Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Reviews




gyllenbock
3.7
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
On tap at Omnipollos Hatt. A bit hazy amber with a small head. Sweet with malt, dried fruit, caramel, some rye bread and light hay. The body was full and the finish with warming alcohol.
Monday, February 20, 2017

SirLimpsalot
3.4
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
@Hatten 17-2-18 : söt och potent med tydlig ton av russin och råg. Trevlig att smutta på men kanske lite tjatig i längden
Monday, February 20, 2017

Listigovers
4.3
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
Tastes strongly of raisin and maple syrup. Smells sort of winey, burnt wine hahaha... Wine and brandy on the palate, a big rich, malty, creamy, and surprisingly mellow body. Sweet liquor like sipper, medicinal, vanilla, wood, and caramel. Very good.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

neepsntatties
3.8
Hair of the Dog Side by Side
On tap at the 2017 Fort George Dark Arts fest. This did not show up on the tap list so that’s why I didn’t list much info. Colour...dark brown with no head at all. Nose...booze, oak, brown sugar and treacle. Palate...no CO2, but loads of flavour with boozy, oaky goodness and loads of bitterness. There’s very dry thin feel on the mid palate and a long dry, bitter finish.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Palme
4.1
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
0.355l bottle from 2008 shared with The Tasting Crew. Been looking forward to this! It’s 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. It’s definitely woody also, really flavorful and a really nice creation. 08.06.2013
Friday, February 17, 2017

courtneysux
1.5
Hair of the Dog Matt
This is one of those beers that I’ve chased for a few years and finally got a couple bottles. Massively disappointed. I guess I should have paid more attention to previous reviews around the total flat carbonation of this beer - there is none. It’s super sweet, flat, and smoky. If I wanted that taste profile, I would rather have scotch. Honestly, this would be a drain pour for me, if not for the scarcity and work for me to get it. Too bad, I love other HOTD beers and heavy BA strong ales. The flat carbonation absolutely destroyed my enjoyment of this beer.
Friday, February 10, 2017

strowlands8
3.7
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
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.
Friday, February 10, 2017

AdmiralVernon
4
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
A: Hazy brown coloured, no head N: Almond, flowers, dandelion, honey, oak T: Dandelion, berries, honey O: Nice complexity, sweet, bitter and light tartness at the same time.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Rascainfierno
3.9
Hair of the Dog Fred
Aromas a malta, sabor a pan, higos secos, canela. Cuerpo medio alto y un final muy persistente.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Vestergaard
4.1
Hair of the Dog Matt
From bottle thanks to Daawi! Pours a very ugly sediment filled poop brown with a small off white bubbly head. Aroma has cough syrup, light leathery smoke, bourbon, gun powder, cowboy, tobacco, light booze. Taste is sweet, light roasty, toffee, caramel. Light smokey and bitter finish. Full body and a Lie carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Torrefacto
3.7
Hair of the Dog Fred
Aromas y sabor higo, canela, mazapán, piel de naranja. En boca tiene cuerpo denso y final seco largo casi astringente.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Nickls
4
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
Bottle. Murky dark copper brown with a fluffy light tan head. Pine, lacquer, dark sweet fruits. and slight booze in the aroma. Flavor is bitter, pine, turpentine, toffee, and touch of dark fruit in a bitter solvent finish. Medium to thicker sticky body. Old school American Barleywine goodness.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

tomekboniek
3.2
Hair of the Dog Fred
Butelka. Barwa bursztynowa, metna. Piana trwała, średniej wysokości. Aromat średnio intensywny. Karmel, świeże owoce (brzoskwinia), rodzynki, przyprawy, lekka nuta alko.. W smak umiarkowana slodycz. Kandydowany cukier, lekki karmel, rodzyni, morele. Nie przyjemnie zalegajacy alkohol, męczące pod koniec.

Zaszeregowanie tego piwa do BW to wg. Mnie nadużycie.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sarlacc83
4.1
Hair of the Dog / Omnipollo Maja
Bottle. A: Pours a pure, cloudy brown with a thin wisp of white head that builds up before dissipating. Some lacing. N: Caramel, maple, bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, toasted biscuit, hazelnut, burnt toffee, earth, and pine fro the hoppiness. Some leather, cherry,and brandy. Touch of raisin. Tobacco. T: Very sweet, but not cloying. Good bitterness base. M: Medium-heavy body with a noticeable but not unpleasant alcohol burn. Spritzy carbonation. O: Very good. Has the depth of Adam and the flavors of good American barleywines.
Friday, February 3, 2017

