crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a slightly opaque brown color with a tan head. Some retention and no lace. Aroma was okay, hints of bread and candied-sugar. Some dark fruits and a mild banana note. Alcohol presence was a little over the top. Flavor seemed to be more sweet than anything else. Some wheat notes and some fruity esters, but that were dominated by a almost cloyingly sweet presence. Alcohol was too high. I like higher ABV beers, but with this beer it seemed off.
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a crisp cola brown color. Aromas of clove, banana, fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is alcoholic clove and spice with a bittersweet finish. Good beer!
Rumbero (2) - USA - JAN 29, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a 2 1/2 year old brew. But has aged surprisingly well. Really an Imperial Weizenbock so I thought I’d age. Aroma is a stronger version of what you’d expect from this style. Its a stronger version of bananas and clove, slightly sweeter, maybe some honey. Its hazy and there’s more sediment than before. But the flavor is still solid. Carbonation almost gone. Banana flavor is there combined with some dark fruit. Alcohol is present in mouthfeel and flavor and lingers past finish. A big but enjoyable beer for sure.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown with minimal head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Sweet with brown sugar and some rum notes. Boozy and warming. Not terrible, but not really what I’m looking for in a weizenbock.
Worsenma (73) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2015
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pretty strong alcohol bite. Little to no carbonation. Not bad but was really hoping for more.
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SteveOrz85 (196) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found four pack a beer store in NJ. Aged 2 years. Fridge chilled and served in beer mug. No head, no lacing. Malty aromas. Bready and yeasty notes. Taste is moderatly sweet. Some notes of raisin and other dried fruit. Some banana esters. Some chocolate in finish. Alcohol taste is present. Thick texture. Fairly light carbonation. Personally not an expert on the style. Overall tasty strong brew. Enjoyable. Would try again, but then again it was a one time release two years ago, so that is unlikely.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big sugar, dark fruit, toffee, molasses, some slight spice into a bit of yeast, slight grain. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, caramel, toffee into a bit of sugar, slight fruit, finishing very sweet.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - cloudy dark brown beer without foam left; fruity aroma of prunes, banana and black cherries; hints of brown sugar; thick and hugely sweet, sticky finish with notes of apples, banana and a lot of residual sweetness
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with trace orange highlights and a minimal beige head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was malty, wheaty and bready with cola, dark fruits, wood, anise and a medicinal presence. The flavor was tangy cherry, plum, wood, bread, cola and a medicinal presence. Reminded me a lot of cherry flavored cough syrup. Long finish and the medicinal presence grows. Moderately full bodied but a bit flat. Pretty awful.
Butters (4019) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost purplish pour with ring of offwhite head. Big and boozy even after 18 months, but in a good way. Nice warming on the way down. Plum, raisin, and banana. Slight twinge of medicinal phenols. Classic for style, but as an imperial version. Would definitely drink again.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dark copper with a small, beige head that’s gone faster than you can say "quick." The aroma presents phenolic spiciness, toasted caramel, roasted nuts and booziness - almost la liquor barrel character. No banana ester detected here. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is sweet and malty, accompanied by a lightly spicy, phenolic component. Finishes malty-sweet and warming. Wow! The ABV here is much higher than I would have guessed.