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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle, 2011 - thanks Alen! Pours dark opaque brown with a small tan head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is full and rich with roasted malts, raisin, chocolate, molasses, and bourbon, of course. Flavor is the same, medium sweet with roasted malts, raisins, a bit of chocolate and a wonderfully strong, but not overpowering, bourbon presence. Rich and creamy in the mouth, a bit hot, but perhaps not as much as Adam itself. Wow is this beer good!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
August 9, 2013 - 2011 bottle purchased at the brewery. Dark brown pour with limited head. Aroma and taste were bourbon, chocolate, wood, smoke and vanilla. Just an amazing beer that is one of the best I have tried to this point.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Aroma was dates, Carmel and bourbon. The bourbon flavor was overwhelming. Love the bourbon and this beer it totally my style. Will drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
OH YEA, this is awesome, rich complex, there is a complexity that hair of the dog is able to master that is completely stunning and this is another example, completely love this beer!

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 (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
From notes on 2012-05-22: Vintage 2011. Cracked this 12oz bottle after a rough day at work. I’m 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. Can’t say it’s 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 (667) - 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 (1928) - 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 (1480) - 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 (7121) - 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!


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