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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
This 12 oz bottle from the 09 dock sale is Alans answer to Imperial Stouts, and this more than holds its own against the best. Mirror-calm pour produces a fleeting ring of bubbles, maple syrup legs on the sides of the glass, and a deep redish brown clean body. Bourbon, black currants, cherries, vanilla, and oak greet the nose. The brew is sticky, chewy, and rich, with dark plump cherries dominating the chocolate, toasty caramel, leather, tobacco, and camp fire browned marshmallow. A cherry smore if you will. Mildly dry finish after the rich sweets flow past the tongue. One serious alloy of flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle, thanks After4ever! Pours opaque dark orange brown with a tan ring of foam. The aroma is bourbon dominated with a touch of vanilla, smoke and molasses. Sweet taste with more bourbon vanilla and molasses, joined by dark cherry, wood, earth. Medium full body, light carbonation and nicely warming without being hot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Red tinted brown pour wiht very little carbonation. Creamy vanilla and molasses. Bourbon and some cherry notes. Sweet and sour cherry. Roasty with a bitter finish.

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.

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   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.

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   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 (6136) - 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.


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