vanvenlo (1417) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28 Jan 2005 - Stone fruit rich hop malt. Dark black brown colour, some sedement, diminishing head. Tangy swwet complex hop malt flavour. Thick mouthfeel, lingering malt hopiness.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle purchased at John’s Grocery Store in Iowa City. aroma of wheat malt, plums and alcohol. pours a dark cola brown with a very quickly fading tan head, virtually no lace. strong wheat eer flavors with plums, black cherries and just a hint of some bread dough and pepper. as I near the bottom of my glass the 12% abv is becoming more apparent!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark brown. Low creamy beige foam. Wonderful fruity and malty aroma of toffee, light chocolate, oranges and cherries. Dense fruity flavour of chocolate, banana and alcohol. Long, deep malty aftertaste.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
first of this style! poured a dark brown/reddish color with a qickly disappating tan head. Fruity and whit enotes in the nose. A warming alcohol taste mixed with some choclate notes and some wheat notes. Some sedimentparticales as well. smooth finish. good but not great. somewhat over carbonaited
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep opaque brown body with ruby highlights and a large light tan head. Large particles are visable floating, then sinking in my glass. Aroma is vinous grapes, white wine, wood, port, light lemon, salty raisins, and an hint of nuts and roasted chocolate towards the finish as it warms. Taste shows the alcohol right from the start, with flavors of alcohol-soaked wheat, sweet berries, mild toffee, raisins, grapes, plums, dry wood, grains, pepper, dried grass, and cloves. Finishes with a light alcohol burn, mild cloves, and dry wheat held in a leather baseball glove. Medium bodied, light carbonation, slick & oily mouthfeel.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle #021686 poured to an instantly disapating fizzy tan soda pop head. The body is a rich brown color that fizzes like pop. It’s fizzing is kinda neat to watch as it dances all around the top of the dlass. The aroma is like a merlot/cabernet wine. Very vinous red grapes and earthy tones. Light raisins. Doesn’t even smell like beer. Anyway, the flavor is ultra-malty. Green raisins and alcohol. The palate is horribly dry and over carbonated. I don’t like the palate at all. It destroys any semblance of flavor because it’s too hard to concentrate on anything but the palate. It thought this beer was going to be good but it surely wasn’t. Somewhat offensive.
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle:(2004/ 18649) Strong presence of alcohol in the nose and trace of malt. A light brown color with no head and huge white globs of protein floating about in the glass. I didn’t expect it to be this old since the bottle does say it was bottled in 2004. A very similar resemblance to a Belgian strong ale and its characterisitics. A buxom spice flavor of different varieties such as clove and ginger behind a european yeast and a sweet malt flavor. Alcohol is also noticeable and gives a slight punch. Not bad if this stuff was fresh, but i could imagine this would be a excellent beer to have a session with.
dwyerpg (4830) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This smells and looks fantastic. Taste is very similar to the regular Aventinus, just much more powerful. Full of alcohol and spiciness. Top notch.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
foamy tannish white head that went quickly. color is brownish midnight ruby, with no haze, and fizz up the center. banana aroma, slightly sour wheat too. very high carbonation pauses the flavor. the mouthfeel is so fizzy and foamy that it takes a little while, but first taste is alcohol heat. strong powerful dry malt that carries lots of alcohol flavor, a little bit like cognac in the finish. good for the harsh nights of winter, but stick with the "non Eis" version during the rest of the year!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany color with very little head and some sediment. Aroma is of port, light roast and some licorice notes and some fading banana. Sweet brown sugar, some clove, plums surface near the finish. some light cocoa as well. Finish is bit hot.