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Adam is a recreation of a historic beer-style, originally made in Dortmund, Germany and was the first Beer ever released from this Brewery.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 16/20
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from 2002!! Pours a very dark brown with a medium sized, light brown, oily head - surprisingly! Aroma has a whole lot going on! Sweet, dried fruits like dates, prunes and figs, slight smoke, leather, very elegant hints of roast. Taste is pretty smokey and leathery as well. Slight salt, a hint of sweetness, bitter, roasted, dry toasted finish. No way to tell that this beer is freaking 13 years old! Medium high carbonation and a full body. Very nice and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (100) - Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Batch 88 poured into my snifter and carbonation is welcomed and appreciated. Tight biege head with good retention. Dark brown almost black brew. Aroma is figs, dark chocolate, and slight roastiness. Flavor is rich and complex with all the aromas coming to fruition with every sip. Warming is providing a more chocolate notes with slight hints of tobacco.Hair of the dog nailed this one. Bummer its my last one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Batch 66, from 2002. Pours dark dark brown with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, raisins, prunes, leather, light smoke, yeast, malty caramel, light smooth alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa, raisins, strong malt, leather, yeast, port winelike notes in the alcohol, just a hint of tobacco and licorice. Sadly its slightly dusty but damn, this is good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1467) - Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Appearance: dark purplish brown into a snifter, with a short, creamy light tan head. Aroma: big malty aroma of syrupy dark fruits (plums, prunes, raisins, fig, cherry), cherry pipe tobacco, leather, dark chocolate, caramel, TOFFEE, wood, light smoke, YOWZER. Taste: sweet, with all of the flavors as indicated by the aroma, with the addition of a slightly funky almost Dr Pepper-like note. Finish: cleaner than I expected, with the booze remarkably well hidden and just a smooth, slow reduction of the general sweet, fruity malt notes. Notes: Very interesting ale. Big flavors, pretty rich, but with a surprisingly nuanced and even-handed palate. First exposure to this brewer, and would definitely try another offering. Batch 92. Part of Beerdvent 2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from trade. Big thanks on this one, as it is a long time want. Finally! Batch Number 82 (whatever that means) poured 1/31/15. Pours hearty and thick dark brown, looking almost black as it settles in the glass, with a bit creamy khaki brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, some spicy hops, sweet molasses and caramel, toffee, whoah. Smells rich and sweet. Flavor is chocolatey breadyness, peated malts (was not expecting that!), smokey mess mixed with sweet molasses and caramel. Lots going on here, but balanced nicely by the hops and finishes with a light crisp bitterness and light lingering sweetness. Rich body with plus carbonation, lively, yum. Lived up to expectations and included some unexpected flavors win the smokiness/peatyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Batch 90. Consumed in Feb 15. Mid chestnut brown. Aroma leather smoke. Tastes smoke big malt leather.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tourette (222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2015
On tap at the brewery. It's all been said before about this beer. A great beer for sure but dare I say overrated? Great and complex flavors. But a bit too far on the sweet side for my tastes and the alcohol is a bit too prominent. That said, I'd drink it all the time if I could get it for 4.75 a pour where I live. Haha ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2770) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
12 oz bottle (batch 84; 2011) poured dark reddish-brown with a good head. Wonderful aroma. Given the aroma, the flavor is initially disappointing but it finishes strong and leaves a great aftertaste. Good complexity. ABV partially hidden. Smooth, medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (365) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at share, 2014, mahogany brown body, some head, light lace. Aroma raisin and fruit. Taste is raisin and fig, dates, roasted barley. Palate is rich, carbonation good. Overall this is stunning.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bchifley (1) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
One of the best non wood aged beers. Just gets better with time. I have tasted no other beer like it.

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