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RATINGS: 1734   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery.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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fraternie (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2002
An amazingly complex beer loaded with all kinds of seperate flavors. Oak, plum and vanilla notes, smokey taste to it. Fairly thick beer with a nice head. My only complaint was the strong alcohol aftertaste. This got better as the beer warmed however, and with 10% abv, should probably be taken with a grain of salt. Among the elite of US beers.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 7/5/02: (Batch 52) What was lurking in the swampy browness that was ’adam’, my curiosity as been building and building, my heart pounding, a circular frothy thin line surrounded the brown swamp but the middle was barren... smoke, raisons, alcohol & wine like aromas filled the air...flavor was extremely complex with sourfilled smokiness & bitter chocolate covered raisons with sour grape lingerings in the finish, alcohol present but not overbearing and the carbination was barely noticeable, warming & pretty tasty, the aftertaste is extremely delightful & dessert-like...This is a Big Beer for a Big occassion, unfortunately I drank mine for the hell of it in the middle of the summer? But hey...
8/30/02: Kalamata olives with microscopic chocolate termites and salty snails sufficating in the burning sun..YO!..imagine a raisin piercing you with metal spikes into..through..out of..your fleshy brain tissue..Owe

look at my verbose nonsense above, all trying to analyze this shit and...shit, fuck analyzing shit yo, I spend $20/day on 12 oz bottles of Adam nowadays...it’s practically all I drink, and so I’m bumping up my rating to reflect reality and not what my past nerdy ass thought while overanalyzing the flavors and aromas of this shit. So, it goes from 4.1 to fuckin’ 4.5 or some shit. Shit. Muthafucka

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Something about this beer was just not good. I have tried many beers but I just really didn’t like this brew as much as I thought that I would. Batch 53 might be the batch to overlook if there are other choices.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2004 Deep brown to black (garnet) colour ( a bit murky), Off-white head, which sticks around, but is very thin. Hugely malty aroma, with some citric hops as a backdrop, winey, touches of oak, some anise, the nose smelt quite acidic, fruity (raisins) and a bit of fruitcake or something, some alcohol aswell, also some chinotto (thanks pogo). First thing you notice when you take a sip is the fruity/chocolatye sweetness (yes, hugely malty), leading into some nice coffee roastiness, then quite a bitter acidic finish, Belgian style sourness in here aswell, another amazing quality of this beer. A touch winey, a touch oaky, a touch citric, a touch of spice, even a touch smokey and perhaps a bit earthy. yep its complex, the palate wasn't as round as i would have liked, but theres so much good stuff happening in here, that it didn't really take off to many marks. Satisfying bitterness to back up the sweetness. Unlike anything that i've tried, but contains so many different characteristics from different styles of beer. Funky, challenging and beautiful. Liked even better the second time. Amazing stff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Wow, this was really something!! Never had anything quite like it. Sure didn’t taste like 10% ABV. Dark and roasty & very warming without knocking you out. Balance is terrific. Excellent!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Dark, complex, creamy, perfect brew for sipping in the winter in front of the fireplace. One of the best brews ever.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Batch 48: Light smoked cheddar aroma. The ABV is not even hinted at! Great balance. Light brown head/deep brown colour. Some chocolate with late hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2004 re-rate: [2000 bottle, sampled Feb. 2004]: transparent dark caramel, complex malty aroma with dark caramel coated chocolate, nuts (peanuts) and sticky alcohol. Incredibly smooth on the tongue – coating bitterness that only comes with age. Dense malted finish with thick chewy plums, raisins, coffee and granulated sugar. Insanely drinkable.
Fresh: Deep garnet. Beautifully complex and unique. All sorts of things mixing together (plums, chocolate, alcohol, wood, berries) in perfect balance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Bottle. Sweet. No head. Very little carbonation. Dark Ruby in color. Smoky flavor. Also earthy. OK but for a strong beer and an offtasting night for me.

4.4
   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.


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