Pyobon (908) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) This isn’t a pretty looking beer - it’s murky deep brown with the slightest off-white head. Nice aroma, mainly banana esters but with other notes giving complexity - certainly hints of spice and alcohol. Fantastic palate - thick, rich and velvety. Fantastic taste - rich and complex. Raisins and bananas, alcohol, spice, with some bite in the finish that I think is mainly alcohol.
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, another one that I had never rated. Pours a very deep and dark brown with violet highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have banana, cloves, dark fruit, raisins, mild smoke, slightly nutty. caramel, brown sugar, very well balanced, crisp and drinkable at 12% because the alcohol is well hidden. Not too bad for something I had looked at for some time but not had.
davidtjm (313) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black pour, thin head, aroma is sherry and strong malt. Taste has strong carbonation, sherry taste, alcohol notes, nice malt, powerful carbonation. Wonderful
Cybion (60) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours very cloudy reddish-brown with no head to speak of. As expected, very boozy on the nose, though this is countered by a significant smokey note and a lot of honey, dark fruits, caramel malts and spices. Taste is rather spicy and smokey as well, providing an overlay to the strong undercurrent of sourdough bready malts, cheesy yeasts, caramel, dark fruits and of course, alcohol. Something of a tingler due to the surprisingly significant carbonation and the spices, and obviously rather full-bodied and viscous. The polar opposite of easy drinking, but that tends to be virtually never a bad thing in my experience, especially in cases like this when the alcohol is thankfully not too overpowering.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle packaged in 2012 poured into small weizen glass. Translucent nut-brown color with a momentary finger of bubbly light tan head. Sweet aroma of cereal, clove, banana and a heavy dose of alcohol. Flavor follows suit, with a pronounced warming alcohol quality. This brew delivers on its promise of being a concentrated version of Aventinus.
EddyBeer1 (864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brun acajou, effervescence faible, col beige fin. Légèrement fumée, fruits noirs, surtout maltée, léger chocolat noir, alcool beaucoup trop présent!
stevendoel (30) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Truly a standard among Eisbock style beers, everything from the head, aroma and color through the slightly sweet with a hint of bitterness finish on the tongue screams perfection.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with head that minimized very quickly and stays only as a small ring. Aroma is wheat malt and raisins. In taste sweet, caramel, fruits. Medium bitterness to counter the sweetness. The beer is very low carbonated. Alcohol noticalbe in taste on low level and as warmth during drinking. Very good beer.
carolinared (23) - WILSON, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my top favorites for any dark lager or ale. Exceeded expectations on aroma taste and finish. Amazing complexity
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
peponi (300) - POLAND - MAY 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: huge alcohol, dark malts.
Appearance: nice ruby color, small beige head.
Taste: ridiculously huge alcohol, which destroys everything. Very hard to drink such stuff. Malty backbone and medium alcohol bitterness.
Palate: full body and medium carbonation, alcohol aftertaste.
Overall: One of the worst beers I’ve ever tried in Germany. I quite don’t understand the idea of this beer.