flying_pig (1366) - - JAN 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good Spirits Co. Glasgow (330ml for £5.20):
Strong plum aroma and a lot of banana to kick things off, along with some figs and nice amount of alcohol. There is some raisins, a bit of bubblegum and a lot of spice up next, this together with some darker fruits and sugar. The smell of this one has a lot of depth and there is some clove making an appearance to along with some spice and grapes.
Chestnut brown with some deep red tinges and a huge foamy head that is very slightly off-white.
Alcohol to begin with but nothing overpowering, this is followed by most of what the nose promised. The taste consists of banana, cloves and dark fruits with figs, raisins and especially plums all featuring. There is some spice as expected and spice as expected along with a few malts. this taste is rounded of with some sweetness and a boozy alcohol flavour.
Full bodied and quite sweet with no bitterness and a fair amount of carbonation. It is quite boozy and dry towards the end and it certainly packs a punch.
The flavours where very well balanced and the beer went down better than I was expecting whilst still having to be sipped. The aroma was really something special though with each smell complimenting the previous.
PhilosophyGuy (263) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromat bardzo intensywny, pszeniczny, lekkie banany, goździki, melanoidyny, tostowy, ciemne owoce, trochę perfumy, szlachetny alkohol. W smaku słodziutkie, goździkowo-bananowe, nuty tostowe, lekko karmel, lekki pieprz, likier. Piana niska, szybko się degeneruje, mały lacing. Bardzo przyjemny, rozgrzewający alkohol, świetny balans między poszczególnymi smakami, gęste. Niesamowite!
Taboada (739) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mml bottle tasted on the 22/05/2016. Cloudy dark brown color with a beige creamy head. Aroma of bananas, wheat, dark fruits and some caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel, banana, wheat, plums. Aftertaste has some alcohol as well. Next one please!
indrekr (327) - ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: wheat, light smoky, bread. Appearance: brown, hazy, white foam, does not last. Taste: medium sweet, light sour, light bitter. Palate: full body, average carb, creamy texture, astringent aftertaste.
LazyPyro (372) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Cloudy dark brown colour with a small but lasting light brown head. Aroma of cloves/spices, yeast, alcohol, dark malt and fruits. Taste is quite boozy, yeast, banana, dark ripe fruits like cherry or plum, spicy, caramel. Smooth slick mouthfeel, warming. A little boozy but a very nice eisbock.
SVD (1249) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, dark brown red-ish small head. Aroma is fruity, cherry, dark fruit, smoke. Taste is the same with a pronounced flavour of dark fruit, sweet, spices. nice one
wlf (179) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown to black with medium brownish head, aroma of very ripe fruits, banana, some bubblegum, very strong aroma, hint of clove, little bit alkohol as well, taste of fruits, banana, very nice thick mouthfeel without being too heavy, spicy warmth alkoholic finish, very complex, super nice, hides thre alkohol quite well, clove all over, thick sirupy, some dried fruits in taste
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Gremlin. Thanks for sharing Davido! Pour looks almost like a barley wine. Big fruit forward, boozy nose with cherry, apricot and wild blackberry with lots of caramel covered banana. Spicy and peppery on the palate with average carbonation. Raisin and some dark fruit as it warms. Feels lighter as it warms. Warming finish. My first real eisbock. Good stuff.
AdolfoCC (112) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
APARIENCIA: de color marrón intenso, algunos destellos cobrizos a contraluz; corona de espuma color marfil de baja retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas que desaparece rápido.
AROMA: muy licorosa, caramelo, azúcares no procesados, frutos oscuros como hígos, dátiles, se llega a inhalar y exhalar el alcohol.
SABOR: complejo, las notas de frutos oscuros muy maduros como dátiles, hígos se combina bien con las notas de caramelo y azúcares sin procesar, además se siente el alcohol algo intenso, pero no llega a ser agresivo; el retrogusto queda un amargor ligero, seco y no astringente, sensación cálida en garganta por el alcohol.
SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio, carbonatación media baja.
RESUMEN: Una buena cerveza de acuerdo al estilo.
Kauge (1326) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer Time in Athens (€ 7.20). BB 03.30.2020. Pours light brown with light beige fizzy head. Disappears rather fast. The nose is malty and hard liqueury, spiced raisins. Tastes heavy malty sweet and brown liqueur but I’m not saying too boozy - the 12% is rather well disguised. Thin fizzy carbonation. Medium body. Really nice and doppelbocky - far from the other two Eisbocks I’ve had. Lovely stuff, would love to have it again some time.
bartholos (193) - GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colored with a red hue, hazy and with a fine rocky tan head. Nice wheat aroma with banana and a spices, vanilla and glove. Light caramel notes a slight hint of pepper. Full bodied and thick with medium carbonation and a nice alcoholic warmth. Very smooth mouthfeel. Light sweet taste, dry bitter finish with spicy note. Flavor is complex, spices, banana and caramel, the pepper is growing quite strong till the end. Very well balanced flavor, distinct yet harmonic. Leaves a medium dry finish. Good and intense.