SrSilligoose (3089) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Doughy sweet raisined bread. Nutty. Earthy. Soft musty cocoa dust. Fine.
DTM (775) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo in Fairfield, CA. Pours a brown color and smelled of roasted malt. I’ve usually a fan of roasty malt flavor, but I felt it was a bit unbalanced. I was expecting a little more sweet, but all I got was roasted nut flavor. Not great, but still pretty good.
DesertDevil (422) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500-mL bottle. Heavy, somewhat cloying aroma of caramel and crystal malt, apples, plums, some brown sugar, and dense bread dough. Resembles a clear liquid version of dark cherry wood with a wafer-thin head. Very sweet taste with plums taking center stage, accompanied by roasted barley and caramel, some molasses and apples, candi sugar, and a hint of pumpernickel. Slick texture, low carbonation. OK.
CanCrusher (495) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,50L. Clear amber, ruby red colour with tiny, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate, mild coffee and cacao. Taste starts light sweet with the strong caramel malty backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth andsoft, taste gets light bitter at the end of the sip. Medium to full body, dry finish, slightly crispy. Very good balanced and drinkable.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Poured into a pokal glass. Great thick white head disappeared quickly. No lacing. Aroma is dark bread, hint of cocoa, warm roasted malts. The taste is bread, roasted malts, very hint of chocolate, and also a hint of dark fruits. It isn’t as sweet as I thought it was going to be which is fine by me. Medium body, finish is smooth and light. Lingering malts on the palette. Nice thumbs up.
falco242 (207) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice roasted malty beer with a thick foamy head. This nails the style, has a nice soft chocolate to it and finishes smooth. Ayinger is just so damn good.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown with auburn highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts and caramel, some dark fruit with a light earthy bitterness to the finish. Fairly solid for the style.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 500 ml bottle from Liquor Barn in North Burnaby. A dark brown beer with moderate whitish head. Dried fruits on the nose. Dried fruits and malts on the palate, but quite dry, rather than sweet like the Aventinus weisenbock I sampled minutes before. Very nice!
joeneugs (2778) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. bottle. It pours a nice clear mahogany color with an off white head. The aroma is super malty with notes of molasses, hazelnut, fig and toasted bread. The flavor is also complex with more molasses, hazelnut, pumpernickel bread, fig and a little cocoa powder. Rich on the palate, but pretty medium bodied. A really nice beer.
SlackerMads (1132) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Light yeasty, plums, prunes, dark bread, light toffee. Light/medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation. Bland and watery.