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Adam | 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): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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#727
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1,034
Ratings:
2,486
pDev:
9.86%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
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Photo of ShanePB
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter glass, reviewed from notes.

A: Evidence of bottle conditioning due to the massive foamy tan head rising from the gentlest of pours. Underneath is a dark brown/ruby colored body that is cloudy and opaque. Nice retention and lace are left behind, too.

S: Worn leather, smoke, ash and charred oak wood are discernible. Dark fruits enter the picture to tie in these smokey flavors with plum and fig. A caramelized sugary malt base is the centerfold of this quite aromatic profile, and does a good job of tying everything together.

T: Smokey ash and fresh split oak wood. More char comes through along with roasted cocoa beans. Mid-palate brings in some raisins and toasted almonds, finishing with more smoke that lasts well into the linger.

M: Medium-bodied with strong effervescence. A bit more dry than I would have liked in the finish, probably from the smokiness left on the palate.

I must admit, this was a quite different Old Ale for me. The drinkability of this beer weighed heavily on my scoring, as the flavor profile does leave a bit to be desired. While I appreciate the smokiness of the beer, it was rather confusing on what this beer wants to be. The base of an Old Ale is there but, in my honest opinion, the flavor needs to focus less on the smoke and more on blending it all together, as a whole.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: poured very dark brown, although it seems quite black now that it's in the glass. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam with moderate retention.

Smell: rich malty aroma with components of roasted malt, rye bread and alcohol. There's also a muted fruitiness, probably due to the alcohol. A bit muddled, but nicely complex.

Taste: surprisingly muted and very smooth. Light fruitiness up front with a big malt undertone throughout. Slowly, a little bit of roasted character develops on the palate. Alcohol is strong but not off-putting. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: big body with a moderate level of carbonation. The body lends itself to the creaminess, though, which is nicely present.

Overall: a tasty and satisfying old ale. Breaking this beer down to its constituent parts doesn't do it justice, though, I think; as a whole, this is a very good beer.

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Photo of StaEva
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Of all the wonderful Oregon breweries, Hair of the Dog is my absolute favorite.

This beer poured thick and deep amber/red/brown; birch beer colored. Tons of sediment, thin cap of cream/tan head. Serious lacing.

Aroma was actually the weakest part of the experience; not bad, just nothing truly wonderful: a bit of roast, some molasses and a tiny bit of boozy malt-caramel.

Taste is phenomenal; full body, molasses, a touch of heat from the alcohol going down, but the rich toffee and toasty malts really balance this out. This is everything that an Old Ale should be.

Mouthfeel is medium-thick, nice and smooth with minimal-light carbonation. It's a filling beer, but not as dense or stout-like.

I'd imagine the Cherry Adam from the Wood would vastly improve the slightly pedestrian aromatic aspect of this beer. But that's the only negative comment I can muster for this incredible brew.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Batch 80. I think the gratitude goes to HuskyinPDX for sending me this, but it's been a while, so I can't really be sure.

Appearance - Deep mahogany body through which almost no light passes. Huge cream head on top. Nice and soft bubbles. It lasts forever and settles to a nice pillow. Usually old ales have no head at all. I'm amazed this looks so good.

Smell - Deep creamy malt flavors. Every sort of malt flavor. Burnt sugar, toffee, caramel, some hints of dark fruit, and a leathery earthiness.

Taste - Translates perfectly from the smell. All of the aromas translate directly into the smell. Some sweetness to the body, but it's a muted sweetness throughout. There's a nice hop bitterness at the end that prevents this from even tasting sweet.

Mouthfeel - Thick and creamy. Definitely a sipper. The carbonation is surprisingly high. Too high, really. Makes it feel tingly instead of warm and smooth.

Overall - A great old ale. This is what I look for in an old ale. Great malt complexity with a nice hop earthiness. And finally someone made an old ale that doesn't taste like apples.

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Photo of tewaris
2.91/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is my first review of any HotD beer and 100th unique brewer. 12 oz. (Batch 80) sent by cb462 as an extra. Thanks! Poured into a snifter.

Deep, dark mahogany with a good and creamy textured khaki-brown head. Medium head retention and ok lacing. Good for its kind. Aroma is sweet malts, hint of smoke, some dried fruit. Certainly leather. No booze. Very generic, however, especially because it's so mute.

