Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle poured a cloudy garnet with a small, diminishing amber head. Aromas of plums, raisins, molasses and toffee. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of plum, molasses, toffee and malt with a warming, lingering sweet finish.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle...2004 date. dark in color, brown. some slight ruby highlights in the light...no head. first aroma reminds me of band-aids and listerine. Tastes similiar too! cough syrupy, sweet, full bodied. Hot. Tastes like a lot of chemicals and cleaning supplies to me. Very hot. This is better as the non-ice edition. Some figs and raisins begin to come out as I sip...but the phenolic alcohol still runneth over...molasses maybe too(which I donít care for...ever stick you nose in a jar of molasses? nasty!)...some bitterness is preserved...this is better than the Immort ale I just went through(dumping out the last 3oz or so of the DFH) I was hoping for something exponetially better, but this isnít...reminds me of a mixed drink in that there is this sweet thick flavor, and then there is the hot alcohol flavor. This isnít why I drink beer. I donít like mixed drinks or really any distilled spirits. So, I can see this having its place as an after dinner drink or something...served in a small amount, I could sip it and enjoy it well enough, but ya know...I rarely have "an after dinner drink" it just doesnít work that way for me, so I canít say that I personally see much use for this beer.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy brown with substantial foam/sediment. Malty yeast smell with hints of banana and brown sugar. Strong molasses flavor with a powerful finish, alcohol flavor. Lively, alcohol burn, lasting flavor.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown, very little head, and a ton of sediment. (someone needs to pay more attention to his pours...) Aroma has a very prevelant alcohol, also smells really sweet. Flavor had a lot of that sweetness, as well, mollassas, caramel. The alcohol was just a bit too strong for me. But it was alright.
mkgrenwel (567) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Recently purchased bottle from Chevy Chase. Seems to be a bit oxidized, but not so bad that itís undrinkable. Strong alcohol presence. Hits you right up front. Carries the malts and honey flavors around with it. Hard to evaluate the sweetness through the wet cardboard. Seems to be an interesting twist on the utterly enjoyable Weizen Dobbelbock. Iíd be very interested in a fresh bottle.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, tea,mint and root beer in the aroma, a not very savory brown red color, a heavy malt, anise German Weiss yeast banana and some tartness. Alcohol not really to noticable. A great winter warming brew
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown with no head, but suprisingly well carbonated. Aroma is caramel, cider, sugar, light alcohol. Initial taste is molassis and caramel. Taste remains sweet and a strong presence of alcohol enters, almost too strong. Fruitiness, citrus abound. Finish is almost oaken, slightly bitter, slightly sour. Not very well versed in this style, but I found this beer approachable and enjoyable.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz bottle at Federal in Durham, NC. Bottle conditioned. Served in a tall 0.5 L Aventinus glass. Hazy brown Mississippi river water color with foamy tan head. Rich aroma full of bananas, cloves, and alcohol. Flavor is similar. Tangy sweet up front with a hint of chocolate in the finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 To say the least this beer is extremely interesting; kind of like an eisbock, a weizenbock, and a dark blegium ale all in one. Poured cola-like with a dark brown-ruby color and a fizzy small head which quickly diminishes to nothing. Nose of plum, banana esters, slight cloves, and maybe some anise. The palate is thick and chewy, but still with a lively bit of carbonation. The taste asks to be sipped with its potency. Flavors include plum, sweet carmel, slight chocolate, raisin, banana, and maybe even a cherry flavor with the alcohol sitting in the background. Bitterness non-existent. Very long, sweet, chewy finish. Overall, impressive and complex and truly like nothing else you might ever taste.
thewolf (11165) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweet fruity smell with undertones of alcohol. Small head. Great ruby-red colour. Strong taste that is not as alcoholic as could have been feared. A sweetness in the aftertaste that enhances overall feeling.