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

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95
world-class

2,213 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,213
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 576
Gots: 457 | FT: 36
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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter, muddy, black pour,slight white head. The aroma has smoke, leather and booze, with caramel and tobacco undertones. Taste as wonderful as it smells. A great beer! It is a well carbonated sipper. I am definitely going to have to revisit this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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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%

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4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark colored brown, almost black, but the voluminous and quick -forming head set this beer apart from other old ales I've had. Must be the bottle conditioning.

Great aroma of smoke, figs, tobacco, leather. Really nice.

This beer really stands out due to its higher carbonation. It really helps the drinkability, keeping it from being too syrupy or heavy. Big malt flavors with a great combo of that fruit, fig, smoke, tobacco goodness found in the aroma. The finish really works, making me come back for more sober than I otherwise would with an old ale. Big, fluffy/bubbly texture.

Really impressed with my first HotD brew. Adam is easily the best old ale I've had. Will be seeking out more beers by this brewery.

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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%

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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 85

Pours dark brown, completely opaque. Has a creamy dark beige head that leaves great lacing and sticks around a while. Beautiful looking beer

Amazing and completely unique aroma - it smells like a hearty old world ale. Huge complex and rich dark fruit notes - raisins, figs, plums. Very solid creamy chocolate and as it warms leather and tobacco come out. Phenomenal blend of fruit, earth and chocolate.

Just as great as the aroma. Big dark fruits - incredibly rich, each very distinctive and work phenomenally well with the other flavors. The chocolate has a great unifying effect of the leather and tobacco, and fruits. The body is full and smooth. Perfection

This is and has been my favorite dark beer. Nothing like it. Really, really want to try the barrel variants. 5/5

Had a bottle of batch 86 - wasn't as great. Rating adjusted

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Batch 86. Served in a snifter

Appearance: Pours a murky dark brown with a less than a finger of a light khaki colored head. Body is nearly opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, smoke, peat, vanilla, toffee, chocolate. Smells interesting and not what I was expecting

Taste: Smoked/roasted malts, earth, slight sweetness, leather, light hop bitterness in the finish which lingers for a bit.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Booze is detectable. Definitely a sipper.

Overall: Pretty good stuff, but lacks the "wow" factor for me. I'd have this again, but wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

An older bottle. Batch 83 bought in CA in Feb 2012.

Poured into a snifter this is a heady beast. Tan, big bubbled and stubborn. Ugly, dirty brown with sediment floating. Aromas of sweet fruit-fig strongest, malt is dominant, some yeast notes here too. Taste is big and rich. Lots of malt with sweet toasted grain taste. Notes of toffee, figs, Finish is warm but not strongly alcoholic. Ends clean and rather quick. Mouthfeel is heavy and velvety smooth. This is what I'd like an old ale to be. A malt bomb that is easy to drink but better to contemplate. Delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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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: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle of batch 86 I believe. Served into a snifter.

A: Dark brown/black color with a thin beige head. Not as opaque as some big stouts, a bit of light shines through it.
S: Huge blast of aromas! I'm hit with big notes of molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco, dark fruits. Big boozy aroma, a bit of wood, coffee and vanilla at the end.
T: Booze soaked dark fruits is all I can think right now. Follows up with molasses and syrupy sweetness. After smelling it I was afraid it would be too sweet but that's not the case. A bit of an alcohol bite.
M: Medium/full bodied with solid carbonation.
O: This is a sipping beer. I would love to have this again but I'll share the bottle next time, it can get a bit overwhelming with the booze. Huge beer but overall very great.

Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,213 ratings.