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RATINGS: 1776   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery.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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Rich dark color with rich ruby tones. Huge frothey light chocolate head with loads of lace. Big aroma of floral hops, cherry, malt, and yeast. Taste is dry malts with a yeast presence, tones of chocolate, cherry, and plum, lightly floral and hoppy with a moderately bitter finish. Excellent thick silky texture. Too much yeast and bitter hops detract from some of the other outstanding flavors, but still a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2547) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Batch #57. Pours a three-fingered thick, creamy, off-white head that goes very slowly and leaves gobs of lace. Pour this very slowly. Opaque muddy color. Medium carbonation. Nose is malty Starts different - sweet with hops, finishes slightly hoppy and bitter but not bad. Alcohol is less noticeable than in the Fred. $3.90 for a 12oz bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2004 Beautiful reddish color. Nice big ole tan head that doesn't quit. Aroma is of alcohol and licorice. Very soft and supple texture. Tons of malt and carmel flavor. Very sweet and stomach warming beer. Finish is of alcohol and smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Bottle-batch 56. Dark ruby red hue. Large head--I mean really large--4 inches. Makes me worry about gushing. Nice lacing and--oh my I think I see the face of Richard Nixon in the foam. Aroma is wonerfully complex--fruity and sweet. Flavor is unnexpected--smokey, with hints of chocolate, and long roasty bitter aftertaste where the alcohol lingers. However large the head, it is still an excellent beer as the flavor and aroma mix to bring forth a sort of Belgian/German hybrid. The flavor becomes more sweet as you drink the beer and since it is quite cold here in NC right now, it really hits the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
pours beautifully with a creamy, dense head. very dark amber. sweet earthy aroma. tastes: slightly sour. dark smoky fruits. a chalky, dry bitter nutty finish accompanied by the warming effect of the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Batch 41: Pours a deeep brown color with a small head. Syrupy/Caramel aroma. This must have been on the shelf for some time for the head it poured was must smaller than others experienced. The taste was a complex, thick tangy, slightly medicinal, with noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 11, 2004
dark brown to orange gradient color. Huge slightly off white head. smokey and piney aroma. Tastes smokey, tangy and slightly tart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VAYankee (345) - Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Pours dark brown with a huge light brown head. Strong sweet aroma of fruit(plums), alcohol, caramel malt. The flavor begins sweet and smokey includes a taste of plums and faint caramel malt. This is followed by a taste of alcohol and roasted malt. Long lasting aftertaste - including mild acidic bitterness, and light smokiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2004 Dark brown with big, bubbly tan head that stayed throughout. Caramel and malty nose. Very nicely masked 10% that also had some smokiness and tastes of prune. Another killer beer from HOTD.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2004
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 This one awoke me from my dogmatic slumber...or something of that sort. Garnet/brown with impressive initial head as well as retention. Aroma is admittedly strange: sort of barleywine meets lambic meets lemonade. Some smoke detectable in the aroma as well, and lots of nondescript earthy goodness. The flavor trounces the aroma though (unusual for me). Very rauchbier-ish at first, with a salty/meaty savor. A little bit of sour, and then some coniferous resins. Finish is a warming blend of delicate dark/amber malts, and a warmth that exudes through the nostrils. Amazing, but not one I’d have often. Re-rate, 10/13/07: Well, I’m actually going to leave the score the same, and most of my comments were on, though there was some stupidity there as in many of my old ratings. What keeps this from greatness, in my opinion, is too great of a phenolics presence. Still really good, and unique.

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