pivo (2631) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoky nose with hints of berries and soy sauce. Dark opaque brown color and unfortunately no head. Roasted malt taste with traces of tobacco flavors. Ends dry and bitter. Super long profile and full palette. Big and grand – this is in between styles: heavy ale, porter, barleywine and a smoked beer.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUN 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch #48. Reading some reviews here and i wonder why so many differances. Big head, small head, almost no carbonation, medium carbonation, Alcohol hidden, very apparent etc. Seems like this wonderful beer may be inconsistant from batch to batch, Anyways , My bottle was on the heavy side of carbonation Nice thick long lasting head. Didnt notice the huge ABV so much. One thing we can all agree on though is its complex and wonderful flavors. What a great beer !
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Balsamico nose. Nice color with two layers: dark brown and black. Soy sauce, bitter chocolate, barley and roasted. Long remaining aftertaste. Iím not sure about this beer: itís not an ale, itís not a stout, more like a barley wine but not really?!
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This session was designed to test some Traditional Ales. Maybe a bad idea. Midas Touch and Adam are birds of a completely different feather and no doubt Midas seems sweeter and Adam more bitter, because of their proximity to each other. Iím going to rave like a madman about Adam, but now you know that Midas helped me to these golden conclusions ... In the first place, when you pour Adam you can say to yourself, now this is a head! Big, frothy, subsiding into a glorious shaded brown cream. It hangs around delightfully through the experience. The beer itself is a fascinating color - A rich purply brown, clouded and mysterious as hell. The aroma is lovely - fresh cedar shavings and whiskey malt, maybe some milk chocolate, too. When I first sipped the thing I had just finished a pint of Midas and Adamís bitter assault caught me short. But as it warmed, and I warmed, a great range of flavours arrayed themselves before my awestruck palate - all those from the aroma and then some!This is more than a beer; it is a liquid dream symbolic of the majesty and will of the first night human beings danced around a woodfire, celebrating their discovery deep and full throated in song.
jazz88 (2605) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from batch #52. A solid dark brown appearance with a quickly fading head. As I finish the glass I just think the word ísolidí stands out in my mind. This beer is at the same time complex and surprisingly simple. I may need to drink 11 more of these to pierce the veil of its mystery. It is heavy, full-bodied, woody, and real joy to drink.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly a great beer. Dark roasted notes with light fruitiness. great to relax with.
Andrew196 (1102) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I want to try this beer on a cold day, definitely not a summer brew. Sick head! HUGE! Fruity aroma, flavor left a little to be desired....it was complex but something seemed to be missing. I got the fruits, alcohol, molasses maybe? Needed something to tie it all together better...great beer though.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had to wait until my friend Adam came over before we could sample this. The head retention was absolutely ridiculous. I was finished with this stuff and there was still about 2.54 centimeters of head. The aroma was unique - smoky, slightly woody? Maybe some fruitiness. The flavor was excellent, with components of caramel, slight citrus. The aftertaste is more-ish, as Michael Jackson would say. A wonderful beer, too bad I could only get my hands on one bottle.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An intense, extremely creamy dark ale. Complexity is the hallmark of this beer, with notes of plum and dates, chocolate, smoke, peat, and coffee. For me, itís an absolute necessity to lay this beer down for a few months before I have a bottle. Some will argue that oxidation detracts from Adam, but I donít think there are many beers more suited to its effects. (Itís also quite tasty with vanilla ice cream.)
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch #51: Yowza! This beer is challenging. Lots of raisins, plums, dark chocolate, roasted malt. I taste a lot of Special B in this, although Iím not sure thatís what they used. Almost zero carbonation. Subtle alcohol aroma but no alcohol flavor. Less body than I was expecting, although hardly thin or watery. Fairly sweet. Moderately bitter. Tongue numbing after a while. Letís all chug a liter and sleep for a day!