Tastes disappointing :/ I had high hopes and I am feeling let down. I can see the potential but it seems too rough. Some sweetness with a biting earthy bitterness, roast, and over the top astringent character. Medium finish with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is above average with understated carbonation and a medium body. Overall though, it drinks more like a blend of a barleywine and Old Rasputin, than a barleywine on its own. I don't like it.

Appearance 4/5; Aroma 3/5; Taste 2.5/5; Mouthfeel 3.5/5; Overall 3/5

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Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this back in 2008. This beer was really cool, I don't know what it is about HotD brewing but they have this style about them that I find really interesting. This beer poured out as a black color with a pretty good sized head on it. The smell of malts and hops are strong in this beer. The taste kicks off with a pretty strong hoppy flavor and then fades into a roasted dry chocolatey flavor. The mouthfeel is a little on the thicker side, it remained smooth and drinkable but has a very nice body to it. Overall I really liked this beer, it opened my eyes to the old ale style. Since this was one of my first of that style. Really wanna have this one again.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-very dark brown with a sticky cream colored head

S-smoked chocolate malts. some hops. roasted flavor. some dark fruits. complex but very faint smell.

T-comes in with a very full and high quality flavor of burnt chocolate and amazing dark fruits. this is good and unique! its strong and it lasts! definitely has a smokey flavor to it. after-taste is matching and short

M-thick medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-a very good and unique beer though the flavors seem to escape me, the more i drink it. this isn't for the long run! i wouldn't want more than one at a time, not because of the alcohol, but because of the thickness of the beer.

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Photo of readbaron
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 77 shared by KickInTheChalice.

Pours a crisp dark brown with a healthy touch of off white foam. Decent lacing.

Smells good - earthy/grassy hops, with a lot of carmalized sugar. Sweet, not bitter, and complex.

Taste is pretty good - hoppier than is ideal for me. Grassy/bitter hops, followed by brown sugar and a bit of dark fruit. At times there's an almoast evergreen woody quality - spruce or pine. Generally finishes with a candy sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel is good - nicely carbonated. Creamy, and medium bodied.

Overall - a really tasty beer.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Batch 77.

Appearance: This pours a nice deep brown color with an energetic creamy tan head. Nice retention, and a bit of lace sticks to the side of the glass.

Smell: There are some noticeable alcohol phenols in here. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, and caramel to go along with the figs and raisins.

Taste: Somehow this never gets too sweet, even with molasses, lots of brown sugar, and caramel malts up front. Rum soaked figs and raisins come in next, with a little bit of a grassy hop bitterness to cut through the sweetness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, pleasant smooth and creamy, with a little bit of hop residue and a fair amount of sweet stickiness.

Overall: The slight hop kick added a lot of value by removing the excess sweetness that sometimes troubles me about old ales. Nicely done.

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Photo of Jayli
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from SamuelJackson45 via LOKO 4 Locals BIF so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Batch 81 poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours a deep, ruddy, opaque brown with a one finger of foamy, sudsy, creamy khaki colored head. Head retains nicely, leaving sticky, wispy sheets of lacing.

S: Nose is a good deal of alcohol, raising and date notes, strong milk chocolate and cocoa notes are present.

T: Taste starts with a harsh, boozy flavoring, but doesn't linger luckily. Dark fruits really hit the forefront, big time raisin notes, plum and caramel, molasses sweetness. A rich, creamy, chocolate begins to mingle in with the raisin and plum - really nice flavoring. Bitter chocolate and coffee notes come in toward the finish, with perhaps just the lightest hint of grapefruit bite.

M: Medium to fuller bodied, medium carbonation, starts a bit thin but then turns very rich and creamy.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, filling, good kick, nice representation of style. I've been excited to try something by Hair of the Dog - at first the booziness in the nose had me doubtful, but the first taste of booziness subsides to really nice beer.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch Number 77

A-Deep caramel brown when pouring that becomes black when in the glass. 1/2 a finger of brown head.

S-Caramel, coffee, molasses, chocolate.

T-Chocolate, coffee, some oat, darker malts and smokey. Some bitterness. A little more bitterness and this beer would be a lot better.

