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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Early batches of Adam From the Wood were aged in bourbon barrels for over 7 years, while the 2011 release spent 3-4 years in Elijah Craig bourbon barrels. Occasionally available draft and bottles at the brewery only in limited quantities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2005
blackish brown color but slightly golden brown at the edges. only a few dark bubbles at the ring of the glass. nose is oak, vanilla, sherry, and brown butter. mouthfeel is slick and buttery too. taste is buttery and bourbon like. light alcohol heat. some sweetness like the bourbon and butter were sauteed in brown sugar. thanks hopdog!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Poured flat, and was dark as motor oil. Heavy duty oak flavor followed by licorice fruit and smoke flavors. Interesting beer to sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Dark like molasses in a glass. No head. Aroma licorice, white pepper, brown sugar. Mouthfeel oily and almost flat. Taste molasses, spice, alcohol, licorice. Nowhere near as complex as the regular Adam, which I’ll take this over this any day of the week. Thanks to....who brought this, anyway??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Poured a dark brown with no head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar and molasses. A lot going there. Alcohol kick in the end. Definitely a beer to be sipping on a cold winter night. The only bad thing I have to say about this one, is it comes in 1.5 liter bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2005
I love Adam, I love Fred, I love everything I’ve ever had from Hair of the Dog, but this is pretty nasty stuff. Dark brown, absolutely no carbonation at all, and a viscous, winy character. Maybe I’m just not cut out for these wood-aged beers (I’m not a big fan of Fish Tale’s Leviathan or Poseidon either), but this doesn’t really do it for me. I can’t taste any of what I love in Adam in here, it’s all overpowered by alcohol and "woodiness". Just not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2047) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Thanks, or should it be curses go out to walt for bringing 1.5 liters of this to the tasting. my notes start to get a bit hard to read starting with this one. pours a lighter black than the average black with almost no head except a few bubbles. aroma is sweet raisins and plums with a noticeable "woodyness" and some licorice. taste is yep, wood aged with a sweet alcoholic mouthfeel. chocolate flavors come through strong. a very subdued mixture that is similar to soy sauce is in there. oily mouthfeel. cloying and alcohol sweetness remain, but it is very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare tan head. Aroma of "strong" wood, bread, licorice, soy, grapes, and toffee. Flavor of oak, malt, chocolate, and spices. Oily, somewhat thin mouthfeel. Much different from regular Adam. Enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Poured thick dark brown with no head...looked dead...smell is sweet with oak and smoke...taste is sweet...soy sauce is there...smokey woodiness too...finish is a little chewy and sticky...complex definately...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3L bottle. Wow. Where to start? It is just a little too much-a little too much tannin, a little too much wood, a little too much time in the barrel, a little too flat. It is definitely a good beer, but I think it was aged just a little too long. Maybe if this were BA’ged for 2 years, it would be a little more friendly. However, having said all that, this is still an excellent, excellent beer. Thanks to Kawa for sharing this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Side by side with a regular Adam, this is totally not the same beer. Flat, no head; dark, hazy mahogany color. Huge aroma, with notes of whisky, toffee, raisins, grapes, tootsie roll candies, chocolate pudding, and wood. The flavor suggests chocolate, port, soy sauce, salt, and notes of a sweet/sour pork dish at a run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurant. Smooth, but not so silky; oily. Higher drinkability than the regular Adam, for sure, and I think I like the flavors here as well. I didn’t think it went too heavy on the wood, though that was the opinion of some of the Texas raters I was drinking with. Big 3L bottle....thanks Kawa!

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