dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rayl101! Pours near black with an espresso head. Aroma is alcohol, cocoa, wood, dark fruit. Taste is sweet with some bourbon notes, vanilla, cherry. Sticky and a bit hot. Good, but the flavors seem muddled to me.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, many thanks to my generous Santa jleblanc. 2012 vintage, dark brown pour, reddish tint with a ring of tan foam. Very woody aroma, subtle cherry, lots of bourbon (pickle), light soy sauce (oxidization), pretty characteristic HotD aroma. Much more cherry flavor, although the taste is also dominated by bourbon. Palate is slick and oily, nice warming alcohol finish. The cherries come off a little medicinal. Glad to have tried it but much prefer the other versions of Adam.
ryanfolty (1671) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
December 29, 2012 - bottle at Brett’s tasting. Dark brown pour with limited head. Caramel, bourbon, cherry and wood in the aroma. Taste was consistent with the aroma and a tart cherry finish. Lots of good beers sampled this night and Cherry Adam was my favorite. Thanks Brett for sharing!
Keir (121) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 I has this about a year ago and it was great. This bottle was very still. Still very tart, fruity, nice bourbon taste. Very good, but no longer a gem. 2009 bottle.
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timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Walters in trade. Some beers just have an immediate impact and are of such perfect balance that you have to give them a great rating. The cherry, bourbon, and old ale flavors that CAftW imparts made this brew stand out as unique, tasty, and drinkable. Only slightly carbonated makes this the lone knock on the palate for some. Absolutely stellar beer.
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Godofthecellar (482) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Dave, thank you!
Dark molasses color with no carb, and quickly dissipated head. Cherry and bourbon were dominant with warm mouth feel from the alcohol content. Quite smooth for the abv
brystmar (972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011. Best vintage of one of my all-time favorites. Looks like red wine, totally flat. Flavor explosion in yo MOUTH as cherries and oak barrels annex your palate. Boozy warmth and caramely goodness sooth your throat after each sip. Heaven.
joes (70) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown head (fast gone) on what looks an almost black beer. The aroma of a moist cellar, wooden casks, red fruit/red wine/porto and alcohol. Taste is rather sweet and reminds of porto, red fruit, wood, warming alcohol, resins and a little fruity wine-like sourness. To me this is more wine than beer. But nice anyway ....
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle with Carla from brewery. Pours dark brown with a hint of red/pink with almost no foam. Smells of sweet of bourbon, vanilla, cherry and chocolate. Tastes surprisingly mild with hints of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and prune. A little too bourbony for my taste, but it’ll be interesting to see how it ages.
Theydon_Bois (5206) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Hair Of The Dog, Portland - 06/11/12. 2012 vintage.
Dark mahogony brown with a red edgeing and especially so when held in the light. Very thin tan head which soon clears to the edge.
Big boozey nose of cherry, wood and toffee.
Tastes of sweet cherries, wood, sweet sugars, sherry, booze.
Full bodied with very little carbonation , warming alcohol taste leading to a fruity woody finish.