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Cherry Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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642 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 642
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 899
Gots: 153 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cherry Adam from the Wood is aged with locally grown black cherries in Bourbon and Sherry casks for 15 months.

First release - November 2008
Second release - November 2009
Third release - March 2011
Fourth release - November 2012

(Beer added by: SirChugsAlot on 11-16-2008)
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zimmerbloke

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage

Huge thanks to hopsbreath for sending 2008/2009 bottles as part a superbly generous package. This one's to you, Jason! Served at cellar temperature, about 57 degrees. Bottle opens with only the slightest hiss, then poured into New Belgium globe glass.

A: Even with a pretty aggressive pour, I can't get anything in the way of head. Carbonation is evidently faint. Very opaque dark brown pour, with some hints of red only becoming apparent when a little light sneaks through on the edges of the beer. Swirling the glass only draws out the faintest white carbonation ring around the edge; some thinner legs cling to the side of the glass.

S: Beautiful! Peaty smoke, tart cherries, boozey sweetness. Very strong tobacco nose. Literally mouthwateringly attractive.

T: Tart cherries even more present than in the nose. The peat notes have really been pushed towards the finish on the flavor profile compared to regular Adam, but are just as strong here. Creamy vanilla and a hint of boozy bourbon meld the cherries and smoke very well. More than unique flavors, I feel like this is a testiment to excellent balance and flavor combination. Superb.

M: The thick mouthfeel matches the flavor profile very well, but this beer is hurt by the lack of carbonation. Still a hint of burn from the alcohol, but not detrimental.

D: Even in this state (without carbonation), it is excellent. I'd love to see this with carbonation, but even so, splitting a bottle made me want the rest of the beer.

Hair of the Dog only continues to impress. I admit I'm a sucker for a well made, sweeter, little-bit-boozy beer, but Sprints continues to knock them out of the park for me. Really an excellent treat.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 01:08:07 | More by zimmerbloke
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Cherry Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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