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

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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 900
Gots: 150 | 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:
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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Photo of jdense
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap (!) at HOTD Tasting Room, OBF Open House, 7.22.2-10 poured into my bitchen' new HOTD Snifter.

Minimal head, leaving a thin uneven layer of foam on top of deep red body with purplish notes, almost opaque, no visible carbonation with minimal lacing. Pretty nuanced nose, you can certainly smell the cherries but they are finely balanced by the complex Adam profile, with vanilla undertones from the barrel aging. Taste mirrors the nose in complexity, some oak and vanilla notes hide the smoke characteristics but brought into balance with the sweetness/tartness of the cherries, there is a lot going on here, and its all good. Medium mouthfeel, a bit viscous, slight stickiness but not too much. Insanely drinkable, the only beer I had two glasses of, and given the awesome tap list (fresh Blue Dot!), IMHO the star of the open house. Another incredible beer from Alan, and this tasting room is going to be one rockin' spot. I'm fortunate to be the first to review this tap version, and you'll be glad to venture to the Tasting Room so you can too. Very Highly Recommended.

EDIT- Enjoyed 2008 bottle (thanks John!) and 2009 tap version side by side. The 08 cherry notes had subsided and the beer had taken on a more Adam-like smokey character, while the 2009 version served on tap had a much more pronounced cherry body. Different? Yes. Both supreme? Absolutely.

EDIT- On tap last week 2/2012 at the Tap Room. The chocolate/cheery interplay is one of the most unique taste profiles in all of Beerdom. An absolute treat. This 2009 version is rockin!

jdense, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Adam (alcstradamus) for this one. 2009 vintage. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Big pour yields no head as carbonation struggles to escape from the brew. Beer is a dark, near opaque brownish-black. No head, so no lacing. A bit on the flat side even given its style.

S: Grapes, plums, and other fresh dark fruit. Sweet booze in the back as well as a steadily creeping soy sauciness. The aroma is there but the body is so heavy that it creates a very subdued experience.

T: Cherry and grape syrup upfront followed by soy sauce, prune juice, and booze. Very chewy and oily. It feels like I'm drinking motor oil. Super sweet with no sign of hops. Chocolatey towards the end with a maple syrup finish and a lingering sweet aftertaste that coats the entire palate.

M: Full bodied, flat, and viscous as hell. Silky smooth given the high ABV and not abrasive in the least. Oily and heavy the whole way through with a pleasantly messy finish and a filmy, lingering aftertaste.

D: A deep and rich beer that reveals an almost infinite amount of layers of flavor as I drink it, Cherry Adam is the real deal and its a beer that others in its style should strive towards. High ABV is a bit frightening at first but its not boozy at all and is in fact, super easy to get down all things considered. Seek it out!

SpeedwayJim, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of Bitterbill
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 edition.

A very small hiss when I popped the cap, with a vigorous pour, it looked like no foam would show up but I do get a small fine layer and it produces an unexpected amount of nice lacing. Cool. The brew itself is a very very dark brown and doesn't allow any light to show through.

The smell is pretty much ALL bourbon and caramel malt. No cherries to my nose no matter how hard I try. Still, the nose is more than pleasing.

The taste follows up with oodles of bourbon and caramel malt sweetness, with a light black cherry goodness that adds more sweet and a light tart flavour. Yum. This one is growing on me and my, the alcohol is really up there but it's not imposing; at least not right off the bat. For all the kick ass bourbon in the taste, I'm sure enjoying it.

Bordering on full bodied with a nice light amount of carbonation, I'm relishing in the smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability? So strong on the bourbon and malty sweetness, it's STILL relatively easy to drink. I'm impressed. This is certainly a goody from HOTD!

Bitterbill, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of srandycarter
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with a red hue. Not much head. Nada. Some but not much lace.

S - Cherries, bourbon, wood, some type of complex smell that makes them all together more than their parts. Best part of this beer, IMO.

T - Intense but not so much as smell. A bit watery in the front.

M - Medium to heavy, low carbonation, good coating, fair balance.

D - Hype was bigger than what I experienced.

srandycarter, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of craytonic
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Small head, no real lacing, pour is a dark mahogany-ruby brown

Smell: Natural maltiness, full of prunes, dates, oak, vanilla, caramel, sherry, and port.

