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

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561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 1,371
Gots: 109 | FT: 11
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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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.5%

04-22-2014 00:35:30 | More by bleedsblu
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4/5  rDev -12.5%

05-27-2014 19:56:21 | More by brother_kenneth
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -12.5%

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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Chris for bringing this by

Pours a dark reddish brown. A touch of light off-white head. Smells barrel heavy with some slight odd aromas. Smells similar to the tequila black hole. Interesting. Tastes very sweet and bourbony. Well carbonated. Overall good but not stellar. A bit boozy. Would drink it agin but it didn't blow me away

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 00:25:45 | More by Urbancaver
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The tweet read "Adam from the Wood" on tap. Finally I wasn't working and was able to make it down for a glass. $8.50 for a 12oz pour. Get TulipSnifter her own because I want one for myself!

A: Very dark brown and opaque like prune juice with a tight half finger of espresso like head that slowly recedes to a fuzzy thick glass ring. No lacing but who's expecting any? 5/5

S: Smoke, leather, and tobacco are all adjectives I've used with regular Adam. They're all here as well but more intense. Add the wood, and coconut comes to play as does dark fruit and strong brown liquor. 4/5

T: Sweet decadent fruity sugars, beautiful bourbon, rum notes, raisins, smoked meat, chocolate heavy on the cacao, heavy handed alcohol, and more of that wonderful tobacco. 4/5

M: The alcohol is a little aggressive at this point and my tongue has some tingling alcohol burn going on. Some time in the bottle (whenever it actually get's bottled) should help reduce that alcohol bite. Thick and appropriately carbonated with a cleaner finish then I expected for such a big beer. Not too sticky. 4.5

O: A truly wonderful beer. Just like the base Adam, it's one of a kind. Call me crazy, but I think I actually prefer the non-barrel aged base beer though. That could be due to (as I stated in the mouthfeel) the alcohol being too big and hot at the moment. I'd love to stash a few bottles of this away for a year or so and see if that helps it integrate better. Just let me know when these are getting released and count on seeing me in line. 4/5

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2011 17:02:33 | More by hopsbreath
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle... dark brown, a bit shiny no head... the nose is phenomenal, one of the best smelling beers I’ve had, sweet molasses, bourbon, brown sugar... the taste isn’t as bursting as the nose, a little flat, but outstanding, brown sugar and molasses, the finish is a bit too oaky with smoke, a small complaint, but still great... try this

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 17:00:26 | More by jrallen34
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle thanks to hopsbreath. Poured into a Kate the Great snifter. 2011 bottle.

Appearance - Pours a murky brown with no head. No bubbles. Nothing. Looks quite dead in the glass. A bit chunky with sediment at the end of the bottle.

Smell - Vanilla and oak barrel character. Nice. Sweet malts. A little bit of cola in the aroma. It has a really nice deep malt aroma like a sweet scotch. Touch of peat and leather. Awesome.

Taste - Less complex and a little bit more muddled from sweetness. Bourbon makes its first appearance here, though. Sweet caramel and lots of it. More cola flavors and a slight earthy flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tingly warm alcohol sensation and it's nearly flat. No real carbonation. Not as thick as I'd think or perhaps like.

Overall - It's an impressive beer with impressive flavors. Too sweet, which is strange, because Adam is hardly sweet. I'm also surprised it isn't as dominated by Bourbon. Three years is a long time.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 02:32:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a very dark brown with a bit of a thin tan collar. The nose carries a good amount of musty oak and bourbon plus malt and some slight tobacco. Flavor has a bit more bourbon and isn't quite as integrated but is still quite nice. Medium body's with no alcohol and low carbonation. Standout stellar beer. Boom.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 22:13:58 | More by Thorpe429
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown almost black with a very thin head receding almost immediately to nothing. Not unexpected from the ABV.

Tons of raisin in the aroma. A little bit of leather and tobacco along with an earthy quality and vanilla oak and bourbon.

Same flavors come through as the aroma. I get a ton of raisin and fig along with subtle bourbon, vanilla and oak. The barrel is nicely integrated and let's the base flavor shine through. A little extra brown sugar sweetness and a little sweeter overall than I'd prefer, but very complex.

Almost flat which detracts a bit, but in a style like this, carbonation levels should be low anyway.

Pretty good beer, but not sure given how much it takes to trade for, if I'd value it that high. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 13:06:29 | More by jmarsh123
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Steasy66

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3oz from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.
A- Very dark brown, no head
S- Big bourbon nose, malty
T- Bourbon, chocolate, boozy
M- Thick, low carbonation
O- Nice beer but not out of this world. Enjoyed it but probably fell victim to the hype. Good bourbon character.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 05:29:43 | More by Steasy66
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Callmecoon for this. 2011 vintage.

4.0 A: Pretty damn close to black in color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy tan head. Retention is pretty good for the ABV, but no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Lots of the typical HOTD aromas in this. 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. Oak, vanilla, and peaty bourbon.

4.5 T: Tastes like the nose. Lots of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, tobacco. Fig, date, and plum fruits. Still a bit vinous, but not as much as the nose. Bourbon is peaty, earthy, and minimally spicy. Oak and vanilla are back. It's super complex for sure.

4.0 M: Heavy body. Thick and viscous. Chewy with a moderate creaminess. Moderate amylase coagulation going on.

4.0 T: It's very tasty, but probably not worth the hefty trading value. BB4D blows this out of the water anyway for half the price. In any case, I'm glad I could try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 05:10:19 | More by DavoleBomb
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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Texas

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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

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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 561 ratings.