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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10489) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, caramel and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour with bruned malt, dark chocolate, bourbon and sherry notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black with a lazing thin tan head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt and cherries as well as some alcohol. The flavor is strong with notes of alcohol roasted malt, wood, cherries, and some soy sauce, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of mj. Pours a clear deep brown with a reddish hue and a small, rough beige head. Tart, fruity and oaky aroma. Medium body, rather low in carbonation. Tart, berry-like fruitiness with distinct notes of bourbon. Warming alcoholic finish. 301109

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43355) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2017 12 fl oz bottle and tap. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark wooden and light vanilla. Sweet, malty and vanilla flavoured. Mild acidic and dark dense chocolate malt flavoured. Dark lingering malty flavoured into a lingering dense malty flavoured finish. Light fruity far finish

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle from 08. Pours dark brown with nice head to it. Has a leathery, cherry, wood smell to it. Has a wood, cherry, caramel taste to it. Maybe some other dark fruit in there as well. Still a bit hot and needs time in the bottle

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1587) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to a few folks. Pour is deep mohogany with a small tan head. The room is permeated by the aroma of cherry, bourbon, old ale, and vanilla. Further smells also yield some mild acidity, faint coconut, and balsamic vinegar. Huge legs on the glass. The flavor is almost bitter intially. That quickly turns to alcohol, mild sweetness, notable wood, mild sherry, very faint fruitiness, old red wine, black pepper, and a mild burn in the finish. Very happy to have tried this, however it is not easy to drink. Certainly a sipper, and maybe not my favorite. A little rough around the edges. It does have an intense nose and looks damn good in the glass.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3230) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2009
2009 bottle - Pours mahogany with no head to speak of. Intense smell, with deep, rich black cherries, lots of oak, and a bit of heat. Its tart, but still syrupy sweet. The taste is a bit overbearing, real sweet and syrupy, and cloying. It hits with some overripe cherries, sweet bourbon, and caramel. Its just too much--super sweet with a bit too much heat on the finish. Its complex, but also medicinal. Couldnt get into this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6578) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a small creamy dark beige head that retained as a thick ring. Nice nose, dark fruits, peat, some soy like oxidation, roast, chocolate, yeast, some light oak, and maybe a light hint of sourness. The flavor is a little briney and salty at first with an olive juice and peat undertone. Then the Adam comes out a bit more as I get more accustomed to it. More roasty, chocolaty, and fruity. The cherry really is an afterthought that comes out late on the finish. The oak really only comes out on the back end also. Medium bodied with a bit of malty clinginess on the finish. Very nice minimal carbonation. Pretty nice, but I think that Ill just take a regular Adam over this anytime.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
VINTAGE 2008 Appears to be black, but closer inspection reveals it to be very dark brown with a dark ruby tint. Pours with a totally minimal head. No retention. Pretty good lacing, suprisingly. Smells like Adam, only better. Nose is of huge cherry notes mixed with a bourbon-like backbone. Good oak presence. Big caramel malt notes. Lots of dark fruits mix with molasses notes. Hints of vanilla, smoke, dark chocolate and butterey biscuits. Very slight booziness. Quite a complex nose. It smells like dessert. Taste is quite complex, also. Cherries and lots of other dark fruits, right out in front. Good bourbon notes mixed in. Lots of smoke, leather, and hints of oak. Dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. The sherry barrel aging comes through in the finish. Mouthfeel is okay. This is a thick, viscous brew. The lack of any real carbonation hurts this one and leaves it overly syrupy. The saddest part is that this is my only bottle of this. I wish that I had several others so that I could lay them down for awhile and see how they progress. This is a beer with an amazing level of smells and flavors. The lack of carbonation really leaves it too syrupy, which costs it points. Despite the one minor flaw, this is an excellent brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Holy sweet jeezus. This beer is a hell of a sipper, to be sure. Pours a lovely dark dark brown with almost no head (not that it needs it) and a touch of rose around the edges. Aroma is a heady sweet mix of malt, vanilla bourbon, and a touch of fruitiness. This stuff tastes absolutely divine. Starting out very warm with the bourbon and sweet malty body mixing well with a touch of oak, and then the back end dissolves into a little bit of dark fruit. Just a superbly crafted beer. I gain more respect for Alan Sprints by the day.


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