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RATINGS: 258   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.


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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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Huge thanks to 5000 for sending me this 2011 bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is awesome. I get some heavy raisin, maple, oak, vanilla and chocolate notes. The flavor is just as amazing. There is a ton of maple and vanilla notes, as well as some sap, chocolate, caramel, oak and a touch of alcohol. The flavor and aroma are incredibly complex and change each time you take a drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A truly world-class beer. So happy I got to try it. Thanks again Andre.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 The older version with a maturation time of 7 years on bourbon barrels. I cannot thank the friendly people from Hair of the Dog enough for bringing this piece of art to the world: the maturation only adds to the complexity of their regular Adam, making this one of the best beers I ever had the pleasure to taste. Thick, pale beige head, colour very dark brown, aroma infinitely complex with hints of caramel, wood, honey, raisins, liquorice, apple cider, freshly cut strawberries, candi sugar, good quality bourbon, candied dates, vanilla, and so on, and so on - this is one of those masterpieces with a bouquet that seductive that you hesitate to even drink from it, it is as if you would want to whiff the liquid instead. Drinking it, however, is equally worthwile, as this brew immediately displays a richness, complexity and profundity of taste rarely encountered, creamy, sweet but not sticky, mildly and gently spicy, incredibly malty in a multi-layered way, lively, deep and fascinating till the end, when - apart from a toasted bitterness - warm, bourbon-like alcohol comes up only to add to the sublety and complexity. Unforgettable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1516) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black..Nose is dry oak, roast, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol...Taste is spice, chocolate, bourbon, very layered, dry oak..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8019) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
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!)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (477) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2014
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
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!!


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