pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted flavour, O.K. bitterness, a bit watery aftertaste.
Fantomasus (187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks and smells great, which confuses me cause it doesn’t have alot of flavor. What flavor there is, is nice and it has a nice clean sweet finish but, my early expectations weren’t met. Maybe I need to have another?
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 26, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet malty aroma and flavor. Fits style perfectly. Well balanced not too cloying. Some chocolate malt notes come through in the taste. Another good beer by Ayinger. That’s why they are one of Germany’s best!
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good dark beer but not all that I expected from the Ayinger name. A very pronounced aroma. I assume it is the hops, I am still kind of new at this. A clean sweetness to it that leaves a nice hoppiness behind on the tongue. I may have to re-rate this later.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Powerful malty chocolate taste. Too bad they don’t know how to hop beer.
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2001
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a very wonderful dark brown and tan color. it has a sweet hoppy smell
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful dark color, sweetish malty aroma backed with some hops. Flavor is as good as a I’ve in a dark lager of its strength. Caramelly, roatsty, and slightly sweet, but never cloying. A winner.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 20, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown with a nice head and yeasty, slightly hoppy aroma. Double-bock character with grape, prune, and brown sugar flavors. Sweet, smooth, and medium bodied with a nutty yeastiness to the finish. Yeast became more prominent as it warmed.
cstoreman99 (10) - USA - NOV 6, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I agree with OAKES on this one. Doesn’t live up to the brewery’s reputation. Nice nose. Unremarkable burnt caramel malt flavor. Slightly flower accent. To me, it is way too thin of body for a dunkel lacking in any hint of seetnes or fruitiness. Very forgettable
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2001
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sulfur smell is neither good nor appropriate. Apple juice taste with a strange twist which, oddly, works well with cigars. Decent, but not outstanding.