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

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2,192 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,192
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 569
Gots: 451 | FT: 33
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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Forms a light brown head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is malty, bready, and peppery with a bit of roastiness and chocolate notes. The flavor is sweet, bready, raisiny, with a super sweet fruity flavor and a sweet syrupy finish. It is a full-bodied brew that is very tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Smurf2055
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours near black with about four fingers tanish head that doesn’t leave.

Smell is choco and spices. Roasty.

Taste is malty, bit of alcohol burn, bit of heavy malts, weird roast finish. Cherry and vanilla.

Very interesting beer. Bit of a sipper. Not sure I can say I’ve had anything like this before.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip. Batch 91.

A: Pours a dark brown with gigantic 3-4 finger off white head that lasts several minutes and leaving lots of sticky lacing.

S: Raisin, plum, and sweet malts. A bit of tobacco and leather and oak wood.

T: Sweet malts and subtle dark fruits. Raisins and an earthy touch that reminds me a bit of tobacco and smoked meats.

M: Full bodied and lots of carbonation. Finish is drier than I was expecting.

O: This is a unique strong ale, and very enjoyable. I look forward to my next HOTD brew!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is pretty dark brown, so I might as well call it black. Light tan color head, big bubbly frothy head, a bit of lace - an okay looking brew.

Smell was big and present: a peanut butter scent, dark roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, and a tad of dark husky wood. Taste was strongly of chocolate, figs, chewable malt, a soda like sour. A sweet yet biting combination of flavor and mouthfeel, except this is a bit more thick. Did leave a little fizzy sort of action on the middle of my mouth.

A big beer, a sweet sort of English Strong Ale (not a barleywine!). Definitely good but surely not great. Serve slightly chilled for best results.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark black color with a 3 finer tan head that persists nicely. Althought jet black, it also doesn't look thick.

S: Smells of candi sugar, dark chocolate and espresso.

T: Interesting. Dark chocolate, espresso, candi sugar, figs and a slight earthiness. Very nice combo of flavors.

M: Slightly thin somehow - almost schwarzbier like body, but with a bit more thickness. Some carbonation back there to tickle your throat.

D: Very high. Lots of flavors without being heavy in the least.

Interesting, and tasty beer. It was like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with some Schwarzbier and a dash of imperial stout thrown in. I can say I've never had anything like this before. Very enjoyable, and an interesting take on the style! Recommended!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a really dark reddish brown, but translucent held up to the light Nice ample tan head that lasts, leaving lots of lacing.

Aromas of malt, dark fruit, figs, smoke.

Tastes follow the nose, malty, smoke, sweet figs, dark cherries. Sweet and sour and smoky.

Body is medium, with crisp carbonation makes it real creamy.

The alcohol is hardly noticeable. This is one awesome beer. Why am I not drinking this regularly?

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz. bottle (Batch 74) purchased at Shangy's in Emmaus, PA into my Foothills Brewing signature glass at the appropriate temperature (03/03/10).

A: Pours a deep and thick brown that is basically black capped with two fingers of creamy light tan head that has some great staying power. Some patchy lace is left on the inside of the glass.

S: Pungent bouquet of dark fruit dominated by raisins and figs. Smoke, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, nuts and leather. A slight bourbon note is detected.

T: Dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, smoke and leather hit the palate first. Incredibly complex with layers of cocoa, roasted and sweet malt, figs, raisins, prunes, nits, molasses and bourbon.

M: Full-bodied with smooth and creamy carbonation. Nice fullness and pretty thick. Really can't get better than this.

D: Really easy to to drink as the 105 abv. is hidden quite well, but it will catch up to you.

Overall this is my favorite Hair of the Dog beer to date. So complex and flavorful, while remaining to be very drinkable. A well-crafted Old Ale. Highly Recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,192 ratings.