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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Cherry Adam from the Wood is aged with locally grown black cherries in oak casks for 15 months. The fruit lends a sweet tartness to the finish, melding with the wood and adding a new dimension of complexity. The 2008 bottling celebrates 15 years of business for me and was aged in Bourbon and Sherry barrels. The 2009 bottling was aged exclusively in Elijah Craig Bourbon barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cherry, oak, roast and chocolate malt, earthy hops and endols. Flavor is malt dominant with cherries, oak, light hops and bitterness, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle 12oz at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Year 2012 made. Colour is deep reddish brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, cherries, hints of bourbon, sweetness and some wood. Not too sweet, very soft, warm and gentle. Probably getting much better after aging. UPDATE: Getting much much better when warming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - DEC 2, 2013
From old notes. This was enticing, but clearly there was an overabundance of sweet fruit notes. Cognac-soaked oak, cherries, Munich malt, tobacco, and caramel. I’d definitely try this again. Lovely experiment.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
(Bottle) pours muddy brown. Perfect balance between cherries, deep caramelized malt and wood. Sweet, perfect bitter without any sour nots from the fruit. Smooth and creamy with full body. Perfect!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Pours dark brown mahogany with a small rim of tanned head. Aroma is sweet cherries malty fruity aaah just great. Flavor is so nice and balanced with fruityness bitterness barrel malts and so lean velvety mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (2358) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. 2009 vintage. Pours very dark reddish brown with a small goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is a malt dream with caramel, charred wood, tart cherries, toffee, vanilla fudge, alcohol, raisins, dates, bourbon, coconut milk, sweet dark bread, minerals, hay and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity with caramel, sweet cherries, alcohol, charred wood, vanilla fudge, brown sugar, tar, raisins, prunes, dates, toffee, bourbon, moist soil, biscuits, lemon peal and hay. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, boozy, tiny fruity tart and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, alcohol, charred wood, vanilla fudge, sweet cherries, hay, smoke, bourbon and dried dark fruits. Extremely good. Very much like how the cherries add to the malt backbone of this beer. And the barrel aging isn’t exactly bad either.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Thanks, Colin! Very dark brown beer with a small beige head. Raisins aroma, woody, sweet cherries, caramel, figs, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, plums, some apricot, bourbon, roasted, some milk. Malty vanilla flavor, wood, dill, caramel, plums, toffee, caramel, creamy notes, lots of warming alcohol but not turning boozy, sweet cherries, bourbon. Full bodied, with a lovely finish bringing vanilla, bourbon, plums, figs, cherries, toffee and warming alcohol. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
Pour of the 2009 from Alan during the Hair of the dog anniversary party. Darkish brown with no head. Aroma is cherry, honey, prunes, brown sugar, sour plums. Slick mouthfeel, medium body, sweet on the palate with a smoky sourness. Taste is honey, quince, cherry, wood, marzipan. 

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark murky brown pour with a tan khaki head. Chocolate cherry and oak aroma. As it warms there’s big bourbon taste with sweet cherry and caramel finish. Great beer kind of boozy as it warms as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2012 vintage at the brewery Dark plum with red hues on the pour. Creamy 1 finger head. Nose is rustic and oaky. Sort of a cherry pie nose with a mix of sweet and savory. On a mouth swish, the cherry is pretty big. Not sweet, just like a cherried old ale with a nice mix of malt forward sweetness, oak and peat and this cherry topping. Very delicious and the abv is well hidden


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