Brewery: Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Style: Old Ale
Other Notes: 2015 vintage
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Made with organic pilsner, a variety of speciality malts and Northwest grown whole hop flowers. Aged with locally grown cherries in oak barrels for at least 15 months. This beer has no carbonation, but it does have a velvet smooth body and a sweet tartness in the finish.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.9
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7
Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle, 2015 vintage, poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A dark brown colour with slight purple notes and pretty much no head except for a few bubbles and no lacing.
Aroma: Tarty cherry, mixed berries, roasty malts, chocolate, vanilla, with notes of oak and bourbon.
Taste: Tart and sweet cherry, dark fruit, plum, prunes, honey, bourbon, oak, booze, and a light hint of chocolate and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with no carbonation (as stated on the bottle).
Overall: It’s a sipper, but maybe on the verge of being too sweet for my palate.