nickd717 (4692) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
2008 bottle thanks to thethrone on BA. Pours a clear dark reddish-brown color with a thin tan head and some sediment sitting at the bottom. Aroma is amazing - cherry, roast, vanilla, red wine, oak, bourbon, and sherry. Sweetness and tartness evident. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet and tart, with underlying roasted malt flavors from regular Adam, as well as a complex dark fruit character, with tart black cherries, dried plums, red wine, and berries. Vanilla, oak, sherry, and bourbon are all also in there. Not too much booze, although it is definitely there. It is interesting that this was aged in sherry barrels, since that is a flavor that is often considered a bad thing as it can denote oxidation. Smooth on the palate with medium body and a slight tart bite. Low carbonation. Overall an amazing beer, although I think I prefer regular Adam just a hair (of the dog) more. joergen (28179) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy brown coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak, vanilla and alcohol with notes of berries.
Fruity flavour of berries, alcohol, oak, vanilla and dried fruits.
Berryish, oaky and warming alcoholic finish.
KimJohansen (10492) - 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. Ungstrup (37685) - 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. 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
yespr (45514) - 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 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 beernbourbon (1592) - 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. madvike (3264) - 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. It’s 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. It’s just too much--super sweet with a bit too much heat on the finish. It’s complex, but also medicinal. Couldn’t get into this one. kramer (6682) - 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 I’ll just take a regular Adam over this anytime.