NikkTwist (1969) - 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.
reggiedunlop (3416) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has notes of roasty malts, raisins, figs, and brown sugar. Flavor follows suit...sweet and fruity and adds some mild earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is sweet and malty and warming.
nellycale (212) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from Hay Merchant in Houston. Pours a dark brown hue
with a full tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, raisins, caramel and molasses. Taste of sweet, malty and nicely rounded with dark fruit, caramel, raisins, brown sugar, molasses and light toffee. Medium to full body with light carbonation, and a sweet heated finish.
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Saeglopur (961) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from saveur-biere.com
Dark brown body, with a small, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of dried fruits, cherries, marzipan, nuts, caramel, alcohol.
Taste follows this pretty much, but less intense and not very complex.
Mouthfeel is full, creamy, with a medium carbonation and it finishes with a long-lasting alcohol warmth, astringent, but only with slight, sweet aromas.
Slightly one-dimensional, but with pleasant, intense dark fruits and sweet malts, although I didn’t enjoy the taste and finish as much as the nose. Overall good, but I was expecting a bit more, not on par with the Schneider Weisse Eisbock in my opinion.
Erasmus_ro (1826) - Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 01/11/14. Pours black with an auburn tinge, medium beige head. Aroma is chocolatey, liquorice - a lot of it. Dark malts. Sweetish salty liquorice. Taste is liquorice, some roast, dark malty bread. Full with medium carbonation.
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft->snifter. Dark red-brown with moderate tan head. Sweet dark fruit, molasses, toffee. Dark and tasty. A real standout.
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
what it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in sweetness and alcohol content. not a particularly well balanced beer, but the style doesn’t call for that. glad i tried it a couple times, but i probably won’t be back for more."
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Reddish dark brown hue with tan head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is plum, fig, caramel, ethanol. Mouthfeel is nice with medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with an ethanol finish. Overall this is a decent brew.
gschrade (815) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Taste dark fruit, caramel, malty. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/23/2012. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, brown bread, cherry, raisin, prune, fig, light chocolate, and toast/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, cherry, plum, fig, light chocolate, and toast/yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, cherry, plum, fig, light chocolate, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and dark fruit flavors; with a great malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent eisbock style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.