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RATINGS: 527   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle: Muddy mahogany color, light tawny with light head and lacing. Musty, sweet cherry notes, cobbwebb, lots of wood and sherry. Excellent dusty aged notes, hot and good. Musty, salty, funky. Great HotD interpretation. Another bottle on deck for next year.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 5, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 The classic Adam takes on a slightly more ruby hue, and a sherry sweetness paves the path for the cherries to emerge. Nice woody notes, and a slight tartness make for an interesting finish. I think it is a wonderful idea to experiment using Adam as a base, and I cannot wait to see what the gentlemen at HotD come up with next. Surely one to hunt down if Adam is your thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to ryan: Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with ruby edges and a thin, wispy lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet earthy dark caramel and black cherries with some fresh bourbon oak. Starts with good fullness and rich dark caramel and black cherry sweetness with a nice complex bourbon character and a touch of fruity tart balance. An enjoyable and well-balanced complex brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Rating #1500. Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle shared by me thanks to scrizzz. Dark dark brown, with red hints and a light beige head. The aroma is smoky, peat, bourbon, a light cherry note, mixed with fruitiness found in the malt is difficult to distinguish. Taste is more sweet malts, vanilla, smokey peat, touch of cherries and a light bourbon finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Pours with a dark red-brown body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing left on the glass. Its slightly sweet with a little cherry, lots of malt and light dark fruit notes, as well as some vanill/bourbon notes. Full bodied, smooth and a touch warming.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baggio (337) - norrtlje, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2009
[email protected] Apperance: Deep winered with almost no head. Aroma: Preserved cherries, Bourbon, Malt, Vanilla, Oak. Flavor: Caramel, Malt, Vanilla, Cherries, Alcohol, Hint of sourness. Palate: Rich and powerful taste with a slight sourness and alcohol at the end. Very nicely balanced. Wonderful beer that might have improved from some more time in the cellar but who can wait? Superb! Thank to KPlynch for this gem!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5959) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Large brown with hints of red with a tan head and lace. Smokey, peaty, cherry, and abv on the nose. An almost BB vanilla, light smoke, light cherry, and abv. Medium full bodied with nice carbonation. A very complex most excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5952) - Fredonia, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2009
This bottled brew from MSprinkle at a DLD beer festival poured a very small sized head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation brown colored body and a oily lacing. The strong aroma was mild malt woody and cherry. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of cherry and wood. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Thanks to MJ. Nose is faint but with burning alcohol and low tones of bourbon, chocolate, and dark, overripe cherries with a delicate and fluffy backing of vanilla. Flat headless appearance, thick, almost leg-inducing, and a seriously muddy dark brown hue. Severely alcoholic and bitter intro to flavors at colder temps, it had to warm up before it was coherent...once there, it was a very complex mix of booze, wood, grassy bitterness, tart yet chalky cherry, tannic red wine, and a touch of vanilla. Its severely boozy, vinous, and the cherry and wood influences are complexly strange, the bourbon is in your face...and the bitterness is unexpectedly strong and tannic. Its insanely warming...but its almost too much to handle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle at lithys Septemberfest. Pours very dark ruby brown with slight head. The aroma is cherry, tobacco, raisin, smooth roastiness, and bitter chocolate. The flavor is slightly smoky with very subtle cherry notes, little bits of oak and vanilla, smooth ashy caramel, some molasses, and a hint of licorice. I was so afraid that the fruit would ruin the beer, but it is so subtle it really does add a great deal of complexity. I could drink a ton of this. Complex, balanced, and delicious.


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