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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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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.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
in 12oz bottle @hotd shared w/kthei??? vintage 2008 it was out standing poured this black purple red liquid it smelled like wet dog wood chips no head it was just there tasted like fresh cherries for a 3year old brew wow step your game up and travel see the greater north west swag


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle. 2012 vintage. Major dark brown with a thin ring of head around the snifter. Aroma smells like dirty gym socks that sat in a locker for 5 weeks. With large amounts of oak.

Thankfully the flavor is much better. Dark oak and bourbon traces with hints of cherries. Bourbon is very subtle. Burnt sugar and dark malts. Some vinous notes. Light warming alcohol sensation after after the sip. Body is medium leaning on full.

Another impressive brew from this brewery. The over 13% ABV is hidden nicely. Just a ton of oak through out this brew. Nice

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xilgrin (6) - - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
Very thick full-bodied and rounded. Complex, cherries and raisons. Slightly tart final flavour. Careful of the abv!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
2011 bottle shared thanks to Spdyfire83. Pours near black with a brown bubbly ring head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, blackberrys, wood and dark chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Thick chewy mouthfeel like drinking molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks. Clear black pour. Thin black head. A little cherries, a lot of raisins. A lot of alcohol. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle share in 2013. Pour is very dark brown with some slight red tinting and a small beige head. Aroma is dark caramel, vanilla beans, fudge, dates, cherries, and bourbon. Flavor has a ton of vanilla - oak, cherries, vanilla extract, cream. Finish is slightly sour/acidic with a touch of warming alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (1717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2012 bottle enjoyed March 2014. Labeled at 10% abv.

After maybe an hour out of the fridge this comes to cellar temperature and pours near black and relatively still into my tulip glass, with a small tan head. The bourbon is right forward in the aroma, along with syrupy cherry. Tobacco and raisins. Smoke and corkboard. Sherry and peat. Intriguing, if a bit in-your-face. But the flavor is very sweet. Robitussin-drenched chocolate cake. Raisins and sherry. Just a hint of peat late. Palate is sticky and heavy. I had high expectations, and I’m hugely let down. This is basically a mess. I much prefer the regular Adam, and I can’t see this one being drinkable in anything larger than a 2 oz taster.

First a parking ticket and now this. Don’t know which pisses me off more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2008 bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small frothy beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong wood, oak, and cherry skin. Medium mouthfeel with strong wood flavor, booze, roast, and light bitterness. Held up very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
12 ounce 2012 bottle. Thanks Sean! Pours a very cloudy reddish brown with just the hint of head. Aroma of fruit, bourbon, and wood. Taste is dark cherries, bourbon, charred wood, chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. A special treat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex4r (72) - - FEB 3, 2014
2011 vinatge Shot out of the bottle with a brown/reddish color. Very little carbonation to speak of, almost like a port. The splash from the pour left little red dots on a napkin next to the glass. Nice cherry aroma mixed with wood bourbon undertones. Very slick on the pallet as well. Nice malty smooth oak finish with sour cherry flavors. Loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2009 bottle at 10% ABV. It pours a very dark brown color and perfectly still. No bubbles at all. The aroma has a lot of bourbon and wood with some molasses, fig and raisin, but sadly not a lot of cherry. The flavor is rich with chocolate, smoke, bourbon and wood… whoa there’s the cherry! The cherry flavor is very apparent near the finish as a fruity tartness (not sour). Light smokiness also in the finish with more raisin, fig and wood. Bourbon is more subdued in the flavor compared to the aroma. Hardly any carbonation at all, but like many HotD beers, it doesn’t really matter. All the flavors meld really nicely and make for a very special treat.


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