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:
958
Reviews:
168
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
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1770th Review on BA
Bottle to HOTD Tulip
12 oz 2011 Vintage

App- A purple/red creamy looking pour. Very little in terms of bubbles/head or lacing. Just flat. So Adam is a different animal in terms of bubbles. I’ve noticed the base beer pours great but with barrel treatments not so much.

Smell- So with only being aged on oak, I wasn’t expecting the sweetness to it, but this had a bit of dark fruits and licorice behind it. The base of Adam came in a little bit and then evolved with a bit of the oak. A bit rustic and damp smelling IMO.

Taste- This was for me the best of the 3 Adam’s I have had. The Cherry Adam is nice, but a bit tangled in terms of flavor. The AFTW is a great beer that plays off the strength of Adam and amps it up a bit with a fine oak flavor and a bit more wispy booze.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a low carb level. Creamy dessert beer is the best way to say it.

Drink- I pretty much made a trip to PDX for this and I am glad I did.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Adam From the Wood 2011

L: Dark hazy brown, pretty much black. No head, no lacing. Not your typical looking beer, but it is beautiful in it's own way.

A: Big bourbon and vanilla notes backed up by chocolate/caramel malt, dark fruit, and smoke. Rich and perfectly balanced between heavy bourbon notes and rich malt.

T/M: Opens up with big sweet caramel notes, moves into bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and toasted coconut. The mouthfeel is huge and vicious, and the flavors linger through for ages.

Overall, this is just about the most magnificent beer I have ever tasted. Very unique, and crazy delicious. Beyond World-class.

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A: Black, thin brown head

S: So much delicious powerful smell. Bourbon, oak, chocolate, raisins, smoke, leather.

T: Speaks very true to the smell, this is an extremely flavorful beer. The kind where a really tiny sip is all you need for a huge amount of flavor. More roasty smokey chocolatey malts with bourbon, oak, and leather in the taste. You can tell its Adam at the base, but 3 years in a barrel does so much to smooth it out and transform it into something much more complex and mind blowing.

M: Thick

O: One of the best beers out there. Its got that undeniably Hair of the Dog quality and takes it close to the apex. Even the flat 2014 batch beats out most other big barrel aged beers for me, although it is of course better with carb on tap or from 2011. Superb!

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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 958 ratings.
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