DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Sampler from bottle. Odd that I’ve not managed to run across this until now in my rating career. But onward: darker in color than the standard Salvator. A lot of complex malt flavors; the other tasters in my homebrew club meeting suggest Special B and 90° crystal malt. Some raisiny notes. Not a lot of hops to stand up against the malt sweetness. Still quite enjoyable.
laakus (105) - Nossebro, - JUN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brow almost black, clear, light brown foam. Aroma; sweet malts, toffee, light touch of dark fruit. Mouth; Medium body with nice carbonation, somewhat creamy. Very nice balanced beer with tastes that combines light touches of chocolate, roastiness, some liquorice, sweet fruits. Alcohol very well hidden. A Masterpiece of beer!
FunkyF (740) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Mörkt brunröd med mycket ljusbrunt skum. Doft av malt och karamell. Smak av choklad och karamell med trevlig beska.
portwood (98) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell: molasses, chocolate, prunes, hint of smoke. Taste: smooth mouth feel, blackberries, caramel. Finish: coffee, fruity esters, light hoppy bitterness, ashy. (no date on bottle, probably ~2015, tasted 04/03/16)
ehaak26 (38) - - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Aroma is bread and coffee. Finish is slightly bitter
jukkar (106) - FINLAND - JUN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has bread and coffee in it, also reminds me of Finnish "mämmi". Really dark color, almost no head. Quite sweet taste which I am not fond of. Palate is fizzy and lively, finish is long and lightly bitter. Overall, quite good experience.
Eripe323 (63) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Deep dark Brown/red with a bit beige head. Aroma of mixed malts, toffee, chocolate, hints of mocca. Taste is a bit rosted, coffee, dark dried fruits, chocolate. A nice sweet bitterness, especially in the aftertaste. Fantastic!
Blastomorpha (57) - - JUN 12, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lot of roasted malt and caramel, but no traces of fruitiness. The finish is way more bitter than expected. Some smokyness too.
It reminded more of an english beer (I’d say a stout) that a german one, but I’m pretty sure that mine was an unlucky bottle as the beer had neither the aroma nor the taste as strong or complex as I read almost everywhere.
Wiil try again.
Florya (1566) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: bottle Appearance: dark brown with a small tanned head. Aroma: brown sugar, coffee, milk chocholate, prunes and bread. Palate: full body, medium to low carbonation.
vexorgtr (29) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, Full of flavor... a benchmark of the style. Looks great, smells great, Nice rich flavor.. Ayinger has a winner on their hands here.
UncleKorm (1186) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2016
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ large creamy tan head. Moderate malty bread aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are molasses, brown sugar, dark breads, roasted marshmallows, and chocolate malt balls. Creamy mouthfeel.
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