zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Dark brown, with a light brown head. Aromas are sweet malt, raisins, dark fruit, and molasses. Flavor is much like the aroma, with raisins and molasses leading the way. Creamy mouthfeel, with a medium to heavy body. Thanks to JohnnyFlake for this bottle. jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2005
Tastes like a more mild tripel. Nicely balanced, dominated by a syrupy raisin/dried fruit flavor. Kind of like a trois pistoles but a little milder. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2005
330 ml Bottle. Dard brown with a slight ruby hue. Tan bubbling head. Raisins and port upon initial sniff. Subsequent sniffs provided little else. Roasted coffee flavors linger, along with a faint hop flavor. And yes, a slight smokiness. Medium to full bodied yet smooth and not too overpowering. A great alcohol warmth and residual sugar sweetness.Grat mouthfeel that leads from a malty, sweet, plum flavor into dry, bitter, chocolate finish. Wonderful brew! Ayinger is a great brewery and have yet to be disappointed. Gatorrater (1) - Temple Terrace, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2005 does not count
A great looking beer! It has a nice roasted malty aroma and taste. The finish is great and lingers longer than most. smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
I can’t believe a beer this good can come out of a bottle. The head is creamy beyond belief and the flavor is bold and round.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Pours dark brown/black with reddish tint. Thick creamy tan head, that recedes to light cover. Nice lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, molases, toffee, chocolate and a touch of cookie dough. Flavor is malty and fruity delight. Plums, raisins, molases, bitter chocolate, a touch of hops, some roastedness comes at the end. Finish is longish and dry, with a bit of warming alcohol. Texture is smooth and creamy. newtrip (54) - USA - OCT 17, 2005
Now I can finally see what all the fuss is about here. Has a very dark coffee, dark chocolate and molasses taste. The beer is very dark in color, but is suprisingly drinkable for a beer this dark. Balance is good. Before I knew it, I looked down and it was almost gone. Great taste that lingers. This is a very nice beer. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 Bottle, March 22nd, 2006 -
Pours dark reddish brown with a fully receding tan head. Aroma is toffee, dark chocolate, roasting coffee, and raisins. Taste is smooth, subtle, and seductive. Quite bready and chewy, some roasted flavors to balance. Medium to heavy bodied with lush carbonation and mouthfeel. Ayinger is my favorite brewery, and has yet to let me down.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Ar 8 Ap 5 Fl 8 Pa 5 Ov 18 = 4.4
Tap @ Brick Store Pub, August 18th, 2006 - Pours near black, with ruby hues. Aroma of plums, caramelized fruits, and chocolate. Taste is malty sweet, heavy caramelized flavors. Mouthfeel is medium/heavy and slightly sticky. Tap and bottle ratings averaged.
Ap 4 Ar 7 Ta 7 Mf 4 Ov 16 = 3.8
(Bottle) Pours very dark ruby brown, thin tan head dissipates quickly. So-so lacing. Aroma sweet, malty, prune juice. Starts with malty sweetness, finish is more bitter. Great beer, a bit thinner than I expected. malty (12) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Pours beautifully.into a nice creamy head...rih malt sublte hoppiness..tastes malts&fruit..drinkabilty b+..a great beer...maltyout...