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

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95
world-class

2,065 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,065
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 565
Gots: 443 | FT: 31
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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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Reviews by czfreeman:
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czfreeman

California

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 72
Pours out a gorgeous RIS black color capped with a Belgian Quad head of foam. Looks like the new style of Belgian Imperial Stout (Black Albert).
Looks absoulutely drinkable.
Smells of deep roasted malts, chocolates, coffee notes, vanilla, oaky notes, yeasts(very unlike any stout, more Belgian-like). Fermented grains,Concord grapes, touch of sour Farmhouse aromas. Truly a complex sweet-sour-complex nosefull of amazing transgressional brew.
Huge mouthfull of chocolate malty,piquant tartness greet the palate. On a stretch, think of Ommegang Three Philosophers balance of Sweet-Tartness. Sweet cocoas initially greet the palate, followed by a whirlwind of roasted malts, caramel-vanillas, suddenly cut by a cherry-grape tartness, finished with a long warming rum-like finish. This is a truly great beer experience.
Mouthfeel is filling, delicious, palate-complexity-to-the-point of being debateable.
I could drink this for hours and pick out so many nuances that I could write about it pages on end, but I am satisfied with this one great experience. Will seek it out again

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 04:11:06 | More by czfreeman
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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,065 ratings.