Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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Old Ale
Ranked #7
Ranked #908
4.29 | pDev: 9.79%
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
Notes: A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany. Adam was the first beer produced by Hair of the Dog.

10% alcohol by volume
50 IBUs.
Reviews: 1,064 | Ratings: 2,572 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thorkelson from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 07, 2016
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch #99.

Adam pours a stained walnut with stunning highlights of caramel amber and extra virgin olive oil. It is clean, smooth looking even, and wears a hat of khaki colored tightly knit foam. It leaves a nice light blanket from top to bottom, as if to tell you Adam isn't going away. Pay up for another.

As advertised, this displays intense aromas but does not do so in an obnoxious manner. Dark fruits like fig and plum, drenched in caramel and chocolate, slathered on a blanket of tobacco leaves, then smoked in hot ashes like a kalua pig.

The first sip as as glorious as ever. I still can't believe it took me this long to give Adam the respect he deserves with a proper review. The flavor matches wonderfully. Fruit starts the show once again, but is quickly replaced by old leather. Belt leather not baseball mitt leather. There's a difference... I think. Chocolate, dark cherries, banana brulee, and burnt wood. A hint of alcohol and a simple hop spice fade it out. A dry dark chocolate dusted nuttiness comes through in the later stages, once you've warmed up to him.

Rich and smooth and oily at first. Not quite syrupy, but definitely oily. Despite his bold appearance, Adam has a sweet side. Though, don't question it, he's brash and bold too, with a steady warmth and lingering bitterness.

Adam is world class. It is an outstanding beer that demands to be savored. It's not for the faint of heart. If you walked down the street and came across Adam, don't stare him in the eye. You'll regret it. Give him some respect. Offer him a drink, maybe a cigar, then watch your budding relationship become life long. Don't ever pass up on Adam. Cheers.


Batch #80. Bottled 2/10. Opened 8/19.
Biggest thanks ever to Beersnake1!

Surprised to find a still quite well carbonated version of the old dog. Burnt Walnut brown with a khaki creamy foam that leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is glorious. Oxidized slightly, but burnt nuts, tobacco, and rich molasses still pounce off the surface.

Tastes even better... Iron metallic flavor cuts into each element of leather, char, tobacco, burnt brown sugar, and bitter chocolate.

Sharp yet still smooth with a mild burn, bitter and roasty, with a mineral water and bitter, dry finish. Can't believe how easy this is to drink. Having a hard time practicing self control between sips.

Every time is a pleasure. This proves Adam is wonderful fresh AND ages beautifully. What a treat, every bottle of Adam is. Cheers.

Feb 20, 2018
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 97 courtesy of the Brau known as Lingen

This liquid state substance is a dark brown walnut casket color, bordering on black, with a dreamy (I meant creamy, but that too) tan head that hangs around, like the freeloading teenager in my basement, as a frothy film.

I am going to say it smells like chocolate covered raisins, leather, chewing tobacco, cherry, ashy charred grains, caramel/toffee, and citrus because I think that will put me in the lead with at least 9 things.

Initial flavor is rich. Not Bill Gates level rich. More of a President of a major University level. A lot of caramel, followed by raisins/dates, chocolate, and some smokey char and tobacco. A lot of dark malt. There’s a spicy, grapefruit like citrusy hop at the end with a building bitterness too.

Getting toward the end. The film is still there, and so is that gallon of stain I bought for my deck last year. The body is creamy and soft. It’s like drinking a pillow, I imagine. If you could liquify one. Blades in the blender would probably get locked up.

I liked this beer quite a bit. Would love to sit on one for a couple years to see which of us ages more gracefully.

May 15, 2018
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PatrickCT from Connecticut

4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 99 is the shiznit. Thanks Phil.

Deep cocoa color, nice mahogany hue held up to the light. One finger foamy off white head dies down to a ring with a wispy cap.
The aroma is rich roasted malts, sweet brown sugar, molasses, oak and leather with a nice whiff of alcohol. Very full. Very balanced.
The taste is a bit more intense than the aroma but every bit as balanced. Roasted malts, strong black coffee, molasses, very oaky, very alcoholic. Subtler notes of sweetness from dark stone fruits, a touch of leather, a touch of smokey tobacco.
Rich, smooth mouth feel with just enough carbonation. Dry finish.

Jan 11, 2019
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dar482 from New York

4.86/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Umami, leather, cigar, bitter chocolate, smokey meats, licorice, chewy caramel, sweetness, woody bitterness. Moves on the palate gracefully. This beer is absolutely unreal.

