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

2,474 Ratings

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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle bought online at Craftshack, poured into a Troegs Mad Elf snifter.

AP: NIce rich dark colour, near black, Stout like. Dense foamy light tan head, 3 fingers high at the start and slowly dissipating down a finger width. This looks like it should be quite tasty.
AR: Toffee, chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, dark fruits (raisin, fig), treacle. Some light notes of Earthy rustic hops and caramel malts. Brilliant nose on this.
T: Just like the nose, all the aromas are in the flavour as well. Only negative about this beer is that on the initial taste I do get a bit of the alcohol heat and then on the finish some significant warmth down the throat and in the belly, more than there should be. To me it's just enough to distract from the enjoyable tastes. Otherwise this is a true delight with rich intense flavours that treat the palate. The Earthy rustic hops come out nicely on the finish.
M: Good mouthfeel. The moderate carbonation adds a nice smooth creaminess without it being too crisp/bubbly. It's not cloying or sticky on the tongue either, but finishes with a faint moistness.
OV: A great beer and if the alcohol was better hidden I'd have rated this higher. The flavours are there, but the heat punches through a bit too much for my preference taking away from the smoothness. It's 'only' 10% ABV but drinks like it's at least 12%+. Otherwise very very enjoyable.

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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,474 ratings.
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