RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 dont know who traded with them to get this, but I scored 3 other HotDs 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (14511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2016
355ml bottle - Overpriced Beer Tasting 2016 - thanks rask0lnikov!
Smells of whatever spirit was in the barrel, some barrel. Nice raisiny taste, but outragiously sweet. Woody, but so damn sweet. Doesnt hide the alcohol, it smothers the alcohol. Sweet boozy mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (3024) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
Overpriced beer tasting 2016. 12oz bottle, 2015 release, shared by Rasmus, thanks! Dark brown beer, no head. Nose is woody, fruity, oak, malt, bourbon, cherries, sweetness, booze. Flavor is cherries, raisins, wood, chocolate. Finish is woody, raisins, alcohol, malt, booze. Very woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (861) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark brown colour. No head. Lots of toffee, hints of cherries, alcochol in the aroma. Toffee, sourness, hints of cherries, alcochol, sourness in the taste. Rather heavy bodied, low carbonated brew. Raisiny. Quite complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6590) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 355ml bottle (Overpriced Beer Tasting 2016, thanks Rasmus). Very dark brown, almost black color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, licorice, alcohol, woody, cognac, caramel in aroma. Alcohol, sweet, prunes, fruity, cake in taste. Sugar and roast is covering cherries. Sweet and sticky and boozy. Solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3380) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle, vintage 2015 (thanks, raskolnikov). Pours dark brown. Aroma is roast, malt, whisky, malt. Flavor is sweet and sour, bitter, malt, cherries, roast, raisins, some booze. Carbonation is low. Overall: very good, but too boozy, and bit too flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4242) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2016
14 Oct 2016, bottle. black. nose is boozy, woody, nutty, some cherry. med body and mildly fizzy. cherry is nice and not too sweet or bold. the sweetness is from the malt and booze. it is slightly acidic and rather woody. cherry lifesaver comes out a bit more as it warms up. very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (5430) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2016
Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of whiskey, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and honey, coconut and fruit, flavor of whiskey, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, coconut, cherries, medium to full bodied, Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (4844) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2016
01.10.2016, 12 oz bottle (2015 vintage) @ home:
Small bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and dry fruity, dark sugar, oak, minerals, burnt caramel, raisins, dark malts, vanilla, almonds, bourbon, red berries, bark. Taste is slightly rich and concentrated fruity, raisins, grass, minerals, oak, dark sugar, dark malts, red berries, citrus peel, caramel, bark, bourbon. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (1043) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2016 Bottle at home, 2015 ed. Very dark red wine colour, no head. Amazingly complex cherry, red vinous, oaky vanilla, bourbon-y, lightly acidic nose. Taste has some additional roasted malty chocolate, coffee, butterscotch, nuts and dried fruits, warmingly boozy but high abv is well hidden. Brilliantly balanced. Red fruity, body lingering finish. Absent carbonation, big body, velvety (!) soft mouthfeel, oily texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2919) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
12oz bottle 2014 release thanks to Prufrockstar- nose is like regular version but a little cough syrup or brandy. Flat. A little nutty probably from the ageing. Earthy.

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