wedgie9 (1989) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a bottle, big thanks to whoever brought this to the tasting. Pours almost black with a red tint, a thin tan head, that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, coconut, maple, vanilla bourbon, and just a touch of soy sauce oxidation. The flavor is dominated by the same brown sugar, molasses coconut, maple, vanilla bourbon, and a touch of dark chocolate with an added fruity component, and a touch of banana. The body is full and oily with just below average carbonation and a long bourbon, coconut, vanilla, and maple finish.
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Another ridiculously amazing beer sampled on 12/16! somehow spent 3-4 YEARS in barrels, but the bourbon character, while quite obvious, is not overwhelming, and is quite complimentary. liked this way more than the regular Adam, which is already a good brew...but this one is elite! super smooth, and i kept retuning my nose to the glass for that bourbony goodness. too bad we split a 12 oz."
jmgreenuk (4469) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botttle at the pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag. Poured a hazy mahogany. The aroma is rich boozy alcohol molasses. The flavour is rich malt molasses, ripe fruti with a rich malt boozy alcohol palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.
deanso (5362) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting
No head or carbonation. Clear amber pour. Wow, a lovely beer. Nice complexity.
sic1314 (3377) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with no head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, smooth and sweet. Full body, flavour as the aroma.
tectactoe (1935) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: 2011 vintage. Thanks, Jeff. Deep brown body, almost black once it makes it to the glass. Dark ruby edges with a soft, thin khaki layer of foam resting on top. Lovely, complex aroma with signature Hair of the Dog descriptors; fig, raisin, woody oak, prune, musty leather, spicy tobacco, plentiful bourbon, earth, sweet molasses, & light touches of anise & wine. Solid battle between robust booziness & offsetting sweetness. Huge oak presence on the palate; if the "wood" part wasn’t appreciated in the aroma, it definitely is in the flavor. Booze soaked oak staves, black cherries, dates, sweet raisins coated with burnt brown sugar, molasses, & a touch of vanilla. Middle to back, you get more of the signature old leather & tobacco flavor with a touch of earth, smoke, & vanilla. Boozy finish with a semi-sweet balance; malty, unattenuated, sweet, warming, & indefinitely intriguing. Thick body, oily & coating. Delicious beer, although I prefer the superior drinkability of regular Adam.
kbudd19 (604) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle sent to me as a "surprise" bottle from Tom10101, thanks man!
Dark brown pour, no head to speak of which isn’t surprising as the bottle makes the no carbonation a matter of fact. Aroma, oh man I could swim in this, bourbon, oak, toffee, light smoke, yum. Taste, a bit hot up front, syrupy mouthfeel, caramel, vanilla, oak, burnt brown sugar, with a warm, bittersweet finish. This is a great beer, and with a bit of carb it would be world class, still delicious though, I’ll have to track down a 2011.
KingCecil (2050) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home...vintage ’14 label says 12% alc... It pours dark brown, light murky, no head (?) lack of carb. nuts, plums, oak, raisins, bourbon, leather, tobacco, toffee, brown sugar, warming alcohol.... It would have been fantastic with some carb....
MikeJslc (755) - USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, clear, very thin tan head from lack of carb. Aroma of bread crusts, nutty notes, plums, raisins. leather, tobacco. Flavor of toffee, burnt sugar, caraway seeds, raisins. over-ripe dark fruit, leather, nuts, warming alcohol.
BOLTZ7555 (2822) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled courtesy of Sparky! One of the most generous guys on the site! Have wanted to try this FOREVER! Extremely pungent, aggressive, boozy nose with bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, and dark fruit. Flavor is much more subtle...reminding me of a mild Utopias. Decadent, refined, minimally carbonated, and dessert forward. Molasses, maple, and brown sugar are all there. Sip it and you’ll be fine...down it and you’ll be passed out on the couch! ;)
mathieuc (1343) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with no head and completely still. Nose is of coconut, vanilla and toffee, exaçtly what I expected! Taste is quite sweet but it’s fine for a dessert beer. Flavors are of caramel, toffee again, coconut and light raisins. Body is full, mouthfeel syrupy and smooth. Absolutely no carb and almost no hot alcohol, this drink like it is 8-9% top. Overall a really nice after supper sipper, I want more!