maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at RBSG06. Hazy dark brown body with a thin off-white head. Strong oaked aroma. Sweet oaked flavor with a nice fruit edge.
Kinz (3361) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer #21 RBSG 06. Thanks to The_Beer_God for sharing out of his glass, never thought I would have the chance to try this. Unfortunately, didnít care for it all that much, all the more a shame since I love regular Adam. Deep amber appearance. Aroma was honey with a clear wood note. Flavor was also primarily honey and wood, with some dark fruit as well, maybe a bit of chocolate. Wood ultimately overpowered all, making this a bit too one-dimensional.
Dorwart (2386) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick, dark brownish black. No head and no carbonation to speak of. Excellent complex aroma with raisins, molasses, oak and dark roased malts. Nice legs up the glass. Slightly tart flavor from the oak but wow is it smooth. Like sipping a top notch scotch. Flavor is a little sweet with prunes, blackcherries and molasses. Very nasal alcohol presence at the finish which is not very prominent in the mouth. Very warming. Reminds me of a Sam Adams Triple Bock but done properly. Not that chunky, messy, soy sauce shit that Jim tries to pass off as beer. Long creamy finish that sits heavy in the stomach. Excellent brew and a big thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Not like he could have drank the whole thing himself anyway!
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to MrFacto for bringing this rarity to Shags birthday party!
Clear dark brown body with almost no head.
Intense raisin and brown sugar aroma.
The body is thick with legs on the side of the glass. The flavor is sweet, almost cloying and very filling. A real treat for dessert, but no one stopped after this one.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
go facto, nice work bringin this noogfest victim. very dark but not black, the bourbon shows through alot in the aroma and in the body, lots of wood in it, and some maple syrup.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Factoís da man. Dark brown pour. Fruit and bourbon aroma. Complex flavors - I got sweet malts, raisins, brandy/bourbon and an slightly unbalanced amount of oak and vanilla for me.
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to MrFacto for bringing this one down. A big maple syrup and whiskey aroma. It poured a dark brown color with almost no head. The flavor is maple syrup, whiskey, chocolate, raisins, caramel, etc etc. Very thick and complex. A very warming beer. Awesome!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dear god, my rating of this on my paper says word for word: " smells awesome. facto rules. 7 year old adam. haha carmel, milk, chocolate, butterscotch, maple syrup, heavy cream, brown sugar, whiskey or bourbon, too much. jizzing." so, i think that sums it up.
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Again, Facto, another generous offering! Donít know the bottle size but it was rather large. Poured a brown-black with some suspended chunks. Opaque. The aroma had prune and plum along with some other difficult to place smells (likely due to how late in the tasting this was for me) though Iíd guess toffee or molasses and maybe vanilla. As for the taste, the body was thick and syrupy, very heavy with nearly zero carbonation. I noted raisons, brandy alcohol, hints of light coffee/chocolate (toffee?) and other deep flavors that escaped me. While not my favorite, I was very excited to have tried such an elusive brew. However, my wife loved this stuff! She said she would get it all the time were it available. So bump my score up by about .4-.6, to get her rating probably a 4.1 for her...
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown, with hints of purple. Lovely bouquet (Iím not the type of person who uses phrases like "Lovely bouquet") of bourbon, raisin, prune toffee and vanilla. I see my note descrbes the flavor as "very okay", but Iím pretty sure I meant to say "very oaky". In addition to the prominent oak, there substantial notes of vanilla, prune. Not bad at all.