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

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2,222 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,222
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 582
Gots: 462 | FT: 37
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Very dark reddish black color, non-transparent, one finger thick fluffy head that lasted well

S- Dark fruits, cocoa powder, grains, caramel malts, hint of alcohol

T- Smokey, coffee beans, raisens, prunes, earthy, creamy, grains, warming of alcohol

M- Meduim/heavy body, medium carbonation, smooth, chewy, dry finish

D- Definitely worth trying

The alcohol is hidden well in the rich complex flavors, but drink this one slowly otherwise it will bite you quickly.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: mahogany color. almost black. hazy and opaque. about half a finger of the most stubborn creamy, tan head, sticks around the entire time with a sticky lacing left of the sides.

Smell: some malty sweetness strikes first, followed by a mixture of leather and dark dried fruits. a little bit chocolatey but not overly powerful. strongest notes are leathery and vinous. a little on the weak side

Taste: opens up with some a complex maltiness. middle is full of oxidized and leather notes, balanced out by a fruitiness, consisting of prunes and raisins. rounded out with chocolate and just a little bit or a roasted malts. some flaked barley throughout. alcohol sometimes makes itself present but not a dominant force in the taste

Mouthfeel: heavy a little chewy. slick and oxidized feel. alcohol warmth and bitterness

Overall: this has been a beer I have been wanting for a long time and was happy to receive one as an extra. certainly lived up to what I had made it out to be in my mind. great example of a stale-ish and leathery old ale.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle in a tulip. Batch 69 (brewed on 2-21-07, bottled on 3-15-07). Dark as midnight, light tracing around the glass. Plenty of carbonation for a 6 year old beer. Taste is hot, the alcohol is very apparent. Roasty and sweet. Raisins and dark sour cherry. This tastes like something in RIS territory more than old ale.

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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,222 ratings.