ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 donít mind it one bit...just terrific...
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, huge thanks chris! Pours a rich ruby/brown color with a thin ktan head. Aroma is tart cherries, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Flavor is molasses, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, rum soaked cherries, oak, tobacco, alcohol, complexity off the charts. Palate is medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, finished sweet, with an acidic twang. This is great stuff! Just a hair on the boozy side for my likining, else this would have been phenominal.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma has lots of bourbon and vanilla notes, along with light smoke, wood, and faint cherry. It pours a dark brown with some red highlights when held to the light. It has a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin sing around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with dark fruits and chocolate. The finish has light notes of bourbon, vanilla, and cherry. Medium-full bodied with minimal carbonation and a slick mouthfeel.
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of SuzyGreenberg I believe. Pours dark brown with forced bubbly tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, oak, bourbon, and sweet cherries. Taste is more smoke, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts, light on the cherries. Moderate palate, not much carbonation. Finish is alcohol, roasted malts, and slight bourbon. I had high hopes for this one, and it just didnít deliver. Still a good beer though.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by VikingHammer ]. Clear dark brown color with a small small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dark berry, moderate to light heavy wood, sweet cherry notes, soy sauce notes, bourbon notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, tartness - vinegar. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn, a lost rating! Shared with Oakes and Beershine and more in early Feb I believe. Great damn beer. Reddish brown pour with a nice head. Aroma is all over the place. I mean wow. Cherries, oak, bourbon, madera wine, booze, vanilla, honey and more! Flavor is amazing. Layered and complex. Full of booze, vanilla, cherry, oak, and what seems like a light touch of smoke. Fun beer, actually an amazing beer.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a muddy dark brown to black with reddish highlights and a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, smoke, cherry, earth, chocolate, brown sugar, hints of molasses and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, cherry, vanilla, wood, molasses, and hints of caramel and toffee. Generally medium body with a boozy malty finish.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from hannont, thanks Todd. shared with illini08 while he was home over the 4th of July. Iíve always enjoyed HotD brews and this was no exception. for me, the bourbon was just right and while I got a hint of the tart cherries, I expected a bit more from the fruit. solid brew and very enjoyable. I have one bottle remaining and will let it age for a couple of years.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where to start with this one. Possibly one of the most layered and complex beers Iíve come across. Aroma is of oak, some cherry, bourbon, more oak and faint faint hints of the original adam underneath. Flavor is pretty oaky and booxy. The palate turned me off a bit as it was just a little too over the top boozy for me. But thatís just me. Really cool beer, just not my favorite.
Thanks for the hookup Colin!
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. My initial thought was that you canít improve upon Adam. I think that thought was validated by this beer. It has the depth and complexity to match anything in the style, but it doesnít match the subtle depth of the original brew. Nose is bourbon/oak and cherries, caramel, chocolate, mild leather. Deep amber-brown pour. Flavor is again dominated by oak and tart cherry, which is phenomenal but overwhelms the immense complexity of Adam. The oak seems to imply more alcohol than is present. Overall this is a wonderful beer but the overshadowing of its base detracts from the impression.