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Adam | 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

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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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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12oz bottle of batch 81 (the HotD website's batch log is a bit outdated, but I'm guessing this one has a bit of age on it).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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Photo of rzerbian
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12 oz. bottle, poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appeared black and only lightened to a deep reddish-brown shade when poured thin with the light hitting it.

Had an Aroma of mild cocoa and dark fruit (leather made sense too, but only after reading the suggestion on the bottle).

With a rich, medium-full Mouthfeel and livened up just enough by its slightly high-for-style carbonation. I appreciated this compared to the mostly still feel I generally associate with old ale/barleywine type beers.

As a hop head I tend to focus on their role even in styles where they aren't supposed to be the main attraction, necessarily. I found
their role here to be beefed up a bit for the style giving a bitterness to it that made it Taste more like high % cocoa dark chocolate than a sweeter, rich milk chocolate. Couldn't pin it exactly, but a dark fruit, most like black cherry flavor was the next most present note in it and a hint of smoke was detectable as well.

On the Overall, I find myself satisfied with what I've poured here. At $5 per 12oz. bottle I struggle to call it a steal but again, satisfied. Even more satisfied taking into account the balance of flavor, ABV, and "lack of alcohol" flavor I get from it. I feel like it walks an admirable line between deceptively dangerous drinkability and warming fireside sipper.

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

Thanks to THECPJ for this one. Batch 78.

A: Pours a dark mahogany color with a 1.5 finger tan head, rather dense. Really good head retention and left behind sticky lacing all around the glass.

S: Upfront there is a lot of dark fruit, raisins chiefly, but also some cherry, fig, and plum. There is some caramel and a bit of chocolate. Underneath everything there is a bit of smoke.

T: Brown sugar, molasses, and some chocolate. There is a bit of dark fruit - raisins and cherries mostly. There is a light smokiness as well, but very faint. There is almost a dark rum like quality to it. Finish is quite dry.

M: Full bodied and chewy mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Not boozy, but there is a bit of warmth as it goes down.

O: Very complex with a lot going on. Glad I sat on it for a little bit.

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Photo of beerandcycling88
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Batch number 72.

A Pours a dark brown that is almost black with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S The nose is quite strong and complex with the malt being the highlight. There are notes of caramel, sweet dark fruit possibly figs. But the caramel from the malt is the highlight.

T The taste is quite smokey, which is quite the opposite of what I was expecting from such a sweet nose. There are also notes of leather and caramel with a hint of coffee on the aftertaste. Ho Quite complex. The alcohol is very well masked and i wouldn't believe its 10%, A very dangerous brew.

M Thick without being syrupy, which is nice.

Overall a good beer. Not earth shattering but still an excellent choice for sitting around and sipping on for an evening.

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Photo of Labonix
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When poured into my glass it has a little more than a fingers worth of head. The aroma is malt and chocolate. It has a very dark amber apperance to it. The beer taste of dark fruits such as raisons or plums and it has a very light smokey taste to it. This beer feels wonderful in the mouth followed by a slight alcohol burn in the throat which I love. This is definetly a cigar beer.

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Photo of maximum12
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to msulinski & Rempo for bottles of this brew, both as extras, woohoo! This bottle is Batch 76, whatever that means.

Popped open & sampled side-by-side with a bottle of Cherry Adam, both poured into smaller tasting glasses & shared with my wife.

Pour is surprisingly lively for a big old ale, & the yeast & last few drips are left in the bottle for the sake of clarity. Darkest dark brown with redhead leaking in around the edges. Aroma is pretty weak; faint chocolate, malts, not much going on.

Adam tastes nothing like it smells, & that's a good thing. A healthy swig & the alcohol & yeasts have the inside track, zing! Some brewers try to hide the booze, this one flaunts it in a low-cut teddy. Leathery is a good descriptor, with a douse of anise, brown sugar, baked malts. On the downward slide there's a strong sherry, port characteristic that brings it to the finish line; great mop-up. As promised by the ABV, this is a big-fished beer that coats the stomach & really weighs one down. I could easily have a whole bottle of this, but six ounces is going to suit me nicely.

Adam, you're a good fellow. Nicely dressed, good taste, easy to take. Now, I'm going to enjoy comparing you to your cherry counterpoint. Be right back.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My cellar continues to amaze me with what is down there! This is a Batch 55 bottle with Batch 81 currently on the shelf at Pinocchio's. This will be a pleasant continuation to the day (I hope).

