Cherry Adam From The Wood | Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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Brewed by:
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

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

Added by SirChugsAlot on 11-16-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#765
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
864
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage. From 12 oz bottle at Hair of the Dog taproom.

Pours ruby-hued dark brown, very little head

Nose: balance between bourbon and cherry dominates with subtle hints of dark chocolate and smoke.

Taste: Cherry up front along with bourbon, oak, and some roasted malt. Finish is pretty sweet with more cherry and bourbon.

Feel: extremely low carbonation which works well for the flavor profile. Full-bodied.

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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Now this is a dessert sipper! Very sweet, and high ABV. You better have it for dessert because a 12 oz. bottle of this will send you straight to bed with a smile on your face.

Have a 2018 12 oz. bottle. Bottle says it should be ageable, as all of their beers, but I have found cherry flavors to seem to fade quickly after bottling. Cherry flavor still comes through nicely, but I wouldn't save any for later for fear of cherry fade. If it did fade, you might still have a nice back-bone of a beer. Back-bone of beer is more like a dark fruity quad than an old ale, with cherry, wood, and malt flavors balanced and forward.

Very flavorful and excellent. High ABV gives it a nice dreaminess. Worth the premium price and wish I had more.

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3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle share. Dark, flat pour. Big boozy aroma. Taste comes in big, cherries, malty, sweet. Doesn’t taste boozy, but sneaks up on you. Near perfect. 2012 sampled.

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3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
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2015 Vintage

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
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3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown. Bubbly non existent head.

Smells dark fruit, Caramel malt, cherry, bourbon and vanilla.

Tastes sweet cherry, vanilla, light roasted malt, dark fruit, bourbon, oaky and hints of bourbon. Finish is semi sweet with a malty linger. Full body and soft low carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage poured from fridge temp. Zero carbonation. Very dark brown with no transparency. Nose is incredible. Cherries, vanilla, bourbon, and dark chocolate. Some smoke or burnt notes. Taste is out of this world. Dark chocolate and cherries, licorice, vanilla. Sweet, but a tad bitter on the aftertaste. Absolutely incredible beer with a crazy thick mouthfeel.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
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4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a deep ruby hue around the edges, no head at all

S- opens with earthy leather and spicy tobacco, quickly followed by strong aromas of fig, brandy soaked raisins, caramel, molasses, wet oak, vanilla, a bit nutty. There's a consistent undertone of dark cherry & chocolate, so complex

T- opens up with sweet caramel & toffee notes, quickly followed by a slight cherry tartness. Notes of earthy tobacco follow, along with fig & raisin, spicy wet oak & brandy. As it nears the finish, flavors of molasses, vanilla, cocoa, even some port-like elements. The finish is sweet, with dark fruits and black cherry on the linger. The cherry flavor mingles effortlessly throughout, adding just enough tartness to cut through the sweetness of the malt, delicious

M- in classic HotD style, no carbonation at all, mouthfeel is silky and slightly viscous and hides the abv well

O- Adam FtW is an outstanding beer on it's own, but the cherry addition seems to compliment it perfectly, This is one that I'm taking my time on because I don't want it to end

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Cherry Adam From The Wood from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 864 ratings