maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
FWIW, bottle #066137. All I can tell from a visual bottle inspection is that it’s dark, and it contains a jagged landscape of flocc reaching to an inch in places. In the glass, mysteriously red with pinkish hues, chunky with floaties, and zero head. Enticing and varied aromatics of rich licorice and vanilla; also floral (violets and mock orange) and faintly smoky. English barleywinelike flavors: figgy and raisiny, cola, hints of chocolate, tobacco, and leather. Noticeably, but not unpleasant, tarry character. Peppery and exotic. Obvious ethanol mesmerizes with its complex quality… comfortable as flannel, yet as urgently alive as arcing plasma. Rich and buttery palate, almost waxy. Bittersweet aftertaste; funky herbality suggest Mr Pibb soda. Overall, stunning. Decadent and incredible. Thick with flavor and alcohol, compares favorably to aged dark rum.
nearbeer (4061) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 Bottle no. 2005-08519. Dark brown with a huge head that immediately fizzes away. Aromas of alcohol, chocolate toffee and dark fruit. Sweet flavors of raisin cake with icing, slight chocolate and caramel are balanced well by alcohol and some dryness on the finish. Tastes like a good Belgian strong. Palate is chewy, mostly smooth and has a nice alcohol and carbonation tingle. Very nice.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Pours a deep amber brown color with a white head. Aroma is malty, banana, and clove. Flavor is lots of wheat, banana, cloves, and some spices.
Pours a hazy amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel,
raisins, plum, biscuit, and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, plum,
raisins, apricot, and alcohol.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge white head with a dark brown appearance. dopplebocks have always been strange to me, it feels as though the maltyness overshadows the wheat flavor and vice versa. this is good, a subtle wheat flavor with some malty undertones. the high rating surprised me, but maybe i’m just not a fan of the style
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 This is a beer that has a strong caramel type flavor with strong hint of alcohol. the only problem with this beer is all the floaties. Only place I have been able to find this is at peace st mkt and sams at in durham
My goto beer!!!
yngwie (14916) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. It pours a clear, deep copper with a beige head. Generous amounts of malt, alcohol and dried fruits in the aroma. Warming alcohol, lots of malt and dried fruits in the flavor as well. Full body. A long warming finish with loads of malt, dried fruits and a good dash of alcohol ends the experience. A truly wonderful bock. Gimme more! (070427)
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a white head. Aromas of bananasand dark fruits, some alcohol in the nose.Wow for a 12% beer this not what I was expecting. The alcohol is very well concealed. Big bold flavoura abound, banana, clove, cherries, bread, sweet thick malt stucture with only a finishing touch of alcohol. Top noch.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Brock_Landers for the bottle. Pours a deep, murky brown with a medium head. Little retention with no lacing. Aroma was dark fruit, brown sugar, toffee and a bit of bananas. Raisins, toffee and wheat in the taste. A bit of heat. Full body. Sticky texture. Long, sweet finish. Very good.
JohnnyJ (4815) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2006/03987. Pours a dark brown with a decent sized fizzy light tan head. Aroma of plum, dark fruit, raisin, vanilla, and wheat. Flavor is sweet and rich. Raisins, plum, fruit, wheat, banana, and spice. Moderate amount of carbonation keeps the mouthfeel from being to heavy. Tasty.
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - APR 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours maple syrup dark with a slightly off-white head. Aromas of vanilla, cardamom, and a nutty malt with no appreciable hop bouquet. Unsurprisingly this tastes like a concentrated Aventinus: plum-like flavors with sweet maltiness. Contrasted to regular Aventinus this has a bit more alcohol heat. Lots of body and a well balanced palate. Very clean finish.