Aggiebob (1127) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2017 horto008 (186) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at STA. I enjoyed this quite a bit. It was very carbonated for the style (in my opinion) and was got better as it warmed up a bit (served pretty cold). There was not much of a head despite the carbonation, and it didn’t have the creamy texture I was hoping for. That said, flavor-wise it was very good and the alcohol added warmth without tasting like liquor. Bitterness was mild but offset the sweetness. Good stuff.
Draft. It poured a light cola color with a thin beige head. It has a fruity aroma with notes of cherry, chocolate, and caramel. Very smooth finish but a bit boozy upfront. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a dark hazy brown color. Aromas of bread, malt, and some fruit. Flavor has a touch of sweet malt and clove, I think. Overall, not to bad. Patrickctenchi (6587) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bubbly, very dark brown with a small, creamy tan head.
Sweet....chocolate/dark fruit/cherry scent.
Taste is slightly tangy caramel malt, slightly vinous chocolate/cherry malt.
A little clingy. shrubber85 (11402) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate malt, cherry, and light astringent alcohol aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet cherry, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter/astringent alcohol flavor. Body a bit light. Not bad. woodzgud (25) - USA - FEB 8, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours amber brown. Not much head or lacing. Taste is dark cherry, woodsy, with a bit of sourness. Sweet finish. Pleasant surprise - ratings seem low on this one.
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy, dark, dark cherry color. Aroma is dried fruit, fruit cake. Taste is a malty fruit cake. nearbeer (5417) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2013
650 ml. Clear, deep copper-mahogany with a lasting spit of foam. Nose is toffee, sour cherry and booze. Taste is lager yeast, dark bread, toffee, toasted walnut, dark cherries and (surprisingly) only a nice touch of booze. Medium-heavy body is sweet, but not quite cloying. Almost slick mouthfeel has a smooth fine carbonation and a slight astringency on the wooden-yeasty finish which help keep the sweetness in check. Interesting take on the style that seems only Ayinger can brew really well. moose85uofa (26) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2013
The alcohol is overwhelming for this 9%. Very strong to the initial taste. Not Straight to Ale’s best brew by any means SpringsLicker (3638) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Deep mahogany with a long lasting tan head.
Nutty malt aroma, some alcohol.
The flavor is lightly malty with a light sourness in the finish.
A bit washy and thin Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bomber. Poured clear, reddish-amber with a short beige head. The aroma picked up odd sour-ish fruit skins and leathery funk with some fruit and sweet caramel beneath.. weird. The flavor found vinegary-metallic sourness on the tip of the tongue with toasty caramel and molasses beneath.. tangy, peppery warm finish. Medium-bodied and more sour than it should’ve been on the palate.. this didn’t work so well.