For the first review of 2013, I decided to pick a beer called Adam (get it? ADAM! Like the first man ever!?). Adam from Hair of the Dog is kind of like an old ale, and kinda like an imperial stout. It’s smoked, bottle-conditioned, and 10% ABV which means it’s totally ageable. It’s also the first beer that HOTD ever made all the way back in 1994. This bottle is batch 84 (brewed on 10-11-11, bottled on 1-12-12) which makes it just over a year old at the time of drinking.
From the HOTD website:
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 Originally made in Dortmunder, Germany, it was the first beer I produced when I opened Hair of the Dog.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.
This beer looks… well, like an imperial stout more than anything. It’s pretty much dark brown, almost black. It has a huge latte-colored head that sits like a pillow on top. Bottle conditioning makes the head on beers look delicious. I totally support the way they make smaller bubbles. I mean, just look at it. LOOK AT IT! [Read more...]