Adam From The Stone
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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English Old Ale
Ranked #57
Ranked #14,367
3.95 | pDev: 10.13%
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Adam From The StoneAdam From The Stone
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Photo of Arjen
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from draught at Borefts 2019. Pours a clear deep brown color with a small off white head. Aroma's: sweet, fruit, caramel, light umami. Flavor is above moderate sweet, fruit. MEdium bodied. Low carbonation. Long finish, moderate bitter and fruity.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep dark brown color ale with a large brown foamy head with OK retention with some lacing. Aroma of deep caramelized malt notes with some toffee and light bitter notes. Taste is also dominated by deeply caramelized malt notes with some toffee, very minimal amount of residual sugar and a slightly bitter finish. Body is pretty full for style with good level of carbonation and fait alcohol notes are also perceptible. Enjoyable old ale but I think I prefer the regular or barrel-aged version.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2019-05-26 in Portland, OR at the brewery on tap. Fermented in concrete.

A - Oqaque dark brown.

S - Toffee, molasses, light anise.

T - Rich, decadent, chocolate, molasses, mild anise.

M - Full body and light carbonation

O - Wonderful.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Adam from the stone 2015

Enjoyed with 3 years of age on it.

Review two thousand!

I poured this into my favorite teku.

This pours the color of cola-coffee topped by a tan cap of foam. Impressive staying power, with a deep cloud that lingers for a while releasing all sorts of wonderful aromas. First the raisin and stone fruits hit the nose, with a touch of dark chocolate and just a wisp of smoke. There's a hint of what I'd call Belgian chocolate backing this, a nice lightly estery note. I get more of the floral notes mixed with chocolate nibs and some raisin and stone fruits as I sip. Some tobacco and leather linger in the shadows, emerging as it opens. It's smooth and rounded with a pronounced roasty finish that brings everything into focus. At three years of age this is tasting wonderful.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This will be short...

All the components of Adam with the addition of a mineral water like contribution, slightly more bitter, metallic, and crisper.

Delicious, but I think I prefer the original to this. Cheers.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Allowed to warm for a half hour.

Pours a muddy brown body with a big three finger frothy tan head that reduces slowly to leave nice lacing and great retention.

Aromas seem a little muted.. not getting much here except light caramel and toffee. On the tongue it's a different story, lots of flavor here. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, a little metallic on the follow through. Bitter aftertaste and roasty finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.

Solid beer, good experience. The bitterness on the finish is a little cloying.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

- 2016 vintage
- 12oz. bottle poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 10-Apr-16

Interesting variant of the Adam base beer. I don't think I prefer this over the original, but I enjoyed the unique twist on the classic. I didn't experience any carbo issues that I've heard others had. The mouthfeel was what stood out the most.

NOTE: I paired this with some 10-year-old sharp cheddar. Both were great when standing alone, but when paired it created this really off-putting taste. I'll bet the mineral characteristic of the beer has something to do with it.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 vintage.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, smoked malt, caramel, toffee, candied dark fruit, tobacco, earth, and mineral aromas. Taste is much the same with tobacco, campfire smoke, caramel, toffee, earth, char, and mineral flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a subtle mineral presence that might be coming from the concrete egg this was aged in.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with hints of read, nearly opaque. Two plus fingers of medium tan head, excellent retention and tons of lacing. Outstanding.

Smell is rich and sweet, but has a slight sharpness (alcohol?). Dark fruits, but with acrid overtones.

Taste is much like the smell, but I get more of that sharpness. Underneath it I can pick up delicious flavors, but I have to fight my way through things I don't like. Again, I think it's the alcohol, but I've had plenty of beers this strong where that element was not dominant.

Feel is quite good. Thick and chewy, but with vibrant carbonation. Nice.

A decent beer. Biggest downside is that the ABV is front and center, rather than being covered by flavors.

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Photo of RaulMatisse
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amazing look and feel from the classic Hair of the Dog bottle conditioning. Generous carb which really lightens what is a full-bodied beer. Horse flesh and dark amber honey on nose, giving way to delicious notes of tobacco, malted milk ball candies, and a delightful palette scrubbing carb. As good as regular Adam, maybe better. Worth a go!

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Photo of stakem
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a matching HOTD tulip. The brew appears a dark chestnut color and more than half the glass fills with a rich khaki froth that is slow to fade leaving patchy lace. It seems like all the carbonation missing from other HOTD releases is accounted for in this one.

Aroma is raisony with leather, tobacco, earth, citrus and carbonic mineral character. Im not sure if its simply a freshness factor or what but this has much more prominent citrus hop character than what im use to with hotd Adam. Im also not sure if the mineral aspect is from the excessive carbonation or the stone egg aging.

The taste initially is classic hotd Adam with leather and tobacco, dark grain-like inclusion, raison and molasses flavoring with moderate alcohol esters. Then the "stone" component (I assume) comes into play in the finish tasting meaty, mineral-filled and carbonic. Like the nose, there is more hoppiness here than im use to in Adam but that might be due to this being fairly fresh. The mineral aftertaste is kinda bad.

This is medium in body and excessively carbonated. Some nice flavors going on initially but I really dislike the aftertaste/finish. Im not quite sold on the aftertaste coming from this being aged in concrete or if its just from sheer over-carbonation. Regardless, this beer is basically taking one of my favorite brews and ruining it with mineral/carbonic flavor. Im glad I only got 1 bottle because I dont want to drink this again and might not even be able to finish the glass.

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Photo of cducap
3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A really strange take on Adam. I love the base beer and Adam from the Wood is amazing. This one fell completely flat to me. Boozy with a strange taste on the backend. Not a fan at all of this version.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a walnut to mahogany color. a finger or so of a tan head. good retention and leaving behind a strong frothy lacing. dark and opaque.

Smell: tobacco, some smoke, mineral water. chocolate and some leather. some dark fruits, maybe some lighter colored fruit but hard to pick out.

Taste: opens with a bready malty sweetness. malty character deepens with chocolate and toasted grains. takes a turn from the sweetness with smoke, earthy bitterness and dry leatheriness. some notes of tobacco and dried dark fruits. a sharp mineral water comes through at the end.

Mouthfeel: thick and chewy. lots of sweetness but the smokiness makes it a little on the dry side. overall the balance is slightly bitter but mostly because of the smoke not hops.

Overall: a very nice take on Adam. the concrete really makes a unique difference, mostly in the mineral character but there are some others as well.

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Photo of anteater
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very similar to regular Adam with more of a mineral taste... Not an improvement on the original beer, but the stone doesn't totally take over the way it did in Cherry Lila from the Stone so its still pretty decent and balanced.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery.

Capped with a dense, large, beige head, this beer is a very dark brown with reddish brown highlights. The nose is pretty similar to fresh Adam, though maybe a little bit more mineral character? Leather, tobacco, hops and a faint mineral note are present. Milk chocolate, fruit - a little peach? - are also present. The palate opens medium in body with a high level of fine carbonation yielding a mouthfeel that's both creamy and mildly mineral-y. Leather, tobacco and milk chocolate are present on the mid-palate. Bitter and mildly hoppy on the finish, there's some burnt sugar and toffee here. Very nice, though I'm not sure how different this is from the regular Adam.

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Adam From The Stone from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 53 ratings