andrepintado
4.1
Hair of the Dog Fred
Bottle from mikkeller web shop. Bath #96. Cloudy somewhat murky appearance. Color is gold to orange. Head is thin and white. Medium to high bitterness, medium sweetness. Medium and warm body. Long dry and tasty finish. Aroma is spices, hops, caramel, vanilla, peach. Flavour is pine, resin, caramel, spices. Great beer.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Korcz
4.4
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Melasa, figi, daktyle, figiiii. Cudowne.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Korcz
4.7
Hair of the Dog Adam
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Niesamowite piwo. Figi, melasa, kawa, dym, daktyle, rodzynki, kawa, alkohol. Masakra. Wspaniałe.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

douglas88
4.1
Hair of the Dog / Omnipollo Maja
12 ounce bottle shared with Justin. At the brewery. Pours a clear golden orange hue with a small white head. Certainly carbonated enough. A big sweet nose, toast, vanilla, some oranges and berry. The flavor is certainly sweet, big but not overwhelming vanilla, syrup, some orange blossom flavors, comes together quite nicely. Reminds me a bit of Doggie Claws, but much different of course. Smooth. The label is really awesome.
Monday, January 30, 2017

anstei
4.2
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Bottle at RBGT. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is funky, leaves, hops, grass. Body is heavy, lots of oak barrel, with a lively carbonation. Warming palate. Wooden throughout, very nice.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

nickd717
4.6
Hair of the Dog Dave
Review #4400. Were you wondering what I’d review for this epic milestone? Well I’m not going to disappoint you crazy tickers. It’s the Welshest of Wales, the crowning achievement of many a ticking career including mine, the one and only Hair of the Dog Dave. Does it live up to the hype? First of all, hell yes. Second of all, am I the one you really want to ask? Bottle, thanks to Alan. Shared with lots of other Bay Area tickers - I mean beer enthusiasts. Very dark brown color with minimal head. Aroma is smoky with roast, molasses, soy sauce, molasses, tobacco, and dark chocolate dark fruit, whiskey, port. Flavor is medium sweet, some spice, molasses, bitter coffee ground and cigar room finish. Palate is smooth, slick, with a carbonation level that would make Tomme Arthur blush (e.g., almost none). Not too hot for 29%, which is crazy. Full body, but not overly so. Very good beer, and the tick value is obviously astronomical. Life goal achieved. One of the best and most unique beer experiences I’ve had as well.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Klimaet
3.7
Hair of the Dog Matt
Bottle thanks to daawi. Pours muddy greasy brown with a small brown bubbly head. Without a doubt one of the ugliest beers I’ve ever seen hahaha. Aromas of peat, smoke, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, dust, sweet dark fruits, toffee, apples, tannins. Taste is sweet, caramel, vanilla, gunpowder, smoke, tannins, malt, sweet prunes, dates, raisins, apple liqour. Bit of a letdown honestly.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fatehunter
4.2
Hair of the Dog Adam
Batch 90. Pours a thin tan head on a black body. Aroma is toffee, molasses, vanilla, oak and leather. Taste is dark fruit, some candied, and a little wood and tobacco bitter. Texture is soft. Pretty good after all these years.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

neepsntatties
4.3
Hair of the Dog / Omnipollo Maja
Bottle at HOTD. Colour...slightly hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Nose...browned but not burnt marshmallows, vanilla bean, boozy/Bourbony oak and turninado. Palate...amazingly dry for a barley wine that I was thinking would be cloying! The CO2 is delicate, and the palate delightfully brims with marshmallow cream, milk chocolate and maple cookies. The mid palate looms with oaky tannins and Madagascar Bourbon vanilla. The finish is long, lightly dry and filled with sappy oak notes and treacle flavours.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

fiery_1
4.5
Hair of the Dog Matt
355ml bottle @ the source. 2010 Vintage
Pours a semi-opaque brown with no head. Nose is molasses, fig, caramel, and hints of sweet bourbon. Flavour is just yummy. It goes down so smoothly, while rich in character. Vanilla, chocolate, tobacco and or leather, some dark fruits as well in the back. Great body! 355ml bottle @ the source. 2013 Vintage
Pours a semi-opaque brown with no head. Nose is plum, wood, light apple, swee bourbon. Flavour is just rich, smooth, and delicious... much like the nose.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

