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
Ratings:
970
Reviews:
168
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Notes from 8/24

Thanks to hannont for hooking this one up...shared with the local group in a HotD horizontal alongside Adam and Cherry Adam from the Wood. poured into a HotD taster.
2011 vintage

a - like all the adam variations we tried this was dark purple maroon with a very thin head. not as nice head as the adam, but more head than cherry adam.

s - most similar to adam with a dark fruit and fig vibe. booze soaked dark fruit. nice complexity.

t - really solid and complex. boozy dark fruit. extremely tasty. big wood/bourbon flavors.

m - the most carbonated of the bunch. fairly chewy, but damn good.

o - ovearll, really enjoyable. great beer and very much worthy of the hype it receives. i've had this one before and remembered digging it a bit more the first time around, but still an incredibly impressive beer. my favorite of the three.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Tasting room

A- Dark brown, almost black,

S - Toffee, carmel, oak, wood.

T - Toffee, carmel, malts, vanillla, old fruit.

D - Good carbonation. lively

O - I was amazed by the carbonation and the complex flavors. A++ in my book. I could drink this till I fall off the stool.

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look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle... dark brown, a bit shiny no head... the nose is phenomenal, one of the best smelling beers I’ve had, sweet molasses, bourbon, brown sugar... the taste isn’t as bursting as the nose, a little flat, but outstanding, brown sugar and molasses, the finish is a bit too oaky with smoke, a small complaint, but still great... try this

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle at the taproom.

Appearance. Pours a deep chocolate brown with almost a finger of khaki head.

Smell. Woody bourbon with a little licorice, vanilla, caramel and dark malts.

Taste. Dry old wood, bourbon, sweet dark fruits, licorice root, chocolate, and vanilla. Sweet, woody and delicious.

Mouthfeel. On the low side of full bodied, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. An awesome sweet and woody treat. Glad I ordered it and would again, even at $20!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2014.

Flat and mahogany brown.

The nose is ensorcelling, deep, and bizarre. It smells like...Arby's? Meat and cheese and horseradish. Also booze though. Scotch.

It's a delicious beer, if thin and almost perfectly flat. Fruity notes, some chocolate and toffee.

Great, but normal Adam is just so good.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.48 out of 5 based on 970 ratings.
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