Category Archives: Reviews

April 2, 2014

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I grabbed a few bottles in person via store hopping and trades during the Portland OR trip in the Fall. I finally cracked these open along with a bottle from the 90s of Golden Rose that was a gift from a certain beer geek in central Maine. Chris and I enjoyed these split 4 ways. […]

April 1, 2014

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  4.3    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL16/20 AdamJackson (2067) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 29, 2014 Bottle picked up last week. Just couldn’t wait to enjoy this beer!A – Poured a pitch black oily chocolate texture, 2 finger chocolate head fades to a small thin line. This beer coats the glass so very well! S – Nose is loaded. […]

March 31, 2014

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3.6    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20 AdamJackson (2041) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 27, 2014 2 finger fluffy head. Never fades straw yellow and hints of gold. This is the most aroma grassy, lemon and citrus forward beer. Notes of peach as well. Taste is Veery light. Lots f wheat and light aromatic and very sort of relaxing tastes. […]

March 28, 2014

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4.1    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL16/20 AdamJackson (2041) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 24, 2014 Picked this up at the brewery. 2 Per person I think? can’t remember. Enjoyed at home at cellar temp.A – Pitch black, amber brown on the pour. Prouces a 2 -finger semi-off white creamy dark head. S – Nose is very grape forward, not […]

March 27, 2014

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  4.5    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL18/20 AdamJackson (2041) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 24, 2014 Picked up on a Saturday in Vermont. Looks like I got one of the last bottles! Only one bottle I’m gonna regret this but it’s 1 per person.. so….A – Pitch black, total motor oil pour. 1 finger completely coffee color chocolate head. […]

March 18, 2014

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  4.2    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL17/20 AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 7, 2014  Thank you Tommy for sharing this beer with me. Really excited to try it. Enjoyed at room temp in a stemmed wine glassA – Pitch black, minor head that quickly fades.S – Quite ashy. a ton of cocoa and marshmallow with just a […]

March 17, 2014

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4.1    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL17/20 AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 9, 2014  Pours dark brown out of the glass, pitch black, really slow nitro like carb due to the abv. not much head. Nose is a whiskey bomb. Lots of vanilla and oak and raisins. Trims the nose hairs as you snift. The smell lets you […]

March 14, 2014

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3.4    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20 AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 7, 2014   Thanks DontDrinkBeer for sending this over. Split 3 ways in Quebec with some friends at room temp.A – Poured a 2 finger creamy milk chocolate head with big ’ol bubbles. Fades very slowly to some sticky lacing. Pitch black S – Nose is […]

March 13, 2014

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  4.1    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20 AdamJackson (1986) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 5, 2014  Thanks DmouthCaliBrewz for sharing this bottle with me. Split 4 ways (more than enough I should add) at about 55 Degrees F in snifters.A – Pitch black, 1 finger head that fades fast. Great legs, some minor particles on the swish. Looks eerily […]

March 12, 2014

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3.4    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL13/20 AdamJackson (1986) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 22, 2014  [delete] [move]  [convert2tick] 2014 Hoarders Society. Thanks Eric for sending this my way! Enjoyed this 750 with Chris on Saturday after enjoying some imperial stouts at Portsmouth Brewery / Earth Eagle. Stoked to try this with a fellow BA Coffee Stout lover.A – Out of the […]

March 11, 2014

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4    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20 adamjackson (1978) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 27, 2014  [delete] [move] On draft at La Trappe in San Francisco. $11 a pint and no line. GREAT!A – Crimson gold with a 3 finger creamy head. Fades so slow with sticky lacing. S – Nose is similar to elder. Smells like a pine cone with […]

March 10, 2014

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  3.8    AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL16/20 adamjackson (1972) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 27, 2014  [delete] [move] This is a beer I’ve been trying to track down for a while. I met a Ratebeerian in California who wanted to share some beers. He gave me a choice between a 2001 3F Oude Gueuze or a Civil Disobedience #1. I […]

March 7, 2014

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FW Walker 14: 3.2    AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20 adamjackson (1944) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move] Grabbed this in a trade last year. Opened alongside other FW beers. Snifter, fridge tempA – Pretty dark, oaky, barley wine / stout looking beer. minimal head. S – Nose has lots of dark fruit, vanilla, figs, red wine, chestnut […]

