alobar (2588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fierce. Pours a thick ruby caramel color. No head. Aroma of molasses, caramel and alcohol. Lots of caramel and molasses on the palate with some alcohol on the back end. Thick mouthfeel.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3.30.07 on tap. Ruby red color. Very smooth. Almost no alcohol noticeable, very deceptive however. A little syrupy in the palate. Winner.
zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown, with a redish tint. Very small head. Aroma is dark fruit, malt, bananas, bread dough, and brown sugar. Flavor is dark fruit, bananas, brown sugar, hops,and alcohol. Not as sweet as expected. Low carbonation. Thanks to jjpm74 for hand bottling this.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh growler courtesy of hopdog. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of dark fruit, bananas, cloves, spices, earthy malt, doughiness and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, some bitter hoppy hints, spices, complimentary warming alcohol, tea and some coffee. Mouthfeel is thick with a boozy finish. Well done.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap- pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is molasses, dark fruit, acidic. Taste is molasses, dark fruit, acidic, boozy, medium malt, secondary hops.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At tap at the BBW as part of the sampler billed as the Quad Bock. Pours a lightly hazy darker amber with an average bubbly deep tan head. Aroma was very sweet malts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, slight butterscotch and an overall fruitiness. Flavor was very sweet malts and fruity, light alcohol, dark fruits with an overall maltiness.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish-amber color with an aroma of cherry, fig, and chocolate. Taste was a syrupy-sweet mix of fruit and sugar flavors. Not bad, but you have to start with a good Doppel/Weizen-bock to yeild a really good eisbock.
Nejhleader (1167) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a tough brew. Sweet darker fruit aroma with a hint of alcohol. Thick syrupy body. Flavor is sugary, with blends of fruity tastes, maybe a bit of dark grapes. Alcohol is noticable in the flavor as well. Overall a very nice beverage.
hopdog (8449) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the BBW Brew Pub. Poured a dark and deep red with a brownish tint and no head at all. Almost reminded me of a glass of red wine. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, smoke, light alcohol and some roast. Tastes of dark fruits (cherries and plums), brown sugar, all around malty and some sherry qualities. On the sweet side. Light alcohol in the finish but no where near the 12.8%.
boelker62 (7) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have you ever had a bock with a dark chocolate finsih? I just did. A very interesting brew in that the robust 12.5% ABV is cleverly disguised, and well, with the deep, while not burnt, maltiness. The finish is long and sweet, but doesn’t stay that way. The sweetness transforms from chocolate to brown sugar and maple final thought. A great experience.