Sep 27, 2016
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz Bottle
Liquid Solutions

Batch #67

Adam pours the darkest of browns with only tiny hard to spot mahogany highlights when held direcly to the light. A big 2+ finger head of the utmost creaminess formed on the pour and just stayed put. Leaves moderate lacing after each sip. The creamiest head on a beer I can remember.

Lots of heavy, deep, dark aromas. First thing that hits the nose is a roasted malty goodness quickly followed by a solid campfire smokiness. When I smell deeper I pick up cream and some dark fruits including figs and raisins. Smells utterly unique and exceptional.

The flavor is so complex and dark that I cant even begin to describe the complexity. I will try and give a description in simplified form though. Roasted malts give a nice bitterness upfront followed by a shot of cream and a quick gulp of campfire smoke. Toward the finish there's a very welcomed berry sweetness including blackberries, some bing cherries, and (although not a berry) fig. Mild hop bitterness on the tongue that intensifies as the bottle disappears.

The mouthfeel of this beer is absolutely sublime. I can't pick out one thing even remotely wrong with this mouthfeel. Thick and lush describe it perfectly. Oh, and velvety, smooth and creamy. I guess there is no end to the positive adjectives that could be used to describe the body of this brew.

Everything about this beer is so big and enjoyable that it would be tough to drink more than a couple. I'd hate to drink more than one, actually, for the simple fact I would feel like I'm disrespecting such a fine brew.

This is a World class old ale from Hair of the Dog. Actually this is a world class ale of any sorts. If this was available in my area I would order it by the truckload. Anxious to try other batches.

Aug 19, 2013
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, Batch 97:
Pours pretty dark, like a porter or stout. Head is huge, a beige to tan meringue atop the dark body. Sheets fall with each sip, leaving some remnants.

Nose has a musty wood dankness, leather, dehydrated raisins and dates. There’s an earthy spice, not really mole-like, but minorly reminiscent. Maybe the lightest hint of smoke.

Taste hits with the leather first, accented by the less-sweet-than-normal dark fruit. There’s a deep wet leave earthiness that reminds me of a bold iced tea, ramped up a couple degrees. There’s some burnt sugar notes, without any acrid char. Never really sweet, there’s not a huge bitterness that really drives this, either.

I slowly enjoyed this more as I drank it. A little different than most of the beers I’ve had. An earthy, lightly sweet malty robust tea beer. Might need to follow this guy into the woods.

Oct 16, 2017
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SierraFlight from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured gently into hotel cup. Cola brown body with no head and great tan lacing. Aroma is caramel, nuts, molasses, dark fruits like plum and fig, anise, a touch of bakers chocolate. Taste initially borders on strong sweetness with chocolate, brown sugar, raisin, and maple syrup flavors. Light bitterness comes on the swallow with nutty and tobacco notes. Some smoke and band-aid flavors come late. Medium-full body, thick syrupy texture, virtually no carbonation, boozy sweet and tongue-coating finish.

Feb 25, 2015
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bwyker from New York

1.72/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I must admit, I’ve had some bad HOTD experiences as of late. I don’t know if I got a few bottles from some systematic problem they’ve had at the brewery or what, but all seem to have signs of infection or too much oxygen in the brewing. The only exception to this was Fred and the outstanding Fred from the Wood (ratebeer release). Both were very good.

This one is a 12 oz bottle from batch 60. Pours a mud brown with hues of mahogany and dirty white foam that forms about a half-inch head on the first pour and lasts for quite a while. The smell is a powerful earthy dirt-like smell, with hints of cardboard. Unpleasant smell matched in the unpleasant taste. Mouthfeel is chalky. Completely undrinkable – dumped it.

Again, another bad experience. I, however, want to point out that I don’t know for sure if it’s a bad batch or just extremely overrated and overpriced crap in a bottle.

Oct 11, 2006
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Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Update, opened an aged batch 82 on 7/11/17 in Big Sky Montana on our Mountain West camp tour. This is still one of my favs. This aged version has tons of smoke and leather smell. And the taste is the same. Over abundance of leather and smoke.

First off, I'm fortunate to live very close to Hair of the Dog brewery. Adam is one of my go to beers that I always have aging in the back of the fridge and in the basement. I love the complexity of flavors that flows from every sip. I get leather, tobacco, little vanilla, maybe some plum or tannins, smoke and raisin. I love this style which seems to be some what hidden from a beer market with so much to choose from. I understand that this style isn't for everyone, but if you are beer connoisseur you will love this. Cheers.

