Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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4.25/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is Adam aged in bourbon barrels for three years. 2011 vintage, poured into a tulip at the tasting room.
Looks like black plum sauce. Super-thick and syrupy, the brew blocks out all light. At the absolute edges, a touch of orange is noticeable, and atop sits a very thin, silky layer of light tan bubbles.
Oh dear me, yes. The aroma’s beautiful: black cherry, leather, raisin, plum sauce, bitter chocolate, a touch of smoke, a little toasted coconut. So smooth.
Bourbon has taken over a bit more in the flavor. Red wine-like in fruit and oakiness, with a lot of grape, cherry and berry notes playing off a hint of soy. Smoke, leather and green apple swirl in the mouth before the swallow, which is all bourbon, delivering toasty oak notes, coconut and dark chocolate.
Very creamybody — a viscous medium-full. Mild, tingly carbonation tingles the tongue. Alcohol comes through the nose a bit, but is nowhere near 12 percent.
My only complaint: I wish there was more Adam below the bourbon. Great blend though. Very rich; a beer for sipping.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2012 22:20:53 | More by Phelps
Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
100 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.