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

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266 Reviews
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Reviews: 266
Hads: 794
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 913
Gots: 164 | FT: 16
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:
Beer added by: SirChugsAlot on 11-16-2008

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
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Reviews: 266 | Hads: 794
Photo of TonyBrew
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 bottle - Pours like a purple/dark maroon color very unique. Very small head on it, but still carbonated some what and a bit on sides of glass, but should be expected especially aging over a year in the casks (bourbon/sherry). Big barleywine with fruit (cherry) and a bit of smokiness on the nose. Taste - WOW, very smooth with a bit of smokey character (expected from smell) and a nice cherry tartness (kind of like a chocolate covered cherry) with a smokey/wood addition. A full yet "gentle" bodied brew with some carbonation and very delicious. This is a must have and I cannot wait to get more!

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Photo of vacax
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle vintage 2008. Pours black cherry in color, nearly black. No head to speak of other than a few clusters of bubbles. After 15 months in bourbon and sherry casks though, I am feeling forgiving on the head. A swirl does conjure up some foam and stick some clusters of head along the walls of the glass. The aroma is robust with bourbon, black treacle, brown sugar, tart cherry, oak, sherry, and smoke--no lack of complexity here. The flavor begins with a smokey malt character lightened by tart cherries. Somewhat peppery with a dry bready finish that ends with lingering dark chocolate. Quite a brew. Full bodied with a subdued but present carbonation that is just about right. This beer is quite delicious, more robust than expected and probably better too. Something elegant to be savored.

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Photo of tpd975
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to tampabrew for this one.

A: Pours a deep reddish brown hue with a small amber tinged white head. No real retention or lace.

S: Wonderful aromas of tart cherries, vanilla, bourbon, and a bit of smoke.

T: Sweet and tart cherries, oak, vanilla, and bold roast. As it warms chocolate notes and light smoke start to really come out. Hints of bourbon and lighter dark fruits can be picked up as well.

M: On the fuller side of medium without being thick. Moderate carbonation with a fairly creamy mouthfeel.

D: Good a real tasty treat.

Thanks Gary!

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Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this one Greg! 2009 bottle had on 2.18, from notes.

Pours nearly black with no head, some weirdly large-sized bubbles try to surface and form something but fail. epic fail.

Smells like.... well the cherries are there, surprise surprise. Some ripe apples too. Just a general dark fruitiness, really. Booze, chocolate and some syrupy sweetness. Taste is the same, with some charred malt and sweet flavors but a bit of a woodiness to it. Fruitiness is apparent throughout along with good complexity. Booze is there in the finish and somewhat lingers without any carbonation to carry it away. Though, this beer is properly carbonated for what it's trying to be. The low carbonation and combination of flavors and booze presence almost create a liqueur quality to the mouthfeel and experience of this beer. The flavors work very well together and I would like to revisit this down the road. I had drank this once before this review and remembered liking it more, so it's possible that my outlook will change again in the future. Thanks Greg!

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Photo of jeffthecheff
2.94/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Shared as part of the pre EBF tasting by Joe with the renegades of funk. It pours into a tasting glass with a dark brown color. It's almost flat, and only produces some large bubbles which turn to nothing.

The aroma is raw and boozy, with a hot, fruity character. It reminded me of chocolate covered cherries. Alcohol fumes take over. I'm liking the cherry character but it could use more complexity and less alcohol. The flavor is alcoholic, woody, and very sweet with rich notes of toffee and caramel. This is a very rich beer with a lot of liqour influences. There was a really nice cherry-chocolate character that made me think of a cherry mash chocolate truffle, which I've never even had. In the end, its just a bit too boozy and out of my personal comfort zone.

There was only a prickle of carbonation on the mouthfeel to go with a slightly syrupy consistency. It actually tasted hotter than 10%, and it was certainly intended to be shared. This was a beer I wanted to try, but I found it hard to finish towards the end.

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Photo of mikey711
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 bottle

A: Deep brown, nearly black, somewhat murky. Not much head at all with just a faint ring that sits atop and no lacing is left behind.

S: Lots of wood notes that bring out some cherry, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon. Also some leather and smoky notes, and sweet toffee and caramel.

T: Nice bourbon and cherry notes to start followed by vanilla oakiness and earthy wood. A nice level of smokiness is present, but tasted somewhat muddled witht the rest of the flavors. Also plenty of caramel and leather notes as well

M: Slightly boozy and a bit syrupy, but the lack of carbonation actually adds to the overall feel.