fiery_1
3.5
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws from the Stone
Draught pour @ the source. Pours a hazy dark amber brown colour with a thin off-white head. Nose of caramel malts, dried fruits, and some booze. Flavour is caramel sweetness on a malt base, lending way to a minor bitter boozy finish with dried fruit. It’s good but I’m biased at the moment drinking Matt vintages along side this.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

aleigator
4
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
Pours entirely flat, with no head to speak of, almost black, with a brighter hazelnut quality to it. Has a prominent, wooden alcohol bite on the nose, with lots of oak and earth, toning down the spices of the barrel. A toffee note evolves from this, sweet and rustic, with a dried raisin peak and lots of toasted coconut. Pretty complex, a new aroma nuance seems to be found, everytime I put my nose in the glass. Drinks silk and slick with no hint of carbonation, showcasing each and every flavor quality. Its mouthfeel is medium bodied and entertaining till the last moment. The beer’s taste is not as complex as its nose, it got a defining silkness, together with a very powerful barrel, soothed by the soft mouthfeel. Chocolate pudding with some banana in it, bakers chocolate, molasses, black pepper and licorice. A charred wood bark quality sets in, together with toffee and the initially established silkness. A nice chocolate and wood defined alcohol dryness results from this, warming and flavorful with more toffee and a caramel sweet finish. Sweet, boozy, silk and oaken, these flavors define the beer, put into perfect balance to each other due to the soothing, silk mouthfeel.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

bulldogops
4.3
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood
Rating #2330 - 2016.02.11- Enjoyed on @drinkthispod #yeg. Bottle obtained at brewery. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown color, almost black. Very little white head that bubbles away quickly. Nice aroma of cherry, bourbon, alcohol, roasted earthy malt. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of oaky cherry chocolate, medium alcohol warmth on the palate, full bodied, lingering sweetness. Love the colour and depth that these Bourbon barrels and cherries have brought to this brew. Exquisite.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

blankboy
3
Hair of the Dog Pig Dog from the Stone
[Draught at Birreria Volo] Pours a murky orange-copper with a small lasting bubbly white head. Little to no lacing. Slightly odd aroma, reminds me of mead and cider mixed -- there’s honey and apples and alcohol. Flavour, also odd and again a mix of cider and mead. Slightly harsh alcoholic finish. A bit watery. Average bodied. Not great, this was a miss and just O.K. overall.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

brnandersen
4
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Sample from 33 cl bottle. Hazy, amber colour with a thin, white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, vanilla, booze, bourbon barrel, ripe fruits, cheese and toasted notes. Taste is sweeet. Full body. Finishes sweet. Lovely beer.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ungstrup
3.6
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with alazing beige head. The aroma has notes malt, straw, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Desverger
4.3
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Bottle@Jespers - Amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty and dried fruity with some notes of caramel, toffee, lots of sultana, brown sugar, rich malty, gorgeous barley wine.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Borup
3.9
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
33 cl. Bottle. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice, yeast, vanilla, fruit, alcohol and sweeness.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

yespr
4.1
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
12 fo oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is overripe fruity and toasted malty. Sweet, caramelish and toasted malty. Sweet and toasted malty. Lingering dark malty and caramelish finish.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

ACHops
4.1
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
12 oz bottle, into a tulip. Pours dark murky ruddy brown with thick tan head which fades slowly into long lacing. Hefty amount of suspended sediment gathers at the bottom of the glass, should have expected that and poured more carefully. Aroma is rich, creamy, nutty, toasted toffee; sweet, loads of caramel, vanilla, molasses too. Taste is likewise - crisp initial malty sweetness is cut quickly by big dry hops. Caramel and toffee here too, some figs and plums as well. Very easy drinking for the style and abv. Barleywines aren’t my favorite, but this is great and always worth revisiting at holiday time.
Friday, January 13, 2017

EdKing
3.8
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
Bottle from Amsterdam, De Bierkonig. Colour is very dark brown with a thin off white head. Nose is hoppy, marmite, spicy, malty, grassy. Nose is bold but taste is softer. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, soft grassy notes, yeast extract, wood barrel but not much vanilla, slight red wine barrels.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tide
3.9
Hair of the Dog Brandy Cherry Fred
From backlog. Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Dark brown color, minimal head. Bittersweet taste with raisins, hops, toffee, ripe fruits, nuts, bourbon, oak and caramel. Bitter finish with raisins, hops, caramel, alcohol, lether, oak and toffee. Exquisite barley wine.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

