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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: 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
Ratings:
845
Reviews:
274
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
894
Gots:
175
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 845 |  Reviews: 274
Photo of _RL_
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with a tinge of red around the top. No carbonation (as stated on the bottle). Smells faintly of nuts and cherries, but nothing overpowering at all. Very close to the smell of a good wine. The taste is outstanding - rich cherries with sweetness and some oak lending savory flavors. A friend of mine mistook the oak for chocolate at first. The feel is somewhat thick but not too syrupy as can be a problem with some old ales. Overall, a great, decadent beer. If I get another bottle, I would drink it by a fire during cold weather or with a good steak.

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Photo of Bp123
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown pour, almost black. No head or lacing or any type of carbonation visible, no matter how vigorously you pour. The smell is complex and beautiful: roasted walnuts, chestnuts, tons of cocoa, macerated cherries, maple syrup, sherry, bourbon barrel, vanilla and oak, figs. The taste - amazing. A boatload of cherries up front, figs, walnuts, sherry and vanilla oak, bourbon, and underneath it all a nice, hot spiciness. Smooth and creamy texture, but not the kind that chokes, with a warm and cherry-intense aftertaste.

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Photo of PVMT
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmo4u
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Domvan
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Abbbp
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WTKeene
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edhizdeid
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of floridadrift
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious, a beautiful beer.

Murky red
Barely any carbonation, just enough to say it's beer and sherry.
Sweet chocolate cherries and sherry.
Creamy and almost thick
Something I have never had before, really nice all around.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeledonia
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 14 August 2015.

Pours a nice opaque deep reddish brown, mahogany. A lot of floaties and bits despite a delicate pour. Looks oily on the surface. No head at all, as it’s completely uncarbonated.

Smell is fantastic. Rich cherry, slightly tart. Strong sweet bourbon and vanilla notes. And solid, rich, sweet malts to support all that other stuff. Super rich, super sweet, and packed with variety. Some leather and tobacco. A light herbal bite.

Taste is strong, rich cherry. But it loses a lot of the complexity and delicacy of the smell. It has a bite, from the alcohol clearly, but more than I’d expect. It’s like pulling two elements from the smell, blasting me with them, and the subtlety is lost.

Feel is a downer. I know the bottle says it’s flat, but that only gives warning, and doesn’t make improve the experience. It’s heavy and chewy. To be honest, it could be totally awful, and it’s not.

A really nice beer despite being totally uncarbonated. Smell is spectacular, taste is really good. It’s just got some pieces missing.

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle poured into mini cognac tulip 12/9/15

A looks dark brown but has a maroon glow when held to the light, not much for head or lace but its a timy pour

S lots of tobacco, some burnt wood, leather, sherry, oak, faint bourbon, a little cherry, lots of leather, smells interesting

T its an old ale alright, a little oxidation but it works, cherries come out a little stronger, heaps of tobacco, a little bourbon, not fr from the nose I suppose

M has some weight, low carbonation, a little tannin like grit, woody finish

O had a fair bit working for it but I'm not sure I'd let it age any further, might've peaked already

Thanks Matt for this one, I can't think of anything similar I've had recently and would love to try a fresh bottle

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Photo of Corson
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 version

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Photo of blisscent
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brbrocc
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigRedDog
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thishops4u
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cherry Adam From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.27 out of 5 based on 845 ratings.
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