Jun 27, 2016
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BrotherDylan from California

4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 89 (~2013)

The color is both bizzare and astonishing at the same time. It is a dark chocolate color that is neither black nor brown. A slightly creamy head sits atop the beer like a halo.

The nose is another beast in of itself. It smells like caramelized smoked pear pie covered in dark chocolate chunks.

Once the beer warms up, it morphs from an oddly drinkable sweet and smokey concoction. The first sip is a bit offensive, the second one is enticing and the third sip is downright delicious. The flavor opens up into a complex combination of caramelized fruits, borderline overpowering cherrywood smoke, and cacao powder.

Overall, I have no idea how 3 years of age has changed this beer compared to a fresh bottle, but it certainly has a very pronounced smoke flavor. The surprise was how scary drinkable it was for a 10% abv smoked beer. Its worth the price of admission all day.

Dec 11, 2016
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MNAle from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz Batch 98 bottle picked up in a recent trip to Portland. (No date; those with the secret decoder ring can probably tell from the batch number - even their irritatingly pretentious "vintage guide" only goes to batch 85 - but I find this too gimmicky and irritating. Just put a date on there, for crying out loud...) Poured into a pint tulip. Aroma of alcohol, leather, dark fruit. Short tan head, disappearing fairly quickly to a bubbly cap and ring. Leaves a tan coating on the glass as you tip to drink. Deep, dark brown color with tan sediment. Thick, almost chewy, body. Taste is a bit sweet in the beginning, with flavors of raisins, leather, roasted malts and alcohol with a moderately bitter finish and aftertaste nicely offsetting the sweet malts. The alcohol taste lets you know this is a big beer. A wonderful sipping beer.

Nov 17, 2018
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emyers from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch #77. 12 ox. bottle poured into a Great Lakes snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark brown. Not really any head at all, just a very thin lacing.

Smell: Dark chocolate, peat smoked malt, leather. Some oak, toffee, strong molasses aroma on the tail end, hints of licorice. Very complex yet integrated extremely well. Quite a bit of depth in the aroma.

Taste: Incredible depth. Big blast of raisin and fig up front followed by peat smoked malt, multiple layers of rich caramel malt, molasses, wood, and leather. Finish is fairly sweet although the smoke keeps it in check nicely - not in the least bit cloying. No real alcohol heat. Ridiculous complexity.

Mouthfeel: Very full-bodied, low carbonation, incredibly smooth. Velvety feel on the palate.

Overall: Certainly one of the most unique beers on the market, and in terms of sheer complexity this is absolutely top of the line. Everything is integrated perfectly. Make no mistake, this is a sipper - perfect for an evening by the fireplace. As a side note, definitely improves with a few years of age on it.

Jul 14, 2015
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GolgiIPAratus from Massachusetts

2.61/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled: 2.3.07

First off, this thing overflowed molten-like foam for what really should’ve been no outside reason. It had been sitting upright in my DBF for over a week, simply transported to the living room and placed on a side table, and then actually left alone there for about 5 or 6 minutes. But when I cracked it, it spewed forth in abundance. Of course, I hadn’t expected this, so I was returning the bottle opener to the kitchen when my wife alerted me to the impending mess on the floor. I was half way between spill site and paper towel rack, and I made my decision. And by the time I got back with the paper towels, it was too late. Too much sugar and/or yeast added for the bottle conditioning perhaps? Anyway, after that set up, you’d think this thing had a monster head when I finally poured it, right? Wrong. Practically nil. A mere ring around the edge and no lacing to speak of. The beer itself was a dark chocolate brown with reddish hues. The color alone is what saved it from flatline mediocrity.

Ok, the aroma. Quite interesting. It’s earthy right off the bat. Heavy, heavy raw tobacco up front. Leathery and roasted malts perk up a bit, and after some warming prunes make an appearance. Not too enticing, for my tastes. Interesting nonetheless.

Tastes is really leathery , and more tobacco, though this time, more of the smokey variety punch you in the mouth. Dark malts mingle in an alt-like atmosphere, all within a fairly hoppy profile that hangs through out and offers a light bitterness upon swallow. These complex flavors hide any alcohol content that quite honestly surprised me when I found out what it was. I didn’t feel it at all. The beer is highly carbonated, but still no head, and it leaves oily traces along the tongue.