neepsntatties
3.8
Hair of the Dog The Last Which
On tap at Roscoe’s. Colour...dark amber brown with a garnet hint and no head. Nose...very malty and slightly smoky with notes of phenols. Palate...frothy, very phenolic and dry, but with sweet notes as well. The mid palate is dry and tannic and there’s toffee and biscuit. The finish is long and malty.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

stevoj
4.4
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood
Bottle share. Dark, flat pour. Big boozy aroma. Taste comes in big, cherries, malty, sweet. Doesn’t taste boozy, but sneaks up on you. Near perfect.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

yourilevesque
4.4
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Thanks to Matt for this awesome brew! Ok, là je suis face à un Barley Wine qui me jette par terre. J’ai beau avoir un penchant pour le style, là il faut savoir ouvrir les yeux et reconnaître que je suis ailleurs. Non pas que ce soit le ’meilleure’ Barley Wine qui soit, il est simplement franchement déroutant. Le fruit est titanesque dans cette bière à la robe rouge et sans mousse. Bon, au look c’est loin d’être attirant: aucune mousse pour camoufler les grumaux qui baignent en surface, robe boueuse à l’aspect stagnant. La cerise vole la vedette à la pêche. Un sucre céréalier important atténue les ardeurs de ces fruits déchaînés. Est-ce trop de fruits? Pas du tout. Texture sirupeuse et riche à souhait. Le liquide me coule lourdement dans la bouche en réchauffant mon oesophage de son alcool doux et boisé. Superior!
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ungstrup
3.7
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws from the Stone
Draft. A hazy dark amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, berries, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, wood, and berries, leading to a bitter finsh.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

yespr
3.6
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws from the Stone
From tap. Pours hazy to murky deep brown with a small white head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, caramelish. Oxidised. Caramelish. Alcohol. Caramelish malty. Slight bitter. Dense malty and slight alcohol note. Dry, malty, oxidised and caramelish finish.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

nickd717
4.3
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
Draft pour at the brewery. Darkest brown with a small tan head. Aroma is very complex, toffee, roasty notes, bourbon, oak, coconut, vanilla. Flavor is very well balanced, mildly sweet, nice heat, touch of roasty bitterness. Fuller body, nice feel, average carbonation, not too hot. Every bit what I hoped it would be.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

nickd717
4.1
Hair of the Dog Pannepooch Reserva
Bottle at the brewery. Pours dark, black or very nearly, with minimal head. The aroma is great, really complex, notes of a Belgian dark strong, yeast, overripe dark fruits, prune and plum, port wine, vanilla. The flavor is also bomb, sweet and complex, tannic and port-like, lots of overripe fruit. Full bodied, booze that smacks you but is well integrated. Low carbonation. Really enjoyable.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Matts_Property
4.2
Hair of the Dog Brandy Fred from the Wood
Tastes like walnuts. For any brandy lover, this aroma is delicious and the flavour doesn’t let you down. Rich yet not heavy; a perfect after-Christmas-dinner beer. Indulgent.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Matts_Property
2.3
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Stone
Nope. On tap at HOTD. Nice amber colour. Aromais muted but pleasant. Not a fan of the flavour though. Can’t really describe it but I don’t want to keep drinking it to try and figure it out. I’m sure there are people out there with the palate for this one, but it’s really not a good one for me.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

mcberko
4
Hair of the Dog Brandy Fred from the Wood
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.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Matts_Property
3.2
Hair of the Dog Rose
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of fresh cherry skin. Flavour is as you would expect - peppercorn and cherry. However, I found it a bit sweet and reminiscent of an American tripel at its core. Decent though.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

mcberko
3.7
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Stone
On tap at Hair of the Dog, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by the concrete egg elements, giving off a sort of woody, dry, biscuity characteristic. Flavour brings out the candied sugar upfront from regular Fred, transitioning to the woody, dry concrete character. I haven’t enjoyed the past "From the Stone" beers, but I think they nailed this one - the concrete seems to dry out the sweetness from Fred and impart some depth that balances this well. Very good.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

mcberko
3.3
Hair of the Dog Rose
On tap at Hair of the Dog, pours a cloudy reddish amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of saison yeast upfront, with subdued peppercorns and a touch of hibiscus. Flavour is very sweet, with lots of hibiscus upfront, followed by light spiciness, and followed by heaps of saison yeast that leave considerable fruity, floral esters. Inauthentic but certainly intriguing and drinkable. Nice one.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Geokkjer
3.5
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of pine, bread, grapefruit and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some pine, grapefruit, some bitterness and malt. Medium body, average carbonation
Saturday, December 31, 2016