Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by TheEarl:
3.83/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I had two tulip glasses of Adam at the brewery on 6/15/2012.
Appearance: Adam is a dark, opaque brown with a very faint head.
Smell: Aroma is dominated by lots of dark fruit, malt, yeast, and a slight vegetable note.
Taste: The taste is very similar to the smell with lots of fruit (plum, prune, berries), yeast, and a candy sugar sweetness. However, there is very apparent alcohol present.
Mouthfeel: Adam isn’t as heavy feeling as I expected from the appearance. The mouthfeel is, on balance, very smooth and well carbonated.
Overall: Adam is a solid beer but, to be honest, I wasn’t blown away. I really enjoyed the complexity but I found the alcohol and candy sugar sweetness upset the balance of the beer a bit too much. That said, I did order a second pour so I obviously liked it.
PS: The bartender that served us at the taproom was really rude. We were trying to have a couple of beers on a sunny Friday afternoon and she kept snapping at us and grunted one-word answers at my questions.
Serving type: on-tap
06-20-2012 17:54:52 | More by TheEarl
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3.99/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on tap at the brewery, Portland
Oily chocolate-black with beige ring.
Blackberry, black tea, and a bit of ash on the nose.
Black bread, black currant and plum jam, big brown sugar/candy middle, a bit of wood and some sherry.
Musty barrel finish and hot whiskey linger.
Medium to full, round, chewy, a bit of heat.
Lots of depth, though some oxidation notes, too. Plenty of sweetness, though not so much on the leather notes. I don’t know enough about dark Dortmunders to say if this comes close, but it’s a solid dark ale with some Belgian characteristics.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 18:42:12 | More by StJamesGate
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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