From the bottle: "Hair of the Dog brewing company produces bottle conditioned beers which improve with age. We are dedicated to providing the beer lover with new and unusual beer styles. The sediment you see is normal to the bottle conditioned process. Pour slowly to allow sediment to remain in the bottle."; "This ale is top fermented and cold conditioned to give it a rich and mellow smoothness. The unique garnet color is derived from specially roasted barley and the intense hop profile is provided by the use of only the finest whole hop flowers."

Needless to say, I can read and follow directions, so I used a very gentle slow pour. I got a most impressive dense finger of light-tan head in spite of my low-key pour and it had great retention! Nose was quite vinous, reminiscent of a dry red wine. Color was a deep dark-brown with garnet highlights and NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was relatively full with a lot of carbonation in evidence. My initial mouthful was somewhat hot, giving way to a tawny port-like taste. Wow! I am not a wine guy, but my uncle has been into wine for twenty-five years or so and I have had some exposure to it. The dryness of the finish was gasping in its intensity. I did not experience the hops mentioned on the label, nor did I really get much in the way of maltiness. Instead, this would probably stack up well against a sherry or a port. I am really impressed and will have to get some new vintages for storing. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Finally, the lacing looked as though it would take a jackhammer to remove.

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Photo of stakem
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle batch 62. As far as I am aware, this vintage was brewed in the spring of 2004 and bottled the summer 2004. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a murky dark brown color. When held to the light, some lighter brown clarity is seen through the edges. A thick finger of frothy tan head sits atop the brew and slowly fades leaving a lacing coating atop the brew which gravitates towards the side of the glass in a thicker coating. A swirl revives the cap which lasts throughout the duration and puts some spotty lacework on the glass.

The aroma of this brew is deep and complex. It is a mixture of what seems to be burnt chocolate smelling slightly woodsy to smoked with some deep earthy tones. Plenty of fruit notes are hidden under it smelling like raisins with a light vinous touch. A light musty character of chocolate malt is underneath. As the brew warms and the glass is swirled, a bit of fruity to floral hop inclusion comes out taking this brew in a different direction that is at times lightly herbal mixed with molasses.

The taste is somewhat smokey almost meaty with a character similar to pete. It is lightly musty with a malt flavoring mingled with chocolate. A strong fruity flavor minorly reminiscent of fruity to floral hops is present coming across with alcohol esters like raisins and bitter chocolate malt inclusion with each sip. The alcohol is fairly bold with an increased awareness of the previously mentioned fruity to herbal flavoring. The aftertaste is a long drawn out combination of chocolate and fruity to herbal hop flavoring. Well done. Once warm, this brew picks up almost a leathery tobacco flavor that is quite enjoyable with a deep earthy flavor.

This is a full bodied brew that is slick in the feel. It has a modest to light level of carbonation which is very enjoyable. For being 7 years old, this brew is still quite bold in alcohol and hops that are more flavorful than bitter. A very solid sipper with a lightly fusel kick of alcohol. Overall a well rounded and enjoyable take on the style, I have no doubt this brew can withstand 10+ years of aging considering how well this 7 year old bottle is unscathed.

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

A - This beer pours a very dark brown color. It has a big fluffy 3-finger light tan head on it. The head has awesome retention, and it leaves some nice sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smells of caramel, dried fruit, figs, raisin, and wood. I am also getting scents of vanilla, slight booze, and toffee.

T - The taste starts off with roasted malt, caramel sweetness, and some smokiness. There are flavors of dark fruits such as figs, raisins, and cherries. I am also getting some leather and wood with the smokiness. There is some booziness in the finish.

M - This has a medium to full body and good creamy carbonation. It goes down easy and has a smooth velvety feel to it. There is some slight alcohol warmth as well.

D - This has good drinkability. It goes down very smooth and the flavor is very nice. It is a bit of a sipper, but hard to put down. Overall, i really enjoyed this beer. I recommend trying it, and I would certainly buy it again.

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Photo of Allpe45
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle
Batch 80

Appears dark brown, not quite black, with a light brown/tan head. Good retention and lacing.

Hints of booze in the smell. Primarily dark fruits, with leather, smoke, and chocolate.

Taste is bittersweet chocolate, smokey. Roast malts and dates in the middle, dark fruits and alcohol warmth in the finish.

Feel is creamy, medium bodied, with low carbonation. Lingering sweetness.

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Photo of stxSS07
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 77 into a Duvel tulip

A- Pours an opaque dark brown with a 1/2 finger worth of tight bubbled khaki head. Leaves no perceptable lacing.

