illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with some plum hues. No head Faint aroma of wheat malt and yeast esters. Mouthfeel slightly syrupy, with very little carbonation, almost like a stale beer or premature bottle conditioned Schneider Aventinus. Very nice flavor of dark wheat malt, dried fruits, and sugar. Alcohol well hidden. This one lacked carbonation for my personal tastes. I was really expecting more from this. In the future, I’ll just get the Kulmbacher Eisbock or even the regular Schneider Aventinus and save myself some money.
mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - MAY 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark copper with brown head, the aroma is of bock. creamy and rich, decent brew.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa, this is a big one. I thought I was drinking the regular version but was surprised that the Eisbock was served. This is the big brother of the standard weisenbock. Great dark fruit aroma with a sticky sweetness that lingers. The ABV is not noticed until you get to the bottom of your glass and your head is light.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz Bottle, #00632. Pours a caramelly, cherry wood brown with deep tones of maple syrup. Vigorous swirling produces only a faint dusting of white head. The aroma is a bit alcoholic, and oozes with white grape port. Some light raisin and salty, hickory smoked bacon as well. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with a bit of a vinous texture, mainly due to the absence of carbonation. A pleasant, cinnimon spiced prune layer on the tongue with a buttery thick film. Final smack of lightly toasted wheat bread.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 12 oz bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma of yeast and prunes. Prunes? Never smelled that in beer before. Thin disappearing head. Mouthfeel a bit thin, but not bad at all. Sweet malty yeasty flavor, fruity undertones with some alcohol warmth, but 12% does not show in taste; tastes more like 9%. Balanced finish.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured a dark brown with a thin head that fizzled along the rim of my snifter. Aroma is yeasty with some malt, fruit, and carmel. The flavor is sweet initially with a complex blend of malt, dried fruit, and some banana. Aftertaste has a warming alchohal presence but still very smooth for a 12% beer. I had this on a warm summer afternoon here in So Cal, kicked my ass!
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown pour with small head and huge carbonation...aroma is of figs, raison, dark fruits, caramel, spices, and herbs...flavor is a bit strong, and is a combination of such dry fruits, herbs, and spices....earthy, grainy and somewhat bitter and dry aftertaste...nice mouthfeel
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slighly hazy, dark brown color with a faint, thin head. Lots of floaties noticed. Rich aromas of rum-soaked dark fruit cake, raisin, caramel, banana and toffee. Mouthfeel is full, oily and slick with a restrained carbonation. 12% alcohol warmth is immediately noted on first sip quickly followed by sweet flavors of dark rum, fig, raisin, banana and plum. Reminds me of an amped-up Aventinus Weizenbock; with more intense, muscular flavors and alcohol. Long, sweet, syrupy finish balanced out nicely by the warm alcohol presence. An enjoyable and unique brew.
decaturstevo (5743) - 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 (5300) - 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.