The drinkability is low for me, as the flavor was just too rich with the tobacco & leather. Maybe this would be a good beer to sip with a cigar, but it isn’t for me. It’s tough to rate this too low, as there is certainly a complexity about it. Personal tastes, obviously, heavily influence my lower scores, but ultimately, this is a unique brew that smokey beer lovers should try.

Feb 05, 2007
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nhindian from Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Cantillon wine glass.

Batch 76. Hair of the Dog offers a vintage guide to date their various batches of Adam, but it mysteriously stops after batch 59... The trend so far is that they brew roughly 5 batches a year, so this was probably bottled in 2005 or somewhere around that.

A - I began pouring this gently to keep the bottle conditioned yeast in the bottle, but after I didn't see ANY head activity, I tried to do it a bit harder. All my effort was in vain, however, as there is absolutely no head or carbonation to be seen here. It actually gives some still lambics a run for their money. Retention, therefore, is not applicable, and the lacing is invisible as well. There are some slight alcohol legs making their presence known, though! The body itself is a dark brown mixed with purple.

S - Thankfully the smell is better than the appearance. There's a good amount of alcohol solvency in here, but for the most part it's covered by dark fruits, tobacco, chocolate and caramel malts. The tobacco even leads to some slight smokiness, and it gives hints of burnt brown sugar.

T - The flavors are definitely a branch of the nose, albeit a bit more simple and even watered down. It starts with a boozy, rum-soaked raisin flavor, before quickly transitioning to wet tobacco and earthiness. The smoky qualities return here, although they are not as enticing as in the nose and is more of a nuisance. It finishes with a bit of a chocolate and caramel, before turning to an almost acrid, solvent alcohol burn.

M - The mouthfeel is easily the worst part of this beer. It's completely flat and still, and while the beer is cold it doesn't detract too much, but when this beer hits room temperature, the feel of this beer plummets. It's flavors are too syrupy to deal with without some carbonation, and it just seems to sit on the palate.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately low. I was really looking forward to this beer, and although I've heard of Hair of the Dog's carbonation problems, this was my first beer from them. It's a shame it is still as I definitely think this beer would be tasty with some carbonation. If this is on tap around you, check it out, but at the price they charge around me for a bottle, it's just too much risk to try again.

Rating: 2/3.5/2.5/1/2.5

I was sent another bottle of this since my first one was obviously off. Thanks a ton, msubulldog25 for this! I will average the scores for the overall ranking,

Batch #81.

A - Right away the appearance is leagues better than my first encounter with this beer, and it actually has a bit too much lively carbonation (but I will definitely take that compared to the flatness of the first). Amazing retention as well, with huge bubbles and a rocky texture that turns creamy as it fades. The lacing is sticky as well, with thick clumps of foam clinging haphazardly all around the glass.

S - Really interesting nose on here again. It actually seems to be a bit hotter in the way that the alcohol comes through. It's sweet as well with the malts, and there's a lot of dark fruits and sugar. Again, I'm getting some dry tobacco leaves and brown sugar.

T - The richness of the nose continues into the flavor, with the alcohol again playing a large role. Caramel malts and chocolate are abundant, with an alcohol-soaked raisin and cherry taking a reign as well. It's earthy and somewhat smokey with a long, sweet, alcoholic finish.

M - Mouthfeel is much better than before, but it still is fairly thin especially for the amount of flavor this beer is pushing. Would have loved to see this be a bit more full-bodied. Leaves a sweet finish on the palate.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. It's a night and day comparison between this batch and the one I had before, but there are still some negatives that are keeping me from loving this. For one, it is pretty hot and the alcohol lasts from start to finish. Secondly, it's a bit thinner than I would've liked. Still, definitely helps my perception of Hair of the Dog.

Rating: 4/3.5/4/3/3.5

Nov 16, 2011
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mschrei from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gift from @lingenbrau. Dark brown, thinning on the edges to tan. Creamy head, plentiful lacing. Malty molasses smell. Slight astringent boozey notes. Taste is sweet malt. Dark fruit notes. Slight molasses. Feel is thinner than expected. For a ten percent abv, the booze is disguised well with a little tangy burn on the underside. Gets thicker, better as it warms. Was hoping for more, but still pretty tasty.

Mar 11, 2019
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azdback from Arizona

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is for batch 80.

Appearance is a dark, unfiltered caramel color. The head is light tan colored, soft, rocky, and roughly 3 fingers high, it diminishes a little bit but is sitting at 2 fingers after we sit and chat a bit. The lace and head is hugely retained, it doesn't want to quit!

