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

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 1,424
Gots: 128 | FT: 14
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:
Beer added by: freed on 01-04-2005

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.
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Ratings: 722 | Reviews: 147
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1.5/5  rDev -66.7%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
2/5  rDev -55.7%

Way too sweet, sickeningly so! Unfinished fermentation?

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2.24/5  rDev -50.3%

Photo of mmcnaughton
2.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Desp59
2.96/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just didn't seem to have a great flavor. Nothing stood out for me.

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2.98/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Lack of carb in this really killed it for me.

Photo of DrMindbender
3/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of alcstradamus
3.19/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Pours black with a persistent quarter finger of head. Aroma has tons of tobacco and some creme brulee sweetness. Flavor is absolutely overwhelming with the tobacco and smokiness, overpowering the barrel even. Oh my god there is so much tobacco and beef jerky and soy in this, what the fuck. I know those flavors are present in regular Adam, but this is cranked up to 11. Interesting, provocative, and unique for sure but I wouldn't use ''highly enjoyable'' on my list of descriptors.

The body is full and creamy and perfect, but overall this beer was a total letdown.

Photo of stevec32
3.25/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of Kevincredible
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Sisky
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I prefer the base Adam. The barrel just added basic wood notes and detracted from the overall taste.

Photo of Beerandboards
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of MitchD14
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of jerz
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.65/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 12oz bottle to snifter on 1/6/12
*From notes

Vintage 2011

-- Thanks, Johnny --

A: Pretty enough. It's a bit darker then expected, though it's also a bit cleaner too. A good, firm pour yields a mere .25 finger head that fades quickly. No lacing or collar.

S: Herbal and a bit minty. Not nearly the bourbon bomb on the bouquet one would expect. The alcohol is well masked, but in the end it comes off a bit one note.

T: Pleasant up front, yet it's a bit stunted. It really takes a minute to open up, where the residual sugar kicks into gear on the mid. The finish showcases toasty oak, vanilla, booze and a kiss of char and bourbon.

M: The barrel really did a number on this bad boy. It's thinner then I'd like, and comes off with a real "cask" vibe. To call the mouthfeel disspointing would be accurate.

O: HotD's Adam from the Wood is a nice beer. A good beer in fact. It also screams "overhyped". Limit production, get the proverbial word out and watch the hype train roll.

Look, I liked this a lot and would without question drink it again. But when asked what my favorite barrel aged Old Ale is, I can assure you that Señor Adam de la Wood won't be topping my list.

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3.71/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of phishphorce
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of AlysonMoore
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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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 722 ratings.