D: I enjoyed one bottle in two sittings and would have had trouble doing it another way.

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Photo of nkersten
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- 2009 batch pours dark brown/rusty blood red color, no head on the pour. I could be wrong, but it looked like there was a bit of char from the barrel in the bottle.
S- Oak, lots of sweet malt, vanilla, some alcohol. Not much hop presence in the smell.
T- Perfect amount of oak flavor, dark dried fruits, very faint hop bitterness, this is a sweet beer but the flavor from the barrel helps to balance it out. Some alcohol burn in the finish.
M- Thick and coating, this beer is very warm. Very little carbonation but I don't think this took anything away from the beer at all.
D- Its a big heavy beer, but it has so much flavor I couldn't stop drinking it. If I had another bottle I don't think i could let it sit very long and probably would opened it by now. What an amazing beer. I am usually not a fan of old ales, but this is one of the best.

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Photo of russpowell
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to googzoid10 for this, cheers Greg!

2008 bottle pours ebony with a sliver of mocha/dark chocolate head. Nice oily sheen to this, above average head retention & lacing

S: Leafy hops, figs & prunes & a tad of booze once warm

T: Dark cherry, figs, raisins, vanilla & oak up front. Bourbon & vanilla comes through as this warms, more dark cherry, a bit of woody & leafy hops, plus dryness, plus more figs, plus a tad of boozey warmth. Finishes with oaky drynness, booze soaked cherry

MF: Rich, chewy, with near zero carbonation, port-like

Drinks pretty easy with nicely hidden abv, another winner form HOTD! One that will probably be better with at least another year+ on it IMO

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting and masterful creation. Dark colour with virtually no head. Cherry, bourbon and yeast in aroma. Above average mouthfeel, bulked up by caramel. Rich vanilla wood and cherry flavours dominate, the bourbon not far behind. Cannot discern carbonation.

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Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle received in a trade with inflatablechair thanks Sam!

Appearance: Pours an attractive red brown but absolutely no crown, retention, or lace.

Smell: Caramel covered smoked bourbon soaked black cherries :)

Taste: Smoke, vanilla, bourbon, oak, black cherries, sweet malt, and love :)

Mouthfeel: not as thick as I was expecting which is good because the beer has predictably no carbonation. it works but SOME carbonation would have been interesting.

Drinkability: Not bad considering the abv.

This is a beer that shows lots of character and boldness.

2009 BOTTLE SAMPLED 7/30/11 (thanks to Vito at Copper Mine Pub for sharing!)

4.5 Cherry is living large with mild chocolate notes and some booze plus a whisper or roast malt.

4.5 Drikability: Super tasty when it warms and goes down easy.

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Photo of waltonc
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours flat, murky brown. Smells of cherries, smoke, and caramel. Taste follows with those same traits. I'm looking for the leather that other reviewers have noted, and I suppose I can see what they're saying. I guess I'm just not used to detecting the flavor of leather in my beer. The bourbon is subtle, but you can definitely tell this one was aged in barrels. Very sweet, and I agree with Arbitrator that there's a port/grape hint toward the end. Reminds me a tad of the Angels Share with cabernet grapes served at the most recent Lost Abbey barrel night. Overall, this beer tastes outstanding. The overall profile is very well balanced. Body is pretty thick, with low carbonation. Just fine for a nice old ale on a cold winter night. Would love to acquire more of this.

One of the best-tasting brews I've had in 2009.

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Photo of pwoods
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Unclejedi for sharing this bottle.

12oz. brown bottle poured into a tasting glass.

A: Pours a deep murky brown, nearly opaque. Very short head with only a wisp of retention. No lacing.

S: Deeply rich malts with plenty of cherries and dark fruits. Some smokiness and light tobacco. Very nice alcohol line.

T/M: Very tasty. Rich malts with loads of dark fruits. Cherries obviously take the lead but there's plenty of other alocohol soaks fruits in there as well. Loving the alcohol. More of the smokiness and light tobacco. Body is medium full with practically no carbonation. Just a touch more carbonation would really improve things.

D: Pretty big beer that is very inviting.

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Photo of rpstevens
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to masterchiefmd for this bottle, poured into a dogfish head signature glass. The beer has very little, almost no carbonation. There is a tight white ring of small foamy bubbles around the ring of the glass. The beer is a murky deep brown, almost black with soft ruby/mahogany edges.