Taste: Rich complex smoky maltiness of prunes, dates, oak, vanilla, caramel, sherry, and port. A bit sweet. Very good old ale, but I prefer the other HOTD old ales more (matt, adam, etc). I never noticed any cherry, perhaps it is cherry wood?

Mouthfeel: Faint carbonation, but a rich velvety mouthfeel. A bit oily

Drinkability: Drinkable and better after it warms; however I never got any cherry and prefer the brewer's other old ales

craytonic, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 6/12/10 notes. Big thanks to nimbleprop for sharing this one, thanks Mac.

a - Pours a dark brown color with a reddish tint and no head.

s - Smells of cherries, other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, and malts. Very enjoyable.

t - Tastes of vanilla, oak, cherries and other dark fruits. Great mix here.

m - Medium body and no carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.

d - This is a great beer that I enjoyed a lot. I really enjoyed the mixture of cherry, wood, and vanilla in both the smell and taste, and would love to get a bottle of this.

mdfb79, Jun 15, 2010
Photo of biggred1
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with dark cherry highlights and a pink tinted cream colored head that leaves scraps of lace on the glass. Dark cherries and toasted oak with a touch of buttery aroma probably due to malolactic fermentation. Rich, woody and full of complexity with black cherry and toasty oak. Full bodied and silky with very mild carbonation. Long oaky finish. This beer is truly excellent. This beer lives up to it's "whale" status.

biggred1, May 22, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a bright crimson with a bit of brown murkiness to it. Not much of any head other than a tiny ring that sits around for a little while.

S: Whoa! Loads of complexity with sweet cherries, sherry, brown sugar, dates, raisins, wood, and hints of vanilla.

T: Very similar to the nose with the cherry a bit more muted and the sherry flavors really coming to the front.

M: Very nice and smooth. Delicious and medium-bodied with very low carbonation, which is perfect for the flavors.

D: Very high. I've got some of this reserved at a store I frequent and after sampling this at DLD, I am very excited to go and pick my bottles up.

Thorpe429, May 06, 2010
Photo of Kaiser81
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Greg (wethorseblanket) for sharing this bottle

A - Deep mahogany w/ ruby hues. barely any head, minimal lacing.

S - Chocolate and cherry w/ an oaky touch mixed in

T - Very similar to the smell. Little bit of a hot aftertaste, and oak and cherries linger on the palate.

M - Heavy body w/ very low carbonation.

D - Very good. I could drink more of it.

Kaiser81, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage, courtesy of my man Beerzebub, sampled head-to-head with Adam batch 74.

A - It pours a very dark chestnut/coffee hue, basically flat despite a hard pour, with two different colors of foam.

S - The aroma is quite boozy, with lots of wood (I mean a gang of wood), with a very little hint of cherry and as much or more vanilla.

T - First off, the flavor is negatively impacted by (lack of) carbonation issues. And head-to-head with the standard Adam, it is clearly the lesser Adam. It is still complex and very nice, though; it tastes malty sweet and slightly sour/tart with pickled-boozy flavors and huge oak. There is no cherry flavor discernible. It has a great tasting finish; a flavor of slightly smoky charred wood finishes this big brew.

M - Too flat in the glass, but it still had a little life in the mouth.

D - A very nice and quite complex brew, one to sip and savor. Not as good as regular Adam. Reminds me as much or more of Fred from the Wood as Adam, anyway.

ktrillionaire, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of boatshoes
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this as an extra from Pawel, thanks again!
vanilla, bourbon, wood, tobacco, leather, mildly tart cherries, integrated with some alcohol on the finish, smells of rich vanilla, chocolate, and wood, with a mild whiff of tartness, pours opaque slightly red tinged black with no light and just a slim ring of bubbles on the edge

Appearance- Pours a murky black out of the bottle with the slightest tinge of crimson around the edges where the light hits. Really no head to speak of, just a very thin ring of small bubbles around the edge of the beer. My understanding is that minimal carbonation is pretty par for the course for this style and this one pours really looking like a liquor.

