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RATINGS: 457   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (786) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2012 Vintage Aroma is full of rich malts with a pleasing cherry note throughout. Goose Island should take note - this cherry isn't at all medicinal. Lots of chocolate and light oak notes compliment. A light toast character with some pleasing oxidation notes. More oak as it warms. Pours a dark brown that isn't quite black with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to the edges. No lacing with medium sized legs. Flavor is very sweet with lots of chocolate and cherry. It tastes like melted chocolate covered tart cherries. Mid palate there is a nice roast character and some light oak notes. Light bitterness. The same oxidation that helps the aroma adds a slightly off putting finish. Light to moderate astringency. Some alcohol in the finish as it warns. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low but present carbonation. Astringency is moderate as is alcohol warmth. Overall this aroma is great but the finishing note in the flavor leaves a lot to be desired. I think I prefer these beers with a bit of age. The oak mellows as does the finishing note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Med en nyans av koppar i denna svartbuna bärs.Bourbonton är det första man tänker på. Anmärkningsvärt flat. Härlig bourbon. Känner inget av körsbären. Väldigt välbalanserad och trevlig.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle 12 oz. [2014] Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma is of bread, malt, alcohol, grapes, umami stuff. Taste is of malt, alcohol, fruits, sugar, umami. Quite complex. Palate: Full bodied. No carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall: Quite good. Complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1394) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to tom10101, many many thanks Tom! Pours a dark reddish brown with no head and thus no lacing. Nose is of bourbon, coconut and caramel. Really rich. Taste is of chocolate, cherry, caramel and bourbon. Body is really just perfect here, full, rich, liquorous, dense... the list goes on. It is never hot, in fact I felt almost no alcohol whatsoever. Yum!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4508) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, many thanks bro! pours hazy dark brown-red, little to no head, no lacing. luscious chocolate, cherry meat, but also red grapes - red wine character too, balsamic reduction - also w/o its vinegar, maple syrup, beef stock concentrate, sweetness - burnt caramel and balsamic sugars, pepper. low carbonation if not still, medium to full body - oily and sticky, lightly tannic and fruity-balsamic-spicy finish. interesting but not so much my thing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (329) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle ’14 thanks Burg for this lovely bottle - Pours dark brown, little carbonation but thick and luscious. Smells woody, cherries, dates, and figs. The taste is malty sweet with cherries and dates. It’s really smooth even with all of the alcohol in here. I’m really digging this beer or I’m already drunk. Either way, life is good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
symmetric (64) - - SEP 25, 2014
Sweet cherry, treacle, and a bit of boozy hotness on the nose. Rich sweet palate with a thick bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2028) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle: First time was the 2011 vintage, courtesy of Jeff. Next time, 2012 vintage thanks to Tim. Then another 2012, again thanks to Tim, about a year later. The aged 2012 was the best experience by far, so this rating is based on that. Raspberry-ruby shade of red with a brown opaqueness towards the center; barely any head at all. Just a few stray bubbles. Aroma is a nice mix between classic Hair of the Dog Old Ale & a fruity barley wine. Sticky brown sugar, molasses, oak, black cherry, pungent bourbon, mild vinousness, a touch of oxidation, a little bit of smoke, & some robust earthiness. Nice berry flavor on the palate, too, with a large fruit presence that never seems too out of plate (i.e., never too sweet or too tart, given the style). Heavy black cherry, plum, dates, backed up with big notes of boozy wood, sticky toffee & caramel, syrupy molasses, leather, & a touch of vanilla. Heavy body, coats the entirety of your palate with each sip. The first bottle of 2012 was quite smoky, which was a nice element, but it overpowered the cherries a little. The aged bottle had a much more well integrated smoke character & was surprisingly the most cherry-heavy of all the bottles. Definitely the smoothest & most enjoyable of them all, although I wouldn’t have turned down any of the three!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (151) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12 oz bottle. Cherries, cocoa, oak, tobacco, bourbon. No carbonation which is weird. No boozy after taste, very smooth. Rich and very unique!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2012 bottle: Long time wish list item, almost white whale status. Am while I enjoyed it quite a bit, it was not as good as Michael or Flanders Fred. Very tannic. Dark pour, nearly flat. Not al lot of cherry per se, but very winey and oakey, leathery. The cherry actually took away some complexity from Adam and the superb adam from the wood. Glad to have tried this."

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1240) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Dirty dark brown, dusty soily head. Bright berry rather than cheery. Rich earthy sweetness up front but ojo Faint sweetness. Almost Ribena. Dry tartness. Vinious. Rich. Delicious. Big up on this.

Bottle, Independence Tasting, Cheers Paul for the long haul


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