adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Olajos testtel csordogál a pohárba borszerű lenyomatot hagyva a pohár falán. Habja nem sok van, illata annál inkább: a masszív alkohol elrejtőzésére természetesen esély sincs, azonban a túlérett trópusi gyümölcsök jegyeit is magában hordozza, valamint egy különleges aromát is, melyet leginkább egy cukrozott paradicsomlé keltette illathoz tudnék hasonlítani, és amellyel korábban a Verboden Vrucht kóstolása során már találkoztam. Íze legalább ennyire gazdag és változatos, intenzív sör, melyben az alkoholos alapot egy erőteljes gyümölcságy fedi, már-már likőrszerű benyomást keltve. Nem egy mindennapi darab ez sem.
JHeath99 (913) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours an opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is slightly boozy with malts and dark fruits. Taste of raisins, yeast, bread malts and a slight alcohol burn.
78samh (141) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours dark brown, little head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Heavy malt taste with hints of spice, raisins and banana. Boozy finish. Not bad.
Lele (106) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Aroma pungente, tra alcolico, maltato, affumicato e tostato allo stesso tempo. Lo spesso si puň dire del gusto, dove si percepisce un corpo decisamente strutturato. Da non perdere!
generallee08 (642) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour is smooth, thick and builds a tall tan head. The head quickly settles down to thin wispy layer that is slick and leaves no lacing behind. Its body is thick, cloudy, brownish in color and contains some small bits of yeast sediment floating in it. The nose is big deep and fruity. Wheat malt notes are surrounded by over ripe banana peel and raisons soaked in rum. Its flavor like its aroma is big and deep as well. Concentrated sweet malty flavor is full warming alcohol, mild clove and fruity yeast showing raison, banana peel, prune and bubble gum like flavor notes. The texture was slick and smooth with slightly syrupy, but not overly so, mouth feel. Carbonation is light in this big full bodied beer.
Pyobon (910) - 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 (5363) - 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 (330) - 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 (61) - 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.