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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Thanks to Skyview for this great beer! Mohagany pour with no head. Great rich nose full of complex flavors. Cherry does come out a bit on the nose as well as the bourbon and other dark fruits. The flavor is dark fruit, candied sugar, some peat and bourbon. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1223) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Sampled at Skyview’s tasting. Heavy aroma of tobacco, cherry, port, oak, and peat. Really wonderful beer here. I loved regular Adam and this is just a step up IMO. Probably my favorite that I sampled during the evening!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Bottle from Rob. Thanks man. So I heard this one was released and just my luck my friend went to the brewery to get me a bottle! Awesome! Pours out a dark brown color with absolutely zero head. Was hoping it wasnt a bad bottle. Smell is full of bourbon and some sweet cherry / sherry flavors. All of this infused with the typical dark fruit aroma that Adam usually brings. Taste is what threw me off; I was expecting something sweet but what I got was a large amount of bourbon and a little bit of dark cherries floating in the mix. Strange but still I kept drinking. By the end of the bottle this stuff was really good. But the initial impressions are that it needs to age for a long time. Another bottle will not be opened until sometime next year and at that point I will rerate this. It has the potential to be an exceptional beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kappldav123 (5484) - GERMANY - JAN 12, 2009
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Starts mild with an increasing maltiness, very light cherry juice notes in the background. The finish is a little bit unbalanced. Maybe I should have it again in a few years. Thanks to after4ever for this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours black, but if you hold up to the light, you can see red. No head and low carbonation. Complex aroma and flavor. Hints of cherry, wood, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, the list goes on and on. Very strong, definitely for sipping in front of a fire on a cold night. This will age very well and will be a lot smoother over time. Awesome, Alan never dissapoints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (568) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
WeeHeavySD brought this on by. It’s pretty fuckin strong tasting. This was nighty night for me. Didn’t get much on the cherry side, but got all kinds of delicious, strong, Adam. Very delicious. Very strong. A once-in-a-lifetime treat. Seek and enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (2010) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle sample at tasting. Dark reddish/brown pour with a decadent strong cherry aroma. Flavor? Just awesome! Smooth/woody initially and mellowed into a mild cherry flavor. My first HOTD beer, and it definitely lived up to the hype.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours dark brown with a negligible dotting of white bubbles. Smells of cherries, peaty, oak, some caramel, tarte. Tastes roasty and oaky with some cherries, buttery hints (not diacetyl, more of a velvety sensation), caramel, some peatiness. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 8, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. I can hardly put into words what the aroma consists of. Tons of caramel, dark fruits, light touch of cherries and wood. Flavor was a little hot but beautiful none the less. Roasty malts blend with dried dark fruits, brown sugar, bourbony woods and, of course, dark cherries. I hope I can try one of these a year from now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle from acrdz. Thanks so much, Mike! I owe you. Pours a deep reddish brown with a small tan lace. Nose is cherry, oak, bourbon, portm vanilla, deep malts. Flavor is a little sharp and hot with a good amount of alcohol up front, but rounds out with a black cherry puree, sherry, bourbon, light cocoa, and vanilla. Much better as it warms. Still, it needs some definite cellaring time to round itself out and mellow a bit. Tasty, I can’t wait to have another one of these in a couple years. And then another one a couple years after that.

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