grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottomless and nocturnal. Gooey head for a lager that quickly dies and dissipates. Dusty aroma. Pronounced salty malt. Pounds upon pounds of thick german malts combine to cover not only the alcohol but my nose as well. Anise, iron (not oxidized), Very smooth aroma, complex yet overpoweringly sticky. Not subtle. Flavors reflect this. Distinct saltiness coupled with hints of plastic and rust. If this weren’t a doppel I’d swear it was oxidized beyone belief. However that just must be the gallons of lager yeast and dark malts that lurk in this beauty.Warming alcohol but not too much. Huge and sticky. It is alright but I’ll take the Aventinus eis anyother day thank you very much.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells awesome. Beautiful pour. My first Eisbock. Interesting roasted flavor. Not sure if I like this style of beer, it taste like there’s something missing. After drinking more of it, I decided I do like it...quite a bit!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hugely sticky. Full on soy sauce and salty caramel, definitely some mollasses. I like the slightly woody/earthy sherry like quality at the end, nice saltyness. Its just too sticky,and there is some raw alcohol evident.
rajendra82 (969) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rust colored and slightly hazy pour had low carbonation and miniscule head. The aroma was wine like – sweet, raisiny, and with no indication of hops. The taste was vinous, dry, and sweet, with notes of grapes, brown sugar, and molasses, and just a hint of smoke. The alcohol content was very well hidden with no burn whatsoever, and the mouthfeel was satiny soft. Very drinkable for such a bold brew concentrated by freezing.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting, somewhat subdued aroma of madiera, rubber, ports, deep rich malts and figs.
Malt accented flavor profile that I really enjoyed. Stunning notes of caramel overtake the palate while other notes of brown sugar, dark ripe fruits, figs and prunes. Full-bodied.
I’ve had some better eisbocks but this one is very nice.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a truly great beer, a runs a close second to my favorite eisbock which is the Schneider, but this is wonderful. Great sweet caramel bread flavors, a nice tingly sweetness, with some spiciness thrown in for bite. I could sip on this all night.
SpringsLicker (3192) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful deep garnet red when held up to the light. Minimal tan head as expected.
The sweet caramel malt aroma was good but needed some intensity. The flavor was the same as the aroma. Overall a little more complexity and body were needed to bring this up into the class of the best Eisbocks.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Funky sweet aroma. Color is a dark mahogany. No head as expected. Very malty mouthfeel. Pronounced alcohol kick, nice. Developed malt taste, quite sweet but also hearty and certainly not bland- can’t quite put my finger on it. An interesting strong beer.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a foamy tan head. Light to sweet malty aroma. Very pleasant rich full bodied mouthfeel. Smooth mellow malty flavor. Has a pleasant Aftertaste that warms the soul.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a very thin head. Aroma is typical bok, caramel malt, molasses and a touch of hops. Full body and a very rich creamy mouthfeel. Taste is sweet caramel malt with a noticable but not overpowering taste of alcohol. Some bitterness in the finish and a nice lingering aftertaste.