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Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 1,361
Gots: 106 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"our Adam aged in American Oak barrels. First released in 2000, and released again in November 2011 in 12oz bottles. This 12% beer has lots of the typical HOTD aromas: Caramel, brown sugar, tons of raisin and tobacco. Fig, date, and plum fruitiness in that order. This has a fairly strong earthy vinousness as well as oak vanilla. Alcohol: 12% by volume"

(Beer added by: freed on 01-04-2005)
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks Romulux, you da man!

Split with Steasy66, others.

Muddy, murky brown with a gushing head that leaves very soon and apparently takes all carbonation with it. Vanilla and wood in the aroma. Good barrel character in taste; vanilla, booze; and roast from Adam. Yeah. Feels thin.

This is a good beer but I completely fail to see the hype. In my opinion the barrels make it whatever it is, a decent beer from a base beer that is subpar.

3, 4, 4, 3, 4

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 12:53:01 | More by tewaris
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My first Hair of the Dog experience! Big thanks to Dan for sending this my way.12 oz bottle split three ways and poured into a tasting snifter.

A- Flat as my high school girlfriend. No head ever forms with sparse carbonation appearing in disappearing within three second. Color is a deep, rich mahogany with some light pushing through on the fringes.

S- What a bouquet. Caramelized raisins sprinkled with brown sugar. Backing all of this up is some firm oak and vanilla.

T- Drink this just below room temperature. I started drinking at refrigerator temp, and wasn't a huge fan. Once it warms, though, it opens up beautifully. All the sweet flavors mentioned above are balanced out by the superb oakiness. So smooth with hardly a trace of the 12% alcohol.

M- Again, drink it warm. Body felt thin and awkward, again, like my high school girlfriend. However, as it warms, it matures and the body is more robust, complimenting the flavors beautifully.

O- If you read this, heed my advice: don't bother letting this get too cold, as it must be had warm. Unless, of course, you enjoy muted flavors and a thin mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and am eager to try the cherry variant.

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Pours opaque black, no carbonation, the end..

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Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
100 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.