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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,466
Reviews:
1,025
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
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Photo of leschkie
3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 79. 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark maple brown syrup in color and viscosity with absolutely no head. No lace. Nothing to get excited about.

Smell: Huge blast of brown sugar, caramel, coffee, and burnt malt. Slight chocolate perhaps. All elements point to this one most likely being quite sweet on the taste buds.

Taste: Not as intense as the nose, and a little thin. Similar flavors present: brown sugar, caramel malt, coffee. Flavors do not linger at the back of the throat long after the swallow. Instead, you get quite the burn from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Pours deceiving viscous, but it actually rolls of the tongue quite thin. The burn from the alcohol can be quite annoying at times.

Overall: It was good, but a little bit of a disappointment. I was hoping for something more complex to stimulate the taste buds, and felt like I got robbed instead. I've heard nothing but good things about Adam, and have actually traded it out on several occasions before I decided to actually try it myself. So for all you that have received this beer from me via trade, please accept my sincerest apology and I promise that I will make it up to you.

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Photo of Wadsey
3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Adam, batch 75

Served in New Belgium tulip

A: Pours opaque deep brown with rocky, Belgian-looking head. When it recedes, nice lacing is left behind. 

S: Aromas are subdued. Nonetheless, I detect caramel and dark fruits indicative of crystal malts.  Smoke is prevalent.  Some earthy, tea-like hops and damp wood. 

T: Sweet malts lead off, followed by caramel and raisin, then smoke and damp wood that reads almost like oak. A little leather, chocolate and salt. Medium bitterness.  The smoke is well integrated and adds a nice layer of complexity. Some cocoa and weediness in finish. Astringent. 

M: Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Some warming. 

O: Adam is another beer that skirts categorization. It is a well-executed sipper, despite its harsh and astringent finish. 

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Photo of MrKennedy
3.31/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle thanks to bluebetty!

Nice deep brown appearance, pouring with a decent head of lightish foam (for the colour of the base liquid).

Earthy aroma, more muted than anticipated, some background malt as well.

Slight bit of fortified port flavour hits, along with some plum. Understated as well given the strength of the beer itself.

Good filling size body to the beer, nice bit of creaminess. Alcohol is well hidden.

My most anticipated of the two Hair of the Dog brews tonight was a touch disappointing. More sedate than expected. Fortunately a nice feel and size made up for a lack of perceived flavour and aroma.

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Photo of treyrab
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #1, vintage 1994, thanks to Alan at the Hair of the Dog tasting room today (June 22, 2011). Thanks a lot! Never thought I would try this beer; I was only 6 years old when it was brewed.

Got to the tasting room when it opened at 2PM, and it was an awesome garage- style atmosphere. The garage door was opened as it was a gorgeous day in portland.

Alan brought out the batch 1 on a plate with two HotD branded tulip glasses. The beer itself was wrapped in a gold foil, and the label was miraculously in tact (perfect, really). Perfectly aged and brought out at a solid 55-60F. Poured with Alan and a buddy into three glasses.

A: Cracked open with a nice hiss (great to see after 17 years). Pours with a gorgeous mahogany hue a slight brick copper colour and small tan head. Very nice to see some active carbonation in this. The head is not robust, but definitely there with some nice tan bubbles. Perfectly clear when held to the light.

S: The smell was rich sherry and port (moderately salty) with dusty leather, great smoked peat, hints of smoke, dry cocoa powder, campfire ash, and toffee sweetness. A plethora os scents really, and super complex. But the peat, smoke, and chocolate are very refined.

T: Good God. The leather and tobacco flavours really shine here and blend perfectly with the chocolate, and port. Moderately salty (perhaps soy sauce) with a great rich toffee and even some nuts. Tons of smoke and some charred wood as well.

Overall, this beer has aged wonderfully. Glad I got to try this one. I tasted it side by side with the newest batch (batch 81) and it was awesome to see how similar (and how different) the two beers were. Thanks Alan!

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Photo of ridglens
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bruery snifter, mixing the sludge at the bottom.

A- Pours a very dark but translucent brown, light through the edges but thick. A very thin but heart head forms, and reduces to an island in the middle and a ring around the edge, with a little lacing. pretty but not earth shattering. Swirling yields more creamy bubbles.

