Hair of the Dog Adam

Hair of the Dog Adam

Rated 4.135 by BeerPals

Brewed by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Inc.

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

10% Alcohol by Volume

50 International Bittering Units

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Adam is a recreation of a historic beerstyle. Originally made in Dortmunder, Germany, it was the first beer I produced when I opened Hair of the Dog. Rich in flavor, Adam is best served as a dessert beer. It is great with chocolate or cigars, or just a warm fire and good company. It has 10% alcohol by volume and 50 IBUs.

ID: 83 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank41
Overall Percentile99.9
Style Rank1 of 799
Style Percentile99.9
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.9
Average Score4.198
Weighted Score4.135
Standard Deviation0.453

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  • THE_BEER_GOD 92 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle - Batch #47. Per the Hair Of The Dog website, this was bottled in Septmerb 2000. Black pour with a peppering of sediment around the bottom of the glass. Fading tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt caramel, coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, light booze, dark fruit, caramel and coffee notes. Body is medium with a faint, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, toasted grains, caramel, chocolate notes, coffee and light booze.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    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!

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Wish List item FOREVER! Finally, and at the source too! Deep caramel colored pour, tight light beige head, some lacing. Sweet malty and very lightly smoked aroma and first flavor, then some ripe cherries, leather and some tobacco, light booze, toffee. Just a Monster of a beer that is what I hoped it would be - EPIC.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 2.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    My first ever bottle of this was extremely flat. This bottle is overly carbonated. Hooray for batch variation. Brown/black pour with an excessive head. Aromas of bubblegum, bitter cocoa, and smoked malt. Metallic taste with tons of smoke. The metallic taste ruins it. I really don't dig batch variation - my first experience was a drain pour and this one had a tangy flavor to go with over carbonation. I'm done trying this brew.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Had the pleasure of meeting Alan the brewer on a very hung over morning in Portland (turned out Fred from the Wood wasn't the solution to what ailed me). I am so impressed with what these guys do. And they deserve all the credit they get. Especially for Adam. Holymoly. There is so much taste complexity, I don't know where to begin. I don't love the smokiness, but it's nicely done. Even the chocolate and coffee notes are unique, super creamy, a touch hot, but just a touch, as well as a little tobacco/pepper. Can't do it justice in words, it's like an opera in your mouth.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    HotD delivers again with this beer. Chocolate consumed in a cigar smoking room (but not where someone is actually presently smoking a cigar, more that the room is just permiated with the cigars presence). Really unique beer. Has an "old world" charm that is represented in a distinctly non-West Coast rough edge the the flavour, something just a touch funky (not sour), just not smooth drop down the hatch-ness. Like a beautiful old chandelier that was dropped, it has character that lends to the beauty. How to describe that in flavours though? Beyond me. No perceptible alcohol, maybe a touch of orange or cherry ganache, or both. Must find again and do better.

  • QUATERNIO 68 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Aromas of caramel, toffee, dates, tobacco, and a hint of bubble gum. Mouthfeel is a little unctious, but I expect that in such a rich beer. Flavors include toffee, anise, dried fruit, coffee, and pine. Some pretty serious hops are apparent here as well, which gives the taste a strong finish. This ranks pretty highly in my book, and I find it comparable to DFH World Wide Stout, so much so that I want to look at my review of WWS to compare numbers.

  • SIGMUND 6640 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    355 ml bottle, from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Batch # 71. ABV is 10%. Very dark reddish brown colour, moderate beige head. Vinous aroma, notes of dark dried fruits and oak, also some initial notes of dust. Sweet and vinous flavour, notes of old port, dark dried fruits and oak, hints of chocolate and smoke, decent hops in the finish. Very good.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    A lightly smoked nose with sweet malts and hints of dark fruits and leather. The appearance is an incredible deep dark brown with a massive head. The flavor is a big malt bomb with a touch of smoke and raisins, some molasses and licorice. A very big beer and deffinitely my pleasure to enjoy.

  • POPERY 212 reviews
    rated 4.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Delicious, thick, rich beer. Adam pours a dark, murky brown, tan at the edges. The head is tan, thick and creamy with tiny bubbles. The aroma is sweet and malty, brown sugar on malty toast. This isn’t a vintage bottle, so the hops still come through with some citrus. The flavor is somewhere between a doppelbock, a barleywine and an English strong ale. There’s sweet malt with some light toasty crystal malt. The malt has some good fruity notes, prunes, apricots and raisins. It’s a really delicious beer - Hair of the Dog is an incredible brewery.

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