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Hofstettner Granitbock Ice

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Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Eisbock
St. Martin, Austria

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A real (brew by freezing process) Icebock, made from the Granitbock. Full bodied, strong, and keeps the flavour of the ancestor’s (Granitbock) caramell taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Draught at YNWA. High creamy off-white laswting head. Pitch black body. Coffee liquorice aroma. Smooth and creamy coffee caramel flavor with a low carbonation and a long finish. Alccohol well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (471) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Nearly black body with tan head. Nice aroma of molasses dried fruits. Taste is dark caramel with light roasted malts some salt some bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet bitter salty some alcohol. Really nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (317) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Full bodied dark reddish brown with a skimpy head. Has a sweet whiskey aroma, and full deep sweet molasses whiskey flavor with only a hint of a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
Ein netter Bock, der durchaus gefaehrlich ist. Denn der Alkohol ist nicht mal annaehernd im Vordergrund. Dafuer etwas Hopfen mit Zitrusanleihen sowie Heu und ein wenig Gras. Einfach zu trinken und wohl auch um genauso einfach betrunken zu werden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4378) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from Geiserich, many thanks. Plums, malt, wheat in aroma.sweet malt, plum jam, wheat, caramel, bourbon, wood. Alcohol is recognizable but not in disturbing way. Delight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, hints of wheat. Taste is sweet, honey, chocolate, alcohol, whisky. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle from Geiserich - thank you a lot Micha! Beer pours out in a deep golden colour with low head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of flowers and barley. Taste of mild ripe hops, wheat, caramel, honey, barley, wild flowers and cloves. You do notice the high alcohol content but it ain’t negative. Nice Eisbock.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2163) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Candy orange, cough syrup, brandy, nose. Dark clear pour with no head or retention and a reddish tinge. Body is great, thick and sticky. Very sweet, booze is very hidden from the taste, plums, caramel. A nice ice bock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2397) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Straight up pour gives a one finger light brown head that vanishes instantly, leaving no lace. Murky brown color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose, flavor is alcohol flavored molasses, some dark fruit with a dry finish. $8.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle shared at beers of the world. Aroma is sweet and great with dates, prunes and brown sugar. Pours brown and viscus with absolutely no head. Taste is sweet with nice blends of dark fruits and tobacco. Overall is was sticky sweet and intense. I liked this. It should be noted that this is my first successful eisbock.


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