Smell- Wow, a big nose with a lot going on here. All sorts of smells blend amazingly well, and I pick up on vanilla, bourbon, and wood right off the bat. Some rich notes of tobacco and leather as well. Finishes off with a slight whiff of tartness, which I have to imagine is the cherries.

Taste- Stellar and amazingly integrated. Huge notes of vanilla, caramel, and chocolate mixed together under a bourbon backdrop. Some wood and tobacco flavors show through here as well. Warming alcohol shows through on the finish but remarkably, I find that it integrates really well with a slight tartness provided by the cherries. Almost perfectly covers it up at the last second.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is substantial and oddly, I don't find that the minimal carbonation really bothers me. The beer keeps moving and went down deceptively easily. Still, rather sweet and rich and is definitely a sipper.

Overall, a lovely beer and I'm really glad I just recently happened upon two more due to the outstanding Matt of Capone's. Can't wait to try some with age on them

boatshoes, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of mothman
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Bruery snifter.

Pours pretty flat with no head. Color is a dark murky bark brown with a ruby hue to it.

Aroma: Black cherries, bourbon, oak, raisins, plums. My mouth is already watering. It is a little hot but I like that in an old ale. Amazing.

Taste: Bourbon up front with subtle black cherry flavors that go perfect with the oak and bourbon. Lots of dark dried fruits. Plums and raisins. Slightly tart. After it warms up a bit, tobacco flavors show.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and dry but I like it. Very wonderful. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is solid.

Overall, thus beer is great. Very drinkable and probably the best old ale I have ever had. Well rounded with lots of flavor. Bourbon barrels + black cherries = heaven.

mothman, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz expensive ass bottle into a small glass and split with friends. I love cherries, I love regular Adam, and I love getting wood. (from my beer as well) here it goes,

Cherry Adam is a murky dark blackish color but not exactly a RIS black, more like a HOTD black. With small amounts this is actually a ruby red. What the hell am I talking about? A hard pour yielded no head, not even a cap, just some trace bubbles around the glass.

This smells interesting fresh out the bottle so I let it sit for a few, letting it come together. The smell is a rich deep pure chocolate cherry blast with dark fruits such as plums kicking ASS. I get alot of sherry but the bourbon seems lost in the mix. Blackberry and some vanilla. Under that is the regular Adam, check my other review.

This one is a winner, it's pure, it's unadulterated, it's smooth. This 2009 bottle showcases cherries and blackberries with a big mellow chocolate coffee mixed in with sherry at the office on monday morning. When cold the chocolate is big but not pushy, but when this warms the cherrries mix in ever so nicely with the sherry. Roasted malts throughout, this is complex, but it's really simple to pick out all the flavors.

A healthy stealthy medium approaching full, while the carbonation is on a complete lull. Well, there is a very small amount there, it's just living. I like it either way. I guess it works with this beer. Regular Adam is more carbonated, but not extremely so. This is barrel aged, these things happen. Some hotness and booze but there is so much flavor it actually blends well. Some roughness on the top of the mouth after 6oz or so.

While I can polish off a bottle or more of Adam with ease, I think splitting this version was a good deal, this was pretty sweet, but not cloying in anyway. Maybe I'll try to do a bottle one day. I really cant say which one I like more, this or the regular, but I know this is damn good stuff. Side by side is in the works.

BARFLYB, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of oglmcdgl
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bought at capones and split with onix1agr. Thanks for the hook up b.

A- deep deep ruby red with dark brown touches. No head at all but its a barrel aged old ale I wasn't expecting much.

S- dark brown sugar and browned irish butter. Dried fruits raisins, figs and some port wine. Sweet vanilla as well.

T- lots of dried fruit covered in brown sugar almost like shoe fly pie. Splashes of the black cherry fights its way to the top and does a lot to brighten up the boozy sweetness and lend a new complexity to it. The bourbon shows nicely with the sherry playing second fiddle but the wood shows very well. Some mild tannins and booze with warming.

M- slick and creamy, chewy and slightly viscous. A perfect amount of carb helps this stuff crush the palate with a monster amount of flavor. Some heat to be sure.

D- its really drinkable in 6oz pours but no way would I want to tackle a whole 12 I mean I'd like to try but I wouldn't need it all. Lovely flavor complexity some of the most complex stuff I've ever had in fact. Baller shit from some serious heads.

oglmcdgl, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of AgentZero
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep, deep red. No head to speak of, no bubbles coming to the top. Very, very dark, light only going through on the edges.

