beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - NOV 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with reddish notes and a beige head. Aroma is of bourbon and cherries, I get vanilla, oak, leather, dark fruits of raisins and dates, tobacco, sugary notes, almost toasty notes and molasses. The flavor follows the nose, of cherry and bourbon, wood and vanilla, along with the molasses, dark fruits, leather funk, tobacco, toasty notes, darker sugar and tobacco. Body is lighter side of medium and almost dead flat with an oily mouth feel. Overall a really nice version of Adam, but not as good as the Bourbon version, and I would have liked more carbonation.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008. Dark brown with no head, it is near still. The nose is enthralled with sherry and a light cherry tone on top of a strong malty old ale spine. The cherry and wood burst on the first sip, initially like bouncing a boozy cherry pit around with your tongue. The sherry notes come late, all combining with the deep maltiness to create a delicious amalgam that lingers into the mildly warm finish. Awesome.
joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Back log. Enjoyed at a tasting with some local beer buddies 2 weeks ago. Bottle on 2011.
Cherry, bourbon and a hint of vanilla. Very sweet, dessert-like beer.
bytemesis (1411) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2011 - thanks deyholla! Pours opaque black with a small bubbly brown head that disappears almost immediately and leaves no lacing. Aroma is very complex with notes of bourbon, black cherries, roasted malts, dried fruits, prune, molasses. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and lightly tannic with a light woody astringence. A lot going on in this beer. Full bodied and creamy, almost decadent, with a light to medium warming finish from the ABV. No carbonation to speak of, which is a bit of a bummer.
ineedbeer (181) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy GT, thanks! Dark brown/ruby pour, small white head, little retention/lace. Aroma of cherry, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate brownie, some booze. Taste is very sweet, cherry, bourbon, oak, light smoke, port notes. Palate is soft, creamy, a bit sticky. Very good.
48FanInCali (492) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Put this one in the disappointment column but I probably should have expected it given my dislike of the base beer. Adam is just not a great beer. Period. Adding cherry syrup makes it like chewing on a band-aid after leaking Popsicle juice on it on a hot summer day
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DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best beers I have ever tasted Adam beer is so complicated smoked doplebock in some ways notes of porter smoked stout, beer on its own, wacky because boozy and light, easy to drink, great one to cellar BC it keeps a longevity so high, cherries are forefront. Has that smoked quality with enhanced cherry.
Leighton (6931) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Others Tasting, London - many thanks to Bruce for this HOTD. Pours dark brown with a small, tan froth. Aroma has some definite alcohol, with fresh cherries and general dark malts. Medium to big sweet flavor with good alcohol, dark fruits, light chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming finish with some burnt wood, sugary dark malts, molasses, toffee. Quite tasty and bold.
jackl (2568) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #2000! Bottle @ THE Others Tasting. Massive thanks to Bruce for tracking this down! The pour’s a deep, murky brown color with a modest white head. The aroma’s mild blue cheese funkiness, dark roasted cocoa and chocolate. Soft red berries and bruised dark fruits. Concentrated, sweet aromas. The taste is more mild blue cheese (but not overly offensive). More dark chocolate, some roasted malts. Sweet brown sugar with just a hint of berry. The cherry flavors are very subtle. Medium body, smooth. Fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty decent, if somewhat muddled beer.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Bruce at THE others tasting. It pours deep brown/purple with a medium tan head. The nose is wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, dark fruit, cherry, jam and toffee. The taste is dark ripe cherry, jam, dark fruit, wood, varnish, alcohol warmth, vanilla, toasted coconut and light meatiness with some light alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Not a great depth of flavour, but it is very tasty indeed.