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De Molen IJsbock

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Eisbock
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 492   ABV: 16.4%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Thanks to Jan for this 18cl bottle. Pours an opaque mahogany that shows through as a hazy amber around the edges. There is a small collection of bubbles after the pour that recedes to a thin collar. Aroma is boozy and very sweet. Lots of overripe fruits with some vanilla and coconuts. There is a definite alcohol presence, almost sherry-like. Taste a actually has a crisp hop character up front before the massive sweetness of the malts and fruits take over. Maybe some licorice in the taste in addition to tobacco and, of course, a massive alcohol burn going down. The mouthfeel is slick with low carbonation and seriously boozy with the burn lingering almost like a liquor inn the finish. This is a big dessert sipper though the interesting hoppiness inn the taste was unexpected and kept things a little lighter than I was expecting given the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
18 cl bottle, thanks to fonefan It pours brown with little carbonation. The flavors are of tobacco and dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours with really no head whatsoever, even with a bit of a vigorous pour, but managed to get a lightly tan film over a dark cola brown body that is definitely dense looking. Sweet tobacco in the aroma, deep dark fruit, very intensified traditional bock aromas. Faint whiff of alcohol, but it’s really hidden nicely in the taste. Sweet, dark fruits, rich maltiness, very warming and provides a bit of a burn at the back of the throat, very liquor like in the ’feel’ of this one overall. Thicker, viscious body with fine, subtle carbonation. Interesting, but not overly complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
Dark brown pour with a thin light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, fruits and alcohol vapors. Good flavor of chocolate, fruits, decadent malt, sweetness and alcohol warmth. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. I’ve had better eisbocks, but this is still a very good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with no head. Aroma is fruity, plum, caramel, chocolate, roast, some coffee, and some toast. Flavor is caramel, plum, toast, chocolate, coffee, some roast, and a fruity alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7729) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. Sweet-sour prune/raisin, allspice and astringent alcohol aroma. Opaque dark brown color with no head. Very sweet honey, prune malt flavor and bitter herbal hops and astringent alcohol finish. Definitely a sipping beer - more bitter than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2010
(Bottled) Very dark reddish brown with a small, bubbly, beige head. Quite strong alcohol in the nose, with sweet, barley-wineous maltiness, some lactic sourness and oak. Flavor is sweet and very grainy-malty, with salty licorice, some hop bitterness, and a touch of burnedness towards the finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Quite full-bodied and low-carbonated, slightly sticky palate. A sweet and full-bodied, rye-puddingy, quite drinkable eisbock. Not something you’d drink every day, though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2010
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Pours almost black with reddish highlights and minimal head. This has a massive nose! Chocolate, prunes, dark fruits, licorice and alcohol. The flavour is quite the concoction though. I found it way too much and there’s a fair punch of heat that really overpowered. It’s tough to drink at the moment but I’m sure would mellow out nicely over time. Syrupy mouthfeel and finishes sweet and boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle at pre-ZBF 2010. Black, large-bubble head, no lacing. Aroma of prunes, taste is acidic, oily, chocolate, slight licorice finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Sampled at pre-ZBF March 4 2010. Poured pitch black, topped with a thin ring of tan bubbles. Aroma was more subtle than expected, with notes of dark fruit (especially prune), anise and licorice. Flavor begins with raisin, anise, and spice, which are nicely backed up with dark chocolate. Alcohol becomes more evident with subsequent sips. Finishes with notes of whiskey and dark fruit.


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