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

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536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 1,359
Gots: 102 | 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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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, 2014 vintage, poured into a Hair of the Dog stemmed Tasting Glass.

The beer pours listlessly and limply from the bottle, dark cola brown color, burgundy hues, lacking in opacity with no head or lace to speak of, just dead and flat (which is stated on the label.) The aroma is very complex, huge fruit character, plum, prune cherry, dark grape, definitely get the vinous thing, not tart, but just vinous, lots of oak, leather, tobacco, spice, rich grain, and alcohol. The base beer really shines, while the oak aging just adds to the complexity. The flavors follow suit, so much character from so many layers of flavor. Beautiful fruit, layered earthy flavors of tobacco, spice and molasses while oak and toffee play with the rich grain that finishes a bit leathery with some potent alcohol heat. The balance is good and definitely improves as the beer warms up, really showcases everything that this beer has to offer. The body though, lets the beer down, it's flat. Yes, it's stated on the label and no, it doesn't kill the beer completely, or really to that big of a degree, but it feels so weak. It struggles to coat the mouth or dazzle the tongue and finishes a bit watery.

Verdict: I liken this to something like a tawny port wine, a very fine one at that, but with so many flavorful and complex oak aged beers on the market, this just doesn't seem to match up with a flat body. I definitely enjoyed sipping on this over the course of an evening and it was a lovely after dinner beer, but the potential for true greatness slipped past this one.

Serving type: bottle

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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 536 ratings.