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RATINGS: 1772   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Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery.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 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 (344) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
This brew pours with a very dark reddish-brown body topped by a thick tan, lasting head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is like no other beer I've had. It's slightly sweet yet bitter and malty with a note of pums, smoked meat and spices. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with a slight alcohol note. Full bodied, slightly tingly from the carbonation and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 Murky dark brown body with a very small head. Malty,plum, and raisin aroma. Dry,malt, raisin flavors. a slight cocoa flavor in the background. Lingering bitterness. Re-Rate: Batch #60- Nearly black color with a large tan head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, licorice and smoke. Roasty flavors up front with notes of chocolate, dark fruits and smoke in the finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Batch 57. Pours a dark brown with puffy off- white head. Smells like a belgian strong, with lots of fruit and hint of smoke. Has a flavor all its own. Begins a with a blast of sweetness, but very quickly smoked chocolate pummels the palate. Finish is long, mostly dry with lots of tobacco notes, almost burns going down, but touches of sweetness keep this beer enjoyable. Body is enormous. An incredibly potent and unique beer. Celebrating the end of classes, and my 200th posted rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
psychoanalyst (16) - USA - DEC 8, 2003
Very unique beer. One of my favorites and a great one to spring on your friends. Big head, nice dark color. This beer has LOTS of flavor. I first notice how sweet it is and the transitions along the long finish are great.

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