AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage served in a Firestone Walker mini snifter. Thanks to Dan (sweemzander) for the share!
A: Pours a semi clear brown color with a deep reddish tint to the edges. A very thin brown head forms on the pour and it recedes quickly to a thin wispy film.
S: Great mix of smells on the nose. You can pick out the leathery and sweet malts from the Adam, the bourbon barrel with some oak, bourbon and a light caramel note, and finally the sweetness and fruitiness from the cherries.
T: The taste is even better. Cherry sweetness up front with some smooth oak and bourbon with a nice twinge of leather. Notes of vanilla and sherry with a heavy, bready malt note reminiscent of regular Adam.
M: Medium bodied trending towards the heavier side with a sticky and oily mouthfeel. Medium low carbonation with sweet and leathery finish.
O: Simply delicious. Everything works in perfect harmony and Adam as the base is the perfect vessel for the barrel aging and the cherry sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
Ferris (2035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Cherry, raisin and a rich oak. Dark almost jet purple with no head. Slight cherry, alcohol and a bit of sourness. A little medicine like but still good.
banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012: I glasset er den tilnærmet sort, med noe brunskjær. Meget moderat skum og karbonering. Aroma av god brandy, plommer og en tanke røyk. Smaken er latterlig trivelig, med kirsebær, lær, mye sjokolade og brandy. Herlig subtil. Ettersmaken varer tilnærmet evig. Anbefalt.
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2009, huge thanks to womencantsail. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of oxidized malt, some alcohol, cherries, some peppery notes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some sherry notes, dried fruits, cherries, warning alcohol and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 12oz, vintage 2009. Courtesy of womencantsail. It’s a very dark brown beer, unclear, and topped by a minimal sized beige head. The aroma is quite oxidized and alcoholic, in a very pleasant way. Caramel, roasted malts, some booze, dark berries, but I cant pinpoint the cherries, and there’s also dark chocolate and a faint hint of vanilla. Really complex and delightful. The same goes for the flavor, there’s lots of deliciousness in there, with roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, oxidation hints, dark berries, some prunes, alcohol and vanilla. A little bitterness kicks in towards the rather warming finish. Full body, very soft carbonation. The finish just keeps on going. A really, really wonderful beer, a sipper that I could enjoy by myself for an hour or more, but it was nice sharing with geokkjer and Meilby too. Thx a lot Andrew. 130819
Meilby (6453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml vintage 2009 @ Motel Room, Motel 6, Kingman, AZ
[Courtesy of womencantsail] Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oak, vanilla, dried fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, caramel, oak, vanilla, fruity finish with a hint of cherries and cherry stone. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
pintbypint (2386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBAG 2013, the last beer of the night which I let sit for sometime while everyone played poker. Dark reddish brown, no head. Sour cherry nose, winey. Rich in the mouth, big dark fruits, dark cherries, wood. Alcohol burn that is pleasant and lingering all the way down to the stomach, some wood in the finish, A great beer for slowly sipping away at. A very nice end way to end the rating spree in the Hat.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared with timfoolery. Wow.. tons of dark cherry, bourbon, sherry, oak and a fantastic palate. Great beer!
Dodgrblu (563) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Timfoolery's tasting party, bourbon right up front and at the end,
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