huineman (364) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours darkest black and very dense. Almost no head.
Aroma is intense: candy, liquorice, strawberry and violet.
Taste is sweetish, silky and thick. Very powerful, good sourness and restrained bitterness. Long finish.
AWISLguy (1667) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. Pours a tannish brown with almost no head. Aroma has sweet malts, some peat, some fruits. Later in the glass, some grainy-ness and some lemon show through. Taste is of sweet caramel - overlayered - with tangy wheat and stone fruits, berries, and a touch of lemon. Medium bodied but complex. With alcohol. Finishes thickly sweet and tangy, with some length. Not the best bock had, and the complexity was not a plus. 13.6
Zlotta (252) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle from drinks-of-the-world.de, best before 21/10/2015. Clear, dark ruby with a thin, soapy, slowly collapsing, tan head. Pleasant, sweetish-malty aroma of prunes, raisins, treacle and cane sugar. Sweetish-malty taste of prunes, raisins, treacle and cane sugar, followed by notes of nuts and dark chocolate. Short, a little alcoholic and warming finish. Full body, oily mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. This one is a little disappointing considering its high score. Of course, it is relatively aromatic and tasty, but it is far off from Schneider’s Aventinus Eisbock. A bit like a concentrated doppelbock but that does not garantuee excitement.
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Near black, opaque body, light creme color head, lacing.
N: Raisin, prune, toffee, some black licorice, biscuit, touch of honey, vanilla. Plenty of sweet fig, and some marshmallow.
T: Very sweet but not cloying.
M: Medium body, prickly carbonation, alcohol is hidden.
O: Tasty Eisbock. Lots of dark fruit flavors.
Franckg (395) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sugar cane and dark berries with hints of alcohol. Small traces of coffee beans. Excellent
EvanFriend (384) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bread, caramel, and a bit of that distinct German beer flavor that I don’t know how else to describe. Taste isn’t boozy, but the alcohol warming sensation comes after every sip. Good beer.
UrbanCaveman (159) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~45 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a deep hickory brown, shaded vaguely with red tones, and forms a thick very pale off-white head with good retention. Lacing is decent.
Smell: Deliciously malty, dark yeasty bread and lightly roasted grains.
Taste: Thick, warm, yeasty dark bread of several different types - rye, pumpernickel, pretzel, pandoro - fills the mouth, suffused with swirls in the loaf of a mixture of caramel and toffee. Towards the finish, a syrupy sweetness comes through beneath the bread, as if there were a toffee tree that could give forth toffee syrup.
Mouthfeel: Full and creamy, though not quite as much as other eisbocks I have had.
Overall: As with most eisbocks I try, this is a joy to partake in. It has less dark fruit aspects than some of the others, but more bready malt aspects. I’m a fan.
kevinator (1251) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always an interesting beer, which in its day was a powerful beer. Now it seems to fall in the middle of the pack. Strong malty and alcohol aroma. Dark brown molasses color. Medium body. Burnt sugar and alcohol flavor.
g_georgiou (348) - CYPRUS - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear cola brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma is dry fruits, caramel, sweet malt, prunes stand out more than anything. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Quite balanced. Bitter finish, oily texture. Nice.
didierlewallon (216) - ponferrada, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveza de color marrón rojizo con una pequeña cabeza de color marrón.
Aroma a malta tostada, caramelo y alcohol.
Sabor dulce a malta caramelo, con notas de ciruelas y alcohol, final seco. cerveza buena y agradable.