decaturstevo (5442) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost no head but it pours up a nice darkgolden brown. A caramelly raisin flavor that is a sweet hot from the alcohol. A good smooth even palate. The temperature that you choose to drink this beer at really makes a difference as it warms it comes alive.
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown / amber with a small head that disappears fairly soon. Aroma is close to that of the original Aventinus - banana, cloves, caramel and toffee. However, there is a bit of an alcohol presence in this version... understandably. Very thick, heavy and syrupy mouthfeel - low carbonation. Taste like toffee and alcohol. Finishes is banana, clove and alcohol As the running theme of what I’ve written states - the alcohol is not hidden at all. However, it doesn’t seem out of place. While I like the original better, this is a fine beer and very enjoyable. To me it basically is Aventinus that is thicker, fuller and with more of an alcohol presence.
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color beer with a small dark foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma is just plain incredible –mix of dry fruits (figs, prunes and raisins) with some floral malt. Taste is also dominated by the sweet fruit aspect but doesn’t go overboard. Alcohol is well hidden and body is just above average. I probably wouldn’t drink more then one in a session but I would love to smell this aroma over and over again.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours brown with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of wheat, alcohol, citrus, sweetness, fruit (fermented cherries i believe). Flavor is sweet, fruit, alcohol very present, but smooth for 12%, citrus, pepper, mild carbonation, and a good mouth feel. Good body, great brew.
dyetube (1330) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer pours a dark amber almost black color with a small tan head leaving some lacing on the sides. The aroma is sweet and sugary as is the taste! Flavors of molasses and plums maybe? This is a VERY well crafted beer! Cheers!
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle. high malt taste, dried fruit taste, very full almost taste like a port wine, a little spice good stuff, molassas i shall be claering out the store of this, I didnt even realize it had 12% until I was at the end and looked here. good
theoryhead (7) - California, USA - APR 24, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Upon opening, the wonderful smells of a good weizenbock come shining through: citrus, molasses, candied apricots. The pour yields a small head that dissipates rapidly. The flavors are anise, cloves, banana and a touch of nutmeg. The 12% alcohol is completely masked, prompting me to ask, "Where are my pants? What happened to the remote control?" Fine stuff.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is rather calm w. sweet bananna, apples, yeast, cinnoman. Flavor is clove, fruit, bananna. bitter clove/bananna finish. Quite ighly carbonated
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown color with no head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet, fruity and spicy. The alcohol is so well hidden its hard to believe it is 12%. This is a fantastic brew.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is a mixture of caramel and burnt bananas. The pour is a deep brown with reddish hues. Head size is decent but rapidly dissapears. The flavor has a strong malty presence with a flavor of bananas cooked in sugar on the finish.