AgentAle (1753) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017 Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An intense, extremely creamy dark ale. Complexity is the hallmark of this beer, with notes of plum and dates, chocolate, smoke, peat, and coffee. For me, it’s an absolute necessity to lay this beer down for a few months before I have a bottle. Some will argue that oxidation detracts from Adam, but I don’t think there are many beers more suited to its effects. (It’s also quite tasty with vanilla ice cream.)
Aroma is deeply roasted malts, caramel, espresso beans,and a hint of dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, rye spiciness, vanilla, clove and a tad of earthiness. Complex, we’ll balaced and excellent. Appearance is a black with a thin pearl head that retains quite well. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
On draft at the source. Pours dark brown with little light penetration. Solid tan head that lasts. Smoke, cherry, leather, burnt black pepper. Creamy medium-heavy mouthfeel low carbonation. BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 1/19/2009. Batch #72, Aroma is predominatley leather and smoke, with very slight hints of dark fruits, and chocolate. Flavor was very similar to the aroma, mouthfeel is thick and smooth with a sweet aftertaste. Overall i felt the leather taste was a bit too dominant and the other flavors didnt come through that well, but it is still a quality brew. gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2017
From old tasting notes. Labeled as "Hair of the Dog Adam Hearty Old World Ale". Translucent red, brown color. Big creamy tan head. Spicy, roasted malt flavor hints at peppercorns and licorice. WOW! Intense bittersweet roasted malt flavor has notes of treacle, crushed black pepper, cardamom and vanilla. Long bitter finish. Big clinging aftertaste. A big brew that is unique and interesting. commonmac (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2017
On tap at the source...one of the greatest taprooms around. Color is a cola brown with assertive lacing. Nose has a dark fruit quality and a small peat like note. There are some mild chocolate and vanilla qualities as well. Taste is big and dark fruit forward with Belgian notes at the forefront. Less sweetness than other Hair of the Dog efforts. Some mild smoky notes with a slight tobacco and a peat characteristic. Very impressive effort overall. All I can do is shake my head at how good this brewery does things.
Iznogud (3808) - CROATIA - APR 3, 2017
On tap at ACBF2017. Pours brown with beige head. Malty, caramel, sweetish, chocolate, toffee, wood, dry bitter finish. Full bodied. Complex. Smooth. stevoj (5046) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2017
12 oz. bottle share, Batch #87. (2012). Nice rich brown color, small, but substantial beige head. Roast grains and chocolate, mildly sweet and a nice burn. Slick and slippery, just damn near perfect. Rubin77 (2128) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2017
F: big, tanned, good retention.
C: dark, opaque.
A: dark fruits, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, herbal smoke.
T: sampled from tap at ACBF 2017, roasted malt, earthy, fruity, hint of sour, chocolate, coffee, hoppy herbal bitterness on the palate, spicy, honey, complex taste, full body, medium carbonation, simply great beer.
bigtaster (979) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2017
From bottle into a snifter. Pours dark brown opaque, thick brown head. Dark dried fruit, dates, brown sugar, soy, earth, old banana. Thick body, very creamy, soft carbonation, sweet. Wow complex, very tasty, unique, lovely. klm1 (1538) - Bled/SF, - MAR 4, 2017
UPDATED: APR 1, 2017 12oz. Bottle from Kl&wine Merchants Redwood City@: BATCH 90: pours dark reddish brown with foamy unstable beige head. Aroma-flavor: toasted toffee, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, hint of smoked when it warms up, tobacco, dark, dried fruits esters, molasses, vanilla, wood, port wine. Finish is dry. Body it thick, texture smooth, carbonation is moderate.