Cherry Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by SirChugsAlot:
4.45/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
The time has finally come. The HOTD Dock sale has come and past. Cherry Adam of the wood has arrived!! I've been waiting for this one...
Pours out an amazing black with a thin mocha colored head that has since faded away. Slight lacing around the edges. There isn't any light that shines through when held up to the light.
The aroma from this seems to me like sweet dates or figs with a "hint" of chocolate
The taste of this one just BAM! hits you. raisins and figs and a sweet after taste which i think is from the cherries and a touch of alcohol. A complex flavor that hits you quick.
The carbonation is light and leads for a medium body with a lingering aftertaste that makes you want more. It warms the chest and the belly.
I enjoyed sipping on this one for quite some time and i look forward to the next one. I'll probably keep a few in the cellar for a long time from now, maybe the next HOTD release party.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2008 06:21:46 | More by SirChugsAlot
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4.16/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
very few beers can rival this one in terms of complexity and depth, its downright enormous, and is so unique in the corded american strong ale world, i love it. thanks to drlovemd87 for unselfishly sharing yet another bottle of exceptional ale with me. dark auburn in color, syrup textured, dead still, heavily sedimented brew. black cherry color to match its added fruit. intentionally flat, i think maybe the carbonic acid exposure over time on a beer thats meant to be cellared like this one may denature or corrupt some of the fruit character and smoothness, which is why, i presume, they didn't carbonate it. a nose of medicinal cherries, over ripe black cherries, and a whole heaping tone of sweet grain. toffee and coffee and dark chocolate covered dried cherry come out in the flavor, and I'm amazed how little the alcohol shows up. its so thick too, viscous and pushing gelatinous in terms of mouthfeel, but i don't want it to have bubbles. the decadence of the feel makes me inclined to sip on it, rather than hammer it, which allows it to warm up, and man oh man does it warm up beautifully. the grain is never lost, but the cherry is dominant i think, especially at temperature, and especially in the finish. it kind of reminds me of one of those home spun booze infusions with fresh fruit, where you forget about a jug of whiskey for a few decades loaded with plums or something, very grandpa-like. so much texture, its palate coating and increasingly cherry focused as it warms. wonderfully done beer here, like nothing else I've come across in terms of enormity and grace. as much a cordial as it is an ale. wish we could get their beer in colorado, i don't think anyone here does beer quite like this.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 22:06:16 | More by StonedTrippin
Cherry Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
96 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.