Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Pours ruby red with a generous off tan head that laces the glass nicely throughout the sampling. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, and pepper radiate from this one initially. As the beer settles, some nice mellow clove like qualities emerge. Taste is of roses, cherries, and some tangy oranges. As the beer warms up, some nice chocolatey nutty notes begin to emerge. Finish is grassey and a bit bitter but not overwhelming. Full tingy mouthfeel. porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle. pours a clean, deep brown color. Smells of caramel malts. Real clean mouthfeel, lots of malty flavors and hints of chocolate and fruit. A bit nutty. lamas (1655) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2005
500mL bottle. Label is slightly different than that in the picture. A clear ruby pour with a smallish, bubbly tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, grapes and soy sauce. Medium body. Lots of malts in the taste. Hints of chocolate and coffee. A little bit of grapes and nuts too. A dry, coffee-esque bitter finish. ToXBoy (9) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
Poured a beautiful brown, No real head to speak of but lacing lasted. Malty slightest bit of smoke. Smooth malty taste sweet with a little to much fizz. But most enjoyable will try again. CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2005
Very beautiful beer. Full and round and just nice. Long lingering aftertaste of almonds and toffee. Enjoyable and drinkable.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2005
Poured a nice brown, a bit smokey, didn’t seem too sweet for me, actually had a very good flavor. I liked this one qiute abit, Another good brew from Ayinger! KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Pours a lush brown with a nice head of foam. Aroma is 99% molasses, and that doesn’t sit very well with me. Flavor is molasses, roasted malt, and faint hops. A bit watered down in the palate. It needs a more vibrant flavor to push it over the top towards being a great beer. Otherwise, it’s status quo. Still, not a bad beer; just could be a lot better. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
pours a brownish color, with a small tan compact head, aromas of fruit, raosted malts and sweetness, the taste is dry and bitter, cofee-like, not bad, just not my thing. BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Semi-sweet and dry, flavor is of malt, coffee and raisins with a smoky undertone. A little weak on the overall flavor, but that might be due to the beer I just had. Try again & re-rate.
puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Malty aroma, vegetably. Reminds me a bit of chicken broth or cheap gravy and mashed potatoes. Pour was a deepish yellow/brown, with a decent head and no lacing. Flavor was big on vegetables... if I actually ate mine, I may be able to identify which ones :) A bit of maltiness as well but an overly watery palate doesn’t allow much flavor to come through.