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RATINGS: 489   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2010
2009 bottling. Pours dark brown with no head formation, even form a vigorous pour. No carbonation is visible. The aroma has lots going on: bourbon, brown sugar, raisins, red licorice, and alcohol. A creaminess also comes through. Sweet, creamy red fruit flavor up front, mixing with just a hint of bourbon. Layers of tobacco and leather subtly come through afterward. The finish has some bourbon, brown sugar, and sweet fruit. This bottle is nearly still, which makes for a less than impressive mouthfeel to mingle with all of these wonderful flavors. I think that holds this back unfortunately, because I know some carbonation would make this absolutely a stand out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (204) - DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
Pours dark dense ruby/dark brown with no head. A few small bubbles. Nose: So much candy.. English licorice, filled chocolate and cherry bonbons, big wood influence and a slight boozy quality on the nose - but it works well. Taste: intense! Cherry triffle, cherry vinegar, soy? Chocolate, almond liquor And again a good wood influence- big powerfull flavour here. The mouthfeel is oily, aftertaste mostly on almondy and chocolate and cherry. Finish is long and lingering. Big thanks to motherbrother for splitting this in half with me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle at borefts. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is cherry, caramel, funky, wood, taste is sweet, tart cherry, Rich, smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fritz123 (1417) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
What a treat! Pours a dark reddish brown in a snifter...light head and no lace. The aroma was serious cherry cordial, chocolate, deep dark fruits, barrel. Taste is chocolate cherry cordial, caramel, red wine, oak barrel, and a complex malt base. Full body, lighter carb. Very complex and deep in flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachrymalisis (433) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
The bottle I had was developing a rather unpleasant acetic acid character that did not make drinking it enjoyable at all, sadly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Long time want here. 2014 vintage. Very dark brown with red edges, slick and viscous looking. Nose is dark chocolate cherries, rotting cherries. Syrupy, thick mouthfeel. Rich dark chocolate, sweet cherries, light sour streak but slow sipping desert beer all the way. Coats the tongue and lingers with cherry cordial flavors. Nice, unique stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2015
Pours dark brown with no head. Nose shwos chocolate fudge, raisins, rum notes, woody oak, vanilla. Pretty amazing. Very similar flavours, more chocolate fudge, rum, raisins and woody oak but with some soft sweet cherries and a little booze creeping in. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. 2015 bottle. Dark brown with almost no foam. Lovely aroma of chocolate, cookies, caramel, vanilla, wood and cherries. Sweet and slightly tart flavor, with chocolate, cherries, cookies, caramel, vanilla and wood. Rounded mouthfeel. Alcohol is not noticeable. Great and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle at the brewery into a tulip. Deep dark brown and mysterious looking. Only a little foam that is darker beige. Bourbon and cherry on the nose. Wood, too. Bourbon leads the flavors. Cherry right behind. Barrels bring interesting complexity. A bit of sourness and plenty of warming heat. Vinous notes. Fruit is more complex than only cherries. Some chocolate mid glass. This one comes with great memories. What a cool place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle, 2012 vintage. I’m 100% sure I had this already, when Graham brought all those awesome HOTDs to RBAG 2013, but obviously I didn’t log a rating. This is a 2012 vintage (I’m pretty sure gramity’s was a 2009 bottle). Very hazy sienna hue, trace head, almost none at all. Warm bourbon and woody caramel, maybe a hint of cherries but I’m really looking here. Soft and flat, a bit boozy. Very tasty, but could use a little carbo (seems to be a common complaint around this brews!), and disappointingly muted cherry character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2298) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
April 18, 2015. Bottle received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, figs, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, bourbon, oak and plums. Taste is sweet with caramel, vanilla, raisin, dark berries leading to a warming finish with bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and cherries. Medium to full bodied, rounded and sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

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