S - Huge fruit smell, raisins, dates, figs, some sort of dark. The cherry is more of a hint on the end with the overpowering dark fruit smells. Nice oaky notes in the background make this a very full and complete smell.

T - Deep raisin taste, really the biggest part of this beer. Slight bit of alcohol there, touch of vanilla, nice and oaky. I taste a little bit of cherry in there, but it is not the biggest taste at all.

M - Flat, not a ton of carbonation, but good body on it. Could use a slight touch of carbonation, heard it comes with age on this one.

D - Pretty easy to drink, never would have guessed this is 10% alcohol, quite sweet, probably a bit too much to session, but could do another.

AgentZero, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I drank this from a 12oz bottle into my Rochefort glass.

The beer pours a muddy medium brown with amber highlights. No carbonation at all, no head.

The aroma is strong and super sweet. Tons of super strong dark fruit, prunes mostly and lots of vanilla. At the end is a nice hint of the wood.

The taste is very sweet, mostly vanilla. The finish is wood and alcohol.

The feel is light and extremely warm, also very sticky almost just sticks to your teeth.

Drinkability is ok for 10%.

Overall, this was ok. Its very similar to the utopias to me. Its very drinkable for a 10% beer, its almost like a after dinner drink. However, its a little too sweet for me, and there is way to much alcohol taste and feel on your mouth.

jrallen34, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of Murchmac
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

We dont have to take our clothes off, to drink some cherry adam.

Pours a black cherry with stems like Jackie Brown.

Smells like Kool Aids Cherry Cousin, Cherry Aid. Very good.

One of the best cherry old ales on the market. Cherry, Sherry, heat, warmth, sweetness, Walter Payton. Fantastic.

Excellent beer, get this mofo if yo cando.

Murchmac, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of ShadesOfGray
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got as an extra from TATTORSO...thanks man!! Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Delirium Tremens snifter/tulip glass. Pours a very, very dark brown that looks like muddy water once filled. Ironically this isn't a bad thing. There is absolutely no head at all...and that's with an aggressive final attempt finishing out the bottle. I reviewed the appearance at 4.0 anyway since the color and clarity(or lack there of) is impressive!

Aroma is awesome! Huge oak and sweet notes. Picking up a severe amount of raisin too...although I could be mistaking that for the cherries. Very earthy and boozy. There's a slight hint of spice hiding in the back too.

Interesting flavor. I would have to personally dissagree with the Old Ale label, it more likely resembles an American style of Quadrupel. Huge raisin flavor...followed by a cabernet like aftertaste. Has low carbonation...with a solid oak, barrel aged like earthiness. Booze is pretty noticeable. Medium to thick mouthfeel/body. Overall, its a little too sweet for me, but no where near as bad as some of the quads/old ales out there where theres severe raisin overkill. Just another solid beer from Hair of the Dog.

ShadesOfGray, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A terribly overpriced 2009 bottle shared with fellow drunkard t0rin0.

A: The pour is completely flat and dark blood red in color. Even with a vigorous pour, still not even a trace of a bubble.

S: The nose is full of rich chocolate, sweet and mildly tart cherries, bourbon, molasses, and nondescript dark fruits. An absolutely wonderful nose.

T: The flavors mimic the nose for the most part. The cherries are a bit more pronounced and have a touch more tartness to them than the nose would indicate. The chocolatey oxidation provides a great balance to the fruit and the oak, vanilla, and bourbon flavors really tie everything together.

M: Although the beer is completely flat, it still works out well. It's not syrupy, but does have some nice viscosity to it. The alcohol is warming without being hot or off-putting.

D: It wasn't quite worth the money that we paid for it, but still a fantastic beer. I'd love to try this again.

womencantsail, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of TonyBrew
4.33/5  rDev 0%
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!

TonyBrew, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of vacax
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

vacax, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of tpd975
4.3/5  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!

tpd975, Mar 10, 2010
Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
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!

Ineedabeerhere, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of jeffthecheff
2.93/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

jeffthecheff, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of mikey711
4/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

mikey711, Jan 25, 2010
Cherry Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
96 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.