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Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery.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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Very thick head on this one. I really liked the dark color covered with the long-lasting head. It's aroma was pleasant but almost too much for the nose. This goes for the taste also. It's a good beer, however a little too much bite from the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2003
A good one. Alarmingly large head. So big in fact that like Etna she came lurching out of the bottle before I could even pour it. Massive tan head that sticks around for a good while. Deep dark ruby almost brown. Aroma is very smoky malt (similar to the Moose Drool) like beef jerky (in a good way). Very smoky bitter flavors. Odd but very good. It really reminds me of a bigger badder Moose Drool. Flavor really sticks to the palate. No noticeable alcohol flavors. How do they do this? A damn fine brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 Update on 09/24/2004 - 1.5 liter Batch 33. Oh my, this is one of the best ever. Re-rate on 01/16/2004, Batch 52 - This has aged soooo well, mellow, chocolate, roasty, yeasty, warming, sweet, lightly bitter, lightly smoky - yes,... age this stuff. Original rating 09/17/2003: Pours a deep opaque brown - black with not much head. Smells great with an apparent alcohol note. The flavor and mouth feel are very complex - very malty and a strong warming. Adam rules.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5551) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2003 Poured a golden amber color with a large head. Has a malty alcohol aroma. Taste was mild malt with a big kick of alcohol. I was expecting less of an alcohol taste. Thanks BrianO for letting me try this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2003 (Batch #25) The beer is very dark with a fudge brownie nose. There is little to no head on the beer. The palate is light for the beers gravity. The palate is one-dimensional with chocolate being the dominant flavor. The finish is smooth and long with a complex blend of caramel and coffee. It has been a long time since I have sampled this beer and I remember it being more robust and complex. I feel that this beer has been in my cellar too long. My feeling is that the beer would be best consumed no longer than two years after bottling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kentuckyrob (4) - USA - SEP 1, 2003 does not count
One of my first beers I tried when I moved to Portland. Very strong over the top but overall taste and aroma are intoxicating, no the least. I still go back to this one a lot. Kind of hard to find.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Wow. Poured a deep black/brown, small head that lingered much longer than I thought it would. The aroma was of spruce and chocolate liquer. The flavor was just amazingly complex. Spruce, bittersweet chocolate, raisins, port, chambord, and then an almost burnt flavor. An absolutely stunning beer, perfect after dinner drink. Seems to beg for a cigar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 Dark burgundy-brown ale. The head thinned fast but left a sheet of gravity-defying lace. Smelled like raisin bread, prunes, and chocolate. Flavors of peat smoke, dried cherries, chocolate, fruitcake, and a pungent earthiness. Excellent complexity imparted by the beasties that reside within. Superb, rich and smooth palate. An American classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Pours very dark brown, not much aroma, but what is there is nice and sweet. Nice malty character, nice head. I wish I could get this where I live. Why are the best beers unavailable here. :-(

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2003
alright to start off i filled my glass with foam, i even tilted the glass, all foam. has a nice malty aroma to it. pours a dark murky brown. flavor is a huge malt flavor, alcohol warming, and very little hops. this is a great beer and i'll defiantly have to have it again.

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