Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Eisbock
Kulmbach, Germany


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RATINGS: 1290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
The ice bock, also known as "Bayrisch Gefrorns", owes its discovery to a coincidence. According to the chronicles of the Kulmbacher brewery, some time around 1900 an apprentice forgot on a cold winter day to carry two barrels of bock beer into the brewery cellar. The barrels stayed outside, were covered by ice and snow and weren’t discovered until the following spring. The barrels had burst and the apprentice was reprimanded. But the carelessness was a stroke of luck because under the thick ice coat, a bock beer extract remained, strong tasting and high in alcoholic content.
Even if the dark, tasty speciality is not produced in this spectacular way anymore, the chance that gave birth to this beer became a tradition. Today this beer rarity is brewed in a modern brewing and freezing process, but the incomparable taste is still the same and can always be enjoyed in winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (551) - HUNGARY - APR 12, 2015
Karamellizált cukor színű eisbock a Kulmbachertől, mellyel érdemes úgy bánnunk, mint a kategória második legjobb főzetével, a Ratebeer adatai alapján. Vékonyka hab telepszik az italra a pohárba töltést követően, megforgatva olajos lenyomatot hagyva csúszik le az üveg falán. Édes, marcipános hangulatú maláta felhője öleli körbe az illatokat, melyek között a szárított sárgabarack, mazsola, aszalt szilva és datolya aromái rajzolódnak ki a legtisztábban, összességében egy szertelenül vibráló gyümölcslikőr jellegét öltve. Elegánsan tüzes, összeszedett kortyai komplex és természetes zamatait adják az aszalványok, mandulás csemegék gömbölyű karaktere, illetve az alkoholos és komlós keserűség visszafogott jegyei nyújtotta hangulatok vidám egyvelegének. Valódi egyéniség rejtőzik a palackban, mely szabadjára engedve sem vetkőzi le kifinomult jellemét.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1463) - Rome, ITALY - APR 2, 2015
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Brown with ruby reflections, little beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, brown sugar, candy, alcohol, powerful. Flavour is very sweet, caramel, toffee, bron sugar again, alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Not my cup of tea, but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - MAR 28, 2015
Pours dark burnt copper from bottle with thin persistent off white head. Malty aroma with hints of raisin and alcohol. Deep malty complex flavor with notes of burnt raisins, toast, plum, and chocolate. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming, and serves to balance malt in the relative absence of hoppy bitterness Full body with light carbonation. Overall amazing beer, a rare entity that tastes like dessert in a bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EAGLE82 (219) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
A good Eisbock with rich aromas of malt and chocolate. One of the better bock beers however not something I can drink on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (233) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2015
12oz bottle, shared with friend, poured into tulip glass

Aroma: big malty aroma, much like dobblebock, sugar, caramel, syrup

Appearance: Dark, very dark, near black

Taste: Lots of malty goodness, heavy sweet

Palate: full body, sticky texture

Overall: A very good Bock. You can really feel the 9.2% ABV, but it works very well here. Found a few bottles covered in dust under the bottom shelf of local bottle shop. Was unsure exactly how old, but this bottle tasted great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (704) - - MAR 19, 2015
Brandy-like aroma when poured into a snifter. Nice eisbock flavor. A little watery but it doesnt burn. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2314) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Had on tap at farmhouse tap and grill Burlington, by. My after dinner dessert, pours deep Amber, frothy off white head. Big plum, caramel, generally sweet. Slight booze burn. Full body. Glad I got a half pour. I am ready for bed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
25.12.2013. Tuoksussa mallasta, hedelmiä. Maku maltainen, makea, mausteinen, yrttinen, loppu myös lämmittää. Myös karamellia ja tietynlaista pehmeyttä. Maukas ja aika tasapainoinen, mutta myös melko makea.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (799) - SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Clear dark beer with beige head. Sweet, malty and hoppy. Couldn’t session it but it’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
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!

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