Bulk_Carrier (3162) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured about an inch of white foamy head that died within a minute. The body was extremely dark which caused no carbonation to be seen rising. The lacing was lightly speckled, but intricately stayed together for a good two minutes before it spider-webbed, very impressive. The lacing eventually died, but it took a good five minutes before it all died. The smell had mainly raisins, plums and cherries - mainly balanced between the three. Some sweet malts enter in at the end. The taste was extremely rich with some molasses and the raisins, plums and cherries come back but just enough to remind you they exist in this beer. The flavor was extremely well balanced. The palate was about a medium with a good fullness to it. It could be the ABV, not sure? Overall, this is a very nice eisbock that I would come back to.
Cristobal37 (534) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bubbily blackish brown with head that disappears pretty quickly. Boozy medicinal aroma. Really sweet caramel, raisins, hides the booze pretty impeccably. Thick body but goes down really smooth. Some warming with sticky heavy maltiness that hangs on the roof of your mouth. A nice dessert style nightcap but in all honesty not the best thing I’ve ever had. Love the story behind the style though. Personally I enjoyed the Aventinus eisbock more.
DandyWolfFloyd (852) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - alcohol, rich dark malt that has notes of fig, molasses, and caramelized sugars.
Appearance - black body, with a 1/2" off-white head that hangs out for a while.
Taste - sweet and rich malt. Elements of molasses, caramelized sugar, and fig.
Palate - body is medium, the texture thick, the carbonation bordering on lively, the finish slightly astringent with alcohol.
milewide (1901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blue rather than silver label. Sweet bock aroma and taste. Dark brown color. Alcohol rather than hops in after taste.
wombat23 (135) - Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a rather light beige head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol and lots and lots of malt. Tastes of molasses, caramel, sweet malts, maybe a hint of prune, some alcohol. Not much bitterness to speak of. Warms the belly.
darbeer75 (120) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: sweet with caramel maltiness; Appearance: dark, red amber with off white head; Taste: malty with caramel but not very pleasant; Palate: strange aftertaste; Overall: definitely not my favorite; would not buy again.
SinH4 (1601) - Garching, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color with tan head. Aroma is sweet raisins, toffee, some spices. Taste is not even as sweet as one expects. Rather low carbonation, good chewiness. Low carbonation. Very good!
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 0,33 l from Abou. Dark reddish dress with a fleeting head. Aromas malted and caramel, roasted-chocolate dry fruits. The taste is syrupy, locor-like, with candied cereals and residual sugar. Fruity esters and notes of dry fruits, dates, molasses and earthy hops. Rich and warm.
sinfull (1263) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, chestnut color. Medium-sized head. Roasted malt , nuts , dark fruits and cookies in aroma. Sweet , malty taste with gentle bitterness at the end . Well hidden alcohol. Smooth and warming finish . Great, winter sipper.
rjplumer (837) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a roasted caramel nut aroma. Rich dark cinnamon body with a two finger faint tanned head to start. Rich roasted caramel taste with a thick wet feel. Warming to the palate. This one is meant to be enjoyed slowly.
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, big almond colored head faded to a skiff, deep almost black beer. Aroma sweet raisin, malt. Taste is raisin, malt, faint clove and cinnamon, coffee and toasted barley at the finish. Palate is rich, carbonation subdued. Nice and warm!