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Glacier Eisbock (American Oak Aged)

Glacier Eisbock (American Oak Aged)
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Aged in various Napa Valley wine barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights and a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is cherries, oak, figs, caramel malt, alcohol, and plums. Flavor is dark fruits, caramel malt, alcohol, oak and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6386) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of.barrel, caramel and.dark fruit. Flavor similar, but a bit boozy and.much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3885) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Glacier brew house. This was poured into a wine glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with tinges of hazy reddish purple along the sides of the glass. The smell had a big boozy burst of brown sugar and sweet dark fruits. The taste copied the smell and confided in a sweet sticky caramel aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a pretty good sipping quality about it. Light vanilla rolled over my tongue nicely. Overall, I say this was a pretty good eisbock. The ABV is up there but doesn’t hit you too hard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is cloudy brown with a very small khaki head. Aroma and flavor of burnt sugar, vanilla beans, roasted malt, charred oak, and caramel. Finish has some added peat and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
(Draught) clear medium ruby brown, light clear offwhite edge bubbles. Nose of rum raisin, light whiskey, graham cracker, rich and pretty decadent. Taste of rich raisin, caramel, big whiskey barrel, a bit alcoholic but that’s not a bad thing. Very true to style, quite good. As good as any I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Clear dark amber color with light tan head. Very nice fresh oak, toffee, brown sugar, dark bread aromas. medium body, soft carbonation. Oaky vanilla, brown sugar flavors with dark fruits, yeasty dark bread--most tasty bock brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Draft: Poured a deep dark brown with light brown edges. Aroma is bold fruit, boozy, and chocolate. Taste is strong woodsy booze, vanilla, fruit, and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Sampled from the tap at FOBAB 2012. Pours a clear amber brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of caramel and toffee with a decent amount of oak. Flavor starts sweet with caramel but mellows to more of a toffee and bread finish with a hint of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Some very nice malt flavors are in thsi one. It comes out a bit unrefined but the oak helps it htough it is subtle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2015 Seems to be different from the regular eisbock, which is 10% abv and not barrel aged. Draft at the source. Hazy dark brown color, small white edge head. Aroma of vanilla and whiskey. Taste is chocolate covered caramel bonbons. Best tasting beer of the night.

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