vyvvy (5368) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark copper with an ooff-white head that goes away fairly quickly. Aromas is very rich and sweet with some creaminess - fruit is detected as well. The aroma is very big. Mouthfeel is medium / full and very creamy carbonation. Taste is creamy roasted malt with butterscotch and toffee. Very rich and dessert-like. Finish has lots of toffee and a bit of sourness. An amazing beer.
stouby (4344) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at Arne & Inge.
Redbrown with a large light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, fruit). Flavor heavy sweet, powerful. Full body, syrupy, soft carbonated. Heavy in alcohol.
Brew102 (13) - USA - APR 29, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 A German Dopplebock that drinks like a yeasty Belgian. Is there a better beer? No adjectives, just know if you like either style, this beer is near-perfect. Well, only thing wrong may be a slightly off color. OK, I’m reaching. The perfect beer.
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a brown color with a with a off-white head. Aroma of wheat, bananas, and spices. Flavor is smooth, carbonated, bananas, spices, wheat, sweet, and smooth.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with nice white head. Nice aroma of fruity esters and carmelized sugar. Flavor of sweet dark wheat malt, along with banana, purple grapes, and tropical fruit. Smooth mouthfeel, easy to drink, and no detection of alcohol. Simply a great beer.
GRM (3609) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, 8,0 %; eye: opaque brown with burgundy and orangey reflections, nice white head, a bit of effervescence, suprsingly no lacing; nose: caramelized malt, spices, citrusy, yeast; mouth: you can hear it "pop and crackle" like Rice Crispies, full body, caramel, bitterness, dark chocolate, average bitterness, a hint of acidity and sourness, creamy texture, nice carbonation, long finale where the peppery side of the alcohol expresses itself, lightly sweet
Bouteille brune, 500 ml; oeil : brune opaque avec des reflets bourgogne et orangé, belle mousse beige, un peu d’effervescence; nez : malt caramélisé, épices, citrique, levure; bouche : tu peux l’« entendre » comme des Rice Crispies, ronde en bouche, caramel, amertume, dark chocolate, moyennement amère, pointe sûrette et acidique, texture crémeuse, très bonne carbonatation, finale où le côté poivré de l’alcool prend le dessus, légèrement sucrée
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, cararmelly brown color. A decent amount of head. Good body. Some yeastiness. Very nice mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Surprised by the 8% abv.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown color. Huge ever-growing sustaining head and intense carbonation. Aroma of banana and cloves. Flavor evolves mainly around banana and cloves with some caramel and perhaps milk-chocolate. Quite sweet with a sour finish. Very round, luxurious mouthfeel. Despite being quite sweet and nevertheless its strong alcohol content, VERY drinkable, dangerous actually. My only complaint is it felt a little dull in the end since the carbonation was down. Yet, one of my all-time favorites.
Hangover (1104) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat murky dark brown with a nice, lasting beige head. Aroma is complex... when first opened and poured cold, it was mainly fruity/banana with some clove, but as it warmed it took on more of a chocolate/plum character. Nice creamy and carbonated mouthfeel. Initially very malty, but fades into a dried fruit, cherry/date, yeasty middle finally finishing with a bit of alcohol and stickyness. Yummy.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewery aged 2001 bottle. Birch beer in color with tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma is of stewed fruit, apricot, and dark malt. Fairly soft and round on the palate with enough carbonation to make it crisp. Taste is of dark malt, slightly fruity, traces of coffee and clove. Five years has mellowed this usually very potent beer. I prefer a fresh Aventinus, but this is a nice change.