Aroma is plenty of dark fruits, like figs or prunes and malts, sweetness and sugar, molasses and/or mildly burnt caramel, lighter notes of chocolate which I would have never guessed I would smell from such a light roasted malt bill.

Taste is smoked, leather, burnt peat moss (and smokeyness similar to the Alaskan brewery malts), some dark fruits/figs/or cherries, some chocolate (bitter at first and turns into creamier milk as it goes on). Not quite as good as the aroma is, but still pretty good.

Silky or velvety consistency, light to creamy (maybe even round) carbonation, with a medium to balanced body, average, wet finish.

Overall this is a decently good offering from the Northwest. I could bug my sister for this one, but thanks to matttYCE for this offering, I don't have to.

Jan 06, 2012
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markgugs from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Jul 28, 2014
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everetends from Alabama

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this glorious bottle of beer from Wetpaperbag. It is Batch #70. Served up in an over sized wine glass.

A: Pours a really nice, dark brown color. It deceptively looks black. Held to light gives you all you need to know. Nice red hues pour through with the light. A really slow pour yeilded a huge damn head. I mean really big. Over 3 fingers. It is big and a beautiful mocha color. Head is really thick and creamy. The lacing on the glass goes from top to bottom, sticky as it gets. Beer appears to be thick and coats the glass. Very nice. Would have gotten a 5 if the head would not have been so ridiculous.

S: Smell isa little strange. The first thing I get is some really clean, semi-sweet spring water. I mean really clean water smell is really coming out. Then some nice rich malts come forth. Lots of dark fruits. Booze, maybe bourbon. FIG. Lots of figs. Little bit of smoke and chocolate round out the nose.

T: This beer is interesting to say the least. It tastes different on every damned sip. I can't pin it down as one thing. Just so much going on. One sip yeilds a very malty sweetness. The next brings some serious bourbon booziness. Then it comes as seriously rich dark chocolate. Then next is all fruit with dates and fig dominating. Then randomly you get a really earthy flavor of grass and leather. This beer is all over the place. It is really interesting. I can't tell if it is genius or chaos. I know I want more.

M: This is a full bodied brew that has some serious creaminess going down. Carbonation is just enough to help it down but is not in your face. ABV is slight on the tongue and throat. Aftertaste is ever changing with many flavors lingering at different times. Very nice.

D: This beer is absolutely drinkable for the ABV. I find it to go down incredibly easy. The diversity of the flavor profile which is ever changing just makes you want to drink more and further explore this brew. This beer is quite good and I very happy I had the chance to drink it. THANKS MATHEW!

Nov 06, 2008
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an extremely dark ruby red that appears almost black. Over 3 fingers of creamy, tan head explodes over the snifter and dissipates slowly leaving behind thick, beautiful lacing.

N: Fig, dates, leather, molasses, tobacco, red grapes, plum and hints of cherry and cocoa.

T: Red grapes, raisin, dates, plum and tobacco upfront. This is followed by molasses, leather, roasted barley, fig and some oak. Finishes with huge fig notes, dark chocolate, and hints of leather. Very light citrus and fruity esters make an appearance throughout.

M: Medium bodied, creamy, soft, sticky, dry and bitter.

O: This is one robust beauty! Dead on for a fantastic Old Ale. Huge dark fruit, leather, tobacco and molasses notes throughout. I can't even imagine what some cellaring would do to this. Alcohol is not detectable. EXCELLENT!

Nov 27, 2011
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superspak from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle into snifter; Batch 77, bottled 8/13/2009. Pours cloudy almost opaque dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. Minimal spotty lacing, and some nice alcohol legs as well. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, molasses, toffee, caramel, chocolate, toast, dark bread, leather, tobacco, earth, wood, and herbal earthiness. Insanely complex and balanced aromas with big strength; Wow. Taste of big raisin, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, prune, leather, tobacco, chocolate, roasted malt, dark bread, light char, earth, wood, and herbal earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, molasses, toast, toffee, caramel, chocolate, dark bread, leather, tobacco, earth, wood, light char, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible flavor balance with huge complexity of malty notes; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very slick, creamy, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is insanely well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a world class old ale! Huge complexity and balance of malty flavors; and dangerously smooth to sip on. This blew me away, wow.

Feb 02, 2013
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Harvey98 from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

May 09, 2012
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samEBC from Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Mar 03, 2012
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oso from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

May 19, 2014
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abeeronthebeach from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Apr 22, 2014
Adam from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 2572 ratings