ianwelby (762) - SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark beer with beige head. Sweet, malty and hoppy. Couldn’t session it but it’s very good.
MrHangover (3300) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark brown, reddish beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is very, very malty, loads of sugary stuff, molasses, caramel, boozy characters and even some woody notes in there. Flavor is very sweet, loads of sugar and booze, as to be expected. A very syrupy mouthfeel, sligtly sticky, silky and almost no carbonation going on. The sweetness is mostly boozy, sugar and dark fruits, but all very well balanced and nice. The alcohol is there, but certainly not disturbing at all. Very nice stuff indeed!
kapusil (799) - HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. Black body, thin white head. Aroma of caramel, plums and toast. Taste of chocolate, caramel, plums and reisis. Medium body, warming alcohol. Very nice.
elihapa (1533) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/7/15 notes: bottle, age unknown. Initial pour is woodsy brown with a surprisingly thick and creamy head. Aroma is sherry, charred oak, nougat, and a bit of quality Stollen. Flavor is malty and caramelized, but not overly so. Lots of Medjool and dried dark cherry, and the subdued earthy dark malts to prevent heavy sweetness. All in all, a surprisingly well balanced brew that reminds me of Celebrator with its rounded maltiness.
unclemike (2567) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty ruby red color when held up to the light with a thin, whispy head. Sweet dark caramel nose. Lots of dark sweetness, like prunes, dried fruit, and rum raisens. Almost nutmeg spice to it. Alcohol is a stong undercurrent, but not the dominent sensation
vipinvelp (2881) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark ruby, thick lacing light brown foam head. Heavy caramel aroma with barley and nutty tones. Strong alcohol presence, light caramel taste, a good bock. (Houston 201501)
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate and vanilla. Long taste, with a warming finish. Great beer, very special.
KamGoPro (161) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Aroma of strong sweet dates and chocolate. Rich malts with bubbles. Finished with candied taste that lingers
rumproasts (4182) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. very deep brown with minimal head. very malty with dark fruit and molasses. moderate booze. interesting, but unexceptional.
NikkTwist (2043) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Draft at Monks and then again in a bottle at Bierstube. Clear dark brown pour. Minimal head. Refined Eisbock. Dark caramel malts. Complex aroma of marzipan and dark fruit. Taste brings in some chocolate liquorice flavors as well. Chestnuts. Bing cherries. Prunes and dates. The 9.2% ABV is well hidden. Delicate finish. Body ultimately feels a bit thin, but still quite extraordinary. UPDATE: December 2014. Trying the bottle and draft next to each other. Both are great. Most remarkable difference is that while the draft brings in more common rich fig, date and raisin flavors - the bottle clearly has more unique notes of dried blackberries and blueberries. Bottle is better. This has easily become my favorite Eisbock.