Holmen2 (52) - NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear brown. Strong taste with hints of weissbier and caramel. Alcohol is rather evident.
a_cross (346) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark muddy brown, thin grey head - itís no looker; smells like the souped-up wheat beer that it is: wheat, alcohol, dubble-bubble and Christmas spices; tastes sweet, with an attack of spicy fruit: raisins, plums, prunes, burnt orange; sprinkled with plenty of brown sugar, some dark malts to balance not as thick as you might expect (or would like); long sweet malty finish; an enjoyable sugar- and alcohol- kick, but not as complex as Iíd hoped for a beer of this strength.
Niall73 (43) - - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at home. Deep, dark hazy brown, small off-white head, no lacing. The nose is perfumy, wheaty, some medicinal yeastiness - pepto-bismol - some bubblegum, licorice and booze. Full mouth, good and foamy. Taste was boozy initially with some acidity at the back of the mouth - the bubblegum, slight chemical taste came through strongly too. Yeah, OK.
danlo (347) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark chocolate brown colour, foam beige head and aroma of banana, dark malt, wheat, fruits, yeast. Taste is sugary sweet, with malt, liquorice, plum, cherry, banana, vanilla & yeast notes. Milky mouth feel, full bodied, soft carbonation, warming alcohol finish. Quite drinkable.
Machalel (24) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, with a slight fogginess / murkiness. The head is a work of art, with amazingly consistent tiny beige bubbles, almost all the exact same size. Close to perfect in appearance, but let down by the lack of clarity and some small particulate matter.
Aroma: Sweet dark fruits (plums, cherries, dates, figs, currants) initially, mixed with some sweet malt and honey. Slight unfermented wort aroma appears, and some caramelised sticky-bun type notes.
Taste: There was a lot going on here. The same dark fruit in the aroma, but the taste is almost as if they were stewed and candied. Very smooth malt and caramel, with rich juicy Port / Torquay aspects as well. Honey, brandy, grape skins, and a herbal aspect in the aftertaste. Warmth from the alcohol helps boost the aftertaste, and helps offset the sweetness. Well balanced bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation. Thick and rich, but never heavy. If I had to pick any flaw, maybe a little astringent and a little too dry.
Overall: This is probably the best beer that I have had in a long, long time. It is extremely satisfying, amazingly balanced, and just so drinkable. It is something that can truly be appreciated sip-by-sip, like a fine wine or liqueur. I am interested in seeing how this one does with some age on it.
PriorL (261) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
I was expecting quite something from this beer, had heard a lot of good things, though, couldnít be more disappointed...
Appearance: dark brown beer, nice mocha rather stable head.
Nose: sugar, liquorice, wood, malts, rather heavy nose in general.
Taste: lots and lots of sugar, very dense, liquorice, smoked ham? quite some alcohol. Really not my type of beer...
badpuppy69 (71) - orange, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a sewerage mucky brown. Aroma huge belgium yeast banana sweet note and cheese soy notes. Taste is has a licorice root beer belgium yeast note followed with some barnyard funk and vanilla and banana notes also a sirloin steak note. Medium mouth feel wet finish. At over 12% abv is completely hidden. Extremly complex difficult beer to dissect. Extraordinary brew!
Jcolvin (1) - - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark. Minimal head. Dried fruit and malt. Intense but very drinkable. Better than the standard Aventinus.
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suprchunk (1401) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy toffee color. Big light tan head. Plenty of lacing. Malt and bananas tickle my nostrils. Taste is a great sampling of the nose. Very good.
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jrzJo08 (13) - - MAY 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced heavy alcohol wheat beer.. cherry aroma and flavor ..robust dark in color.. definitely a nice quick buzz ..would absolutely recommend this to any avid craft beer drinker