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

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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): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Adam aged in American Oak barrels. First released in 2000, and released again in November 2011 in 12oz bottles. This 12% beer has lots of the typical HOTD aromas: Caramel, brown sugar, tons of raisin and tobacco. Fig, date, and plum fruitiness in that order. This has a fairly strong earthy vinousness as well as oak vanilla.

Added by freed on 01-04-2005

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#226
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
1,002
pDev:
8.95%
 
 
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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz Bottle

2018 Vintage

Big, huge, giant thanks to Phil for this beautiful son of a bitch. Adam from the Wood is the darkest of browns, bordering on black. It's much darker than the original. It's also still, like many of the newer HotD special releases. A hard pour produces a couple fleeting bubbles here and there but this puppy is flat. It's worked in past iterations so let's see where it takes us here.

The nose is off the charts. I love regular Adam, it's complex and dense. The wood aging puts this one over the top. Old dry leather and tobacco kick it off. A little soy adds umami. Handfuls of prunes and dates and figs. The tobacco is sweet like grandpa's pipe tobacco. What the 3 year barrel aging does is wrap that whole, beautiful complexity in a big giant bear hug of oaken vanilla. It's comforting and rich and elegant and decadent and perfect. This stuff smells absolutely amazing.

Nothing can touch that nose. With that said, the flavor ain't none too shabby. That sweet pipe tobacco gets things started and is met with the prunes and dates. They soy is fleeting but there. The leather is old and well worn. Quality cocoa powder lingers on the swallow. Again, all this is surrounded by a rich, luxurious, oily oaken vanilla. There are so many layers of flavor and they're all in such perfect harmony that it's mindblowing.

Though this beer is flat I think that bubbles would actually ruin the experience. And an experience it is. This beer is full bodied and plush with a velvety feel. As full bodied as it is, the tannins from the extended aging dry up with finish and leave very little residual stickiness. As robust and decadent as this beer is the alcohol is almost non-existent. It's a sipper but one that gets sipped often.

Adam from the Wood is just about as near perfect as you can get. The barrel aging has added amazing qualities to an already amazing beer. This beer is as comfortable as old slippers, as a roaring fire in a winter cabin, as a snifter of cognac on a bearskin rug, old well fingered books, a labrador with your nightly newspaper.

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4/5  rDev -10.5%
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4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.61/5  rDev -19.2%
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2014 bottle

Cocoa, dates, fig, oak, milk chocolate, raisin, vanilla, tobacco, light roast, caramel, brown sugar, tootsie roll

Very little carbonation but very complex

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4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad to tick this beer off my list.

Little to no carbonation. Nice nose of sticky pudding, dates and some alcohol. Tastes delicious, sweet caramel finish. The lack of any carb lends to a fairly thin mouthfeel but was still silky smooth

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Adam From The Wood from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 1,002 ratings