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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
Cherry Adam from the Wood is aged with locally grown black cherries in oak casks for 15 months. The fruit lends a sweet tartness to the finish, melding with the wood and adding a new dimension of complexity. The 2008 bottling celebrates 15 years of business for me and was aged in Bourbon and Sherry barrels. The 2009 bottling was aged exclusively in Elijah Craig Bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle purchased at Chucks in Chagrin Falls last year (I donít know who traded with them to get this, but I scored 3 other HotDís and an Abyss that day). 2009 vintage. Thick black yeast deposit left in the bottle, no head at all, deep brown-red hue making it seem black. All great signs. Aroma is almost perfect. Deep roasted malt, honey, chocolate, toasted oat, vanilla and notes of heaven all in the nose. I cannot imagine the flavor getting better with age, since it has the perfect complexity and flavor after a year and a half... but I do doubt it could get worse. Flavor is like a rich deep cherry and molasses flavor. Strong notes of vanilla and wood come through with a honey-like smoothness as well as the subdued malty sweetness. God this one is amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (204) - DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
Pours dark dense ruby/dark brown with no head. A few small bubbles. Nose: So much candy.. English licorice, filled chocolate and cherry bonbons, big wood influence and a slight boozy quality on the nose - but it works well. Taste: intense! Cherry triffle, cherry vinegar, soy? Chocolate, almond liquor And again a good wood influence- big powerfull flavour here. The mouthfeel is oily, aftertaste mostly on almondy and chocolate and cherry. Finish is long and lingering. Big thanks to motherbrother for splitting this in half with me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle at borefts. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is cherry, caramel, funky, wood, taste is sweet, tart cherry, Rich, smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fritz123 (1417) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
What a treat! Pours a dark reddish brown in a snifter...light head and no lace. The aroma was serious cherry cordial, chocolate, deep dark fruits, barrel. Taste is chocolate cherry cordial, caramel, red wine, oak barrel, and a complex malt base. Full body, lighter carb. Very complex and deep in flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachrymalisis (433) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
The bottle I had was developing a rather unpleasant acetic acid character that did not make drinking it enjoyable at all, sadly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Long time want here. 2014 vintage. Very dark brown with red edges, slick and viscous looking. Nose is dark chocolate cherries, rotting cherries. Syrupy, thick mouthfeel. Rich dark chocolate, sweet cherries, light sour streak but slow sipping desert beer all the way. Coats the tongue and lingers with cherry cordial flavors. Nice, unique stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2015
Pours dark brown with no head. Nose shwos chocolate fudge, raisins, rum notes, woody oak, vanilla. Pretty amazing. Very similar flavours, more chocolate fudge, rum, raisins and woody oak but with some soft sweet cherries and a little booze creeping in. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Maxís place. 2015 bottle. Dark brown with almost no foam. Lovely aroma of chocolate, cookies, caramel, vanilla, wood and cherries. Sweet and slightly tart flavor, with chocolate, cherries, cookies, caramel, vanilla and wood. Rounded mouthfeel. Alcohol is not noticeable. Great and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle at the brewery into a tulip. Deep dark brown and mysterious looking. Only a little foam that is darker beige. Bourbon and cherry on the nose. Wood, too. Bourbon leads the flavors. Cherry right behind. Barrels bring interesting complexity. A bit of sourness and plenty of warming heat. Vinous notes. Fruit is more complex than only cherries. Some chocolate mid glass. This one comes with great memories. What a cool place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Iím 100% sure I had this already, when Graham brought all those awesome HOTDs to RBAG 2013, but obviously I didnít log a rating. This is a 2012 vintage (Iím pretty sure gramityís was a 2009 bottle). Very hazy sienna hue, trace head, almost none at all. Warm bourbon and woody caramel, maybe a hint of cherries but Iím really looking here. Soft and flat, a bit boozy. Very tasty, but could use a little carbo (seems to be a common complaint around this brews!), and disappointingly muted cherry character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2298) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
April 18, 2015. Bottle received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, figs, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, bourbon, oak and plums. Taste is sweet with caramel, vanilla, raisin, dark berries leading to a warming finish with bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and cherries. Medium to full bodied, rounded and sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

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