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

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95
world-class

2,035 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,035
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 558
Gots: 439 | 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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-02-2012 02:57:47 | More by Hugonaut13
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks dakkon54!

batch 81 (bottled in September 2010).

Pour is a deep, dark opaque brown. Initial half inch head subsides into a small ring.

It smells aged, but not in a bad way. By aged, i mean a dry, sweet grainy smell that I associate with aged beers. Light smoke on the nose, hints of dried dark fruits, and just a bit of tobacco. This thing would pair so well with a good Cedar aged cigar.

The taste has charred wood everywhere. Hints of tobacco and cigar smoke come to mind, but not in a bad way. Theres enough sweet malt to back those cigar box flavors up. The roasted, toasted, and charred malt still dominated, but the body is there--enough to balance out the charcoal taste.

it drinks so smooth and easy. Its definitely 10%, and it drinks like it. Thick and heavy for sure. Lots of booze and dark fruit come somewhere in the middle. I shouldn't be able to drink a 10% like this.

Very, very well done Hair of the Dog.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 00:45:16 | More by VncentLIFE
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, 2011 vintage. What a phenomenal beer. Dark, nearly black bodied; a small, quickly settling head; exceptionally creamy looking lace clinging to the glass in sheets. Rich chocolate aroma bursts from the glass; fruit, smoke, caramel, booze, wine-like tannins, and more.

In the flavor, lots of chocolate; big and hefty roast and caramel malt; some bitter hops remaining mostly in the background playing a supporting role; modest toffee sweetness that ends in a nearly dry finish. Pleasantly warming booze that isn’t excessively hot. Opens slowly to reveal additional layers of smokiness, tobacco, dark fruits, tannins, yeasty esters; leather, perhaps. Wow, there’s a lot in here.

Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation; alive but also smooth and creamy. Totally complex beer with myriad layers, quite a standout in a long weekend in which a lot of rare beers were ticked.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 14:08:57 | More by tobelerone
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rolive

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-27-2012 21:41:38 | More by rolive
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marshmeli

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-26-2012 16:25:19 | More by marshmeli
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Batch 84 on front label.

A- Pours a very deep, deep brown color with 3 fingers of thick light mocha colored head that lingers quite a while receding un-uniformly to what looks like a mini mountain range inside the glass. Wow this beer looks great.

S- Huge up front aromas of rich dark caramel and candied dark fruits. Some thick resinous piney hops poke through the underlying carmel and fruit notes. Slightly boozy considering the 10% ABV. We're off to a really good start here.

T- Follows nose well, rich carmel sweetness hits the tongue quickly followed by a resiny hop kick that has lost its bitterness punch but still holds a little bit of power. Fair amount of dark roasted malts, combined with the strong flavors of molasses, and dark fruits. Finishes with the booziness that was present on the nose, and a light roasted coffee aftertaste.

M- Feels on the low side of full bodied. Moderately low amount of carbonation.

O- A solid Old Ale that goes great with the weather cooling off. A wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 05:19:46 | More by rfbenavi80
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argock

Virginia

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

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear pinot noir glass. Batch 85 on front of label. Purchased at Olive Tree Marketplace (San Diego, CA) for $5.49.

A: Porterish dark brown with 2-fingers of creamy light beige head with good retention and tons of craggy lacing around the top of the glass.

S: Caramel toffee and vanilla aromas greet first but get some resistance from citrus, pine, and resiney hops. Malt strikes back though with raisin, fig, and plum and just a bit of roasted malt and nutty aromas. Smells delicious...

T: The flavor even surpasses the aroma. The maltiness of this big sipper covers a bunch of different bases, but with a lot more cohesiveness than Fred, which I tried a few nights ago. Adam layers caramel, slightly burned chocolatey toffee, graham crackers, and dark fruit flavors, but especially fig and raisin. The hops provide mostly moderate bitterness and some orange and grapefruit citrus notes. The flavor holds together so well and is does with enough bitterness to prevent cloying sweetness. Alcohol is there but supports the sweetish flavor with some berry qualities.

M: A bit overcarbonated at first opening that was initially prickly but calmed after warming and opening but the big body eventually comes through to carry what turns out to be a nice, creamy feel. It drinks far easier than its 10+% ABV.

O: Adam is a superb masterpiece of a big beer. It provides such a well-crafted mix of malty flavors accented with hoppy character. Definitely find this beer and I imagine Adam from the Wood is probably amazing as well. Probably the highlight beer of my trip to San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 04:06:10 | More by argock
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-24-2012 22:18:44 | More by dvmin98
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-24-2012 15:07:29 | More by SDG1070
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-22-2012 17:02:12 | More by OriolesFan1008
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eggmaggi

Oregon

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-19-2012 22:45:33 | More by eggmaggi
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-19-2012 17:37:13 | More by ElGallo
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arizcards

Arizona

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at the Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido in mid-February for $6.99.

Beer poured a dark brown with a huge billowing brown head that is long lasting and leaving lacing behind.

Nose is hints of smoked malts and dark fruits.

Taste is dark fruits with some vanilla, and smoked malts. Not sweet at all considering the high abv.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied but very smooth.

Overall this is a well crafted beer that i am glad to have had the opportunity to try. Would definitely do again if available.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 00:19:56 | More by arizcards
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-16-2012 07:23:19 | More by Anonymous1
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2012 02:37:25 | More by sneaks2210
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-13-2012 20:52:43 | More by RBorsato
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-13-2012 18:59:44 | More by gshak
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Bonis

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-11-2012 22:31:58 | More by Bonis
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-10-2012 23:13:10 | More by Resuin
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daniellui

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-09-2012 19:54:15 | More by daniellui
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-07-2012 02:01:51 | More by BillHilly
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-06-2012 01:00:02 | More by atone315
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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-03-2012 14:05:20 | More by sendbeer
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DanGolfs86

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-31-2012 14:08:02 | More by DanGolfs86
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kirkse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-29-2012 22:19:51 | More by kirkse
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,035 ratings.