M-Very creamy, medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-Wasn't expecting the chocolate when I cracked this beer open, but it was still great. Only have have two HotD brews and both have been fantastic. As I said previously just a touch more bitterness and this beer would be even more amazing.

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Photo of Derranged
2.56/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Batch # 80, 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Dark brownish black with a HUGE light brown head. It took quite a while for the head to go down.

S- A bit harsh at first but then weakens. Very complex aroma of heavy booze, raisins, leather, and chocolate.

T- Harsh. Very boozy with a leather-like smoky chemical flavor, backed up by faint chocolaty raisins. Strange bitter after taste. Its 10% abv but this thing drank more like a 20. I was literally sweating after a few sips.

M- Very thick and syrupy with low carbonation. Lips numb.

O- Couldn't finish. This beer just didn't work for me at all. The tasted faded a bit as I drank more but still, not good. Every sip was a chore. I had to pour it out which I really do not like doing. Undrinkable.

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Photo of Philousa
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown, just a shade off from black, into large tulip glass. Thin head from a hard pour that lasts throughout with little lacing. I was greeted by a strong scent of caramel and raisin, fading to chocolate and alcohol with a hint of vanilla. This beer is dominated by malt flavor and balanced by alcohol with a light mouth feel. I attribute the carbonation and creaminess to the lightness in the mouth rather than alcohol, which is how most other beers achieve this balance. A kick of caramel fades to a smokey, roasty chocolate, which fades to a bitter licorice and ends with a bit of a creamy taste to soften the blow.

I was expecting something similar to Old Rasputin upon first sniff, but this was something completely different. Creaminess prevailed as a central theme that wasn't overpowering in this beer. I didn't taste any leather, but it's leathery in the way a man's drink should be: thick and strong in scent. It's a sipper, and a damn good one at that. The alcohol is hidden well, unlike Palo Santo, a good comp. Where DFH's beer kicks you in the face, Hair of the Dog invites you in for a cigar. If only I was closer to Portland...

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Photo of QuadLover
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A ~ Deep brown, almost opaque pour. Small, creamy, consistent head.

S ~ Malty, fig, caramel, a little musky.

T ~ Chocolate sweetness, malt, roasted coffee with a bit of bitter that helps balance the sweetness.

M ~ Full bodied, creamy on the tongue, syrupy.

O ~ Excellent, drinkable, double digit Ale. Beautifully crafted with notable complexities.

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Photo of brystmar
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Barcade's Vintage Beer Night, despite being a 2011.

Pours unexpectedly dark brown/black; looks like a porter but without head or lace. Surprisingly roasty in the nose. Taste follows suit; boozy warmth follows it down. A touch watery in flavor, and significantly so in mouthfeel. Extremely light on body, even for an Old Ale.

Really needs more boldness of flavors and significantly more body. A few years of age would be great too.

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Photo of Klym
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stone nonic. Big thanks to my sister grabbing a bottle of this for me straight from Oregon.

A: Pours dark with a mixture of the deepest purple and browns, passing possible as black. Despite a very moderate pour a massive 3 inch head spawned with big foamy clumps forming the lacing.

S: Beef jerkey, leather, dark cherry sharp sweetness, and black beans in the nose. Very dark and powerful.

T: The nose with additional choking character to the jerkey and leather and some soysauce savoriness with a little molasses in the ending. Again, dark and powerful in both sweetness and savoriness.

M: Creaminess from the head sits ontop of a medium body, thoroughly carbonated body. A little bit of a yeast-like residue hangs around randomly after some sips.

O: A nice beer, but I was reminded strongly of a good number of other beers I've had. Nothing too shocking or interesting in this beer, if you've had enough you've had almost all of the flavors before. That being said, for those who loves those very dark cowboy flavors, this beer is for you and is dangerously drinkable considering the big ABV.

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Photo of mdvatab
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter.
Batch# 77

Aroma: Dark roasted malt, BIG fruity esters, reminiscent of Welches grape juice. Molasses, milk chocolate, and leather. Very complex!

Appearance: 1 finger light tan head sticks around for a while. Foamy lacing washes onto the inside of the glass. The body of the beer is black, but has a ruby tinge to it when the beer's held up to the light.

