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RATINGS: 1730   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery. He is made with Northwest hops, organic pilsner malt, and a variety of specialty grains. The beer is rich and smokey, with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Best served as a dessert beer. It is great with cigars, or just a warm fire and good company.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnbuck100 (247) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
This is one of the most complex beers tasted - flavors range from chocolate to cigars to smoky rich malt. The 10% alcohol is well masked and the beer has a great warming attribute, perfect for colder weather. If you ever go to Portland be sure to go to the brewery. The beers on tap are amazing.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (249) - USA - APR 6, 2015
Adam, a dark, nut-brown pour, the liquid capped with a sliver of dense khaki head, soft and seemingly tenacious. The aroma from my glass is nutty; rich figs steeped in caramelizing brown sugar, and yes, just a bit smoky. Right off the bat and without even thinking about it, I’m craving a cigar, dark libraries and old books. There is so much more to that scene imagined, but I shouldn’t go into it now. Something akin to film noir, but so much more modern... The head clings to the surface, not letting go for a second as I tip the glass for a swallow. The carbonation is just right, carrying the moderately sweet brew passed my lips and over my tongue; full-bodied, but not heavy at all. A bite on my gums, the flavor is smokier than the aroma; the fruit becoming darker and more tantalizing with each draw. I drink in, I breathe out, the experience will need to happen again, I’m sure of it. The next time, I will age this and find yet another whole and complex profile within the bottle. I am hooked. This is so very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (862) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Deep, dark pour with a quick dissipating brown head. Aroma is charred malts, brown sugar, licorice. Full bodied, smooth and creamy. Body is dominated by burnt, bitter malts with licorice and molasses notes. Boozy finish, bitter notes that linger, some citrus as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwa5879 (787) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours like cola with a fizzy quickly dissipating head to match. Deep aroma of rich coffee blended iwth fig, prunes, raisins, more dark fruits. Soft carbonation, oily tingly mouthfeel, clean finish. Taste has rich chocolate and dark roast coffee, tons of dark fruit like currant, raisin, prune, bitter hops. Really amazing, will definitely try one aged.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1213) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Black pour, small offwhite head. Aroma is light fruit, roast, smoke. Flavor is rich and smoky, with dark fruit and roast. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (507) - - MAR 1, 2015
Draft. Aroma of leather with a hint of citrus. Tempted to say the flavor is malty, coffee stoutish, but there are enough citrusy hops to belie that. Cacao and maybe a bit of vanilla on the finish. Maybe not my favorite style &c, but obviously a terrific beer.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
pepsican (1488) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 I feel bad for this rate honestly, but since this is listed as a "cellar favorite" on here, whatever. Will rerate fresh. Batch 70. This is the last of my "beer cellar" which, as I’ve found out after a decade, turns good beer into cardboard, wet dog, the bad notes of sherry and port, and not much else 99.9% of the time. Sigh. Pour amber/brown with minimal head. Licorice, raisins, cardboard, tobacco dog. Yeah. It’s all here. Flat, dead on the palate, just a wonderful beer ruined by too many years of sitting in my basement. I poured the 11 oz out in honor of all of the beer people have rotting in kitchen cabinets around the world. It makes me sad. Glad to be done with part of the beer world. On to some hoppy pales.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Batch 56, 2002. Pours deep amber brown with impressing small chestnut head. Aroma is sweet, raisins, subtle smoke (more as it warms), toasty malts, some port booze. Only a bit oxidation and dust. Taste is heavy sweet and turns really toasty and dry. Raisins, caramel, burnt sugar, and subtle port wine booze. Smoky edge from the roast barley. Has nice medium carbonation, and really dry, nearly roasty finish. Really impressing for a 12y old beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (698) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from 2002!! Pours a very dark brown with a medium sized, light brown, oily head - surprisingly! Aroma has a whole lot going on! Sweet, dried fruits like dates, prunes and figs, slight smoke, leather, very elegant hints of roast. Taste is pretty smokey and leathery as well. Slight salt, a hint of sweetness, bitter, roasted, dry toasted finish. No way to tell that this beer is freaking 13 years old! Medium high carbonation and a full body. Very nice and complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (99) - Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Batch 88 poured into my snifter and carbonation is welcomed and appreciated. Tight biege head with good retention. Dark brown almost black brew. Aroma is figs, dark chocolate, and slight roastiness. Flavor is rich and complex with all the aromas coming to fruition with every sip. Warming is providing a more chocolate notes with slight hints of tobacco.Hair of the dog nailed this one. Bummer its my last one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (504) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Batch 66, from 2002. Pours dark dark brown with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, raisins, prunes, leather, light smoke, yeast, malty caramel, light smooth alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa, raisins, strong malt, leather, yeast, port winelike notes in the alcohol, just a hint of tobacco and licorice. Sadly its slightly dusty but damn, this is good!


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