Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear dark amber brown with no head. The aroma brings some malty bready, yeast notes. The flavor brings the nail polish sour notes on a thicker, but not too thick, body and no booze flavor at all for the high ABV.
rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 33 cl de erzbierschof.ch. Aspect et couleur d’huile de vidange, mousse absente. Nez fruité avec de l’aigreur et du boisé, pruneau sec, vinaigre balsamique, sauce soja. La bouche est aigre-douce, avec une acidité vineuse, du fruité de cerise et pomme aigre, du réglisse, des notes balsamiques et vinaigrées. Une bière aigre à l’ancienne qui aurait sa place à Oudenaarde. Intéressante et je boirai la 2ème bouteille sans trop de procrastination.
TheBeerGod (5055) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 375mL swing-top. ABV is listed on the label as 9.99%. Pours a murky, dismal black with spotty bubbles meandering on the surface. Aroma is boozy with soy sauce, molasses, burnt caramel and dark fruit. Taste is rather tart with sour cherries, booze, molasses, soy sauce, roasted malt, burnt caramel, funky yeast, herbal and medicinal notes, and mild earthiness. Body is uncarbonated and slick with a light-medium overall feel. Boozy legs coat the glass and there is a mild warmth from the alcohol. Ends with more tart fruit, sour cherries, molasses, soy sauce, caramel, booze and medicine. Odd beer. Not what I would pick as an eisbock in a blind test.
Floback (502) - Naples, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL. Pours viscous with almost no trace of carbonation and an instant enveloping aroma of sour yeast and vinegar. The flavor is enormous: dark fruits, toffee and sour cherries punch up front with vinegar swimming around the sides of the tongue. Very soft carbonation (almost none) and medium/full body. This is pretty much dark, still liquid in a bottle. My American mouth is used to more carbonation, but I enjoyed this overall.
illidurit (2052) - Petaluma, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz tasting in March 2013. A very strange beer, notes of sweet grapes and prunes, lots of tannic wood, high alcohol and bitterness, solid acidity. Not all that enjoyable actually.
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly syrupy, with lots of red, yeast at bottom, no head. Smells funky and sour, with vinegar and oak notes. Tastes funky and sour, with lots of oak and wood notes. Alcohol and vinegar, dark fruits, and yeast. Finishes sour and slowly.
yesferro (2) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one threw me off bad, I did not expect a sour with an eisbock on the label.
terribly flat, very weird clingy mouth feel. Pucker up sour mixed with oak, not sure what to think here
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours oil black. Tan bubbles around the ring. No other head. Nose and taste of sour dark fruit, leather, cocoa, oak, cherry vinegar and earth. Flat. Medium body.
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue à la pression. Acidité bien marquée, le fruit rouge domine les arômes. Finale longue. Une type gueuze bien faite.
Ughsmash (7007) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured near black and quite still. It was hard to get past sour oak and cherries in the aroma department.. some vanilla and tobacco were deep down, as well as dark chocolate as it warmed.. interesting, but not necessarily enticing. The flavor was sour as expected, with cherries, oak, and dark fruit skins leading.. cocoa and licorice supported.. spicy, sour, very oaky finish. Medium-bodied with almost no perceptible carbonation on the palate.. the sourness at least hid the boozage well.. too barrel-ly and funky for my liking.