The smell is deep sweet roasted malts and bourbon at first sniff. The bourbon is sweet and smoky, full of vanilla notes. The barrel oakiness brings the sweetness back from the edge and ushers the nose to the sweet and sour deep cherry notes. There is a nice backing of dark chocolate and just the slightest hint of an earthy/spicy hop as well. As the beer warms the cherries get a little more tart and grab a little more of my attention, very nice.

The taste is just as complex as the nose, the bourbon hits first, followed by the vanilla, chocolate and subtly tart black cherries. There is a smoky, oak barrel flavor that accompanies the bourbon and compliments the chocolate notes and deep roastiness of the malt. The beer is very sweet, but never cloying as the very subtle spicy hops, the barrel flavors and the hints of sour cherries bring it back from the edge.

The beer is almost syrupy, with just enough carbonation to make it not-too-thick. The complex flavors roll over each other and the alcohol flavors seem to burst out of the bourbon notes, rather than an alcohol burn. After a few sips I feel the alcohol warm my stomach pleasantly, reminding me that this is a sipper, but the flavors mask the high abv nicely. I am really impressed by this beer and will seek it out in the future.

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Photo of mcallister
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours the deep dredgy opaque murky brownish red bricking color that I love regular Adam for. No head hold this from a five.

Smokey malts, caramel, hints of cherry with a charred oak ester. Some red and black fruit aromas as well as plum, chocolate, leather and tobacco.

Thick, syrupy, creamy and monstrous. Huge complexity with a good showing of alcohol on the finish. Cherry, oak, charred smokey malts, black fruits, black and red currant, milk chocolate, mollasses, ink, leather, tobacco, and much much more.

No carbonation really hurts the mouthfeel but otherwise this beer is a warming top notch behemoth.

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Photo of davod23
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into my Bruery tulip. Thanks, Greg.

It pours almost still, a dark, ruby-tinged brown. Darker than I expected, though I'm not sure what I was expecting with this... A very small light tan cap forms but instantly fizzles away, leaving only the slightest of collars around the lip of the liquid. Small amount of spotty lacing. It's a beautiful color, and would be a perfect 5 if there was any head to speak of.

Smell is just a bit underwhelming. It's just not as in my face as I expected. Black cherries are evident, as are both the bourbon and sherry barrels. Smells a bit sweet. I expected more complexity and more boldness from this, but it's not bad.

Taste is really nice. Dark cherry, bourbon, sherry, sweet malt, English toffee, leather, maybe a hint of dark fruit, and a tiny bit of alcoholic heat. It never ends, either... it's been minutes since my last sip and I can still taste it. Nice.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Thick, chewy, slick, with a long, lasting finish. Just awesome.

Drinkability is great on this one. My glass is going away way too quickly. I could drink loads of this stuff.

Very nice beer from HOTD.

***2011 Version***

Hot damn! 2011 vintage poured into my Bruery tulip.

Appearance: Thick, still pour. Absolutely no bubbles. It appears to be a deep, dark brown, but the edges are most decidedly purplish. Odd, but pretty decent.

Smell: Whoa. Much better than the prior bottle I had. Cherries, leather, a waft of smoke, sweet molasses, oak, booze, cocoa, damn there's a lot of stuff going on here.

Taste: Amazing. Just incredible. Deeper, darker, with more dark cherries and a stronger oak component. The normal smokiness of Adam is but an undercurrent in this beer, which is welcome.

Mouthfeel: Gotta dock it a little bit here. It's nice, it's viscous and syrupy, but I need some carbonation to lighten the load a little bit. It's but a minor concern though - if any beer can be served still, it's this one.

Overall: Awesome beer. Really really great. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to jedwards for breaking this one out. Batch #1 served in my Allagsh tulip. Poured the color of cola with ruby-red highlights around the edges. Head was a light skim of foam that quickly dispersed into nothingness. Incredible nose - lots of bourbon and vanilla. Taste follows nose - bourbon with some tart cherries coming out in the mix. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied, a little oily with a carbonation level that was pretty darn close to still and a mild tartness that stimulates the salivary glands. Incredibly flavorful with a well-hidden abv. My first beer from Hair of the Dog has left me wanting more.

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Photo of baggio
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


A: Deep winered with almost no head.

