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

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Adam From The WoodAdam From The Wood

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554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 1,364
Gots: 107 | 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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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-25-2011 00:58:52 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by CLevar as part of a set of Adams that were tasted out, all fresh, & all much better than the older ones I'd previously tasted. Thank you sir!

Pour looks like Adam with bourbon colors. Deep brown with more likable level of carbonation that the other Adams. Nose is gorgeous: bourbon, wood, malty, leathery. All balanced perfectly.

Adam from the Wood is a bloody work of art. Deep bourbon notes are almost subtle, but become deeper & more aggressive as the beer warms. The bourbon just absolutely coats everything it touches, with a long, lingering aftertaste. Sweet malts, leather, vanilla, lots of drying wood, dark fruits. A flowering field full of great tastes, wonderfully integrated. Smooth & easy, this is a beer that could be consumed in quantity.

Awesome. Excellent beer. My favorite of a night of good beer, this is top-shelf.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 19:18:58 | More by maximum12
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mikedashg

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-24-2011 09:19:42 | More by mikedashg
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Very dark. 2 finger mocha head with very small, tight bubbles.

S - Mostly bourbon.

T - Bourbon, oak, some dark fruits, bitter yeast-y after taste.

M - Very smooth, medium body, carbonation could not be better.

A great beer. I was mostly tasting the barrels, would probablly change with some age on it. To me does not have the complexity of Matt but is still outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 02:32:30 | More by s1ckboy
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sarro

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-20-2011 05:44:01 | More by sarro
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the time of this review, this is the #2 Old Ale on the beeradvocate.com "Top Beers - Old Ale" list as well as the #28 beer on the "Top Beers - Popular" list. Served in a Stone IRS snifter. Shared with a few others at a tasting.

Served with Matt, Adam, Cherry Adam from the Wood, Fred, Bourbon Fred, Doggie Claws '05.

First off, this beer's aroma is the first thing I noticed, before the appearance. This beer is heavy with bourbon and booze, Adam is one of my favorite beers under certain cirumstances, and this is like Adam on crack and whiskey, serious. Wow.

Beer is brown, mildly hazy, sweet, lots of bourbon, lots of malt, the liquor wins out there with me.

Beer is medium in body, a little thinner than expected, a little stronger than I expected, very oaky, very vanilla and bourbony, strong throughout. Very good, an interesting variant on Adam. Adam still is awesome but this beer is slightly more awesomer.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 02:53:15 | More by drabmuh
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Andy for sharing this one with me. Poured into a tulip. Pours a dark mahogany with a small amount of foam on top.

Rich aroma with molasses, vanilla, raisins, tobacco and some smoke. Good blend of earthy aromas with a little bit of sweetness rounding it out. Woody flavors with sweet molasses and vanilla. A nice woody flavor in the background with some sweet dark chocolate.

The body is nice and full with soft carbonation. Overall this one is great. Tough to beat.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 02:40:38 | More by Bendurgin
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Derek for sending this one my way. Thanks! Poured into a tulip. The color is dark brown, with a small light tan head.

The aroma is full of sweet molassis and vanilla. There is a hint of smoke and leather.

The taste is full of sweet chocolate, vanilla and molassis, with a hefty dose of wood. There is a bit of an alcoholic bite in the finish, but it is mild.

The body is medium to thick, with nice soft velvety carbonation.

This is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 02:29:09 | More by andrewinski1
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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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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks bro.

Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a light tan head. Fades to a thin film with little lacing. Very smooth, balanced aroma of bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch, tobacco, cherry, wet dog and must.

Very sweet and smooth body with light carbonation. Barrel is much more well integrated than Bourbon Fred. Bourbon, cherry, plum, tobacco, oak and brown sugar carry the flavor. Rich and sweet, but more enjoyable than Matt, bourbon Fred or Cherry Adam. Alcohol is present throughout but not off putting. Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 22:13:15 | More by yourefragile
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

Served with Matt, Adam, Cherry Adam from the Wood, Fred, Bourbon Fred, Doggie Claws '05.

