ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 1/9/2013.11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. 2010 vintage.
A: Pours a very dark brown with good opacity due to the haziness of the yeast. Huge yeast particles settle on the bottom of the glass. This features really impressive head retention for 12% - I poured it about 4 minutes ago and there’s still a solid off-white colored film left on top.
S: The first thing I notice is huge dark fruit sweetness, along with lighter fruit esters and even some faded hops. After a while, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate will enter the picture. There’s a noticeable oxidation to the aroma, giving it both a stronger fruit vibe along with an underlying soy note to it. The alcohol presence is mercurial; it’s about what I expected.
T: Flavors start off with a lot of ripe cherries and wheat malt. Afterwards, it shows hints of soy sauce (in a mild, pleasing fashion), chocolate, ripe pear, and apple. Not quite as deep, or even as intensely flavored as I expected. Once it warms up, it becomes more and more boozy without really contributing much complexity, and after a while becomes even sweeter; though it also becomes spicier in the finish as well. So yeah, this does have a bit of complexity and depth to it. Warts and all, this is a hell of an experience - and honest to God, it’s enjoyable.
M: At the first sip, it’s just about the silkiest damn thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. After a while, it becomes a bit more astringent and even boozy. Combined with the carbonation, it features that subtle ’airy sponge cake’ quality to the texture. While it’s hard for me to taste the alcohol, it’s very easy to notice on the tongue, esophagus, and stomach - the syrupy finish doing its job to an extent.
O: Fresh, I’m sure the booze would knock my tongue out, but it’s done a good job of evolving into something soft and mellow...ish. I seriously can’t imagine how boozy this would be with only a month or two of age on it. The warmer it gets, the harsher it gets - and the less I want to drink it. Worth a try, but drink cold!
Ngejo (289) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy, brown, minimal head, tan foam, very bitter, light sweetness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
BuckeyeBoy (2752) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours out a dark brown. Nose is banana, pit fruit, roast malts, and spice. Taste is more of the pit fruit, roast malts, belg yeast, and a nice spice touch.
yy0pp (544) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown color with creamy white head. Aroma - fruits, raisins and alcohol.
Oscbert (1041) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Sweet malty aroma, lots of maillard reactions, alcohol present, prune, raisin, and spice.
~Pours a murky brownish amber color with lasting off white head.
~Strong malty flavor, bready, melanoidal, sweet alcohol, muted dark fruit.
~medium bodied, medium low CO2, alcohol harshness, lingering spice.
~I love Aventinus. The Eisbock is too much. Seems the alcohol mutes the fruity maltiness that I love. Still a beer with experiencing.
camoes (123) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 5D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 2927260214. AROMA: sweet malty aromas with some esters reminiscent of dried grapes and prunes. strong vinous alcohol aroma present with a port like character and some bready-like notes. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: deep brown color and hazy with some material in suspension. average deep ivory head with good retention. viscosity derived from alcohol with pronunced legs. TASTE: sweet malty character with some caramel and vinous notes, balanced by a strong alcohol presence that is not harsh or solventy. Low bitterness just needed to balance the residual malt sweetness. low esters giving a somewhat clean lager profile. finishes sweet. PALATE: full and velvety body, reminding a liquor. low carbonation. very present alcohol warmth. OVERALL: an extremely delicious lager with a great balance between malt and alcohol.
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa molt dolça on es nota la graduació alcohòlica, s’ha de prendre amb calma i si pot ser amb algun acompanyament.
Cerveza muy dulce donde se nota la graduación alcohólica, se tiene que tomar con calma y si puede ser con algún acompañamiento.
Oviedo (3) - SPAIN - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cerveza color caramelo, con gran aroma, poco gas y fácil de beber en paladar es refrescante y dulzona, ideal para acompañar una buena comida
sk75 (11) - Ballyshannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer!
Pours a dark brown colour with a small head that vanishes quickly because of the 12%, which may dominate for some people
It has a full mouth feel and the prominent flavour is dark chocolate.It is a well balanced beer which adds to it’s greatness.
Bygers (779) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a hazy dark brown color and aroma of caramel, raisins and prunes. Taste of sweetness, prune, alcohol, brown sugar and a light sourness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AgentAle (696) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, wild yeast and sweet wheat. Taste is a light sweet grain body, sweet fruits and a rich sweetness. A fairly substantial alcohol kick at finish. Appearance is a murky brown with a thin pearl head that retains poorly.