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


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5281) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Maggie says cherries and a log. Cherry, acetic acid, like light Rodenbach. Medium sour. Kristen has nothing to say. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - DEC 18, 2014
Draft. Dark ruby with little head. Vinous with touches of cherry, yogurt, oak and vinegar. Medium sticky mouthfeel and quite boozy. Very unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2012
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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1554) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is Brown. No head. Taste is sour with a vinegar smell and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle... Blazer’s low-key O-Town Throwdown 2012... Pours nearly black with no head. The aroma is comprised of dark fruits - mainly dried plum and raisin- but there’s some black cherry here as well. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and nearly no carbonation. The flavor is tart, but chocolaty and provides sour cherries and dried plums. Tart, prune finish. I could have lived without all the dried plum in this one, but it’s still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Alex. Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with roasted notes. Fruity and roasted flavour of dried fruits, hops and soy sauce with acidic notes. Fruity and roasted finish.

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