The beer is dark brown with a thin beige cap. The aroma offers bourbon, oak - very enticing, but lacks the complexity of regular Adam. Bourbon overpowers some if the more subtle aspects of the beer. Great flavor. Melts in your mouth smooth feel with alcohol heat masterfully contained. Lingering bourbon in the aftertaste, though exceptionally soft on the palate. Overall, outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 22:08:03 | More by Huhzubendah
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schoun

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-18-2011 19:45:21 | More by schoun
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-17-2011 03:01:14 | More by jh1982
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emdawg

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-16-2011 18:06:31 | More by emdawg
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-15-2011 18:55:29 | More by alalvarez75
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-14-2011 23:41:18 | More by MarcatGSB
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photomike

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-14-2011 18:24:05 | More by photomike
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vissai

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-12-2011 21:06:08 | More by vissai
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, 2011 offering care of Joe. Big thanks man! Poured into a matching Hotd tulip, this brew appears a very dark brown with a finger of tan head. The cap dissolves leaving a thin layering pattern across the top. When held to the light, it displays some lighter shades of brown and red coloration when tilted. A light swirl brings forth a finger of tan head and produces some spots of lacing on the glass.

The smell of this brew is crazy. It carries a very familiar aspect of the base beer but with a pleasant freshness and brighter smoked quality that is very well integrated with barrel characteristics. The first thoughts that come forth are smoked chocolates mixed with raisins, tobacco and leather. There is a woodsy quality present mixed with a tangy incorporation of alcohol that is very pleasing throughout. As it warms up, a faint amount of caramel sweetness to toffee/vanilla inclusion come forward.

The taste is bitter chocolate mixed with a solid smoked flavoring. Toasty oak character is present which really ties together the taste of bitter chocolate and smoked grain. There is a mild fruity alcohol inclusion tasting of burnt raisins which creeps down the back of the throat with some solid warmth. The aftertaste is a combination of earthy tobacco, leather, oak, bitter chocolate, smoke and a hint of fruity alcohol. Very deep and enjoyable brew that makes for quite a sipper.

This is a full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. While the individual ingredients and flavoring of this can be picked apart as drastically unique in their own right, they really blend and tie together very well in this. This is a fantastic sipper of a brew with a great depth of character. I know it is already so many years in the making but honestly I am curious what more aging would do to this already fine example.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 03:15:31 | More by stakem
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urwithdave

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-12-2011 02:23:04 | More by urwithdave
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Gtreid

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle shared by urwithdave. Poured into my founders tulip.

A: Murky, muddy brown color. A small tan head appears, quickly fades and leaves next to no lace.

A: Pretty hot in the nose. Big notes of vanilla and caramel, curtosey of the barrel. Oak notes, chocolate, and toasty malt.

T: Wow! Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, and chocolate. So smooth. The finish is nicely dry from the oak. This is how you do a ba brew. It is perfectly balanced with the base brew. The bourbon is not overpowering, just an outstanding compliment to beer.

M: full body, creamy and smooth. Good levels of carbonation.

O: I am blown away by this beer. Full flavored, perfectly balanced, and just a pleasure to sip on. A must try. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 00:47:46 | More by Gtreid
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xpimptastikx

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-10-2011 20:38:30 | More by xpimptastikx
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sherm1016

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, 2011 vintage, received in trade with black13. Thanks!

Pours a deep, dark brown color with a few tan bubbles. No real head to speak of. Aroma is malty, cherry, plum, a little bourbon, a little vanilla. Just a little heavy on the palate with light, soft carbonation and an oily texture. Flavor is sweet, malty, more dark fruit, black cherry, soy sauce, port wine, oak. The finish is a little boozy with a light bourbon flavor.

Positively amazing.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 02:28:47 | More by sherm1016
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johnbjaeger

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-09-2011 01:54:19 | More by johnbjaeger
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RSchaeffer

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-08-2011 02:26:51 | More by RSchaeffer
Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
100 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.