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Birthday Tribute to Matt – Hair of the Dog Matt

11.5% ABV. Strong Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. This was a very difficult brew to acquire as this is only made in extremely limited quantities. I was able to acquire a 2010 vintage bottle (the only second year this was in production). Brewed using two Munich malts, two Smoked malts and two types of Belgian candy sugar. It was aged in 33 year old Bourbon barrels and Apple Eau de Vie barrels for about one year. Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass. Pours hazy brown, no head. Aroma is tremendously rich, intense ripe apple, hazelnut, maple syrup. Flavor starts with big sweet bourbon, molasses, brown sugar. Finish has pressed appls, essence of acidity. Lightens towards finish, lifts perception of weightiness. The palate is rich, thick, velvety, chewy, and caressing. Medium-bodied brew. Very nice strong ale from the brewery; kind of reminds me of the Adam but a bit more pronounced.
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