Cherry Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by domtronzero:
4.6/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2009 bottle generously shared by dankbeers619. Thanks for bringing this one over!
A - Very dark brown, nearly opaque. A little thick and viscous looking. No head even when forced. About 15 or so tiny bubbles are stuck in the corners.
S - Dark roasted malts, boozy, light cherry aroma with a ton of vanilla oaky goodness. Full of rich sweet caramel, dark fruity esters and sweet bourbon.
F/M - Caramel, maple syrup, and vanilla, oh my! Dark fruity esters and roasted dark chocolatey malts are very well balanced with a light cherry flavor and sweet bourbon notes. Just a hint of booze is a little bitter and quite pleasant. Slightly less than full bodied with very low, but existent, carbonation. Lingering chocolate cherry notes.
D - This sure is a sipper, but it is so flavorful and delicious. I could easily drink a few pints of this if it was available. World class.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2010 05:27:01 | More by domtronzero
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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 636 ratings.