Tejas (946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 This is 12%????? Wow, I would’ve never guessd it. Yeasty and red wine/grape aroma. Incredibly smooth palate. Creamy & Fruity. Little alcohol flavor but fits nicely and doesn’t mask any of the good flavors which I’m struggling to detect. But I do know this is extremely tasty and drinkable. What a nice find!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2z bottle #059329. Dark brown and murky. Beer appears to lighten around the edges. Minimal tan head. Nose is nothing but barnyard. Starting to get some banana, and cinnamon notes. Figs and sweet bread. Syrupy coating sensation. Thick and heavy and viscous and alcoholic. Sherry and port notes, but with a sprite or 7up effervescence. Musty and bready, grainy, raisins, resinous and with a piney hoppy burn in the aftertaste. Terrific brew. But I have to admit that the Kulmbacher last night was better!
Psyche (3) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An amazingly sweet beer, the 12% alcohol is completely disguised, so be careful. Not for hops fans :)
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish purple color with minimal head. Huge chunks of yeast which are not to appealing. Aroma of plums, grapes, vanilla, cinamon, and peppermint. Huge malty syrup flavor, thick and chewy. Some alochol burn. Not sure I can finish this.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish color with an off white head. Nose is malty with some light dried fruits, some vanilla, light banana raisin plums. Taste is quite syrupy with some sweet mlat notes right away. More of the fruit notes come into play following, creates a light film on the palate and finishes with a fizzyness in the throat.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating # 800 :) Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights and a quickly dissipating off-white head that leaves behind significant lace. Aroma is of vanilla and just a ton of dried fruits; raisins, plums and figs. The body is very syrupy sweet with a lot less CO2 than the original. The flavor is heavily sweet and applewine-like with lots of cloves but loses the ripe banana that the original is known for. There is a light chocolate that adds to the beer but the cloying body is hard to down. Not a bad beer at all but I would rather have the orignal although that is my favorite German beer so it’s kinda hard to beat IMO.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry and Dave B. -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Bottle #041004. Pours a murky prune colour with a spare white head. Great aroma of fruit, malt, spices, red wine, caramel, wheat and alcohol. Flavour follows the aroma and has a really interesting taste -- not surprisingly it tastes like the regular Aventinus mixed with an Eisbock and it tastes great. You’d never know that this was 12% alcohol which is quite impressive. Full bodied. By far the best Eisbock I’ve had and a fantastic beer.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (330ml #041004). Shared with blankboy and Dave B. Poured murky deep reddish-brown with a smal diminishing head. Aroma of fresh-cut hardwood resin, brown sugar and caramel malt, vanilla extract and spices. Taste follow the nose, a little sweeter (burnt caramel), not as complex as the aroma, but fruitier. Mouthfeel very syrupy and the alcohol really sneaks up on you. This is terrific - I like it better than the regular one. Wow.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red with a small, large-bubbled head and a lot of floaties. Aroma of wheat, fig, molasses, and plenty of alcohol. The flavor is very alcoholic, with a decent caramel and chocolate taste. There’s some wheat in the finish. Thick and creamy enough to coat the mouth.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of sedi in this one that I never got in the regular(which i prefer). Al alchy pooch with dark fruity plums n malts n some spices with some coffee beanz tossed in for measure. Complex, and yummy....rather chewy this one is/...VAN PERCIE shoves one right in the face of Wigan!!!! YES! 1 nill 12 minutes in! YES.