Nik925 (751) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Harsh syrup. Though, if I was to homebrew then freeze off the water, I would expect something along these lines. Pretty much what you would expect from a concentrated bock. Solid bock, though not great, and I’m all for alcohol, but it doesn’t make this taste any better.
AdiBeer (1071) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: dark ripe fruits, caramel malts, intense sweetness. Appearance: very dark brown/black, small white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: ripe plum, raisins, sweets continue heavily, complex flavour, medium carbonation. Overall: very nice Eisbock, not as refined as the Aventinus though, but still very good. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.
SperkeleForce (541) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black brown color with brown whitish fast vanishing head. Notes of some chocolate, earthy, raisins, bread, alcohol, malty, red fruits. Alcohol abit too much present. Not too bad. The alcohol and taste gets smoother after a while.
Jow (2155) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The quest for 5 continues. Draft at gingerman. Pours deep reddish brown with nice head. Nose of dark fruits and sugar. Tastes quite boozy and of raisins, caramel, cherries, molasses, and red licorice. Bitter finish. Slightly odd aftertaste.
deaconmike (381) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ginger Man on NYC. My first eisbock and I am a fan. Malt and raisin are prominent in the nose. Sweet dark ripe fruit dominant the taste. Body is medium and carbo is soft. Nice beer of you are into these flavors.
mataipeter (28) - - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is defenately too sweet for me however the colour looks nice and i like the vanilla smell
Jrwhitney6 (308) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours into snifter looking a lot like a Coke, including carbonation and quickly receding head. Nose is mostly malt with a touch of brown sugar. Tate is sweet - definitely get raisins and brown sugar, followed by the alcohol which I didn't find to be as well hidden as others. Only my second eisbock, and I liked the other more.
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kalervo (698) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty, very nutty, very strong taste. High alcohol-% well hidden! Very tasteful.
chicagobears (419) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep ruby color into snifter. Faints smells of raisins and a complex malt profile. The robust flavor shines more with raisins, plums, licorice, and intense toffee. Very sweet and malty. No doubt a hint of smoke in the finish. Oily and slightly dry in the finish as well. Exceptional Winter warmer. Not as complex in the nose which is where I deducted some points.
solidfunk (4005) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Aroma of raisin, dark plum and a twinge of smokiness. Low carbonation, normal for style. Pours dark brown without much head or lacing. Finishes with light sweetness and a light touch of bitterness from booze. Bottle.