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

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95
world-class

2,056 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,056
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 562
Gots: 439 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany. Adam was the first beer produced by Hair of the Dog.

10% alcohol by volume
50 IBUs.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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Floydster

California

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions in Oregon for four dollars and some change, Batch 69, has been in cellar for close to a year, split with my dad tonight, poured into my new Urthel tulip

A-Very dark brown with red highlights, looked more like a stout to me, the head was massive and well over three inches, it was a light tan and very frothy, stuck around for fifteen minutes, left some of the craziest lacing I have seen

S-Blackberries, caramel, leather, tobacco, figs, other dark fruits, faint hoppinesss but probably died down with age, toffee, lots of booze, and milk chocolate

T-This tasted like a mix between a barleywine and an imperial stout, in other words it was very complex and like nothing else I have had, was nothing like the Alesmith Decadence Old Ale I had, especially not the barrel aged version, lots of sweet cocoa and dark fruit up front, finish was still a little dry from some hops that were left over, got sweeter as it warmed, caramel definitely came to the surface and dominated for a while, this one was definitely a sipper

M-Boozy, hot, sweet, and pungent mouthfeel, body was very thick almost like an RIS, taste lingered a long time as well, could have used some more carbonation in my opinion

D-Could barely get through my six or seven ounces, hard to get down and heavy on the stomach, wish it was a little smoother, alcohol is not hidden enough and you can feel that ten percent

Hair of the Dog has brewed yet another great beer, this would only get better with age too, this aged version on wood is probably incredible, glad this beer is now available near me at Beverage Warehouse, will be drinking more of this stuff in the future, recommended

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 08:18:03 | More by Floydster
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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,056 ratings.