Review – Hair of the Dog – Adam
From Hair of the Dog – 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 Originally made in Dortmunder, Germany, it was the first beer I produced when I opened Hair of the Dog.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.
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company – Hair of the Dog – Adam. 12 oz. bottle poured into my New Belgium glass. 10% abv. Purchased at Whole Foods Market, Arroyo, Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a small amount of suds at the top.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, wood, smoke and licorice.
Taste: Smoke, coffee, burnt malts and wood.
Mouthfeel: Thin yet sticky.
Overall: Indeed a cigar beer. I was impressed with it’s complexity, but goofed up by not pairing it with a dessert or cigar. It was was a tad woody for me, but feel if I had paired it with something, it would have been a different experience.
Of note: There is a wood aged version of this beer, as well as a wood and cherry aged version of this beer. Please stop by http://www.hairofthedog.com/beers.html, to learn more about Hair of the Dog beers, and how to contact them on the special batches of beer they brew.