Cherry Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by scotvega18:
4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5
12oz Bottle poured into a 10oz snifter
A - Pours and looks like a red wine. A dark blood red with strong alcohol legs but literally no head at all.
S - This thing has filled up the room. So Complex. Most prominent flavor is a cherry/ chocolate medley that is absolutely intoxicating. A strong vanilla and bourbon note follows with some mild alcohol. The dark fruit and leather note that is present in adam is not there at all however.
T - The first sip of this was a revelation. It starts out with some cherry sweetness, immediately followed with a sourness, and finishes with bourbon and cherry notes. This beer is so complex, however. Notes of chocolate and fig are also present, is very similar to a brilliant port. Starts off sweet and ends bitter, with so many flavors that meld so well together they are virtually indistinct.
M - Theres no carbonation here, to get that out of the way. That said, I cannot taste the alcohol at all, and the stickiness is a welcome addition. I dont mind the flatness, but it is a well known aspect of the beer.
Notes - This is an incredibly complex beer and I will enjoy this for the remainder of my night. The mouthfeel isnt particularly strong if thats something that is crucial for you, but honestly it is so powerfully complex it is easily one of the best I have ever had. Just incredible.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2011 00:08:13 | More by scotvega18
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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
4.15/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This is a 2014 version. Reviewed from notes from earlier tonight.
Appearance: Pours brown with a reddish hue. No head whatsoever.
Smell: Cherry, milk chocolate, bourbon, toasted oak.
Taste: Chocolate, malts, vanilla, molasses, cherry, roasted malts. The cherry is more subdued than in the aroma.
Mouth-feel: Flat with a medium to thick, slightly sticky body. I miss the carbonation.
Overall: Nice sweet flavors mask the ABV well. Really nice Aroma. The carbonation does make a big difference though.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 02:51:52 | More by Resuin
Cherry Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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