Cherry Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.68/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
2011 bottle shared with yagman3000 alongside an adam (batch 77). big thanks to OregonHopmonster for the cherry.
a - plum and silky. no head at all. much more ruby than adam. adam also had a bit of a head. swirls around like water...or wine.
s - BAM...cherry! chocolate covered cherry dipped in liquor. a delicacy. strong booziness on the nose. smells like heaven.
t - a mirror to the nose but bolder and richer. this chocolate covered cherry just oozes with booziness. the wood adds a richness. it is a sublime treat. the toffee from the old ale is a great match to the big cherry and wood.
m - rich and full. bold. too smooth for it's own good. more port like and not all that carbonated. coated my mouth.
o - wow. this is a treat and the perfect cherry to top the sunday of tasting beers that this evening was. this is a dessert beer and one I wish was readily available to me.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2011 03:42:34 | More by cosmicevan
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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 638 ratings.