BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep opaque brown body with ruby highlights and a large light tan head. Large particles are visable floating, then sinking in my glass. Aroma is vinous grapes, white wine, wood, port, light lemon, salty raisins, and an hint of nuts and roasted chocolate towards the finish as it warms. Taste shows the alcohol right from the start, with flavors of alcohol-soaked wheat, sweet berries, mild toffee, raisins, grapes, plums, dry wood, grains, pepper, dried grass, and cloves. Finishes with a light alcohol burn, mild cloves, and dry wheat held in a leather baseball glove. Medium bodied, light carbonation, slick & oily mouthfeel.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle #021686 poured to an instantly disapating fizzy tan soda pop head. The body is a rich brown color that fizzes like pop. Itís fizzing is kinda neat to watch as it dances all around the top of the dlass. The aroma is like a merlot/cabernet wine. Very vinous red grapes and earthy tones. Light raisins. Doesnít even smell like beer. Anyway, the flavor is ultra-malty. Green raisins and alcohol. The palate is horribly dry and over carbonated. I donít like the palate at all. It destroys any semblance of flavor because itís too hard to concentrate on anything but the palate. It thought this beer was going to be good but it surely wasnít. Somewhat offensive.
SDalkoholic (2144) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle:(2004/ 18649) Strong presence of alcohol in the nose and trace of malt. A light brown color with no head and huge white globs of protein floating about in the glass. I didnít expect it to be this old since the bottle does say it was bottled in 2004. A very similar resemblance to a Belgian strong ale and its characterisitics. A buxom spice flavor of different varieties such as clove and ginger behind a european yeast and a sweet malt flavor. Alcohol is also noticeable and gives a slight punch. Not bad if this stuff was fresh, but i could imagine this would be a excellent beer to have a session with.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This smells and looks fantastic. Taste is very similar to the regular Aventinus, just much more powerful. Full of alcohol and spiciness. Top notch.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
foamy tannish white head that went quickly. color is brownish midnight ruby, with no haze, and fizz up the center. banana aroma, slightly sour wheat too. very high carbonation pauses the flavor. the mouthfeel is so fizzy and foamy that it takes a little while, but first taste is alcohol heat. strong powerful dry malt that carries lots of alcohol flavor, a little bit like cognac in the finish. good for the harsh nights of winter, but stick with the "non Eis" version during the rest of the year!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany color with very little head and some sediment. Aroma is of port, light roast and some licorice notes and some fading banana. Sweet brown sugar, some clove, plums surface near the finish. some light cocoa as well. Finish is bit hot.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Bottle # 060899. Dark brown getting darker the closer you get to the bottom of the bottle. Tall, light brown head that fades pretty fast. This beer not only has a sediment, it has huge lumps of yeast whick takes a long time to settle. A nose like port wine or perhaps even cognac? Extremely powerful and full-bodied with an extremely tense and complex aroma, where everything seems to be concentrated. Very sweet and thick fluid - almost has a hard time getting out of the bottle! A truly world classic like for instance "Samiclaus". Excellent! But one bottle is plenty.... 290405
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:Hazy brown-orange with chunk of yeast,small head....
Flavor:Alcohol and malt caramel....
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with golden tints around the edges with a thick frothy tan head. Lacy. Some fizz. Smells of wheat malt and ripe banana. Light cloves and light caramel. Yeasty.
Big alcohol up front. Smooths into malty wheat and really yeasty. Spicy. Cloves shoine through and banana not as evident. Rich maltiness throughout. Rich malty aftertaste that lingers sticky on the palate. The bit of alcohol burn in this one brings down the drinkability but still a nice beer. Happy to cellar the others for now.
ALLOVATE (2380) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted, this one the youngest of six(050617), late on a cold Sunday night. Became the perfect relaxant as itís subtle, but warming alcohol kicked in and calmed my body like an elixir. Poured it into an Aventinus glass, an off white ring of bubbles did little to raise any head, giving hint to itís brandy like qualities. Heavy yeast clumps floated about a very hazy ruby-brown body. Sumptuous, but intense caramelised sugars in the aroma, generously spicy alcohol phenols, yeast and concentrated toffee notes like a sweet pudding dessert. Similar in the mouth as it rounded the gums and sought out the crevices with itís mild port and brandy-like flavours. Very smooth and medium big bodied, most of the malty sweet flavours came across as almost concentrated and hard to define. Notes of plums, burnt toffee, molasses and bready yeast, and spicy fruitcake blended uniformly, and followed long into itís warming alcohol and sweet malt swallow. Personally, I did not find it as complex as the Weizenbock, but in a completely different field, this is a lovely íbig-beerí and a credit to this brewery.