performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very strong beer that is syrup like. Good color and scent. Not my style of brew. Couldn’t appreciate it like others.
Muggus69 (1996) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Biggups to my mate for getting me a bottle of this which he randomly found in a bottleo. Batch 2005/12081. Big rich aroma; dark plum, raisin, rich toffee, apple, clove, vinous dark cherry nuances, vanilla, chocolate and lightly roasted malts, aged dried fruit characteristics, hit of alcohol, fantastic really. Pours a viscous deep amber body with a collar of off-white lace, leaving legs on the glass. Texture is amazing, creamy carbonation, like silk over the tongue, slightly surup-like at times but carries the abv tremendously. Flavour is merely an extension of the aroma; baked apple, sherry, dark chocolate and vanilla, clove and cinnamon, muscat-like raisin, licorice, some citrus tang, I could go on and on and on, but the point is, it’s unbelievably tasty. Ridiculously long finish, slightly sweet yet with a tartness and dryness. I have to say, i’m a virgin to the style, but i’ve been seduced already!
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 330 ml bottle from a trade with hogtownharry. pours very dark brown with no head. good carbonation. aromas very similar to regular aventinus. dark fruits, yeast, and spice dominate. very complex flavours but nothing much different then regular aventinus. let this one warm almost to room temp if you wanna let it shine. oh and the 12% abv was not detectable by aroma or taste but i felt it half way down the glass and I was smiling like a 17 yr old boy at a tittybar by the time i was done.
obguthr (5412) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expected banana and clove aroma with a pronounced metallic quality, very tinny. Cloudy brown pour with a slowly growing thick head. Full bodied, yeasty taste of currants and cloves. Cabbage finish that sets it off pretty well. Well concealed alcohol. A very drinkable bock.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a ruby brown color with some sediment, minimal head. Fruity aroma with banana, plum, raisin, coffee, and chocolate notes. Flavor of coffee initially then the variety of fruit tastes. Warming alcohol is very present but not overwhelming. Somewhat fast finish.
gpekar (486) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour reminded me of a weak coffee brown with just a wisp of a head. Creamy & smooth with the taste of molasses with a not overpowering alcohol aroma and taste
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown appearance with a very thin head. Strong aroma of malty and sweet fruit notes (I can never tell if they’re dates, prunes, figs...). Flavor strong with the same sweet fruity flavors but balanced out by minor toffee and bread on my palate. Excellent beer overall for a style that doesn’t get much love. Fabulous beer for a cold winter day. The higher alcohol content warms you from within, just like a glass of brandy (only this is more fun to drink!).
holdenn (2108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Schneider bar next to the Hofbrahaus in Munich. Enjoyed this during the beer tour while my wife and I talked to some Australian guys. Pours a slightly hazed brown with ruby tints. Alcohol is strong in the nose. With malty prunes, tar, and dark fruit. Sweet flavors of carmel, licorice, toffee, tar, bread, and dark fruit. The alcohol and licorice are rather strong on the tongue but a tasty beer.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/30/05. 330ml. bottled 2004. Dark brown with small creamy head. Thick sweet malt aroma. Very thick palate with sharp smoky taste. A little too viscous with too much alcohol present.
pivnizub (9970) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured, sweet , dark-malty, caramelly, a bit alcoholic nose with a tinge of molasses, small and stable off-white creamy head; very solid sweet flavour, full bodied; warming, german Christstollen-like finish with a tinge of brandy and almonds. Interesting, but very demanding..........