Adam From The Wood | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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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

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971
Reviews:
168
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

A - pours a deep brownish black little to no head

s -deep and malty, plum, raisin, fig

t - starts off with an assault of dark fruit and lingers on with tobacco, charred white oak and very mild bitterness

m - thick and luscious

d - delicious and decadent. A beer for an ocassion

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

Appearance- Same deal as Matt- no head appears. The head is probably a light beige but I really can't be sure. The body is more of a dark chocolate brown that a black. Almost has hints of ruby. There is also no lacing, just like Matt.

Nose- Very subtle from the bottle but it may need some time to open up. Honey, some apples, minor chocolate. There are also some raisins which are very subtle. A little more chocolate and some cocoa. Coconut and soy start to show themselves. A little disappointing after Matt. Chocolate becomes richer as it opens.

Taste- Starts off with some bourbon, minor wood (oak) and moves into light coconut. Quite subtle which is only natural after 3 years of aging and 2 more in the bottle. I actually wish it were fresher. Slight notes of plum and raisins but I don't really get any soy at first but this does appear on the finish after my second taste. No heat at all. Much more subtle than the fresh Matt. Deceptively simple though it obviously had incredible complexity. Chocolate, coconut, and raisins are still very strong. Somewhat vinous on the finish in a very complimentary manner. Dry finish wraps this up nicely but I would probably enjoy a little bit more of a linger. Starts to show more and more presence as it opens up. Soy starts to come through more and more as this opens up but it's nice- not too sweet or sticky as a lot of soy notes in beer. Little bit of leather and tobacco meets with a slight cinnamon on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied but the lack of fullness doesn't bother me as much as it did with Matt. Slight carbonation as well but a little more zip which blends with the slight spice.

Drinkability- Incredibly easygoing. Light bit of heat that is masked well by the dominant flavor profile notes. Wouldn't pay 20 bucks for it again.

Overall- Great beer. Really solid. Definitely worth a try. Is it 20 bucks good- I'm not sure but probably not.

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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 971 ratings.
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