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

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643 Ratings
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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 1,387
Gots: 121 | FT: 13
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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Ratings: 643 | Reviews: 136 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

schoun, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

jh1982, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

emdawg, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

alalvarez75, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

MarcatGSB, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

vissai, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

stakem, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

urwithdave, Dec 12, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Gtreid, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

xpimptastikx, Dec 10, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

sherm1016, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

johnbjaeger, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

RSchaeffer, Dec 08, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have to thank my pal Luke for sending me this one. After visiting Alan at Hair of the Dog last summer and learning of the release of this, I was anxious to try it. After all, I am a huge fan of regular Adam. Poured into a Hair of the Dog branded tulip.

A: Pours a deep murky brown (nearly black) with some red crimson hues when held to the light. Tried to pour prudently as to keep the sediment in the bottle. Atop the beer appears a half finger tan head. Overall, looks very similar to regular Adam. Pretty much identical.

S: A cornucopia of intense flavors just explode. The scent starts with a nice, mellow leather, followed by slight smokey ash. Smells rather dry. Followed you get sweet soy and sherry, deep purple plums soaked in bourbon. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and more pronounced bourbon. Just so much going on. Usually when there are this many complex flavors, it can get messy. But this is just greatly blended and mellow.

T: All the flavors in the scent are there in the taste, but amped up a notch. Bourbon soaked black cherries and purple plums, smokey ash, rich dark leather, deep chocolate, and slight sherry. All mixed with a great blended bourbon flavor.

Overall, this beer is just what I expected, and more. Great job HotD. If this ages like your other beers, this will be even more heavenly in a few years.

treyrab, Dec 07, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

coreyfmcdonald, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

mv945, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

sideshowe, Dec 05, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

mcc1654, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

bespin15, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

pzymali, Dec 04, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a tulip. Drank next to a BA 4th dementia for comparison.

A- Very dark brown. Off-white ring of small bubbles circles the glass. When I hold the glass up to the light, I can see more bubbles on the bottom and sides of the glass. Carbonation does not seem to be an issue at all.

S- All of the awesome characteristics of adam refined and accentuated by big bourbon, caramel, hazlenuts and tawny port.

T- Bourbon is big, but nicely balanced with leather, tobacco, port, vanilla, light smoke and a bit of oak.

M- Full creamy body with perfect carbonation. Light boozy/oaky heat, definitely not overwhelming as it is combined so well with many other flavors.

O- Definitely a wow factor beer. Big, complex and in your face. Just delicious and an improvement on one of my faves in regular adam.

stx00lax, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

JAHMUR, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

HopStoopid120, Dec 04, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

alcstradamus, Dec 04, 2011
Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
100 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.