Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle by Eric at Churchkey, thank you sir! Almost black, almost flat. Arona of feet, coffee, Turkish raki. Taste is sour coffee, cherries, prunes, dates. Amazing! Jerome has another winner.
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Swingtop shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is amazingly vinous. And oaky. Med body. Low, low carb. Flavor is very winey and woody. With a good dose of red berry. Very astringent finish. Excellent ale.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Jérôme Rebetez - black beer without foam; strong aroma of coffee and licorice with apparent alcohol, fairly hoppy; low carbonation, thick and oily, full-bodied, a light sourness and very bitter; long hoppy and coffeish aftertaste with strong notes of licorice, black chocolate and warming alcohol
rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle form Knightly. 9.99% ABV. Black syrupy pour with almost no head and some legs. Intense aroma from 3 feet away, deep plum & raisin, bitter chocolate, hint of smoke, acidic roast, subtle salty soy sauce. Flavor is tart grape juice, cherries, acidic coffee and anise. Medium to heavy bodied with a bitter coffee finish. Pretty tasty beer.
jcweaver (737) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of burnt caramel, smoke and dark/tart fruit. Great flavor of tart cherries, burnt caramel, hard roasted malts, light smoke and earthy hops. Finishes with more tart cherries, caramel and light smoke. Not what I expected from an eisbock, but tasty.
jkwood04 (2902) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with hardly any head. Aroma is really complex with the oak and sourness blending well then malts and hops rounding this out. Flavor very complex with all of these notes pronounced and a little alcohol. Smooth texture. A really interesting beer, but the lack of carbonation makes me worry it could be even better.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, golden with no head. Aroma is fruity, phenolic, tannins, wood and acidic. Flat, citric and dense. Overripe fruity, wineous and acidic. Tart and toasted, overripe fruity finish.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/7/12. Flip-top bottle from Grassroots. Deep, dark brown pour with no head whatsoever. Strong aroma that shows bits of tart cherries and quite a bit of smoke, malt, dark fruits, and alcohol. Much, much more sour flavor hits right away with tons of tart cherry and grape, followed by more maltiness, a definite smoke aspect again, some char, and lingering caramel. This is definitely interesting. Not bad.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a thin ring of bubbly head. Fades quickly.
S - Dark caramel malts, sour cherries and other dark fruits, acidity, oak, vanilla, and some booze.
T - Dark caramel malts, sour cherries, other dark fruits, acidity, some chocolate, oak, vanilla, and some booze.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, sour, and warming finish.
D - Interesting Eisbock. A bit off balanced and could use some carbonation.
Lukaduke (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep deep ruby black color with a no head... very still no visible carbonation. On the nose its vinous, deep dark ripe fruit plum, chocolate, and a touch of balsamic acidity. On the palate it is much of the same with a smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel that gets cut with some great acidity and deep dark notes of tobacco, chocolate, tar... all lightened by some bright cherry plum sneaking through in spots. A lot more drinkable than I thought it would be at 13%