TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with no head. Flavors of sweet raisins, brown sugar, maybe a bit of black cherry pepsi, and very prominent alcohol. Feels smooth on the tongue, but the flavors are complex and rich. My first eisbock, but I will certainly be looking for more of these.
jb (2322) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear brown with orange tint and thin head. Nice pungent aroma of alcohol, dark fruit. Brandyish. Palate of raisins, apple, brown sugar. Once again a beer to prove the Germans know how to make a fine beer.
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a darkish brown/amber colour. The body is very thick especially for a wheat beer, and has tastes of cloves, fruit and maybe a bit chocolate. A delicious beer that I think would be enjoyed better in the winter.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy, headless dark amber. The aroma is ripe apples and plums, sweet roasted malt, a hint of spice and port. The body is full, creamy, a bit syrupy with minimal carbonation. The taste is much like it smells, but toss some nuts, vanilla and molasses in there somewhere. Cloves and a trace of pepper in the finish. An unusual and complex weizen that should probably be enjoyed in front of a roaring fire, long about New Year’s Eve.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours very dark amber brown with big, tight khaki head. The aroma is raisins, caramel, a little bit of bitter chocolate, plum, and a small bit of raw grain. The flavor has lots of mellow earth tones, milk chocolate, toasted almonds, and hints of licorice and cinnamon. Some banana comes out in the finish. The aftertaste is cedar and a bit of alcohol burn-- but no alcohol taste. All the components are very well blended. Delicious.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 The beer pours dark brown with a thin light head. The aroma is very sweet and syrupy (perhaps hints of maple and amaretto). There are also strong yeast aromas - including a lot of banana. The mouthfeel is thick. The finish is sweet. The flavor is sweet, but is better balanced with hops than other similarly strong bock beers (I’ve had a lot of sickly sweet bocks). The flavor provides a taste of wheat, hints of roasted malts (chocolate), strong flavors of banana, lots of bready malts, and a touch of maple syrup.
after4ever (6315) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
,33L. Pours deep brown, nearly ebony, with a humongous wafting vinous pucker of a nose. Very little white head, and what’s there doesn’t stick around. Neutral attack, with some plums, wheat, phenols, and sweaty catcher’s mitt through the mid-palate. Not a very appetizing beer.
Theis (13902) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl (# 060282) Dark brown - light head. Brown sugar, vanilla, dark fruits, raisins, plums, wheat, some thick lasting sweetness, chokolade, toffee.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Robe rouge légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige timide. Arômes de bananes, de bonbon, de caramel et de sucre d’orge. Saveurs de bananes, de porto, de dattes, d’alcool, de chocolat, de raisins et de sucre.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a very dark brown color with orange/reddish highlights. Stirred up the sediment when pouring this one, there was quite a bit. It distributed itself fairly evenly and became suspended in the brew. Coarse bubbly head, faded quickly leaving nothing behind. Strong, distinct aroma of raisins, prunes, dates, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa, some slight hint of coffee. Flavors were extremely dense, rich, and complex... similar to the aromas. Raisins and dates are prominent, other miscellaneous over-ripe fruits, cocoa, slight hint of coffee, slight hint of wheat, dark roasted malt/grain. Extremely heavy, very thick, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, but with a dry, pleasant finish. Thought it was going to be a lot harder to drink than it was. This was pretty great, a rare treat...something I’ll definitely seek out again.