S- Deep, rich scents of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, hops, oak, leather, and pipe tobacco.

T- Follows the nose with waves of sugary dark fruits followed immediately by a big roasted grain character. Notes of oak, hops, and vanilla creep in along with a smokey/leathery back end. Lingering sweetness.

M- Thinner than anticipated. I'd call it medium bodied with a pretty slick mouthfeel. Carbonation is lively.

O- Glad I finally got to knock a big time want off of my list. The contrasting sweet/roasty characteristics in this brew make me think of 50/50 mix of Plead the 5th and aged Bigfoot. Really relieved that batch 77 seems to be carbed, as I have been reading about people picking up lifeless bottles lately.

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Photo of Bendurgin
3.66/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I got this one in a trade a while back from the super awesome Gogriz. Thanks again! This one is batch 76. Poured into a tulilp. Pours dark brown but sits black in the glass. No head, but what do you expect from a beer pushing ten percent.

Lots of dark fruit in the aroma. Figs, plumbs and dates. Rich toffee and caramel in the aroma with a little bit of smoke. More of the same from the flavor. Very fruity with a lot of butterscotch flavor. Sweet caramel and a little bit of grain alcohol in the finish.

This on is flat. Plain and simple. I've heard about some bottles of Adam being flat but I didn't think it was this batch. Otherwise it has a nice full chewy body but obviously some carbonation would be nice. Overall with all things considered this is tasty. I'd love to give this another go sometime. Hopefully not a flat bottle. Everything else is pretty solid but a flat beer is a flat beer.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 80

Whooaa, what’s going on here as I pour this beer? Foams all the way up through the glass with just an ounce or two poured.. Spoiled? A quick whiff doesn’t scare me yet. Literally waiting to pour more. Head has excellent retention and appears more creamy as you wait... and wait. Finally, clumpy lacing is left all inside the glass. I’m talking thick clumps!

Aroma is somewhat muted, but doesn’t appear to be off or sour. Kind of a deep almost spicy caramel. A touch of alcohol and more toasty notes as you consume some.

Hmm, smokey in flavor. Thought of DFH Immort ale right away. Boozey, smokey, thick dark caramel. Some pepper and other spices. Actually quite hoppy. It continues to grow on me and as it opens it becomes more complex. The malt layers expand and the smokey nature plays some nice games. Nutty notes come in.

Thick, bold body, warming in your mouth and as it slips down your throat. Almost drinks like the cross between an Imp Stout and Barleywine. There is a boozey nature, but not one I would call hot. Different and more inviting than “hot” beers that I don’t really enjoy.

This is a beer to enjoy for most of the evening.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.16/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - pour is subtle. Head is nice straw color. Brew is nice deep purple.

S - Super vanilla. Lots of wood funk too! Perhaps a little mango or papaya?

T - Lots of dark oakey flavor... Very deep and pulling. Lots going on on this brew. Can't really put my finger on any of it though...

M - Lots of HEAT! Minimal carbonation and very bitter (slightly licorice) after taste.

O - A mild mess of a brew... There's a TON of flavor, but it's very hard to differentiate... Worth trying and finding, but I would let it sit for a LONG time! I hope to upgrade this review in time.

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

Batch 77, poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown almost black with a off white head and a little carbonation.

S - Very nice smell of molasses, fig, some baker's chocolate, and faint hint of smoke or roasted malt. Good solid aroma and complex.

T - Chocolate and malt hit first and there is a smokey flavor along with some booze that lingers long after. A little thin in taste from what I smelled, but solid taste nevertheless. I think the smoke elements are what I like the best, make the front complex and the taste linger.

M - Little lighter than I expected in mouthfeel for this. Little light on the carbonation, but that may be from this being so fresh and not bottle conditioning as much. But quite drinkable and not as chewy as some old ales tend to be.

O - A solid beer and would gladly drink another bottle of this. Full of taste and wonderful to just smell, I was happy with this. Would be perfect for a fall night and wonderful to age.

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Photo of Treebs
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #77, poured from 12oz. bottle into Founders snifter.

A: Pours a very deep purple with a 1 finger light tan head. Slowly dissipates leaving a thick ring around edge. The ring reveals a wonderful splatter pattern lace as the beer disappears into my belly.

S: I'm picking up some very earthy and woody notes at the front. This gives way to some light smells dark fruits. Little raisins and ripe dates. A little boozy on the backend with some sweet malts.

