kramer (5105) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights when held to a light. Fizzy off-white head that settle to a thin film quickly. Aroma is huge and very complex, dark wheat, alcohol, malt, candy like sweetness, over ripe bananas, apple cider, port. Flavor is very malty, intensly fruity (apple, raisin) and spicy, very smooth for a 12% beer. Palate is nicely fizzy and mouth coating with a lingering fruit and warming alcohol finish. Very different from the regular Aventinus. I really like this one, and rather hard to describe because of the intensity of flavor.
Joeytre (3) - Oswego, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is quite a blast to the taste buds. From a sweet, malty aroma, to its oh so complex yet perfectly rounded finish, it is pure heaven. If any beer lover doughts the existance of God, I would suggest a bottle of this. Thereafter, I would ask the person when they would like me to schedule their their baptism.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Pours dark brown with burgundy hints, with a good deal of yeasty sediment. Aroma of bubble gum, alcohol, red wine, pepper, grapes and dusty yeast. Taste is similar to normal Aventinus, phenolics become a bit more intense. The freezing lends port-like qualities, and that of fruit jams. While an intense beer, this is thinned out considerably by the alcohol. At around 3 years the bottles seem to lose their carbonation. Upon re-rating, a year old bottle was still nicely carbonation.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
saved this one for a long time...sweet fruity taste and smell. very good tasting, not offensive at all. alcohol presence is not noticable until the bottle is almost done and it starts to hit you like a train. this one is something that should be drank with caution, as it is an extremely drinkable 12% abv beer. i could drink 4 or 5 of these with relative ease. really good beer.
shrubber85 (7960) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A deep prune juice and wheat aroma with moderate astringent nose. Dark brown color with orange tinge and small head. Sweet fruity flavor up front - plums, orange, cherry - nicely complex with a lightly astringent/bitter finish. Moderate carbonation and acidity. Not too heavy. This is one of the best strong beers I’ve had - probably only second to a couple of Belgian Abts.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks a little bit like carbonated prune juice with a short-lived, tannish head. Raisin bagel aroma. Sticky sweet with a sharp alcoholic pepperiness. Slightly acidic burn as it goes down; otherwise very smooth.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Low carbonation and dark (although I’m in a very dark bar right now, and it’s hot out). Malty, sweet, and alcoholic in flavor. The flavor is HUGE. Very tasty, and a little hard to describe. Upfront. I need to try this again and wrap my brain around it some more.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle #067993. wow… You know you are drinking serious beer when the bottle has a serial number. Murky dark brown beer with floaties and a nice head that soon dissipates due to the high alcohol content. The aroma is intense fruit and alcohol.. lovely.. I have no idea how they get beer to smell like that. Flavor is equally intense sweet fruit with an alcohol burn but it doesn’t feel like 12% until you are well into the glass and catch a nice buzz. Very complex and interesting. Spicy and delicious… Definitely world class and awesome. Regular Aventinus is my favorite beer in the world and this gives it competition. Simply amazing.
SSSteve (3831) - - AUG 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2006 wine and dark fruit aroma. dark murky ruby brown color. no head. chocolate, coffee, grape, banana, and a good healthy dose of alcohol in the flavor. i cant type anymore. good night.
hjf (3) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full bodied but with a smooth taste. A great beer for the serious whearbock lover.