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RATINGS: 446   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (938) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle sampled at WeeHeavySD’s place during J&J’s Friday the 13th Tasting. Kind of a backlogged rating, so I’ll have to check it again on the next go-around. What I have from my notes: Pours a deep brown color with a black center and mahogany edges. A light tan ring of carbonation coats the glass. Aroma is chocolate malts, earthy but restrained oak tones, and a sweet fruity element from the cherries. Smooth, easily-transitioned flavor of dark chocolate, tobacco, light leather and a sweet, mildly tart cherry finish. Both barrels lend a bit of character; I thought the Sherry was a bit more prominent. Very smooth on the palate. Overall, very good, but it will never stack up to the original Adam from the Wood.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2009
courtesy of BA trader. What an amazing beer. Pours dark ruby with a thinly disappearing mahogany head. Aroma is just of pure enjoyment. Loaded with cherries and a strong bourbon and sherry that engulfs the nose with a good alcohol presence. Taste is full flavor cherry and sherry barrels with some bourbon and faint vanilla. There is a substantial amount of alcohol heat that covers the palate. Overly sweet with a very faint tart finish coupled with notes of malts/caramel. This was one hard bottle to put down. Complex and pure goodness to enjoy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle sampled @ Hellbilly’s Hellraiser 3.0 Tasting via psprings...WOW...PAUL ROCKS!!! Garnet in color with a small eggshell head. Flavors of prune, plum, raisin and, yes, cherry combine beautifully with leather, tobacco, and brown sugar. Aroma includes oak, bourbon, and dark ripe fruit. Medium mouthfeel...delicious!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Yet another bottle shared by psprings at hellbilly’s hellraiser 3.0 tasting. Good tobacco aroma along with some fruti. Flavor like I had a shot of brandy and a shout of bourbon in the sample. Blended alright. Thanks Paul

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Murky brown, dark plum, made more so from the sludge on the bottom. Overripe cherries and saturated charred oak. Plenty of bourbon flavor, tame heat, velvet smoothness, charcoal, vanilla, bing cherry jam, dark chocolate. Stunning beer, instant classic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle shared by psprings at hellbillys house of horrors. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a off white head. Aroma is tobaco, earthy, dust, dirt with a faint hint of cherry and some malt. Flavor is caramel, malt, dark fruits, leather. Really nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Yet another bottle shared by psprings at hellbilly’s hellraiser 3.0 tasting. Damn Paul, I think I drank your entire cellar – no wonder I forgot all my shit at Josh’s place! Pours an oxblood burgundy with minimal head. The nose is boozy wood, dark fruits, sweet malt and faint cherry. The taste is burnt caramel, molasses, vanilla, earthy wood, black cherries and a bourbon finish. Medium bodied. A big boozy beer and very good. Thanks again Paul for the generosity!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours Black with hints of ruby in certain light. Fair lacing on the glass. Head was small ,off-white and quickly diminishing. Aromas were amazing. Cherries,oak, citrus hops, vanilla, cola and a hint of bourbon. Nicely balanced. Moderate sweetness to an acidic bitterness. Some vinegary flavors also. Medium bodied with an almost oily texture. Soft carbonation. So glad I could get some of this. Hair of the dog rocks.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Fri the 13th tasting w/WeeHeavySD and others. Thanks for this one! Old blood red/brown color. No head. Smells of wood, booze, sweet and sharp. Taste is pungent with cherry, booze and leather. Maybe better later? Not bad at all, yummy-but wasn’t a world-beater like I hoped.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Dark, dark brown, almost black pour, light khaki head. Deep, oaky, woody sweetness, chocolate, muddled sour cherry. Lighter taste, slight sour tones come in, woody notes enter with mild smoke. Complex and keeps unfolding. Fantastic.


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