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.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, with a hint of red. Almost no head. Spicy, malty head with a hint of alcohol. Sweet in the mouth, spicy, malty as well. Nice winter warmer.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - APR 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is kind of a beast. Pours a rich nutty brown amber with a dense and foamy head. Aroma is spicey, a bit yeasty, and plumy...sweet. Of course some wheat and lots alcohol as well. Flavor is much like a regular aventinus...but a little less forgiving and a little more mean spirited. Wheat, alcohol, pepper, anise, plums,yeast, and raisins....big hit of malt in this one two...it was altogether sweeter than the regular aventinus aswell. Mouthfeel was very smooth and a bit heavy.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle number 052423 (since it was listed on the back). not much head on this ruby brown heavily particled brew. aroma was very nice with sweet cherry and spice. flavor was of plum with a strong, dominating alcohol finish. would have enjoyed more if it burn could have been hidden.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Muddy brown colour with nearly no head. Aroma of sweetness, alcohol and notes of wheat. Very dominated of alcoholic flavour with notes of sweet malt and wheat. Ends up with a really warm feeling from the strong alcohol.
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle from Holiday. Deep Brown pour with hardly any head. I guess the alcohol kept that down. Aromas were great, wonderful even. Lots of dark fruit, molassas, chocolate, spice, dried cherry, some roasty malts. Flavors were good too, but less alcohol flavor is usually better for me. Very malty, more dark fruits, molassas, very sweet and warm. A very tasty beer.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Big malty salty barleywine aroma. Inky deep brown beer with thin beige head. Flavor of vanilla liquour wheat - barley-like wheat. Could easily pass for a barleywine, very hot and goes to your head fast. Fullest wheatbeer in my experience. Not cloying or sticky at all as some barleywines can be. Hot on the tongue and will funck you up.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, is the first thought that came to my head upon smelling and tasting this beer. A dark syrupy mahogony with a flat head and no lacing. Aroma is very strong, almost like a dr pepper soda, hard to put my finger on but it is of clove and menthol? Flavor is just as pronounced and hard to describe. Syrupy fruit with acidic banana and clove. Full bodied and sweet, this beer would probably be heaven five to six years down the road, this bottle dated 2004. Drinking this is like a fine spirit, the alcohol does not burn your throat, it warms the top of your stomach. This is one of the finest beers I have tasted, only wish I had some to put in storage.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The alc content was unknown to me until now, amazing, would have never thought 12%. A nice, fruity flavor to this one, dark fruit dominates, poured with no head to speak of. A very fresh bottle, excellent! Bought at Hollingshead, orange,Ca.
tennisjoel (1240) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 Wow! This beer blows me away! So complex with raisin, plum, chocolate, even grape & tobacco. My sister in law said it looked like mud, so that is how I’m describing it. It even has mud chunks floating around. Thin head which diminishes into a thin ring. Very very tasty!