Flavor: Malty, carmelly sweetness w/ a rich, roasted, slightly smoky character. Mild bitterness through the middle and end provides some balance, preventing the brew from being cloying.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low CO2 combined w/ chewy medium-high viscosity give the beer a smooth, creamy feel. The 10% alcohol is very well hidden. The beer has a slight warmth, but is smooth and never peppery.

Overall: This one is dangerously drinkable. The rich, malty sweetness and alcohol would prevent me from wanting more than one in a night, but MAN, it's good! I'm going to cellar a couple to see how they hold up over a couple years. I'm guessing they'll be JUST fine!

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

355ml bottle 10,0% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in a tulip wine glass.
Batch 79

Appearance: Adam pours an exceptionally dark, opaque brown. Deep red edges are noted when back lit. A vigorous pour yields a tiny, creamy white head that basically lasts the whole way down. I usually want a large head and good lace from a beer, but this beer looks so good I'm not bothered. The tiny white bubbles cling to the glass and then cascade upwards if the glass is tilted.
It looks like the mouth feel is going to be awesome, sticky body (legs on the glass if swirled) and low carbonation would be my guess.

Smell: Massive aroma, I can smell this from a few meters away. Sweet, sticky preserved figs is the first thing that jumps out at me. Chocolate, plums, old leather, raisins, caramel, brown sugar and dark rum follow closely. Orange liqueur, earthiness, hops and smoke are also noted in smaller quantities.

Taste: Good Lord... and I thought the smell was complex. This is unlike anything I have ever tasted. Initially sweet and fruity, fading into a wonderful lingering hop bitterness. Brown sugar, caramel, figs, plums, chocolate, Christmas pudding, loads of rum, raspberry to name just a few of the flavours. A few more sips yield smoke and a touch of wood. Alcohol is well noted in the mouth, but it plays such a big part in the flavour that its absence would be to the detriment of the beer. The finish is amazing, touches of citrus hops and a superb lingering bitterness (nothing like an IPA, but I can still feel it an hour later).

Mouthfeel: Perfect!!! Full body, viscous and syrupy. Very mild and exceptionally smooth carbonation. This is what I wish every imperial stout / barley wine was like!

Overall: One of the best beers I have had. I will buy this at every opportunity!

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Photo of Chaney
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this one back in the Midwest about a year ago and it's been in my cellar ever since.

Currently the #10 ranked Old Ale.

A: The juice that flowed out of my bottle looked like liquid leather. As it collected in my Cigar City snifter, it became about the darkest, yet shiniest brown you could imagine. The finger or so head was a mocha delight.

S: Intense raison, and the absence of brown sugar was astonishing. Shoe polish and sweet tarts... a lethal combination!

T: Musty, with a bit of roasted pork on the front end, with leather in the middle, and the finish had a very dry, yet bitter quality. This was the most disciplined Old Ale in terms of sweetness that I've ever tasted!

M: Not candy-like in any way, creamy, and with a fair amount of lacing that didn't stick around for too long. After a while, even the bitterness subsided.

O: I totally wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was and I'm glad I finally made the decision to finally pop this one. Amazing....

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Photo of blincoln
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Huge three-finger coffee colored thick bubbled head (thats a mouthful – literally). Good head retention with some lacing. Real dark brownish black color letting no light through.

Aroma: Strong smell of fruits, malts, and roasted smell – almost like a hint of campfire.

Taste: Roasted malt taste. Bitter chocolate finish that lessens as it warms. Minimal hops.

Palette: medium carbonation, heavy, but goes down smooth. A little sticky after.

Overall: I wasn’t really sure what to expect on this one as it is a “Old World Beer”. Whatever it was, it wasn’t my favorite type of beer – almost stout like. I had higher hope given the talk I’ve hear surrounding Adam, but it definitely wasn’t bad. Overall I found it to just be so-so.

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Photo of Masticon
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 2.0 : Massive, overgrown, and inappropriate head on this beer. Level of foam made me think of a root beer float with the root beer poured over the ice cream. Couldn't actually split the bottle into two glasses without waiting for the head to die down. Otherwise dark color just on the bottom range of black. Foam had a dark tan color and it poured thick and smooth.

