Adam – Hair of the Dog (Portland, OR, USA)

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Adam (Hearty Old World Ale) – Hair of the Dog, 10% ABV, 12 fl.oz., (Portland, Oregon, USA)

from ratebeer.com:

“Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery. He is made with Northwest hops, organic pilsner malt, and a variety of specialty grains. The beer is rich and smokey, with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Best served as a dessert beer. It is great with cigars, or just a warm fire and good company. ”

on the front left-side label:

“Adam is made with Northwest hops, Organic Pilsner malt and a variety of specialty grains. The flavors in this beer have been compared to chocolate, smoke, leather and figs. Brewed in loving memory of Adam Kerchival 11-30-60 | 01-26-05 Brewer and friend.”

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  • Style: Traditional Ale (German)
  • Taste: Full-bodied rich malty caramel chocolate roasted coffee
  • Where I got it : Stearns Liquor (LA)
  • How much: $6 USD – 12 fl.oz., September 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: it’s pretty good

Visual: Pours deep dark brown with a fantastic huge foam and lasting head, thick sticky lacing, some micro CO2 activity near the surface. Beautiful.

Nose: faint dark caramel malts, hints of chocolate, roastedness, and brown sugar. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: dense liquid malt sweetness

Mid-palate: thick-bodied, creamy-light fizzy mouthfeel, (lvl-8)-sweetness, (MAIN) chocolate, brown sugar/caramel malts, figs, leather

Finish: medium booziness, light roasted coffee, persistent malty sweetness, soft hopped bitterness, lingering sweet-bitter finish.

Summary: A robust, full-bodied ale with a very dark malty character. Well executed but no unique flavours particularly stood out.