I grabbed a few bottles in person via store hopping and trades during the Portland OR trip in the Fall. I finally cracked these open along with a bottle from the 90s of Golden Rose that was a gift from a certain beer geek in central Maine. Chris and I enjoyed these split 4 ways. I should have held on to Matt a bit longer. The others were really great.

I didn’t snap any additional photos of Cherry Adam as I already reviewed it in Portland OR. Nice to have this one again…after Matt, it’s my favorite of the group.

Hair of the Dog Beers

Hair of the Dog Matt

Hair of the Dog Matt

4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20

AdamJackson (2067) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 29, 2014  

Grabbed this at BottleWorks for $20 a bottle. 2013 vintageA – Pours a brown to black, sort of hazy and chocolate colored. No head formed at all. Amber edges.

S – Loads of raisin and currants, Super woody, maple and birch with a touch of cedar. Vanilla and roasted milk chocolate

T – Lots of ABV to this one. You get a lot of toffee, wine tannings, grapey persimmon, kiwi, chocolate cake and pudding. Peated as all get-up

M – This coats the tongue like no other beer. Very oily and thick

O – This can definitely use a lot of age but it’s an incredible brew. try it if you can.

Hair of the Dog Matt

Hair of the Dog Matt

Golden Rose

Hair of the Dog Golden Rose

3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL15/20

AdamJackson (2067) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 29, 2014 

Thanks Chris L for this treat. The bottle looks VERY old. Label says “Golden Rose” Batch 009A – Looks like flat cream soda. Crimson and gold.

S – Nose is slightly oxidized, floral and lots of herbs with caramel and candy.

T – A mild tart taste, bits of cardboard and leather shoe. Very floral, lots of vanilla and red berries. Slightly peppery and dry finish.

M – Thin, oily and sweet

O – This has held up extremely well!

Hair of the Dog Golden Rose
Hair of the Dog Golden Rose
Otto from the Wood
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20

AdamJackson (2067) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 29, 2014  [delete] [move] [convert2tick]

Picked this up in Portland ORA – Weird chunks of peaches. Gorgeous dark brown to black pour. 3 finger head, bottle didn’t gush but it certainly foamed a lot

S – Huge raisin, figs and currants nose. Cherries are certainly dominant but lots of dark tree fruits and caramel.

T – Sweet, candy like. The cherry comes through in a huge way. Super malty, refined for a huge 13% ABV. Oak presence is dominating. candy like intensity

M – Boozy finish, slick, sweet and oily

O – This is not as good as I expected it to be but very nice. If only it was a little less hot

Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Michael
Hair of the Dog Michael

3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20

AdamJackson (2067) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 29, 2014

2012 Vintage split 3 ways.A – Bright red pour, looks mahogany and crimson in the glass

S – Nose is bursting with cherry, fruit and wood.

T – Acidic at the finish, not overly sour. Has more rotten cherry old moldy fruit taste. oak and wine tannic grape juice

M – Thin, oily and dry

O – Nice nose, the taste falls short. It’s not that old of a beer.

Hair of the Dog Michael