Smell - 4.0 : Rich malt aroma tending to the dark malts but not limited there. Some sweet malt smell present but minor. Hops aroma absent.

Taste - 4.0: Easy and smooth start with slight sweetness before drifting towards the bitterness of roasted barley or chocolate, a slight hotness, and finishing with light woody hops. Good complex mix of flavors. The alcohol flavor is present but pleasant mixed in with other malts. Calls to chocolate, figs, and leather, all lightly smoked.

Feel - 4.5 : Thick and well carbonated heading towards syrup but still smooth. Carbonation lasted for a long long time, not surprising considering the initial head.

Overall - 4.0 : A very fine brew. I'm confused as to the initial size of the head but other than that everything went well. One note I'd make is that this falls short of the richness of an imperial stout by dancing among other flavors. It's a light smoky bitterness, light sweetness, light hop flavor, and light alcohol hotness all rolled into one. With so many flavors I find myself wishing to explore one direction or another a little more but it's nice to find them all in balance.

You can read my review of this and a couple other barleywines at dearmondfood.blogspot.com

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Batch number: 80

A- Pours a really dark blood red color, nice orange red hues coming off the bottom, huge 3 finger frothy head, this beer is well carbonated to say the least, really nice lacing.
S- The aroma is not as forward as the taste, spice, dark fruits, caramel, a lot of malt in this is coming out in the smell.
T- Wow now this is an interesting beer, really complex, so much going on, definitely some spice, pepper, there’s an interesting almost smoky flavor to this beer, dark fruits (figs, raisins) caramel, malt, this beer is very unique, bitter sweet on the palate. The alcohol is well hidden for how high the abv is.
M- Big mouth feel, well carbonated, heavy beer, coats the palate, smooth finish.
O- This beer really surprised me, I was blown away by how complex and big this beer was, every sip had a big bite to it, really impressed.

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Photo of axeman9182
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle of batch 81 (the HotD website's batch log is a bit outdated, but I'm guessing this one has a bit of age on it). It was allowed to warm before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

Adam pours a murky, deep mahogany. It's absolutely solid and imposing, even direct backlighting results in nary a shimmer of highlight at the edge of the glass. There's a solid three fingers of khaki colored foam sitting atop the beer. Staying power is off the charts, and a thick solid ring of lacing is left marking the apex of the head, with more spotty lacing trailing down the glass below. The only thing keeping the beer from perfection here is the unpleasant white floaties that remain suspended for a second before pooling at the bottom of the glass. The nose doesn't really jump out of the glass, but there's some caramel/toffee and the aroma of figs soaked in alcohol (with a surprisingly sharp emphasis on the alcohol), as well as a definite whiff of oxidation. It all works pretty well together though, as the booziness stops short of overwhelming. The flavor encompasses just about everything from the nose, and adds a light touch of milk chocolate to make things interesting. No one flavor really acts as the centerpiece of the beer, though I wish the oxidation was a little less prominent. The body isn't as full as I might have expected from a 10%, malt forward beer. That ends up working fine though, as the flavor profile isn't particularly rich/decadent, so a lush mouthfeel isn't really needed. Adam was my first Hair of the Dog beer, and I dug it. My best guess is that this one is maybe 3+ years old, I'd very much like to try one that's a bit more fresh.

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Photo of VMWhelan
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #76, which I believe was bottled sometime around April 2010.

Pours completely opaque dark brown with some red around the edges. Absolutely no head at all, save for a few bubbles around the rim.

Smell is dominated by roasted malt: a whole lot of caramel and dark chocolate as well as some dark fruit.

Taste is very sweet followed by a somewhat tangy and smoky woodiness. I've read people say leather, which I could see, but I'm not really an expect on the taste of leather. Very strong flavors. Alcohol is there but very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is quite heavy and smooth, like a light syrup. Feels slick across the tongue and stays.

The heaviness coupled with the strength of the beer make this a slow-drinking beer. It's tasty with a lot going on.

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Photo of Brent
3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour was a deep chestnut. Big malt body with a syrupy aspect. Quite sweet, with brown sugar and dark dried fruit - raisin and prune, that dominates throughout to the dense, bittersweet finish. Perhaps this simpy isn't a style to my preference, but overall this interpretation strikes me as blunt and monotone.

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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 2,486 ratings
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