Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tasting: Hair of the Dog Adam

Unlike his brother Fred, Adam was well carbonated. Let the tasting begin!

Tasting: Chilled to ~40 degrees (f) from a pint glass.

Appearance: 3/3 Dark Mahogany color, the beer is very clear where the light does make it through, which is great for a dark beer.
Head: 3/3 Nice mocha head that thins to about 1/8 inch but stays.
Aroma: 3/3 A bit of roasted malt, some smoke and subdued hops.
Flavor: 2.5/3 Sweet, tasting of roasted malts, smoke and more hops. Alcohol is present as well. Tasty, but a bit on the sweet side.
Mouth feel: 3/3 Medium to thick body, medium-low carbonation, silky on the palette.
Overall: 2.5/3 A very good beer, and within the style guides for an Old Ale, but just a bit too sweet.
Buzz: 3/3 At 10% abv, 1 bottle is equivalent to 3 bottles of Bud Select!

This is a good beer, but the price and the sweetness keeps it off the must-have list.

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