Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2008skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 Bottled 1995 and given to CSA (RIP) at the brewery on 10-8-07 - thanks for sharing my friend, we will never forget you. Pours unclear dark brown with close to no head. Strong aroma of raison, dark fruits, dark chocolate, a bit of alcohol and plenty of cocoa. Delicious. Aroma is cocoa and raisin with a nice sweet candied note. Heavy and slick, rather fat mouthfeel. Alcohol biding end. I don’t find much sign of the 13 years, truly delicious.
WOW. Can’t believe I never got around to rating this. Thanks again to Skyhand. Bottled in 1995. Drank around 2007ish. An absolutely brilliant perfection once again from Alan. The man really can do no wrong. Big and fairly boozey but it only compliments the raisin, toffee, candy, and bits of awesome burnt cocoa. SO GOOD. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Nice dark pour with no real head. Flavor is aweome. Sean9689 mentioned that this was the best bottle he had ever tried, and it was really good. Sweet, tobacco, port, leather, hints of dark fruit. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Served in a Hair of the Dog stemmed taster. Nose is similar to Dave but without being as heavy on the smoke. Blackberry jam, booze, tobacco, and mild spice notes. Bit of booze. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Thanks to Richard for the share. Paired with Hair of the Dog Dave.
The beer appears virtually still and is dark brown in color. The aroma brings molasses, a touch of soy sauce, though certainly not off putting. Additional notes of leather, maple. The flavor brings more spice than the aroma indicated. A bit of pepper with moderate booze. Void of carbonation and really smooth in the palate. A once in a lifetime experience and certainly an enjoyable experience pairing this with Dave. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a nice deep black pour, coal with good haziness, dark and opaque. Frothy brownish head atop laces ok as a thicker ring. Aromas are cocoa, toffee, and a bit roasty. Chocolate, some roast, mellow growing earthy hop bitterness. Initial is roasty, dry and bitter, some pretzel, cocoa, and more toast and roast as we press on. Toasty, dry. Middle is cocoa, dark black malts, and toffee. Still firmly dry, roasty, and cocoa. nice bigger flavors, backend is dry, toasty, rich coffee and dry bakers chocolate. Finish is dry, a bit bitter and cocoa laden, shavings, gentle dark fruit. Solid fun beer.
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is fruity malty raisins fidges dark fruits. Flavor is fullbodied peppery fruity raisiny malty slightly roasted velvety smooth and a bit bitter. Very well kept, excellent. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Forgot I had this with Jeremy and Chris. Still plum body. Soft cardboard elements hint at severity of oxidation, behind which hides some chocolate, soy, and a bit of paper. Thin oily body, short bitter finish. Drank against ten vintages of Adam ranging 1-8 years of age, and none of complexity of those remains in Eve. Feel bad ticking such an old beer this low, especially when Adam is consistently 4.4+. This rating is intended as a cold bucket of water for all the Captain Ahabs out there still hoping the hunt is worthwhile. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Pour is a clear dark wine like red with no head. The nose is different, some sweet notes of berry, lightly oxidized, notes of chocolate, strange soy sauce. The taste is rough, salty, chocolate, boozy, vanilla, and a large amount of soy sauce. The Adam characteristics may be there, the body is lightly creamy with low carbonation if any. JAXSON (604) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Dark mahogany, mostly clear and a slight impression of lacing at certain moments. Nose is umami, soy sauce, old malt, rasins, seaweed. Ocean-like. Mouth is weirdly blank at first, then a pretty heavy seaweed, prune, raisin. Mostly still in the mouth, slick, oily feel. Interesting beer, probably past its prime. 50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle shared by Ryan at the Philly tasting. Roasty caramel nose. Clear dark brown pour with no head. Lots of caramel, dark fruits, and a hint of sherry. Medium in body with nice balance.