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RATINGS: 1771   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Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery.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 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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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 (3402) - 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 (5350) - 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.

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