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Adam From The Wood - Rye Whiskey | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Adam From The Wood - Rye WhiskeyAdam From The Wood - Rye Whiskey
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-03-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
44
pDev:
6.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
11
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by anteater:
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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the brewery. I knew this was flat but couldn't stop myself, Adam FTW is one of those beers that could pull it off

Popping with a light hiss, this beer pours a murky dark brown with a thin, brown head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing. In the parlance of our times, the nose is off the fucking chain. Everything that makes Adam FTW spectacular is present here. Bright, sweet coconut and vanilla, tobacco, earth, leather (leather!), a mild spiciness (rye?) and a wonderful, warming booze. My faith in HotD has been shaken a little recently, but this firmly entrenches Alan as one of the premier purveyors of barrel aged beers. Masterfully integrated on the nose, there's hints of sour cherry and toffee, to complement the strong vanilla and coconut.
The palate opens with a big boozy bite with the leather and tobacco noticeable, strong and complementing the booze, the rye spiciness, the alcohol heat. Mildly fruity, there's little dark cherry, apple brandy, , mildly floral buckwheat honey all present. Deep, complex, brooding. Full in body, very faintly carbonated (if that), this beer has a long, leathery finish with vanilla and coconut present. Just a shade more carbonation would have made this beer truly majestic, but as is, it is a remarkably fine beer. Very highly recommended.

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3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a matching HOTD tulip. The brew appears a mahogany color with a fine film of khaki head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass. If you pour this beer violently, it does kinda form a head but im not one to typically perform juggling acts to pour a beer.

The smell includes notes of raw oak somewhat spicy with raison, molasses and more depth of oak character thats quite enjoyable. The alcohol is noticeable but integrated and well done.

The taste includes notes of raison and charred oak almost spicy with molasses and caramelized sugars. The oak presence is pretty solid with slight oxidation across the back giving a feeling of chocolate and a touch of nutty grain character before an herbal finish.

This is full bodied and very lightly carbonated (almost nonexistent.) A nice sipper of a beer that could be infinitely better if it had carbonation similar to AFTW 2011. Id enjoy having this beer again but not for $12.50 a bottle.

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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 Cynic-ale
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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 Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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 JohnGalt1
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Buckeyeboy brought a bottle over tonight... Thanks my friend!! Pours mostly clear deep walnut with the slightest hint of a dark tan cap.. There definitely is some bubble here, but as expected (thanks Alan, no seriously, no thanks Alan :-) it is almost still flat. Thankfully the liquid itself is still fantastic... Thick whiskey, raisin, smoke, vanilla and some sweet cocoa that is an odd flavor but still works as a tie to bind the flavors together... Rich aromas are almost what I remember from my mind's eye of old skool Adam, but what it would be with a teaspoon of new rye whiskey floated on top... Little nuance at first in the aroma, but it smooths out a bit with warmth... Flavor is typical BA Adam, long and wonderfully complex... warming and wet sweet leather.. the rye is a bit of a monster in the nose, but integrates well on the palate.. Damn well done despite the no carbonation.

3.75/4.25/4.25/3.75/4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sanderson
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Morey
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Low on carbonation (nothing new from HOTD). Tons of dark fruit on the aroma with some leather and a hint of tartness. Taste follows the nose pretty closely. A good beer, but there are better offerings from HOTD without question.

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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 leitmotif
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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 grover37
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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 Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rregione07
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spycow
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Adam From The Wood - Rye Whiskey from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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