Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Slightly hazy, dark garnet color with a fine peripheral ring of mocha-tinted bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: Treacly fruit and grain is more candied than roasted, although some smoky and savory qualities are present. It is very dark, with a suggestion of spirituous complexity.
T: Begins sweet, with fermented dark malts and equally dark fruit that draws heavily upon figs and dried plums. Acidity is restrained while minerality is sharp into the middle where roasted grain is more pure, but still refined. A whiff of chocolate is transient on the palate, staying mild in intensity even at its most pronounced. The finish is complex in its moderate bitterness, with layers of herbaceous flavor amidst continued mineral presence and restrained alcohol notes.
M: Medium viscosity, smooth and slightly syrupy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: While plain Adam does not possess the rarified qualities of the barrel-aged and fruit-fermented version, it represents a strong contribution to the field of American strong ales. Flavors are decadent and very English; very much the old ale of repute that has been taken to the next level. At about two years of age it is smooth, yet bitter in the finish with a pronounced earthy hop character whose herbaceousness contrasts every other feature. Roast lingers on the palate, nearly scorched but appealing. Alcohol shows a constant but metered presence, adding to the potential for sipping pleasure.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2011 03:43:56 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
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
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep brown to nearly black in color. A faint bit of khaki colored head rests on top. Brussels lacing is evident. I get a strong aroma of plums and figs along with with alcohol. The mouth is sticky warm due to the alcohol. The taste is strong with a bit of a vinous note and loads of dark malt. The finish is on the sweeter side due to the heavy amount of dark malt.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 07:36:20 | More by Franziskaner
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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