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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Photo of Hallertau
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KevinL
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, dark brown with some reddish hues on the periphery. Limited lacing around the edges. Almost reminds me of mulled wine, in a way.

S: Smells of dark fruit, woodiness. Smoke. Red wine. Leathery.

T: Quite good. As I get used to it, I'm enjoying it more and more. Flavor is largely in line with the aroma. Absolutely no hint of the massive ABV.

M: Very smooth, almost no carbonation to speak of. In line with many other brews from HotD.

O: Really good. Glad I have another bottle to let age. Can't wait to see what this turns into.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased at the Healdsburg Cigar And Beverage Emporium
Notes from 02/14/2015 with my Lost Abbey stemware

2014 release

A: The pour is a deep deep cola brown with a muddied look and virtually no head taking form. Has a few squeaky bubbles hitting the surface however the beer is fairly still and flat looking in the teku. No noticeable stick with exception of some alcohol legs running down the glass wall.

S: Smells of black strap molasses, sherry and soy sauce, leather notes, assorted dark fruits, baker’s chocolate, and cherry juice. Man this has such a deep and complex roasted malt character it just naturally expresses that “Old Style”. I get some lesser notes of toasted coconut, vanilla, and earthy charred wood to it and the cherries, while not too prominent, are a nice compliment to all the other aromas.

T: Dark toffee with a deep molasses note and some umami soy likeness take the fore front. Mix in some bitter chocolate and vanilla bean sweetness with dark fruits like date and plum. There is an earthy presence surfacing as well with a mild woodsy element and a stiff whisper of toasted coconut and cherry in the finish. The beer has a moderate to lower amount of actual bitterness to it and more than anything I find the alcohol to be incredibly well masked for 13.5% here. That said the balance and layering of flavors here is awesome.

M: The body is moderately heavy on account that the beer is completely flat. Somehow it still manages a nice creamy texture that keeps things sort of in balance. Finishes a touch dryer but somewhat tacky with a sleek sticky coating across the palate.

D: The flavor profile here is very good. Dark, rich, and utterly complex with a nice cherry fruit accent to it. No doubt these guys have nailed the Olde Ale style. I just really wished this were more carbed. I don’t quite understand the intention of putting out a flat brew but somehow HotD gets away with it while others are chastised for the same. I was really looking forward to this one but the overall experience was lessened a bit for me.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark brown with no head.
Nose shwos chocolate fudge, raisins, rum notes, woody oak, vanilla. Pretty amazing.
Very similar flavours, more chocolate fudge, rum, raisins and woody oak but with some soft sweet cherries and a little booze creeping in.
Awesome stuff.

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Photo of mecmd
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ugly turbid deep brown. Light bubbles but like it was poured from a beer engine. Aroma is highly complex, yet accessible. There's leather, bourbon, vineous notes, dark cherry, malt heavy. A slight hint of oxidation. Definitely tastes like an old ale.. In the best way possible.

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Photo of Preluderl
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnyb
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roze
3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At the taproom for the bottle release, as delicious as ever!

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Photo of TGanyone
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewski
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kbuzz
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fievel
3.56/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wonderful aroma and taste, a little sweet, but my bottle was completely flat

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Photo of Ryanster8
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Silky smooth, thin, uncarbed, dark fruits, woody and slight licorice taste.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of claspada
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of moarmare
3.54/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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