No hear or carbonation. Somewhat astringent. Flavours is awesome, sweet but well balanced. Caramel maltsand a bit of booze.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cobaink2 (560) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Seriously this is the best. Great nose with a strong white wine wine nose. Great body and overall a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Bright and slightly cloudy tawny amber gold with one finger of fine sandstone tan head. Nose shows tons of oak, buttery and spicy notes with wood, burnt sugar, dense caramel, and warming alcohol. Very very rich flavor with treacle and burnt sugar upfront. Warming and coating finish. Very spicy and buttery oak with a slightly vegetal component.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (5593) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Orange brown, nice head, aroma of toffee, wood, vinous, fruity, cherries, excellent, flavor of toffee, wood, vinous, cherry, fruity, excellent, medium+ bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (2032) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
From bottle to tulip. I love everything from HOTD, and love the Fred. But this one missed the mark for me and was muddled and disjointed throughout. Notwithstanding that, I love Fred Eckhardt and am sure he is enjoying a beer with Michael Jackson right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Overall: Sweet raisins, wood, dried apricots, nuts. Bitter almonds.
Note: On-tap at Omnipollos hatt. Reviewed 2016-07-10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (3082) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Pours hazy rose hip with low white head Aromas of fudge, caramel, dried fruits, malty backbone, vanilla Taste has notes of caramel, dried fruits, oak, fudge, hints of vanilla Mouthfeel is creamy, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4069) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Draught at Omnipollos Hatt. Light hazy deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, wood, raisins, bourbon, red berries and light toffee. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, raisins, red berries, bourbon and light booze. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (992) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
Poured from the tap. Golden orange with white head. Vanilla wood, caramel, grapefruit hops.

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