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: 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#176
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
987
pDev:
8.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of ttp86
1.18/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Mine was an infected bottle

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1.5/5  rDev -66.4%

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2/5  rDev -55.3%

Way too sweet, sickeningly so! Unfinished fermentation?

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2.24/5  rDev -49.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Desp59
2.96/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just didn't seem to have a great flavor. Nothing stood out for me.

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Photo of neckbeardnation22
2.98/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Lack of carb in this really killed it for me.

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3/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of alcstradamus
3.19/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Pours black with a persistent quarter finger of head. Aroma has tons of tobacco and some creme brulee sweetness. Flavor is absolutely overwhelming with the tobacco and smokiness, overpowering the barrel even. Oh my god there is so much tobacco and beef jerky and soy in this, what the fuck. I know those flavors are present in regular Adam, but this is cranked up to 11. Interesting, provocative, and unique for sure but I wouldn't use ''highly enjoyable'' on my list of descriptors.

The body is full and creamy and perfect, but overall this beer was a total letdown.

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3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vutoq
3.35/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Must be a bad bottle.

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Photo of Roze
3.47/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For an old ale this was really fantastic.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I prefer the base Adam. The barrel just added basic wood notes and detracted from the overall taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Sabtos
3.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The color of the body is a dark woody brown topped with a creamy blanket dying to a thin tan ring leaving wavy lace swept away by slowly descending clear legs.

Aroma is sharp and woody with caramel, dark fruits and cigars.

Taste is woody and surprisingly chocolatey, as un-aged Adam was as well. I also get dark fruit and old, but nonetheless boozy, musty whiskey.

Smoother and a little thicker than the peach treatment we got, it's still hot, thin and dry.

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3.61/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.65/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 12oz bottle to snifter on 1/6/12
*From notes

Vintage 2011

-- Thanks, Johnny --

A: Pretty enough. It's a bit darker then expected, though it's also a bit cleaner too. A good, firm pour yields a mere .25 finger head that fades quickly. No lacing or collar.

S: Herbal and a bit minty. Not nearly the bourbon bomb on the bouquet one would expect. The alcohol is well masked, but in the end it comes off a bit one note.

T: Pleasant up front, yet it's a bit stunted. It really takes a minute to open up, where the residual sugar kicks into gear on the mid. The finish showcases toasty oak, vanilla, booze and a kiss of char and bourbon.

M: The barrel really did a number on this bad boy. It's thinner then I'd like, and comes off with a real "cask" vibe. To call the mouthfeel disspointing would be accurate.

O: HotD's Adam from the Wood is a nice beer. A good beer in fact. It also screams "overhyped". Limit production, get the proverbial word out and watch the hype train roll.

Look, I liked this a lot and would without question drink it again. But when asked what my favorite barrel aged Old Ale is, I can assure you that SeƱor Adam de la Wood won't be topping my list.

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