merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Bourbon, Tobacco, Mild Cherry
Appearance: Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild light, Almost No Head, Almost No Lacing
Taste: Medicinal Cherry, Mild Bourbon, Mild Tobacco
Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
Beaver (1283) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, dated 2014. Pours dark brown with no real carbonation.
The aroma is bourbon chocolate cherries.
The flavor is sweet malts, strong bourbon alcohol, dark fruits, roast chocolate and slightly tart cherry. There’s a little harsh alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with no carbonation.
Overall, a nice decedent beer.
Salmoniform (565) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured 2014 from bottle to glass. Dark hue with no head. Aroma is cherries, wood, vanilla, tobacco, smoke, chocolate, toffee, prunes. Taste is sweet throughout with an astringent following and slight ethanol finish. Mouthfeel is great with a moderate full body but no carbonation yet. Overall this is one of the best HOTD brews that I’ve had. It will be epic in a few years when finally carbonated. The 13% is well integrated!
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Hair of the Dog mini-tasting. 2009. Served in a snifter. A 6 year old beer! Somewhat more of a nutty muddy brown pour compared to the regular Adam. A stronger barrel aroma as well. More heat, the taste is syrupy sweet cherry, sherry, maple syrup & oak. Tasty.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Timfoolery in line at The Rare Barrel. Very nice mix of sweet malty goodness with cherry flavor. Sometimes these types of beers can be a mess. Need more!!!
AirForceHops (3114) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. 2012 vintage. Major dark brown with a thin ring of head around the snifter. Aroma smells like dirty gym socks that sat in a locker for 5 weeks. With large amounts of oak.
Thankfully the flavor is much better. Dark oak and bourbon traces with hints of cherries. Bourbon is very subtle. Burnt sugar and dark malts. Some vinous notes. Light warming alcohol sensation after after the sip. Body is medium leaning on full.
Another impressive brew from this brewery. The over 13% ABV is hidden nicely. Just a ton of oak through out this brew. Nice
Xilgrin (6) - - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thick full-bodied and rounded. Complex, cherries and raisons. Slightly tart final flavour. Careful of the abv!
kermis (4938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle shared thanks to Spdyfire83. Pours near black with a brown bubbly ring head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, blackberrys, wood and dark chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Thick chewy mouthfeel like drinking molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks.
Clear black pour. Thin black head. A little cherries, a lot of raisins. A lot of alcohol. Very nice.
Dfonorow (1414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share in 2013. Pour is very dark brown with some slight red tinting and a small beige head. Aroma is dark caramel, vanilla beans, fudge, dates, cherries, and bourbon. Flavor has a ton of vanilla - oak, cherries, vanilla extract, cream. Finish is slightly sour/acidic with a touch of warming alcohol.