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Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery.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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Bottle: Head to head against Fred, this left it dead. Deep dark fruit aroma and molasses too. Deep brown/ruby color, so smooth it begs to be drunk. Woody taste and the sweetness never comes through as too strong. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3162) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Big malty aroma with a hint of belgian yeastiness, but not really. Flavor is big on the malt with chocolate and other dark flavors predominant. Not much in the way of hops, but what was there fit in nicely. Surprisingly you get a bit of burn from the alcohol despite the fact I’ve had stronger beers that left no burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Deep black color, large head. Very roasted caramel nose. Very rich caramelized malts, intense hop flavor. Very intense flavor, yet a very mild taste. Hardly any bitterness. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, there is very slight alcohol taste, sort of subdued. WOW! Very nice beer, from a very non-traditional beer maker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Batch 52. Quite tasty. Very little head upon pouring and not much carbonation. First impression was of raisons, chocolate, and some smokiness. Slight acidic aftertaste, with more raison flavor. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2093) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Very rich beer, complex flavors, lots of different elements in the aroma as well as the flavors & aftertaste, a great beer to sit, sip & relax

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Batch 46 of this beer, and ranking #100 for me. Black as night, with an enormous tan colored head that just doesn’t go away. Wow...never smelled a chocolate beer before. I could sniff this beer all day. (Several minutes later...) Ok, time to drink the beer. Damn...that is one solid beer. Its like drinking melted chocolate. Same taste, and same thickness. I feel like I should have some other drink with this to wash it down with. Some fruit flavors are subtly present. The finish was way too acidic. Certainly an interesting beer, and I look forward to trying my remaining bottles of this to see if my opinions change. And thanks to the mighty Herbjones for getting this for me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Turbid mud brown/root beer float with rocky head. Raisins, malt, and alcohol dominate the aroma and the hops dance lightly about. The flavor is also dominated my the malt, raisin, and a rich chocolate alcohol medley--finishing on a bittersweet not that is too unbalanced. With the in your face presence of alcohol--in body feel and taste--this beer is hardly distinguishable from the imperial stout style--though maybe a bit complex. While certainly not a session beer--this is geared more towards a cold weather dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2002
(re-rate, I have to up this, its gets better every time I have it) Cloudy, deep garnet. Decent head and lace. Awesome nose of smoke, chocolate ,whiskey, damp wood, pine and malt. Rich,thick and a chewy and smooth body. Wonderful mouthfeel, flavors of dark fruits show up first, notes of sour whiskeyish alcohol, oak, chocolate, roasted malts, and maybe coffee. Long moderatley hoppy aftertaste, alcohol is evident but doesnt distract. A damn good and fun beer, unique and one to seek out. A stunningly complex myriad of flavors. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Batch 51. Sharply intense and unique vinous, fruity (plum, red grape), herbal aroma, also with some faint alcohol, spice, raisin and some woodiness. Very dark and opaque reddish brown color, with a very slight head and light effervescence. I gave this bottle a half-swirl, pouring out some sediment but leaving part in the bottle. Flavor has some bittersweet chocolate, dark bread and some acidic, sour fruitiness. Finish is lightly bitter, tart, alcoholic, nutty and malty, lingering awhile. I’ve never had anything quite like this. It would be fascinating to try 5 and 10 year old vintages. I keep wanting to compare it to some other concoction I’ve run across in the world of beer, but there’s really nothing thus far. I had this out of a snifter after puzzling over the decision briefly. I think it worked.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Carmel smell. Nice head and beautiful dark color. Taste is ok. The 10% alcohol content is nice, but it taste like someone dropped a shot of Vodka in the beer and distracts from the taste. Well, at least it should make the rest of my reviews interesting. Dang it, I wish it was batch 42 instead of 46, then I would have all the answers.

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