S: Preserved cherries, Bourbon, Malt, Vanilla, Oak.

T: Caramel, Malt, Vanilla, Cherries, Alcohol, Hint of sourness.

M: Rich and powerful taste with a slight sourness and alcohol at the end. Very nicely balanced.

Wonderful beer that might have improved from some more time in the cellar but who can wait? Superb!

Thank to BA KPlynch for this gem!

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Photo of alcstradamus
4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

UPDATE 11/20: I opened my first bottle of the 2009 vintage tonight. I originally rated this beer a 4.55 A+ (you can find my original review text below). I must say, this beer is even better now than it was before and deserves a bump up in score even despite the already high score I gave it. It is quite apparent that Mr. Sprints took the word "cherry" much more seriously this time. In the 2008, I found that the cherry flavor disappeared over time. In this new batch, it is much more prominent and lasting. However, it is still present merely as a complexity and not as a focal point. There are plenty of standard barrel notes, plus the world class base beer underneath. I deducted points for the flatness before, but I "get it" now...while this vintage isn't completely flat, it still has very little carbonation but since there is not a lot of booziness it works very well. The flavors marinate on the tongue without the extra heat that ruins other flat barrel aged beers I've tried. Bravo to Hair of the Dog for this beer. World class for sure.


2008 Vintage

Only a small sliver of head forms on top of a near black body, even with a hard pour. The cherries are noticed immediately in the nose and are balanced very well with wood, chocolate, and pleasant bourbon notes. Fairly powerful and delightful smell.

The taste doesn't really come close to living up to the nose, although it is still nice. A shock of tart cherries hits first...this reminds me a lot of my first sip of Matt....the taste is odd and off putting the very first time it hits the tongue, but after that it just gets better and better with every sip. The tartness quickly dies down and chocolate and faint woody notes creep in. OK, I take back my comment about the taste not coming close to the nose. While it still doesn't quite match it, it sure as hell tries. Awesome barrel integration that doesn't overpower. The cherries begin to get less noticeable as it warms.

Mouthfeel is slightly fuller than medium and fairly flat. Not sure how much carbonation was intended here, but I could use a bit more.

Drinkability is high in regards to "desire" to drink, but I would be lying if I said my stomach wasn't rumbling after 6 oz. Perhaps its because I haven't ate enough today. This bottle is an awesome dessert or nightcap. Awesome beer...on par with both regular Adam and Matt. Seek this one out!

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Photo of largadeer
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Score updated to reflect the 2009 batch, which is rather amazing. Original 08 batch rated 4.25.

Extra from HopHead84. Pretty decent extra, I guess. Dark, nearly opaque brown body with a small tan head that clings strongly to the sides of the glass. The nose is an interesting mix of bourbon, leather and pipe tobacco with a touch of tart cherry. I was expecting a cherry onslaught, but that's not the case; the fruit is just another layer in a very complex beer. The taste is similar, with bourbon up front, lending vanilla, caramel and light tannins. Leather and tobacco follow, with cherries appearing mid-palate, simultaneously sweet and tart, leading into a dry, earthy finish. Incredible complexity on display here, another great beer from Hair of the Dog.

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Photo of rayjay
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2008, I think the only year made.

Ruby red and brown hues, and a cloudy ale body with minimal lazy carbonation. Foams up but doesn't have much retention.

Definitely smell those cherries and wood, and bourbon too. Big malts and alcohol aromas.

Kicking myself for opening this upon first sip...alcohol heat, high gravity esters, and general abrasiveness I am greeted with. It could use 3-5 years in the cellar. It's a beautiful beer, full of cherry wine, bourbon, alcohol, and fruity rich barleywine-style esters. A real fruitcake. Like I said it's still an untamed beast and will certainly benefit from a long mellowing-out period in the cellar. A cigar of a beer.

Thick and sticky, with low carbonation. A sipper. The heat makes the fruity esters stick out a bit too much.

Drinkability is average. It's a wonderful beer, but also a big challenge to put back. Cheers!

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Photo of kirok1999
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Unclejedi for leaving this one behind.
Pours a dark and cloudy copper with a nice lingering head.
Smells like a batch of overipe cherries soaked in tobacco. Very sweet and rich smelling.
Taste is a blast of cherries, wood and smoke up front, which gives way to a dark smoky oakiness when you exhale. Dense dark fruits with some plum and raisins.
Feels dense as hell, yet smooth to sip. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. A really well done beer.

