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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from trade. Aroma and flavor is sugared dates, toasted caramel, sweet bourbon, and light cherries. Palate suffers from low carbonation, but the flavor is just wonderful. Love me some AftW. Excellent beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
From notes on 2012-05-22: Vintage 2011. Cracked this 12oz bottle after a rough day at work. Iím a big fan of opening a favorite brew after a long day.

Dark brown body, plenty of tan head. Great retention and lace give AftW top marks for the style. Surprising, since Old Ales are typically ugly.

Nose is bursting with bourbon, vanilla, booze, and tons of malt. Canít say itís my favorite aroma but certainly enjoyable.

Malts and caramelized booze up front; bourbon makes its way in shortly thereafter. Leathery and tobacco-y too. Caramel and vanilla linger after swallowing as the alcoholic warmth soothes my throat. Superb.

Huge, viscous body brings everything together. Tons of well-crafted flavors make this immensely enjoyable; AftW is something every beer geek needs to sample. One of my favorites!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (649) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Batch 1 magnum, big thanks mike! Poured into a hotd dave taster. Dark brown with no head. Looked more like a fine liquor vs a beer Smell of warm barrel and port, light barrel char with a whisp of dark fruit Taste was warm, alcohol notes, hint of sour bakers chocolate with a port finish. Mouthfeel was viscous and toungue coating Overall, pretty awesome to have tried this

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (1767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle shared by northernbrews. 2011 bottle. Pours a murky dark brown color with a small head that fades quickly. Grabs the glass really well. Awesome aroma of bourbon, figs, tobbaco, leather, wood, light smoke, and leather. Taste brings out some sweet chocolate and vanilla to blend with bourbon, tobacco, and dark fruit. Medium to thick body, very oily and smooth. Just delicous. Thanks Jeff!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
bottle 2011. pours murky brown with zero head. prune fig and date aroma. taste is fudge, vanilla, and dried candied fruit. very smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2011 bottle. Poured rich root beer brown with a short, swirly yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, spicy, peppery bourbon over toasted molasses, chocolate, and ashy malts.. barrel warmth filled the back of the nose.. coconut rounded it out perfectly at the very end. The flavor found sweet bourbon, vanilla, and coconut at the core, with peppery notes, charred oak, and tangy fruit skins around.. finished toasty and oaky with warm peppery alcohol and rich sugars. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. warm and malty.. loved it!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
writerljberg (627) - Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2013
12oz from the brewery A: Sits down in the glass. Dark brown and somewhat murky. Stains the glass. N: Lots of smoke, bourbon, leather, and tobacco. Dark chocolate, brown sugar, and some dark cherry. Caramel and vanilla. T: Superb blend of smoke and chocolate and sugar. Very balanced in terms of some sweetness, bitterness, and some salt. M: Thick and carbonated. Easily drinkable for its ABV. O: Doing really well. Drained this way too fast considering th price tag. Good thing thereís more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Brown pour. Aroma of creamy bourbon, slightly spicy, vanilla, ripe fruits. Flavor is smooth and with a huge balance. Very well drinkable, amazing complexity. Some licorice in the finish. Lovely brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3411) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 5, 2013
Dark brown body and small lace. Refined chocolate aroma, raisins, bit of wood, cacao. Nice. Warming alcohol, roasted malts. Balancing yet powerful taste. Brilliant, stunning. (ZeeBra)

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle, from trade with MtGoat. Pours a deep dark mahogany brown body with a tiny white head. Aroma is smooth bourbon tones, deep caramel and brown sugars, nuts and hints of chocolate. Taste is bourbon woody caramel and syrup notes. Very compact and a bit one-dimensional IMO (although Iím normally a sucker for bourbon BA beers). The palate, however, is what suffers the most: complete flatness does nothing for this brew. Bourbon aside, this beer is nowhere near the score it has, unless Iíve been really unlucky with this particular bottle; a high ABV beer like this should withstand a cross-Atlantic journey - or two!


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