JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
’98 vintage received a a gift from a friend. Thanks Todd. Lightly hazed copper color with a few bubbles floating about. Real mead qualities with floral honey, caramel, light tropical fruit, and a touch of alcohol. Light malt and caramel flavors in the front, followed by a taste of floral apple blossom honey. Smooth and silky on the palate. Linger returns to some malt and a touch of rose petals. Really quite good, with little age showing.
UDBeernut (863) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from puddintane and his free beer contest. Pours hazy brown, no head. Nose of raisen and honey. Taste is sweet with the elements in the nose, somewhat prominent alchohol burn. Body is full.
watson1977 (2270) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle...Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma has notable honey...slightly sweet...touch of citrus. Flavor has honey and caramel malt...earthy hoppiness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/bitter/honey and very warming.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a ruby brown with a 1 finger, slightly off-white head that sinks into a frothy ring. Leaves thin horizontal lines of lace.
S - Sugary dark fruit dipped into fragrant wild flower honey. Cherries, red apples, and cinnamon spice.
T - Sweet malt blended with a heavy dose of honey. Concentrated cherries. Subtle citrus hops add some bite to round out the sweet malt. It has an woody-oak alcohol flavor. The honey is more pronounced in the nose than in the flavor.
The honey is not shy and works beautifully with the malt. The hops are mellow. The carbonation and spice help with balance.
This seems to be more along the lines of an English Barleywine. A nice slow sipper.
Serving type: bottle
illidurit (1629) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz tasting in January. I’m not getting much of the complexity and depth of the description. Just mountains of honey with a slightly bitter herbal finish.
GarrettB (787) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
December 27th, 2011 - I completely missed the fact that this beer is a marriage between mead and beer, using honey as fermentation fuel, but adding hops and malt to turn this into a hybrid ale. Semi-cloudy and colored like a dark clover honey with a thin, off-white head, this ale presents itself as a honeyed beer or sudsy mead early on. The smell features faint aromas of fig and raisin and touches of honey, but this layered baklava-esque smell is thin and almost imperceptible to my clumsy olfactory. The nose’s tempered sweetness returns in the flavor, with a light and ethereal glob of honey, giving this brew a flavor halo resembling a sweet amber ale. It’s not especially exciting, and the aftertaste is short and leaves little motivation to come back for repeated sips and visits, save for the simple barley wine alcohol driven echo. Still, I think I’d prefer a mead itself, rather than a strange amalgamation.
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in ME. This is a really unique Bragget that ages really well. I have tried it on a number of occasions. Not as overly sweet as you might imagine. lots of charecter and depth to this. If you see a bottle pick it up and hide it in your cellar.
mnoud (212) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012.12.23 - 22oz bottle in pint glass. Pours a lovely dark, orange-y amber. Little to no head to speak of. Aroma is nicely sweet, obvious honey, a bit burnt caramel perhaps, maybe a bit sweet apple as another reviewer noted. As others noted, the honey does outshine any maltiness. Weyerbacher Sixteen is one of my favorite beers and in comparison Brother Adam's is lighter both in color and body and has less alcohol bite despite being higher in abv. Sixteen beckons me to keep drinking with a tasty balance of honey sweetness and alcohol warmth. Brother Adam's beckons by posing as a lighter session beer with a prominent but subtle sweetness. Little to no carbonation. Tasty, tasty stuff. I just returned from Vermont with two bottles and I am now regretting not buying a few more.
estover (31) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderfully tasty beverage. A touch sweet upfront. Malty finish with a smooth craziness in between.
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MicroGrog (240) - Slurping on Euro lager in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3yr old bottle. Rare Vos tumbler. A milky brown slurry pour with barely a wisp of head.
Smells of doughy malt, apples, & berries. Herbal honey & booze trailing.
Taste is itchy/starchy barley wine upfront, quickly thinning out. Lighter then expected. Middle is slightly yeasty, but very fruity, with sharp cherry & murky prune-like notions. Butterscotch. Mild medicinal bitterness. The alcohol keeps in check & never flames up. Dry, toasty finish. Very mellow carbonation. Some oxidation on the tail end, but tolerable.
Very decent, but hard to commit to.
rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate robust fruity malt aroma with a light amount of honey. Clear amber color with a medium white head. Sweet beginning that build to a sweet honey finish. Also gets a little bit of an alcohol burn in the finish.