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.
tcon25 (156) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour at Pine box Seattle, haven’t seen this, so I had to get it, black pour redish hint, Bourbon aroma hint of cherry, you can taste a lot of they black cherry, slight wood, a little over powering, would love to try a 2012-2011 after a lot of mellowing out. Really enjoyed this one.
andrewje41 (981) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared at the pine box anniversary party. This is great. Thanks T! Pours a red tinted black with a big cocoa black cherry aroma. Flavor is a little syrupy, and a tad sweet with cherry. Smooth cherry and bourbon flavor. Wonderful stuff. Loved it.
barn0216 (465) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Honey and cherry aroma, milk chocolate. Super delicious taste, chocolate tootsie roll, Bourbon cherry, alcohol. Dry finish. Goddamn.
crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Nice viscous liquid, some cherry and spice notes, thick caraamel and bourbon booze, nice.
tgncc (2986) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Via trade with Douglas88. The pour is deep black, no head. The aroma is bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, cherry, which is subtle, leather. Lots going on. The flavor is chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla, leather, tobacco, very subtle cherry. Gorgeous. The finish is light bourbon, pine, leather. Just excellent. Medium, slightly thick in body.
Dr_Fellini (702) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick syrupy deep brown to deep reddish color with little to no head. Aroma is molasses, sweet cherries, thick, syrupy. Flavor is thick, quite sweet, cherries. Not very tart, mostly heavy boozy syrupy sweetness.
PriorL (2422) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during (mostly) Hair of the Dog beers tasting. Many thanks again Jef!
Side by side comparison of batch #11 and batch of 2014 (no batch number to find on the bottle)
#11 = 3,9
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, almost no head.
NOSE: fruity, alcohol, oak.
TASTE: fruity, madeira, oak.
Year 2014. = 3,5
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, almost no head.
NOSE: oak, fruity, alcohol.
TASTE: oak, fruity, alcohol, oké.
Dedollewaitor (14258) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 2012 Vintage. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small fading white head. Complex and vinous nose and flavor. Bourbon, thick caramel, licorice and cherries. Nose is good but flavor is just overwhelming. Well integrated cherries and superb barrel ageing. Boom!
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from a trade. Shared @ HotD tasting. Dark brown, bit foam. Soft carbonation. Wonderfull complex beer. Sweet aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar and vanilla with a fruity tartness of the cherry’s. Very good beer!
RamyG4 (322) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle, huge thanks to 5000. First rate in almost a year, popped open to ’celebrate’ a 4.0 semester.
Pours a dark opaque brown with a light brown, very slightly reddish head. Aroma is bourbon, raisins, cherries, a little oxidation. Taste is sweet, more cherries and bourbon, with some nice tart cherry on the finish.
Quite good, I imagine it would have been better a year ago though.