beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany off white head that diminishes to a slight lace of foam.Aroma
was corn , chocolate and alcohol.Taste is sweet dark malt very caramelly some faint roastiness.Very smooth for the alcohol.A very rich decadent brew that is best enjoyed one per session!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Styles. Deep brown in color. Lazy tan head barely forms and then recedes like my IRA into a ring. Rich malt and molasses aroma. Smootn and coating mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Nice mild molasses flavor with alcohol bite. Nice.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, murky black/brown in color. Nice semi-bubbly grey head. For aroma, there’s a metallic twang (probably from the high ABV), which seems to cover up hints of roasted and caramel malts, and a tad of cedar that comes through. Taste is very rich, characterized by chocolate malts and a small backend of earthiness, walnuts and protruding prunes. Caramel malts play a dominant role in sweetening and balancing the beer. Very full-bodied. Quite possibly the richest beer in the bock genre that I’ve had the blessing of tasting. As it warms, the beer gets only better, smoother and more balanced. You can’t taste the heavy alcohol presence until you get a small hint of it near the end of the beer. That being said, you can feel the alcohol’s effect after sip number two. Fantastic beer. God bless Eisbocks.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Beerslayer! This is coca cola looking with very small white lace. Sweet smell. Caramel, figs,slight alcholoh. Awesome.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Beerslayer. Dark brown color with a thin tan head. Very sweet malt aroma with lots of caramel and dark fruits. Flavor is also very sweet,
with tons of caramel, malt and prunes.
Very good, and I would probably say excellent if just a tad less sweet.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown color, not quite opaque. Small off white head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, but a sour character emerges in the finish. Flavor is of prunes and figs. I think the alcohol content is well balanced by the other flavors, and actually adds to this brew’s character. It doesn’t seem to have a lot of the complex character of a good dopplebock, maybe as a result of the freeze distilling. A good brew nonetheless! Note: My bottle was a bit metallic at first (cellar temp), but this character subsided as it warmed.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with very slight reddish hues. Very small head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is very malty, little hop character. Hides the alcohol well.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown color. Rich and sweet malty aroma. Full bodied thick rich malty flavor with a touch of alcohol. Not not a huge fan of the style because i generally enjoy more hoppy beers than overly sweet beers, but this is very good and I can certainly see how well it represents the style.
legion242 (2322) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pored nearly still. No head to speak of. First sip has a lot of viscosity and is candy sweet. Lots of prune and other dark fruits. Very warming, and the alcohol is getting to my melon quickly- spinning, spinning- oh, I feel good!! lallallallallallallallallalla Yeah!
Pailhead (5438) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Aroma has lots of buttery caramel. Pours a dark brown with orange hilights when held to the light. Tan head fades quickly. Real sweet. Lots of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and brown sugar. Light alcohol is barely noticeable in the finish but has a little warming affect. Definitely sweet but not nearly sweet as the other eisbocks I’ve had. The more I drink this the more I like it. Very good.