T: Not as impressed with the taste as I was with the nose. A watered down woodiness gives way to some light sweetness from the fruits and the oat malts. The backend actually provides more flavor for me. There is a little sweet booze kick with a nice smooth oak finish.

M: Medium bodied with a very oily touch. Medium carbonation. Leaves a sweetened oaky taste over the palate.

O: This beer had some ups and downs. The nose was great, but the initial tasting fell flat. The backend picked it back up however and turned a decent brew.

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

Comes out of the tap an opaque sable with a yellowish pale tan head. Aroma is mainly malty and has a chocolaty undertone.Malty flavor is somewhat sweet and has a chocolate tone plus nutty and coffee undertones. Texture is thick, smooth and subtly fizzy, on the heavy side. Definitely worthy!

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Photo of BeerNemesis
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Adam | 330 ml. | 10.0% ABV | 2010 vintage

Brewer: Hair of the Dog
Style: Old Ale
Glass: pint

Opaque, leathery brown, with an effusive khaki head.

Chocolate, oily hops, smoke, whiskey.

Powdery chocolate, whisky, leather, smoke, figs, oily hops. Made with Northwest hops, Organic Pilsner malt and "a variety of specialty grains."

Thick and chalky in a good way.

Very nice mixture of deep dark flavors, alcohol that is expertly masked, and a balancing hop presence.

Would I get it again?:

Batch #: 80

Bottled: ?
Served: July 6, 2011

Price = $4.99 at Whole Foods (NYC)

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.01/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

This breaks my heart! My top rated beer took a kick to the nuts today. On draft at HotD taproom. Butterscotch was significant. Gone was the leather and molasses, spice and other characteristics. Just a too smooth buttery feel and taste. Not a butter bomb, but enough to ruin my deep seated love :(

I"m such an A-hole I don't remember who gave this too me. It was a trade at FRTH, I know your face!! Thanks for this wonder brew

This is almost a perfect 5 for me, but I think it misses the style, probably by a lot, but it's too damn good to mark more off.

Pours a dark chestnut, almost black. Off-brown/tan head, dense, creamy, foaming up to about 2 fingers. Lacing is slick.

Great aroma. Rich and full. Dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, leather, molasses. hint of vanilla and anise. Yum

Taste is richer and fuller. Subtle at first, then the flavors hit. Wow. Leather up front, black chocolate, baked caramel, black plum. Molasses adds to the roasted malt sweetness, but the leather and some prune come in with a dash of anise to dry it out a bit. A touch of tannin. Smmmoooth. Oh my. A slightly dry finish, but mostly smooth. Alcohol is a non-factor

My first HotD beer and I'm wowed. Gonna have to hit my brother up in Washington to keep on eye out for these.

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

Batch 81. Batch-finder on their website is way out-of-date, so not sure when this was brewed and bottled.

Pours a really dark brown, totally opaque, with ruby highlights at the edges. Rich cream-colored head, slightly yellowish. Amazing head retention - it dissipated to about a half-finger, and stayed there throughout the time I drank it. Lacing is good but not great.

Smell is all about the malts. Mostly figs, brown sugar, and caramel.

Taste comes on similar to the smell. Very sweet, strong dark fruit flavors (fig). After that, a lemony tang comes on about half-way through, sticks to the sides of the tongue, and holds on for dear life. The strong flavors totally mask the alcohol. In some ways, it tastes like a quad, with those deep rich sweet malts, but the tangy citrus flavor is unique.

Mouthfeel is quite syrupy, thick, and fairly heavy.

My first experience with this style. Heavy dark sweet malts that dominate everything about it. Very figgy and sweet, with a refreshing tang. I'd like some more complexity from the knock-you-over malts, but I'll take it as is. No evidence at all of the huge alcohol presence.

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Photo of alexhahn82
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with no head, an almost apple juice like light bubble at the top, not a head, just surface bubbles. Deep, deep cola/amber like color.

S - Apple Juice and Smoke, It smells terrific!

T/M - Again apples, fig, smoke. No carbonation, but MAJOR mouthfeel. Impressive flavor for an old ale.

O - Very flavorful, Very big, very well hidden as far as the 10% ABV goes, smoke subsides after a handful of sips. This is a ringer, seek it out and try it!

PP (Price Point) - $4.49 for a 12oz. bottle, A somewhat fair PP, I would feel more comfortable around $3.75 or so, but well worth it when you add up the ABV that it delivers, plus the TASTE! Very good!

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Photo of leschkie
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
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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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 2,490 ratings
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