Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
4 year old cellared bottle. Pours dark brown with just a faint dappling of tan bubbles. Smells of alcohol, dark fruit (mostly raisins, some plums, some cherries), sugar, earthy. Tastes of molasses, roasted malt, a lot of residual sugar that balances out the percievable alcohol nicely, some spicy elements, licorice. Mouthfeel is full bodies and oily. Finish yields some sweetness and warming alcohol. I don’t think I could drink more than a few ounces of this at a time, but it would make for a great desert drink in place of a cordial. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
33cl bottle. Dark brown with a red tinge and a nice creamy head that settles into a nice ring. Fruitcake, cotton candy, and a shot of mild alcohol in the aroma. Sweet berries and burnt sugar, with a very slight tartness showing. The alcohol comes in and dries up the finish. Thick with lower carbonation. Feels almost like a stronger sipping alcohol, but the flavors stay balanced within reason. I can tell that there is a weizenbock down there somewhere, but the massive amount of alcohol kinda squashes all the other flavor nuances. Pretty nice, but just really intense. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a thick off-white head. Nose of bananas, cloves, alcohol. Great flavor: big and malty, sweet and rich. Thick on the palate. Beer concentrate. Like this one quite a bit. Blom (843) - Sorø, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
Bottle number 055959 *. I’m a great fan of the regular aventinus, so I was looking forward to this one. Sweet aroma with a lot of caramel, spice, candy cane and alcohol. The flavours are dissapointing though: cloying and thick sweet alcohol with syrup, brown sugar, spice and banana.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
11.2oz bottle, 2007 Vintage. Pours a dark, clear coffee color with a fleeting white head. Aroma is sweet and rich, with a strong roasted malt character complemented by spices, caramel, dark fruit, and a bit of syrupy hops. Taste is fairly full, with a powerful but smooth taste of alcohol, roasted malt, and dark fruit, giving way to a lingering sweeter finish of banana, brown sugar, and spices. A rich and delicious winter warmer.
KimJohansen (10509) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
[Courtesy of fonefan - to celebrate my 1400th rating] Dark brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and overripe fruits. Sweet complex flavor with roasted malt, overripe fruits and chocolate notes. Alcohol well hidden and it warms you up nicely in the end. Best german beer by far! yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Concentrated version of orignal. Pours dark rich brown color with minimal head. Nice strong rich sweet malty flavour. slightly syrupy/sticky on palate. long sweet finish Warming alcohol not overbearing. Amaziing with some gouda cheese. Really good beer for a slow leisurely drink with some cheese StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2008
12 oz bottle from South bay drugs. Pours a murky brown color with a medium clumpy cream head that rapidly vanished. The aroma was medium-light with bananas and malts. The flavor is very complex with maple syrup, cane sugar, bananas, cloves and sour biscuits. The mouthfeel is malty, creamy and very satisfying. The finish is long and sweet. Overall: A Superb brew. rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
0.5l bottle. Pours an opaque, hazy brown with no head. Smell is a very sweet combination of malt and grapes. Palette is smooth and a little thick. Very strong, complex flavour, consisting of grapes, malt, wheat, cloves and banana. oakbluff (451) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
Cloudy reddish hue with thick head. Nose is clove, some smoke and banana. Taste- very rich brew- honey sweetness with the spicy malts. Finish is hot and dry. Mouthfeel is thick but not too syrupy. This is the definition of liqiud bread. Drinkability is high given the booze level in it. Luckily the richness counterbalances as more than a couple bottles of this would be a quick end to the evening. Very nice beer.