Our friends at The Erie Better Beer Bureau are doing a blind review on Collage 2 – Deschutes & Hair of the Dog Brewing Company which makes for an entertaining episode!
Collage 2 Description: We’ve teamed up with Hair of the Dog Brewing Company to bring you another artistic collage of cask-aging alchemy. This encore collaboration delivers layers of vanilla, caramel and molasses with roasted accents and complex malt character. This second version magically blends The Abyss (100% aged in Pinot barrels) and The Stoic (100% aged in Pinot barrels) with Hair of the Dog’s Fred (aged in American oak and rye whiskey barrels) and Doggie Claws (100% aged in cognac barrels).
Aroma – Oak, Fruity-Sweet, Cherry, Spicey and Boozey!
Taste – Smooth, sweet like a caramel or cherry note, spicey, barrel aged
Blind scores: 4.0, and 425. High alcohol around the 14.3%
It’s a complex smooth sipper… really tasty & balanced brew!