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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Sampled at Lithy’s Septemberfest Tasting. Nose of great chocolate, some cherries, a little alcohol. Some smoke joins the flavor, with some port qualities. Bourbon, molassis, and vanilla oak. Like a cherry imp stout. AWESOME.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Trade bottle compliments of DA. Pours a reddish brown color with no head. Aroma of sweet fruits, bourbon and sherry. Taste of bourbon, dark cherries, booze, sherry, and oak chips. Low to medium carbonation, more than the regular Adam. Overall very enjoyable. Gets better as it warms up. Liked this better than the regular Adam. Thanks Derek!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and wood. Medium to full body with thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy cherry bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2009

Year Made 2008

8/20/2009: HotD Cherry Adam from the Wood... Aroma: Super caramelized; rich, blunt cherry; hints of vanilla. Appearance: Opaque, purplish mahogany color; very thin to non-existent head. Flavor: Milk chocolate, massize amounts of caramelized malts, black cherry, creamy sherry characteristic, straight bourbon; lots of dry woodiness. Palate: Full body, chewy, mellow, and very smooth. Overall: Very intense and super excellent! Complex, deep, awesome! Another damn fine brew from Hair of the Dog!

12 Fl. Oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thank you, Brad. I appreciate! Rating #154 for this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1339) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Picked up at the brewery 12 oz. Alan sold this to me and I was very happy. Poured dark almost black in color. Absolutely no head on this one. Very good looking beer. Nice cherry and dark fruit aroma. Nice pungent aroma. Jeez this thing is nice. Nice sweet malt at first and then you get that awesome cherry tart and then it moves on to the subtle wood aroma to finish off. Wow, this beer just has a nice succession of steps in terms of flavor. Just a real well rounded and nuanced brew. I am so happy that I was able to purchase/try this. Wish I could have aged it a bit, but oh well. Nice too carbonated, actually relatively relaxed on the carbonation. Very smooth, and a damn good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle given to me by JoeTheYounger, shared with Hophead22.. Pours black with no head, silght pink when you tilt it into the light.. Aroma is bourbon, caramel and coconut. Flavor was bourbon, woody, with a slight cherry tartness with some alcohol and pepper.. Low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2009
12oz bottle into my DFH snifter. A - Dark brown, very light carbonation with no lacing. S - Sweet cherries, strong alcohol burn on the nose, some wood/oak, and black liquorish. T - Not as much cherry or alcohol burn as the nose. Actually, pretty well-balanced. Slight cherry flavor, nice oak, and a good amount of bourbon as well. Like I said, all very-well put together. M - Medium bodied, very slight carbonation. A nice richness that covers the palate. D - A sipper, but a good one nonetheless. I would search for this and drink again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4568) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 12 oz bottle. Dark brown with no head. Aroma is of wood, heavy leather, dried cherry, prune, light smoke, alcohol, and vanilla. Taste is of dried cherries, prune, oak, vinous, tannins, vanilla, and a faint berry tartness. Prior Review - 8/6/09 Deep, deep ruby brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is wood, caramel, cherry and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, light smoke, cherry, and wood.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle thanks to pantanap enjoyed late 2008. Pours a dark murky brown with a thin head. Aroma of barrel, vanilla, ambrosia, moldy cherries. Flavor is a bit of a surprise, seemingly smokey, salty, bacon, woody, chocolate, lightly tangy cherries, with a quick finish. Medium bodied, oily, light carbonation. Not quite what I was expecting, still a treat but doesn’t surpass regular Adam.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2008 Bottle - Pours a dk brown with absolutely no head...aroma is sweet oak, tart cherries and good old adambier...flavour is terrific, boozy fruit, chocolate, massive vanilla oak, burnt toast with a light carbonation that settles in...a bit warm on the end, but I don’t mind it one bit...just terrific...


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