GenDV138 (2017) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
John25 (734) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Travlr (13713) - 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 (11678) - 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.
renffisch (849) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Bov (9876) - 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 (1702) - 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.
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
jcweaver (768) - 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 (4245) - 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.