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Photo of BitterPachyderm
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

25th review! I felt that, for what I consider to be, a small landmark review, I needed to review a landmark type brew.

Thanks once again goes out to PDXHops for helping me aquire this beer via my first BA trade. 12 oz. bottle from the 2008 release...and so it begins!

An aggressive pour into an oversized wine glass provides a minimal dirty red head. No real foam to be seen, mostly bubbles, with a slight ring of cherry colored goodness around the rim. The brew poured a deep brown color with lots of ruby highlights. Quite pretty, given the obvious lack of carbonation.

WOWSERS!! You're instantly hit with a lot of oak and smoke. There's some hints of musty cherries and tobacco, but as it warms bittersweet chocolates, raisins, and bourbon are easily detected. Leather is also present...lots of aroma in the glass. I recommend letting it warm to get the full effect.

The taste is very complex. Some buttery oak comes to the forefront but is immediately replaced by smokey chocolates and cherries. Very bourbonesque in the flavors. The cherries weren't as tart as expected, but I think there are better served here in the finish. Tiny hits of leather and tobacco can be tasted if you have the pallete for it...

I think the only downfall is the lack of carbonation. Completely unexpected...but it somehow doesn't ruin the beer at all. It makes it a bit watery, but it keeps the alcohol to a minimum.

Are you kidding me? It's really 10% abv? It sure as hell doesn't drink like a 10% old ale. It goes down as smooth as can be, but be warned. This beer will put you on your ass in no time.

HotD could probably get away with calling this by another name. I didn't detect the slightest hint of Adam in here at all. At times the Cherry Adam reminds me of a chocolate covered cherry...a smooth drinking bourbon...a fine red wine, with it's drying finish. Basically this beer is so dynamic that it can be sipped for an hour and as each 15 minutes passes it morphs into something completely different. I couldn't imagine a better beer to review as my 25th beer, this one is that good. It's not quite sublime, but it's damn close.

Note-I am putting alot of faith in the aging process of this beer, because I plan on sitting on a couple of them for a while.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into my DFH snifter.

A - Dark brown, very light carbonation with no lacing.

S - Sweet cherries, strong alcohol burn on the nose, some wood/oak, and black liquorish.

T - Not as much cherry or alcohol burn as the nose. Actually, pretty well-balanced. Slight cherry flavor, nice oak, and a good amount of bourbon as well. Like I said, all very-well put together.

M - Medium bodied, very slight carbonation. A nice richness that covers the palate.

D - A sipper, but a good one nonetheless. I would search for this and drink again.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle at 56 degrees.

Pours dark mahogany, almost opaque with chestnut edgework. Barely a trace of tan bubbles arose from a stretch-pour, and hardly any throughout the glass with zero lacework.

Aromatics lead off with Bourbon, tobacco, leather, cherries, and red wine. Hints of vanilla, Sherry, oaky tannins, and luscious malt follow through.

On the full side of medium bodied, with a slick, chewy mouthfeel. Oily and viscous.

Red fruits start the palate with boozy Bourbon following right through. An intense fruit vineosity swells up from an undercurrent of cherries and wine. Shades of dark leather, charred oak, vanilla, and Port follow through.

Finishes with lingering tart cherries, bourbon fusels, and an intense vineosity.

What a beer. Incredibly complex and the cherries really add another dimension. The blending of the Bourbon and Sherry casks kicks it up another level.
My only gripe is the low level of carbonation, which really does the nose a disservice.

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Photo of HairOfTh3Dog
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a deep brown with just a slight reddish hue to it. Very slight head about half a finger. Looks delicious!-

This beer smells very similar to the original Adam, smokey, leathery, and malty. It also has a bit of an oaky smell to it.

The taste was where I was let down by this beer. It had all the flavors of Adam which I love, but had a very tart cherry flavor that was almost like wine. very distinct flavor of black cherry. Felt and tasted a bit like sherry. Flavor has huge potential, but the cherrys throw the perfectly balanced Adam way out of wack.

Mouthfeel was alot like wine, very drying.

I could probably only have one of these as it is so tart.

I would like to see what this beer would taste like served incredibly cold as I feel that may take away a bit of the tartness and possibly give the cherry flavor a bit more of a chance. I would also like to see how this tastes after a couple years in the cellar. I will have to try both.

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Cherry Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
94 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.