RATINGS: 527   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Pours a dark maroon brown color, with not much of a head. Small bubbles hug the edge of the glass. The aroma was very complex. The mixture of bourbon, cherry, vanilla, and oak was very dynamic. Killer nose on this. The flavor was equally impressive. Lots of sweet bourbon and oak arise, with the cherries coming through in the finish. Really complex and interesting, I can sip on this puppy all the time. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9681) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from bhensonb. This dark brown ale poured with no head - just a few bubbles - and a magnificent chocolate cherry aroma. The flavor is also chocolate and cherry with a slight alcohol trail. It starts sweet then turns fruity with a smoky oak aftertaste. This is a great beer - thanks Bill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14605) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle Alex bought at PC Market of Choice in Ashland, OR. Dark plummy color with a minimal dark beige head. Aroma of dark plums and cherries, with a touch of chocolate. Medium plus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is dark chocolate and dark cherry. Its got the barrel aspects of oak and arguably vanilla. Heat is barely noticeable. Finish is dryish and smooth. A fruity version of barrel aged ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
C&PLYFOTD: Bottle, courtesy mgumby10. Brownish red pour, thick bubbly lacing. Cherries and slight grainy roast in the nose, some spices and a oaky vanilla tinge. Very big roast on the palate, with chocolate, yummy spices, cherry, and some toasted ash elements. Very full-bodied, yummy, and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Deep mahogony pour with very thin head that unfortunately quickly disappears. . Sweet roasted malt aroma. Very smooth taste, lots of great dark fruit, sweet malt, and a nice little bit of bitterness at the end. The black cherry and bourbon aging is evident. Very delicious; my only quarrel is the lack of carbonation. With better carbonation I think this would be one of the best beers around. Period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (3040) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Sampled at C&P Otown Throwdown, big thanks to MGumby10! Thick dark brown pour with just a small thin head. Roasted grain, cherry, caramel and chocolate in the aroma. Taste is smooth dark malt, cherry sweetness, roasted grain and a little bitterness. Everything blends together really well, awesome brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle courtesy of the generous Reino poured into a tulip. Pours dark reddish brown out of the bottle before settling in almost completely black in the glass. There is a small tan head on top that Im convinced has hints of purple in it. The aroma is big and is an interesting mix of cherries, caramel malt, toffee, chocolate and booze. Theres certainly a sweet woody character to the nose with lots molasses sweetness in the background to balance it out. The taste does follow the nose pretty closely with a massive caramel malt base underpinning everything else. There are sweet cherries, chocolate and dark fruit. The finish has plenty of bourbon and is quite dry with a woody wine-like finish. The mouthfeel is fairly full-bodied and very sticky sweet. The wood imparts a bit of dryness that balances the massive sweetness. Another great beer from HotD and while this doesnt quite stack up to the original Adam for me, the twists definitely make for a unique and tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2010 12oz Bottle from Higgins... Poured an opaque black with a thin, bubbly, khaki head. The head faded quickly. Aroma consisted of strong bourbon and fruit juice. A lot of dark malt notes in the initial flavors with a big alcohol punch. The cherries didnt show through until the finish as they were a sweet counterpart to the bitter alcohol. Also a little bit of cocoa notes aided with masking the bitter bourbon-esq alcohol flavors. As it warmed the flavors had become a little more like red wine. An incredible beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Thanks to Bobby91w for sharing this one. Pours a fizzy looking black with a red hue...looks like a Cherry Coke. Aroma is nice, lots of chocolate covered cherries, wood, vanilla, and a touch of dark fruit. Flavor delivers on the chocolate covered cherries, with hints of cola, vanilla, candied fruit. Balanced mouthfeel; no real stickiness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Pours dark brown with a bit of head. Nose is big and chocolaty with just a bit a woody character. Flavor is a blend of chocolate oak and raisin. Not sure I get a lot cherry. Med full body. Balanced finish with some heat. Thanks for sharing Bobby91w.

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