S- Smells sweet with lots of oats and malt, almost barley-wine ish. Also smells like some sweet molasses, and dark plumish fruit. A little yeasty smells too. There is some spiciness in there as well, with a touch of sharpness from the alcohol. Swirling makes this really nice and grainy. Very nice.

T- hrm, not really what I expected. Less sweet at first, but it builds. pleasant roastiness. Lots of sweeter maltiness comes out more as it warms...Kind of bitter, no complaints but it isn't as complex as I had expected.

M- IMO, very nice. Pretty thick with a pretty good amount of carbonation that comes on on the tongue. Carbonation can make it a little sharp, but pretty solid.

O- Definitely enjoyable, and would buy it again (except for the price). A tasty well done beer, but probably not a masterpiece.

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Photo of Firebelly
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from a bottle into an imperial pint glass. Not sure what glass would be optimal for this style, but this glass was clean and available.

A- This beer was very dark brown, almost black, and appeared very viscous during the pour. Dense, tan head formed from very gentle pour and stuck around.

S- Smelled very malty and roasty to me. Just a touch of something yeasty? I can't put my finger on it. Overall very pleasant.

T- Extremely heavy malt and roast flavors. Also some smoke but it was less prevalent. This beer has a very rich, complex taste. I have to say it's one of the best I've tried in recent memory. Very reminiscent of some big imperial stouts, but very easy to drink.

M- Very thick, smooth mouthfeel. Exactly what I enjoy.

O- This beer is excellent. I traveled some distance to buy beer, and I feel very lucky I randomly grabbed this. Wish I had more. Instantly jumped to my top 5 beers ever tasted. Great combination of taste, complexity, and smoothness.

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Photo of mithrascruor
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown (nearly black) color with a small but fairly dense tan head.

Smell: Nice, fairly deep malty aroma. A bit earthy, with some molasses and hints of spice. No alcohol apparent.

Taste: Great taste with brown sugar and deep roasted malts. The aftertaste is quite spicy and a bit smoky.

Mouthfeel: Quite smooth, with mild carbonation. Medium- to full-bodied.

Drinkability: Strong ABV, and you feel it after a while, but not apparent in the taste.

Really great "old ale" style beer from Hair of the Dog - very flavorful and enjoyable. It is also strong, but not difficult to drink. Quite lovely. I'll surely get this one again.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle tossed in as an extra (along with some fantastic dried picked mushrooms) from azurescens. thanks dan! batch 80. drank from my stone IRS snifter.

A- ive heard a lot about the carbonation problems with hair of the dog, but i never gave it much though as the possibility of getting them seemed so far out of reach. much to my delight, there was no problem here. the crown came off with a loud pop. the body is a murky dark brown and it carries a large khaki colored head on top. sam adams claim that you can float a bottle cap on boston lagers head has nothing on this. it takes forever to recede, and when it does it leaves behind a thick wall of lacing.

S- my first impression is very malty. lots of fruits are the first things to greet my nose. raisins, figs, dates, prunes, and plums. lots of bittersweet dark chocolate as well as sweeter milk chocolate. a little bit of peaty smoke. lots of pine and grapefruit hops. the nose is intense. big and bold. rich and decadent.

T- the taste is very similar to the nose. it starts out with some toffee, caramel, and lightly roasted malts. after that it quickly moves onto the fruits that i could smell. raisins, figs, dates, plums, and prunes. very heavy on the dark chocolate as well. a little bit of smoky peat like you would expect in a scotch ale. the hops at the end come on strong as well. grapefruit and pine lead the way. there is also a distinct earthiness going on here. the alcohol shows itself at times, but for the most part remains well hidden.

M- the body is very full. the carbonation is high. sticky. palate coating. mild to medium warming from the alcohol.

O- this beer has a ton going on in it. so much so that im going to be looking for more to further explore. it broadened my perceptions of what an old ale can be.

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Photo of dbossman
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark murky brown with an amber tint; a thin steady head and great lacing

S: Lots of citrus hops with a roasted malt base; also some vinegar (and even...pickles?); lots of smoke with a hint of dark fruits and caramel on the back end of the nose

T: A nice sweet malty flavor up front with lots of smoke, chocolate, booze, dark fruits, and a touch of a vinegary tartness that finishes the beer of nicely

F: Wonderful, medium body; creamy with a touch of a viscous quality as well

O: This is a great roasty, fruity, boozy beer; this is my first from Hair of the Dog and I look forward to trying more

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Photo of nasty31
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 77 poured into snifter

A- Dark opaque brownish red color with a 2 finger tan head. This leaves great lacing on the glass and has pretty great retention also.

