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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Pours dark brown, cherries, chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol, malty, little other dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
12oz bottle from Yonkers65, big thanks Bruce. A little bit darker and murkier than the regular Adam, very little head. Similar aroma as the Adam. A little more heat than the regular, more flavor as well, very upfront and hot, but very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Poured a clear very dark ruby color with minimal head. Very nice aroma. Sweet aged roasty malt with vanilla, milk chocolate, cherry, and alcohol. Pleasantly oxidized malt, some wood and vanilla with some tartness of dried dark fruit flesh. Medium to full bodied and very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Thanks to hoppymeal who hooked me up with this. poured opaque black into the glass with virtually no head. aroma was big and sweet, chocolate, wood and a little cherry. Flavor was a little chocolate, lots of dark fruit, raisins and vanilla and some cherries, especially on the finish. Tasty stuff. Not sure it beats out regurlar adam, but Hair of the Dog continues it’s delicious crusade. Thanks alan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle shared at the Woodshop Quad.Nose of chocolate covered cherries and some woody oak. Dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor was light cherries and prunes with some alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Pours ruddy brown with a thin tan head. Nose is rich with chocolate malt, subtle cherries and a bit of wood. The flavor follows suit with all the influences blending nicely. A bit of heat in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2009
#1600. 12oz. bottle from the winter 2008 dock sale. Pours absolutely pitch black at the center, with the faintest possible shimmer of mahogany at the far edge. A large, foamy tan head settles slowly to a thin but solid layer, with a thick, bubbly gathering around the rim. Sudsy lace breaks, mico-spots drying towards the top of the swirl, with the remainder of the wash slowly meandering back into the black abyss beneath. In short, This stuff looks downright menacing.

The aroma puts on quite a show. Dark, syrupy chocolate and smoked cocoa nibs are first to greet the nose. Darkly scorched caramel lends another layer, while heaps of earthy roast keep the sweetness check. Oak, vanilla, and fresh, sweet-tart black cherries complete the rich, decadent symphony of scents.

Flavors are even more complex. Bold, dark chocolate and burnt caramel again lay the primary malt base. Loads of vanilla and oak show throughout, tying in notes of mocha and espresso. Fresh figs add a dark earthiness to the fruit profile, while cherries add a sherry-like quality. Sour mash Kentucky bourbon just send things over the top, yet somehow a tremendous sense of balance and integration is maintained.

Thick and nearly full bodied, light carbonation lends a silky, velvety, almost creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol forces this one a little to the warm side, which makes for perhaps the only detractor to an otherwise fantastic palate.

This is simply a fantastic creation, and one that must be slowly sipped and contemplated to be fully enjoyed. I’m dying to have another, but that will have to wait for an appropriate occasion. Bravo Alan! You are an elite, world-class talent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12 oz bottle shared by Axilla. Poured deep mahogany brown with virtually no head. Aroma of cherry, dark fruits, light vanilla. Tastes is fairly dry with oak, notes of cherries, vanilla, dark fruits, light chocolate and a little roasty. Finishes a little on the warm side. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Date: January 08, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: dark brown, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and cherry aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate and dark caramel flavor, lots of oak, bourbon and vanilla sweetness, hint of tart cherry, hot alcohol in the finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle pours out a dark brown with some red highs with a small head. Aroma of wood all over the place. Also a nice cherry and some other pit fruit. Tast more and more of the wood. A nice dark fruit tast along with some of the ABV. Still a little hot. I think let this baby sit a year or 2 and it will be even better.

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