March 6, 2014

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4.1    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL16/20 adamjackson (1944) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move] Bottled 05/2013 and acquired in a nice sunny day in August among friends. Stored upright @ 55F in my basement and then opened with Chris in a random Saturday.A – I would say this beer looks slightly more oily & black and regular […]

March 5, 2014

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3.8    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL15/20 adamjackson (1944) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move] Picked this up at Hill Farmstead in February. Enjoyed 2 ways with Chris in a snifter at 60F.A – Oily, shiny and nice lacing / legs on the glass. It’s a pitch black midnight oil color. S – Insanely roasty..marshmallow, bright citrus fruits […]

March 4, 2014

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3.5    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL15/20 adamjackson (1944) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move] Shared at a small tasting. Enjoyed in a snifter, 2012 vintage and 75CL split 4 ways.A – Pitch black, oily and nice 2 finger coffee coloured head. S – Smells very nice.You get a standard stout of coffee, chocolate and roasted coffee. Green […]

March 3, 2014

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4.8    AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL18/20 adamjackson (1944) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 16, 2014  [delete] [move] Grabbed this at Hill Farmstead a few months back. Split the 375ML two ways with Chris at around 55F in a snifter.A – Pitch black pour, just completely black, 3 finger nitro-like coffee colored head. The lacing on this beer is very sticky, […]

February 28, 2014

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  3.6    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL14/20 adamjackson (1944) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move] Traded a FouFoune for this beer in the spring of 2013. Opened it up with Chris. Sour in the Rye Kumquat was awesome so let’s see how this does. Opened around 40F and slowly let it warm up.A – The most bronze […]

February 27, 2014

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3.8    AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20 adamjackson (1929) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move] Acquired in a trade, enjoyed with a friend which was probably a mistake. 2012 vintage should be shared 3 ways…very boozy.A – Pours a translucent blood red to purple color. Very little head and fades fast.S – Nose is loaded with bright fruitiness. […]

February 26, 2014

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4.6    AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL18/20 adamjackson (1930) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move] Funny story about how I got this one but to put it bluntly, this beer was totally a gift from a friend that was passing through my area. He gave this to me during the summer months and I had it in my […]

February 25, 2014

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3.6    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20 adamjackson (1928) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 6, 2014  [delete] [move] Thanks Adam for sending this over.A – Almost black, creamy persistent head. S – Nose is peanutty, chocolate and eggs. Very bright and bourbon comes in nicely. T – Peaty taste…nice smokey charcoal backbone that sticks around long after drinking. Sort of a […]

February 24, 2014

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4.5    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL18/20 adamjackson (1928) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 6, 2014  [delete] [move] Thanks Steve for sending this to me as a part of the Crooked Stave membership box. Enjoyed 25CLs at cellar temp.A – Very golden orange, and a 3 finger creamy head..fades but remains pretty sticky. S – Smells very floral and full of […]

February 21, 2014

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3.4    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20 adamjackson (1928) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 6, 2014  [delete] [move] Thanks Adam for sending this over. 750ML enjoyed at cellar temp in a stemmed wine glass.A – Plum brown pour but looks pretty dark brown in the glass. Almost no head. Cork was impossible to remove..ended up using a corkscrew. S – Nose […]

February 20, 2014

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3.4    AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL15/20 adamjackson (1928) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 7, 2014  [delete] [move] Thanks for my Danish partner for sending this over. Batch 1 wax. Split with AirForceHops.A – Not as black as I thought but pretty oily…1 finger creamy head fades fast to a thin lacing.S – Cocoa, roasted graham crackers, marshmallow and a big […]

February 18, 2014

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3.7    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL16/20 adamjackson (1928) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 7, 2014  [delete] [move] Grabbed this up at Blackwell’s Wine & Spirits for $20ish a bottle in SF. Enjoyed with AirForceHops on a crisp and dry friday evening. Sadly, Subway closed so I’m drinking this without the joyous double meat big philly cheese-steak that was sooooo anticipated. […]