S- Very strong malt smell mixed with a plum or fig scent to give it sort of a fruit smell. Definitely smell a little toffee or caramel in this also.

T- pretty complex brew You get that nice malt base up font but in the back comes a very sweet candy like finish. I also get hints of fruit in the taste like i did in the smell. As this starts to warm up the flavors are starting to shine even more.

M- One of the best mouthfeels ive experienced lately. Very good carbonation viscosity that mold this beer.

O- Amazing complex beer. I love founders Curmudgeon, but this takes Old ales to a whole new level. I would deff drink this again and again.

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Photo of Neffbeer
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch number 80 poured into a tulip.

A: It pours a dark chestnut brown color that is completely opaque. The head is one of the most impressive I have seen. Two fingers and more and it just refuses to let go of the glass. Amazing retention and a ton of lacing.

S: The nose is full of roasted malty goodness, caramel, brown sugar, rum soaked raisins, vanilla, tobacco, and toasted pumpernickel bread round out the aroma. The yeast brings some spice and doughy goodness for good measure.

T: A huge rush of roasted malt greets the palate with some smoke in tow. The caramel goodness is not lost followed by some notes of tobacco, vanilla, apples, and dark bread. The finish is surprisingly dry with a touch of hops.

M: Thick and full bodied. The carbonation is so diesel when I swish it around in my mouth it expands to the point where I can almost chew it. Literally. Crazy.

O: I absolutely love this beer. Thanks to Alan Sprints for dusting off an old world style and spreading the love. Seek this out.

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Photo of Franz4
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 75, 12 oz bottle poured into a Grimbergen chalice, Thanks DrDog for the opportunity to try this one!

A- dark, nearly opaque beer with a plum tint, tan foamy head that holds it's shape a 1/4" over the top of the glass (very rare in this glass). Sticky lacing as the head slowly settles. I rarely give out 5s, but the head and overall appearance of this brew deserved one.

S- my first thought is smoke, followed by a fruity scent, maybe apple? Seems more like baked apples with a bit of spice in there with them too. very nice.

T- Dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, & the apples and spice I noticed in the nose all present, along with the smoke which is much more subtle in the taste. This beer changes by the sip and the flavors continue to develop long after you've swallowed the sweet nectar that this beer is. I haven't noticed the ABV in this brew at all, so it could sneak up on you.

M- wow, they nailed the carbonation on this. The feel contributes to the flavor explosion that takes place on your palate. It's a sipper for sure.

O- Not a brew for every occasion for sure, but this was high quality stuff. I probably won't see it here in Ohio, but if I ever make a trip to Cali this will be on the list. Fantastic brew, well done HOTD.

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Photo of JAXSON
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 rate. Bottle, batch 72. Thanks Bob! Pours a nice creamy dark brown, appears black in the glass. Beautiful creamy head. Roasty, faintly alcoholic aroma. Flavor is initially a burst of hops and some roasted malt. Really elegant and tasty. There’s a definite leathery tobacco flavor in there. Not burdensome but hefty and deep. Great, really looking forward to cracking my other bottle in a few years.

2010 rate. Opened another batch 72 15 months later. Huge head on this one. One strange difference compared to the same batch a year ago was that this has big oily hops in the nose that I didn’t notice before. This is kind of a cross between a IIPA and an imperial stout, somehow. I guess that would make it an imperial pale stout? Spices are stronger at thsi age and this beer is as lively as ever, bottle is probably 2-3 years old by now.

2011 rate from an ancient batch 21 bottle. Pours a deep, deep burgundy with a surprisingly active foam atop. Nose is brine, olives, salted dried meat, leather. Mouth is dark fruits upfront, rich, some sugars, and a leathery finish with a touch of that olive character. The nose on this is straight up weird, but the flavor is pretty great. Totally unique, and this does crazy things as it ages, in some ways improves massively, unless it's just a major variation among batches.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from batch 76. Pours a dark crimson color, fairly clear. Huge, stiff tan head. Lacing is sick.

