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RATINGS: 500   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle purchased at Chucks in Chagrin Falls last year (I don’t know who traded with them to get this, but I scored 3 other HotD’s and an Abyss that day). 2009 vintage. Thick black yeast deposit left in the bottle, no head at all, deep brown-red hue making it seem black. All great signs. Aroma is almost perfect. Deep roasted malt, honey, chocolate, toasted oat, vanilla and notes of heaven all in the nose. I cannot imagine the flavor getting better with age, since it has the perfect complexity and flavor after a year and a half... but I do doubt it could get worse. Flavor is like a rich deep cherry and molasses flavor. Strong notes of vanilla and wood come through with a honey-like smoothness as well as the subdued malty sweetness. God this one is amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6378) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Deep Amber brown with no head. Amazeballs nose full of cherries, dark malt syrup, oak, loads of bourbon, a touch of maple, more syrupy bourbon, and more cherry. Great, full flavor with cherry tart, bourbon, oak, deep boozy syrup, and a sharpish cherry and boozy finish. Aroma is amazing but the flavor falls a little short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2016
2015 version thanks to buckeye boy. Pours dark brown, almost black with some amber around the edges. Almost zero head even as I pour it pretty aggressively.......bummer. Aroma is sweet cherries and dark fruit. Molasses and tobacco rises as it warms. It has a medium body that projects the cherry sweetness throughout that has a vinious finish. If this had carbonation, it would be special instead of very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1285) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
12fl oz shared bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is nearly black, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is bourbon, cherry, flavor is cherry, molasses, red wine, chocolate, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is long lasting liqueuris medium sweet sour, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Quite heavy fruity dessert beer, doesn’t feel like I’m drinking beer, interesting though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2012 bottle on 3.29.14. Thanks Adam. Smell is oak and leather. Not the most appealing aroma. I’m tasting cherries and bourbon, though. Tons of oak. That’s awesome. Super drinkable for a higher ABV beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2846) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015

Lukt: Frukter, vinaktig, rosin og kirsebær.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Ikke skum.
Smak: Rosin, vinaktig kirsebær.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Kaapse Brouwers Bottle Shop, Nydt@Beertasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@13,5%, Når@28.11.2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schaetzakowski (10) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Love this beer and most everything from Hair of the Dog. Nice cherry notes mix well with the fig and tobacco of the base beer. I got a bit of vanilla from the barrels. would rate it higher if there were some carbonation but didn’t really expect any.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2015
Very dark brown colour, no head. Aroma of whisky, vanilla, cherries and dark fruits, very intense. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, a bit tart. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2009. Deep malt smell. Taste is deep malt with very mild smoke and wood. Full body, very low carbonation, and no foam.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (8911) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
2014 bottle at. HotD. Dark brown pour with deep reddish highlights. Minor head. Rich bourbon and wood aroma. Dark mildly tart cherry in here. Holy crap, this is super rich and a monster. Unreal. So good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariuspoenari (410) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
Dark brown pour, almost black. No head or lacing or any type of carbonation visible, no matter how vigorously you pour. The smell is complex and beautiful: roasted walnuts, chestnuts, tons of cocoa, macerated cherries, maple syrup, sherry, bourbon barrel, vanilla and oak, figs. The taste - amazing. A boatload of cherries up front, figs, walnuts, sherry and vanilla oak, bourbon, and underneath it all a nice, hot spiciness. Smooth and creamy texture, but not the kind that chokes, with a warm and cherry-intense aftertaste.

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