DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the tasting room. Apparently this version is Adam aged in bourbon barrels for three years. Pours black, like normal Adam, with small khaki head. Aroma is smooth dark chocolate, dark fruits, tobacco, cherry, some slight oxidation. The overall character of the aroma is aged beer, not so much barrel influence as one would expect from a barrel aged beer that has been resting this long. Not as much bourbon either, chocolate is the main component of the aroma. Flavor is a deep, smooth milk chocolate. Super creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. This is definitely a different beer than both Adam and Cherry Adam. I’m not sure I like it more than either of those but this is still excellent.
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black..Nose is dry oak, roast, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol...Taste is spice, chocolate, bourbon, very layered, dry oak..
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky dark brown with a small head that’s gone quick. The aroma has toffee, caramel, alcohol, oak, brown sugar and is kinda burly overall. It has a full thick body that’s lush and no really any carbonation. The flavor starts with soy sauce, toffee, alcohol, wood, berries and sugary syrup. The finish has weird flavors that seem off to me. There is also barrel and alcohol. I thought this was okay, but expected more from the hype.
joeneugs (3108) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 bottle. WOW. I am so glad I waited for this one. The cap pops with a pssst. Carbonation,Yay! It pours a very dark brown color with a small but lasting khaki head. The aroma has wet wood, rum soaked raisins, sherry, chocolate fudge and light smoke. The flavor is infinitely complex without being messy or cloying. Light smoke and wet wood hits the palate first with nice notes of rum raisin and sherry coming through before more smoke and chocolate with plum and hints of lightly tart prunes in the finish. Wood, dark fruit and very light vanilla in the aftertaste. This is an unbelievably good beer. HotD comes through with some mind benders once and a while, and this is certainly one of them.
Homer321 (1602) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. pours dead flat with absolutely no head or carbonation. Nose is a thick tobacco with a ton of dark fruit, vanilla, dried fruit, oh, and some booze. amazingly smooth for such a high boost beer. very smooth warming that is a secondary effect and only in the ears, doesn’t burn in the chest. Mouthfeel is slightly sweet, enhanced by no carbonation. flavor is dried fruit, booze, vanilla, slightly cherry. overall, the lack of carbonation really kills this beer. even just a touch of carbonation and this beer would be a 4.5 or higher. kinda shame really.
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 Bottle at Nick’s tasting. Pours black with brown head. nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coconut, plum, chocolate liqueur, dark fruit and dark cherry. Full bodied.
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown colour, slightly beige head. Sweet flavour, brown sugar, wood, malts, madeira. Sweet flavour, malts, wood, red fruits. Finish sweet malts, syrup, wood, quite bitter, balanced wood. Nice beer!
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, Danko!)
Salmoniform (459) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured 2014 from bottle to snifter. Dark hue with no head. Aroma is ethanol, wood, raisins, smoke, tobacco, prunes, caramel. Mouthfeel is good with a medium body but no carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a wood astringent following and a hot ethanol finish. Overall this will be a really nice brew after it sits in the bottle for a few years and carbonates!
RobertDale (3309) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. 2014 version. Pours a dark reddish brown with hardly any head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, bourbon, and wood. Taste is cherry, plum, malt, chocolate, bourbon, and wood. Damn, wish I had more!!
Sledutah (4277) - Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the Portland tasting, thanks
Cloudy brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is woody and brown sugar. Flavors are woody, bourbon, leather and dark fruit
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - pours a deep brownish black little to no head
s -deep and malty, plum, raisin, fig
t - starts off with an assault of dark fruit and lingers on with tobacco, charred white oak and very mild bitterness
m - thick and luscious
d - delicious and decadent. A beer for an ocassion