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RATINGS: 1751   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Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery.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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Very dark ruby body with a lingering white lacing on top. The aroma is not quite pleasant - similar to sour apples. (Batch #53). The flavor is not bad - very apple cidery and spicy. The alcohol is well-masked. Light carbonation increases its similarity to a cider.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Batch 41 - Deep mahagony color with no head but lots of bubbles (no head may have been due to my glass). Huge nose with a woody sweetness to it. Lots of dried fruit sweetness and oak flavors. Almost smokey. Great sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Yeowch! Maybe I'm just not used to this beer, but it is just way too much for me. Very thick head- lots of it. There is too much flavor here for me. Sweet chocolate and malt, and fruits are OK, but is killed by the excess hops. Nice try by a small American brewery, but it is much too sweet and is too hopped up for my tase. Reminds me of an overly sweet and hoppy version of "Old Peculier". I get the impression that I tried this too cold. Perhaps I should try it again at a higher temp. VERY smokey. TOO sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
batch 54 alongside zach diesel once again. This beer was an experience as well. took at least ten minutes to pour even into a nice big ale glass. Tons of sediment throughout the whole brew. looks like a super chocalatey weissbier. The taste however takes you on a 180 degree turn. SMOKE????? what the heck is that all about? wait, woah, oh man I really like it. fruity notes on the palate after the ’specially roasted’ barley. velvety mouthfeel with a solid amount of carbonation. I’ve been drinking alot of 4+ beers lately and this one, from right here in Portland can stand up to any of them and fare quite well. had one from batch 53 on 12/08/2002 and it wasn’t nearly as sweet as 54. Still good beer, but totally different finish and mouthfeel. 12/14/02 batch 50, no head at all, sweet nose, tons of barley & sooo chewy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1529) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Batch 54: Biggest head I’ve ever seen. Deap brown color. Malt and a little yeast in the aroma. Flavor is malty, nutty, raisons, alcohol. Almost like a belgian strong ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2002
8/22/02--Batch #33: Aroma most unusual--estery, spicy--hints of vanilla, cinnamon & sherry---also a lactic sort of tang...Color hazy and deepest brown with faint garnet edges...head light-to-moderate but here to stay! Flavor simply BLOOMS in the mouth...so complex you can’t keep up...changes come faster than a politician who’s losing his lead in the polls. The mouthfeel is so funny...it feels ’frothy’ throughout its transit...never felt a brew do this...Warm burn as an afterthought...This is a thoroughly astounding piece of brewing art.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
notalush (5514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 {another re-rate, many years later - love it! - so smoky, with a pronounce earthy, leathery character - creamy, balanced, delicious!] This is like no other beer I’ve ever had. The appearance is deep, dark red, without any head to speak of, which gives nothing away about what it will taste like. There is an intense, alcohol and oak aroma to this brew. The flavor seems like a mix of barley wine and apple cider, with some roasted malts thrown in for good measure. The finish reminds me very much of red wine. Highly unusual. Most certainly an experience. - original 3.8 - re-rate, batch 57 - this beer must change a great deal from batch to batch, because this batch is devoid of the vinous qualities, and instead has an intense, smokey, scotch ale flavor, combined with the flavor of an excellent, well-aged barleywine - I like this batch better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hanedwg99 (3) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002 does not count
A great mouth hit... full of malt and alchohol, currant and wine... find the nearest fire place and warm woman and your set...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Batch 50: Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a very small, rapidly dissipating head. Strange nutty aroma of malts and alcohol with a distinct oakiness to it. Intense, smokey malt flavors coupled with vanilla and a slight alcohol burn in the finish. After the initial pour it is totally devoid of any head and leaves no lacing on the glass. I love the smokiness of this brew. Wonderful, definitely pick some up if you see it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3642) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Batch 1 :Dark brown, brown head. Malt nose. Full bodied lightly smoked malt taste. Good mouthfeel Batch 3:aged several years, more deeply smoked flavor is evident

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