mcberko (13858) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000th rating. 12 oz. bottle from the brewery (after a 2-hour lineup to obtain it and Bourbon Fred, which almost saw them run out of Adam from the Wood - we got one of the last dozen), split with Matts_Property. Pours a deep dark brown with a reddish tinge and virtually no head. Aroma of rich wood, bourbon notes, liqueur-coated dark fruits, molasses and serious heat from the booze. Flavour seems subtle at first - with the identity of the beer being revealed the more you drink - starting with wood and bourbon upfront that never ruin the complexity but are definitely quite pronounced, followed by brandy- / sherry-coated fruits, vanilla, light smokey notes and feint molasses - medium alcohol burn that doesn’t ruin the complexity. Delicious, though I much prefer Cherry Adam from the Wood (2011) and even regular Adam.
riversideAK (6097) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bourbon and traditional dark malt ash and roast nose. Pours dark brown almost black, thin tan head. Big sweet adam bourbon roast smoke earth plus brown sugar and vanilla. This beef makes me e this dude makes my dick hard! Lol chalk text funny.
after4ever (7534) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. Thanks jake! Pours opaque black. No head or lace. Black olives, grilled meat, soy sauce, and oak on the nose. Sticky thick body. Black olives, grilled meat, vanilla, and oak on the mid palate. A little boozy and bitey near the end. Delicious.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle for rating #3700:   2011 release: Cola in appearance, moderate soapy head, light beige, spotty lacing.   Faint aromas of bourbon, charred wood, ash, earth, salted licorice, graham cracker, toasted mashmallows, and coconut.   Smells fairly inviting, but its not real strong.   A bit stronger on the tongue.   Faint warming, otherwise well hidden ABV.   The salted licorice stands out a bit more.   Reminds me of the stuff I used to get in Norway.   Wish we had that here.   Otherwise it feels like a sweet overly ripened/dried dark pitted fruit and bourbon.   Not as woody as I recall from a long time ago, but as it warms it becomes more apparent.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate, yet it still feels a little sticky.   Finish seems like it has a bourbony raisin sort of flair.   Lots going on with this one, and sometimes its hard to pinpoint exactly what you are getting at that moment.   This is one of those beers you keep sipping and smacking on to really get a handle on it.   Before you know it, the damn thing is gone... damnit!
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Pours a cloudy mahogany with a yellowish gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some earthy notes of wood with sweet grains, vanilla, caramel and a hint of dark fruit. Flavor has some bitter chocolate with caramel and vanilla with a hint of dark fruit.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle courtesy of Dak). Pours a dark cola color with thin khaki head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, vanilla and soy. Taste is sweet with more vanilla, coconut and raisin. Full-bodied with a sticky texture. Smooth finish. Really, an excellent beer.
Thanimal (29) - Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown pour. Brown sugar and maple syrup is what I taste the most in this beer. Great beer
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Super dark brown pour, cream head. Rich but delicate aroma of brown sugar, celery seed, light wood notes. Flavor is awesome. Creamy, sweet, brown sugar, cane syrup. Awesome.
Zymurgeist2 (1783) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Very happy they happened to have the 2008 for Oregon Brewers Festival Weekend. Very dark brown. Complex dark fruit and mellow flavor from the aging.
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011
2011 vintage, fresh on draft at the brewery.
the bourbon character is quite forward in the nose, alcohol quite noticeable, and while that typically spells trouble for me, it remains delicately nuanced as the bourbon and alcohol seem tempered by the hearty wood, tobacco, brown sugar, plum and fig malt at play in the aroma. body is full and rotund, bourbon is forward but not excessive given the weight and flavor character of the adam: still slightly smoky, lightly brine / olive-like with leather and tobacco notes lingering late, balanced with medium+ malt sweetness (more fig, plum, brown sugar, molasses). hearty, filling and warming; full and satisfying. i’d stock up on bottles of this vintage.
2004 review, vintage unknown - most likely a few years old - sampled on draft at the brewery.
deep murky brown, nose is port-like and the character of adam and the oak seems to play more of a role than the bourbon (compare to 2011 review). sharp wood, moderately dry with notes of molasses, burnt plums and scotch. coating texture late with brown sugar and plum lingering.