Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Eisbock
Saignelégier, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
ONE TIME BREW! Based beer is BFM’s La Mandragore (8% ABV Winter Stout brewed with jurassian spelt wheat and a complex mix o’ malts) that was maturing in wine barrels. Then it was accidentally frozen in the barrels due to the harsh and extremely cold winter this year in Switzerland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (5737) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. 2014 Batch #2 (Blend of Alex Le Rouge & La Torpille. Partially aged 3 months in rum barrels and partially aged 8 months in stainless steel tanks). Pours black with light tan head, good lacing. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, tart notes. Tasting notes of big tart notes, vinegar, grapes, dark fruit, red wine, rum. Medium body with a very dry finish. Low carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at Church Key 2 nights ago 4/17/14 (Just found it now on here) - 2014 Batch 2 - (Notes from my phone) - Cola, Vinous, potent funk, tart aroma. Red wine traits, wild, lactic, tanins. Cherry with slight barrel notes. Extremely complex. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13996) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
draught at Biergasthof Schiffner, Aigen. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Sweet choclate and roast nose, lovely balanced sweet cherry flavours with hearthy earth tartness. excellent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2012
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pour is murky reddish brown with low head, aroma is light tart and sweet fruits. Taste is Flanders style tart with a big thick sweet and sour finish, nice one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5262) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2013
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.

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