2009 Hair of the Dog Fred From the Wood Barley Wine

2009 Hair of the Dog Fred From the Wood Barley Wine Probably the best barley wine I have had to date. Not always a big fan because the sweetness levels can be cloying. Medium dark brown. Moderate to mild head. This is pretty darned sweet but so pleasing in it's flavor profile that I just found myself liking it more and more as I continued to sip. Tons of brown sugar and caramel, hints of orange zest, brown spice, vanilla, slight bourbon barrel oak, a good dose of tobacco leaf with other complex herbal notes. Mildly carbonated. Very smooth and easy to drink yet very complex! Can't really capture everything that is going on and it was only a 12oz bottle, which I split with Maureen. She liked it too. 4.4/5

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