Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by davod23:
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Batch 79 poured from the bottle into my Bruery tulip.
Deep brown with crimson highlights. A tan head forms, with vestiges of it remaining long after the pour. Very nice - the last bottle of Adam I had was dead flat (though still a great beer). A nontrivial amount of lacing.
Smell is amazingly complex. Pipe tobacco, smoke, dark fruit, molasses, and apple skin. Great.
The taste is very good. On the sweeter side, with the tobacco and smoky flavors coming through strongly. I don't like the flavor of this batch as much as I've liked others in the past, as the smoke quality is much stronger here than I remember. Backdrop of molasses and dark caramel.
Mouthfeel is superb. Enough carbonation to lighten the body a bit, but this is still quite a viscous and sticky brew.
Drinkability takes a slight hit because the smoke becomes a tiny bit tiresome. That said, this beer is still phenomenal. I have a few that I will sit on for a while, as in my experience this beer ages like a champ.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2010 00:11:11 | More by davod23
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3.9/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a teku, dark brown and murky, with no head. Smell up front is smoke, a dark fruits, raisins, figs a hint of cherry skin. Getting a lot of smoke in the taste. It's a subdued smoke, not like a rauch or anything, but it's definitely there. Was not expecting it and it overshadows some of the other flavors. No carb issue here. As it warms, some of the dark fruit, caramel, burnt sugar flavor is coming out. Super complex. This might have gone over my head. Worth a try for sure. I'll try some with some age on it, see how that compares.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 14:11:28 | More by Davepoolesque
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,066 ratings.