Nose is both hoppy and malty...great balance. Toffee and burnt sugar opposed by dark fruit and pine hops.

Big time leather and chocolate, bitter smoke. Hops provide plenty of bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice, big beer but the ABV is well restrained in the flavor. I enjoyed Fred better than this one, but it is still pretty damn tasty. I would be thrilled to have a case of these hanging out in the cellar.

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Photo of Jazzcrop
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and malty with grapefruit, raisins, fudge, Belgian yeast, malt, flaked barley, orange juice, sourdough bread, bitter hops, caramel sugar, toast, brown sugar, wheat berries, agave nectar, peat, ash, grape nuts, spice, burnt spice, cranberries and herbs.

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Photo of cetherid
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a tulip

A.

Beer pours a dark brown that pretty much looks black. A small half fingers worth of light khaki colored head that dissipates quickly into just a small little ring.

S.

boozed soaked fruits (raisins/grapes), brown sugar with hints of leather and maybe even a little tobacco. Small port-like qualities to it as well.

T.

As expected from the nose. Caramelly dark fruits, booze, and a touch of smoke. The taste is very well balanced as no flavor really stands out from the rest. Very enjoyable!

M.

about medium bodied with low carbonation which is fine for the style IMO. A little syrupy, which I find enjoyable and VERY smooth going down...this beer is almost finished and I haven't finished my review!

O.

This is a great old ale. I think I may like it better than 4D. Dangerously drinkable and lots of great flavor. Got this in a packaged trade and may have to request some more. It should be a sipper but it goes down like nothing.

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Photo of auroracrisis
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Maudite snifter. Batch 77

Pours black with a one finger head that dissipates into a collar of foam around the top of the beer.

Smells like sweet dark licorice up front. Molasses and dark fruits, like plums, raisins, figs, etc.

The taste is pretty similar. Chocolate, molasses, licorice up front with some dark fruits upon swallowing. Not getting too many smokey flavors in this which is somewhat disappointing. I'll have to get another batch and see what the deal is with that.

Mouthfeel is spot on. Medium bodied with a some carbonation. Honestly, if this were a bit more carbonated it'd be a little inappropriate, it's just right.

Overall, I would like to review this beer again from a different batch. Possibly a fresher one. There was little to no smoke characteristics in the beer, which were what I came to believe were a big part of the beer. But as a whole, it was not a bad beer. Just not what I think is the best bottle to represent the beer.

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

Batch 79

A - Deep dark brown, almost black. Poured semi-aggressively and was surprised with an enormous head, took quite a while for this to go down - mostly my doing.

S - Caramel, brown sugar, molasses, alcohol, a little wood

T - Very sweet, much like the nose. More caramel and molasses, sweet sugar, a little burnt malts finish.

M - Relatively thin for an old ale. Goes down smooth with a much expected burn.

O - Enjoyed this beer, but it hit on most cylinders that old ale's tick on - nothing really out of the ordinary. Def a sipper, but enjoyable. I wish I would have had this beer as my first and only beer for the day - worth seeking out. I will def keep a few to cellar as I believe age will do wonders on this beer.

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Photo of Blanco
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

batch 81

pours a black color with strong tan head. Pretty good lacing. Dark, roasted malts in the smell along with dark fruit. Taste is slightly bitter, immediate warming sensation. No taste from the alcohol despite the abv, but it's presence is immediately known. Gives off the sense that it's a stout or porter, but there is something else there. It's also got a bit of sweetness. As the beer warms, hints of chocolate and vanilla pop through. This seems to be hitting lots of flavors on the spectrum, adding complexity along the way. Medium to thicker in consistency.
Overall, a fantastically different brew. It's almost like a stout mixed with a quad, without the belgian yeast.

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Photo of bs870621345
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Well, after all the people complaining about Lost Abbey and reviewing their flat bottles, I feel that I can fairly review this one. Batch 78, big thanks to Johngalt1 for this as an extra. High hopes for this beer.

Pours deep brown with no head, bubbling, nor lacing.

Smell like molasses, plums, raisons, leather, tobacco, and a hint of citrus. Light smell, probably due to the lack of carbonation.

Taste follows smell; opens with a huge molasses and dark fruit smack in the face. Moves into a caramel and tobacco flavor finishing with everything poking its head out and citrus makes a gentle appearance that attempts to clear the palate.

