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. Iím not sure I like it more than either of those but this is still excellent.
allmyvinyl (7791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stuu666ís. Pours dark brown with a no real head. Aromas of oak, booze, caramel, vanilla, cream. Taste is chocolate, creamy, booze. Hot finish.
Kirunavinter (28) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2015). Pours a dark brown color with no head. Big oaky/sweet bourbon aroma along with raisins, molases and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, malts, raisins and dark fruits with a lingering alcohol heat. Very creamy mouthfeel with a big body. Big and lingering aftertaste of vanilla and bourbon. Really good.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #1678 - #CBC2015 Beer 63 - Day 4 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown color, almost black. Very little white head that bubbles away quickly. Nice aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, roasted malts, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of oak, vanilla, toffee, medium alcohol warmth on the palate, full bodied, lingering sweetness. Love the colour and depth that these Bourbon barrels have brought to this brew. Exquisite.
ciocanelu (604) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with basically no head. Aroma is intense on dried fruits, mostly figs and plums, with a fortified wine character. Taste is also very fruit forward, sweet but not cloying, syrupy, sticky, woody, intense and complex. Body is heavy, almost flat, a bit boozy as well. Feels like a liquor. Complex taste and aroma but feels too boozy and flat to be up there with the best of the style.
Beaver (1550) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2014 version. Pours brown with no head or carbonation.
The aroma is bakerís chocolate, bourbon, black licorice, roast and some dark fruit with slightly harsh alcohol.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malts, dark fruit, roast and some strong bourbon alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with no carbonation.
Overall, very interesting with a ton going on. A little harsh on the alcohol for me. A nice decadent dessert beer,
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Number 1000 rating. Dark brown colour, no head. Aroma of whiskey, oak, vanilla, raisings, dry plum, fermented fruits and tobacco. Taste is light to medium sweet, slightly tart. Nutty flavour. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation.
markextrae (2784) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
small bottle at home, 2014 batch bottle. poured a cola brown colour as flat is it can get. not even a few bubbles. nose has a very strong bourbon barrel note upfront. followed by a ton of sweet caramel malts, sticky toffee, lots of tobacco, ash, dark red fruits, charred oak, and overripe sweet cherries. taste full of ash and tobacco, followed ba a strong bourbon barrel notes, even some earthy nutmeg, and cloves, very complex beer! amazing! however the lack of carbonation is a bit of a killer
dutchbeerpages (2022) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just beautiful. Absolutely no head at all but who cares. A taste that lingers for ages.
IndianaRed (3245) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by BuckeyeBoy Dark brown pour rich chocolatey tootsie roll aromas and flavors. Dark pitted fruit but clearly tatestes like itís been sitting and mellowing for a long time very soft carbination
SpongeRuiner (1051) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark nutty brown color. Close to no head. Peanut aroma and heavy caramel. Alcohol feel in the end. A great sipper. From what Iíve had Iím a huge fan of this brewery.