Cherry Adam From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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4.44/5 rDev +2.5%
Two exceptional traders, errantnight and hoppymeal, each sent me a bottle, thanks fellas! Cherry Adam from the Wood pops open with the faintest of sound but I do see bubbles form in the neck of the bottle. A hard pour produces a ring of bubbles around the snifter and a top the darkest of red body. The pour is nearly black but shows enough hints of mahogany to keep from being total darkness.
Each sniff starts off with rich dark cherry and a solid, somewhat sweet bourbon note that brings a helping hand of vanilla to the table. A quick swirl of the snifter brings along more of the Adam qualities with a huge caramel and toffee malt backbone. A tendril of smoke rises to meet me but only adds a compliment instead of stepping on toes. I can't smell any booze besides the familiar scent of bourbon and the complexity comes together very nicely, each aspect having its own niche. As this warms there's a nuttiness that comes forward, reminiscent of walnuts.
The flavor follows the aroma closely. The bourbon is fainter in the taste than the aroma suggested but it still lends a slightly sweet note with some nice vanilla coming through. Toffee maltiness comes through in droves while the dark cherries simply add a nice touch of rich fruitiness. The finish brings with it some mildly roasty and nutty bitterness that tends to linger after each drink.
The body feels light up front that, I have a feeling, results from the low carbonation but hits its stride mid-palate with a slick, oily mouthfeel. The body weighs in a step higher than moderate and the slickness seems to permeate nearly every tastebuds on my tongue. There's zero noticeable alcohol.
Cherry Adam is a sipper without a doubt; a sipper that makes perfect sense for a cold evening like tonight. This is a beer to cozy up with and enjoy all the complexities as it warms over the course of an hour.
Hair of the Dog managed to come up with another winner in Cherry Adam from the Wood. As much as I enjoy this beer I have to say Iâ€™d rather reach for the regular Adam but this one seems like a special treat. Thanks for the bottles, guys!
08-19-2013 01:05:15 | More by joe1510
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage served in a Firestone Walker mini snifter. Thanks to Dan (sweemzander) for the share!
A: Pours a semi clear brown color with a deep reddish tint to the edges. A very thin brown head forms on the pour and it recedes quickly to a thin wispy film.
S: Great mix of smells on the nose. You can pick out the leathery and sweet malts from the Adam, the bourbon barrel with some oak, bourbon and a light caramel note, and finally the sweetness and fruitiness from the cherries.
T: The taste is even better. Cherry sweetness up front with some smooth oak and bourbon with a nice twinge of leather. Notes of vanilla and sherry with a heavy, bready malt note reminiscent of regular Adam.
M: Medium bodied trending towards the heavier side with a sticky and oily mouthfeel. Medium low carbonation with sweet and leathery finish.
O: Simply delicious. Everything works in perfect harmony and Adam as the base is the perfect vessel for the barrel aging and the cherry sweetness.
07-14-2013 14:29:17 | More by Treebs
4.68/5 rDev +8.1%
1 Year old
A - pours a dark cherry mahogany minimal head. Weak retention and so so lacing as expected for the style
S - tons of vanilla wood, cherry's and other dark fruits and chocolate sweetness. smells heavenly
T - Woody with lots of dark fruits (cherry, plum dates), tons of vanilla and some chocolate. Definitely mild alcohol burn.
M - medium bodied smooth minimal carbonation
O - Absolutely fantastic
07-11-2013 00:21:20 | More by MacQ32
Cherry Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
96 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.