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Rye Adam from the Wood | Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
4.19/5
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46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Adam From The Wood - Rye Whiskey

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,150
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
46
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 12
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jason_nwx
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little fizzy tan head. Caramel brown color.

Kind of roasty and smokey. Cherries, plums, rainins, molasses, and caramel. Some chocolate. The barrel flavors are kind of light. Oaky. Rye is light.

Low carbonation. Full bodied.

Solid beer, but it seems young and there could be more rye barrels.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, from 2015. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark mahogany brown body, identical to its bourbon counterpart. Minimal white head, no retention or lacing. Smells of oak, tobacco, char, ash, dark chocolate, caramel. A bit more ashy and rye-forward than the bourbon version. Flavour is similarly complex, with dark chocolate, caramel, touch of vanilla, heavy oak, a lot of char and ashy flavours. The ashy quotient is a bit of a turnoff for me, but the beer is otherwise nice and complex, with some sweet booziness on the backend. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lower carbonation but still fairly carbonated, rye and booze on the backend. It's a good and complex beverage with lower carbonation than ideal, though certainly not still. Good complexity but the ashy character of the base beer and the rye just didn't do it for me.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Murky brown color with no head. Aroma is woody with dark fruits and slightly peated whiskey. Taste is slightly sweet with dried figs, caramel, whiskey and some slightly astringent woody tannins. Body is heavy and flat. Quite balanced overall. Tasty but it lacks a bit of carbonation to make it more drinkable.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle share from Toby. Well deserving of its scores, all around top marks for its smoothness, welcoming aroma and enveloping taste. This is one to seek out and savor. Wish it came in bigger bottles...

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Photo of Marius
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, almost black, with no hint of carbonation. Smells like sour cherries, cocoa, coffee, ripe grapes, sherry, bourbon and alcohol. Bitter-sweet taste, with notes of cocoa, cherries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, sherry and feint coffee. The alcohol is present, but very well incorporated with the flavor. Very smooth mouthfeel and a nice bitter sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of John_M
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Much to my surprise, this was actually pretty different tasting than the regular AftW. The rye flavor seemed to dry the beer out a bit, and so the beer wasn't quite as sweet on the palate. I think this beer might actually improve a bit in time, though it's certainly delicious now.

In the bottle I had, the carbonation was certainly very low, but still quite noticeable. I actually felt it was appropriate for the style and didn't mind it. An excellent beer, though at least for me, I prefer the current aftw release to this version.

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Photo of Goatdavemac
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WTKeene
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seabass1964
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Zero carbonation. Zero head. Extremely boozy. Otherwise sweet and great flavors of Carmel and malt. Slightly nutty tasting. Probably needed more age. Some carbonation would help too.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisfitIK-9
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Rye Adam from the Wood from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 46 ratings