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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:
981
pDev:
8.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,484
Gots:
171
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Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jason3125
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle of the 2015 vintage. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark mahogany brown body, half finger white head with minimal retention, no lacing. It's pretty short-lived, but not to the point of clearly lacking any carbonation. Smell is rich dark fruit, bourbon, sweet chocolate malt, tobacco, touch of smoke, lots of oak. Complex and sweet, a touch boozy. Flavour is similar in its complexity. Dark fruit, a bit of smoke and ashiness, tobacco, char, chocolate, molasses, plenty of bourbon. Hefty bourbon presence is quite nice in mellowing out the rest of the beer which may otherwise be overwhelming. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lower in carbonation but still reasonably carbonated. Mild bourbon heat on the finish. Very nice and complex beer with a lot of flavours going on here, and certainly superior to the Rye version from 2015. Not flat, but carbonation is not ideal either.

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Photo of mwa114
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwistofKane
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveD082791
3.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinL
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BNarc
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebigredone
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TasterTester
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BartS
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 4truth
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with basically no head. Aroma is intense on dried fruits, mostly figs and plums, with a fortified wine character. Taste is also very fruit forward, sweet but not cloying, syrupy, sticky, woody, intense and complex. Body is heavy, almost flat, a bit boozy as well. Feels like a liquor. Complex taste and aroma but feels too boozy and flat to be up there with the best of the style.

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3.68/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, 2014 version. Pours brown with no head or carbonation.

The aroma is baker's chocolate, bourbon, black licorice, roast and some dark fruit with slightly harsh alcohol.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts, dark fruit, roast and some strong bourbon alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with no carbonation.

Overall, very interesting with a ton going on. A little harsh on the alcohol for me. A nice decadent dessert beer,

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Photo of gcamparone
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. 2014.

Pours muddy brown, uncarbonated, pretty raw looking.

Aromas of molasses, sweet toffee, dark caramel, leather, dark fruit.

Taste is oaky vanilla, brown sugar, sweet caramel and toffee, followed by a roasty dark chocolate. Uncarbonated and medium body, not as thick as I was expecting.

Interesting.. This one was complex but a little too syrupy for me, especially because it was uncarbonated.. Decent and worth a try

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4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of dkw0063
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 981 ratings
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