hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks to JIMBOWOOD. Pours a very hazy, murky garnet brown color with no head. You definitely notice the carbonation. The aroma is of molasses, raisins, alcohol, caramel, sweet malts. The aroma is huge with different notes, truly amazing. Flavor is huge with notes of chocolate, prunes, sweet malt and nutty/toffee hints. Flavor finishes with a smooth warming alcohol. Full bodied. My god, this is a wonderful beer. I must have more.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2005/09312. Pours deep brown with no head to speak of. Looks thick and clingy in the glass. Aroma is yeasty, pruney, raisiny, sweet. Taste is similar, sweet dark fruits. Palate is surprisingly bubbly. Finish is sweet. After 2 or 3 sips, the warmth starts in the belly, but Iím not catching much alcohol in the aroma or the flavor. Yum. Price is on the higher end of the spectrum, but definitely worth a try.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aventinus Eisbock pours to a deep murky garnet color with a creamy tan head and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is jam packed with big chocolate, carmel, and sweet malt aromas coupled with that signature funky, yeasty aroma of Aventinus, and alcoholic strength. The palate is very rich and complex with intense malt flavors. Big flavors of sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, estery fruit flavors of banana and pear, vanilla, and toffee coat the tongue. The body is fat and lush on the tongue as it slowly glides down the throat. This beer finishes with more big sweet malty flavors up front, then ends with a long, soothing, high octane burn. Aventinus Eisbock is a very potent brew coming in around 11% abv.
This beer in a word is; stunning. Without a doubt one of the most impressive beers on the market today. This beer is very potent, and is marketed in 11.5 oz bottles, vrs the 1/2 liters you usually get Aventinus in. It is very rare as Beverage United, its importer, only gets 120 cases of this beer per month over the winter, making it a hard to find beer. This beer is perfect this time of year, and is the ultimate beer to sip and savor. Drink this beer alone, enjoy the complex flavors and aromas. This is heaven in a glass.
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby brown pour, hardly any head, tons of hardly moving yeast. Intense aroma: sweet grape, yeast, alcohol (nose hair burning yet somehow restrained), sweet malt, and some fruit and spice. Tate: interesting earthy sweetness and hops up front giving away to thick malt and spice, with a lingering grape fruity finish. Alcohol more prominent in nose than taste, but it is there. Interesting aftertaste as I breathe of I guess tobacco (Iíve never tried or really smelled) - it is certainly earthy organic plant like. Maybe some wood and smoke in the aftertaste as well. Wow, what a complex sipper with flavour to spare. It looks syrupy but really is carbonated perfectly over a medium to thick mouthfeel. There is an ice wine like quality to this (having tasted a number of ice wines) so I can see the Eisbock effect on a truly great beer. I had a hard time describing this one, kind of a stream of conscious rating, but the bottom line is that I thoroughly enjoyed just about if not the same as the regular Aventinus. A winner.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with quite a bit of yeast and little head retention. Nose has alcohol, strong tobacco and wood notes. Alcohol is present on the mouth along with robust woodsy weizen flavors. An interesting and exceptional brew.
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 330ml bottle #2004/23380-pours a fizzy dissipating offwhite head with brown-copper color. Aroma is medium malt, sweet, dark fruit. Taste is alcohol tingle, medium malt, sweet, dark fruit. A sipping beer that splitting one with a friend would be plenty.
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby color with fizzy 1/2" offwhite head that quickly fades. Smells of dark fruit, clove/spice, and alcohol. Tastes of dark fruit, black cherry, caramel, and a faint hint of chocolate. Almost like a very subdued and alcoholic chocolate covered cherry. Very vinous in feel and a bit dry in the finish.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from chevy chase liquors. aroma is huge malt and booze. body is almost syrupy. flavor is an explosion of caramel, banana, clove, malt, and more malt. thereís booze, but itís hidden better than the 12% would indicate. aventinus on steroids. so good.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this wheat doubblebock very much. Kind of reminds me of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale only with a little more caramel malt flavor. A very complex tasting brew. Slightly sweet, but not too much so. A great beer
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"WOW not what i expected, but a great beer. Poured a dark brown with a nice head which lasted. Aroma was taken over by the alcohol. Flavor was sweet thick mostly dark fruits, oh and alcohol, this beer didnít hide it well at all, but still a good beer."