Mouthfeel is flat, but not too bad. Seeing as this is my second old ale, I can tell its not a highly carbonated beer as it is, but it could use something.

Overall, its good. A prickle of carbonation could probably kick this one up to great.

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Photo of samie85
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes; originally 4/13/11.

A-Pours a very pitch black color with about a half finger of light tan head.

S- Very rich caramel with some dark plums and figs with some flowery hops

T- Very rich caramel with dark fruits plums figs and finishes with a nice, slightly flowery bitterness.

M- Very thick and rich in your mouth but it has very well balanced carbonation and as a result a medium to thick body.

D- Ridiculously drinkable and well crafted brew. It’s so subtly complex that I keep picking up new notes every time I take a sip.

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Photo of Betmore
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

*batch 77, 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter*

Subtle hints of brown around the edges are the only thing that keeps me from saying this brew pours black. A one finger, cream-colored head filled the glass quite nicely and then subsided into a thin film which produced some very nice lacing.

The initial aroma is all candied plum and raisin. As it warms, however, oak, leather, grape, subtle hints of sweet pipe tobacco, and even more sweet and fruity aromas that I just can't quite put my finger on begin to come through. Amazing.

Upon my first sip, I notice that although it drinks a lot more sweet than bitter, it's incredibly balanced. There is absolutely nothing out of place. Rich candied fruit, oak, and vanilla are the predominant flavors. Subsequent sips produce leathery, tobacco-like flavors. Alcohol, while detectable, is balanced perfectly in the background. If you haven't had this, believe me when I say, "It works". I'd love to pair this with a great steak.

Mouthfeel is on point. It's full-bodied without feeling like cough medicine or motor oil. Carbonation is perfect. It's neither fizzy nor flat.

This is a fantastic beer. I can't help but think that this would be the perfect brew to get your wine-only friend to finally break on through to the world of craft beer. This beer oozes compelexity and begs to be paired with a great meal. I'll be picking this one up again.

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Photo of aasher
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #77. I've had this before but decided to give it another try to review it. This beer pours a medium bodied dark raisin brown that appears black after it fills your glass. It has a creamy off white head that laces the glass. It smells of oak, molasses, figs, raisins, and has light smoke. It probably has one of the best nose's I've encountered in an Old Ale. The flavors consist of oak, leather, raisins, figs, molasses, maple syrup, with a light smoky ham finish. It's superb! I'm glad I decided to try it again because it's far better than I remember it. The mouthfeel is perfect. It is very well meshed and has a nice creamy feel on the palate. It leaves a nice oaky, leathery aftertaste behind that drives me nuts. This is without a doubt one of the best Old Ales around. Kudos to HotD.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 77. Poured into New Belgium snifter.

A: pours a deep dark brown with auburn highlight, very little light passes through, a color of creamy tan head remains after initial pour, some lacing.

S: deep rich malts with notes of molasses, carob, caramel, honey, and oak. This has some notes reminiscent to a big imperial stout, but it smells to be much sweeter than most stouts. There is a definitely a dash of hops that come in towards the end. This is very aromatic.

T: bitter dark chocolate comes first with bold molasses and caramel to follow. Things are nicely in balance, not as sweet as the nose suggested. Nice hoppy finish to round out the flavor. The alcohol is nearly undetectable. Very nice.

MF: thick body, smooth texture, low carbonation

O: this is an incredibly delicious Old Ale that has some characteristics of an imperial stout which makes for a nice over all flavor.

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Photo of 05Harley
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch # 79

I got this through a trade.

I believe Adam is the first beer released from Hair of the Dog and a hard beer to come by around these parts.

A thin layer of head pours from the bottle and quickly fizzles out to a ring around the glass. Lite brown in color with polka dotted lacing clinging to the sides of my glass.

The nose is raisins, chocolate, caramel and winter spices. An underlying aroma of smoke and alcohol comes through in the end.

The flavor is much like the aroma with dark fruits. The smoke is much more prominate in the taste and adds to the enjoyment.

This beer is surprisingly smooth as hell for 10%. Medium to thick body with a syrupy feel. Carbonation is low but works for the style.

Overall a solid beer and my first from Hair of the Dog. I look forward to trying more from this brewery. Getting them will be the difficult part.

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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,466 ratings.
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