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

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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Umm, umm! Good stuff! Poured a dark-chocolate black yeilding a nice head of tiny mirco bubbles. Aroma is alcohol, rasin, and warm fruit. This is a damn good bock, and my first ice! Complex. Sweet & chewy mouthfeel followed by chocolate, plum, biscuits, and a very mellow alcohol warmth. Finishes with similarities to a nice spiced rum. A new favorite.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (619) - Louisiana, USA - APR 14, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium to large tan head that dissipates quickly, the beer is very dark maroon color that looks black when not held up to a bright light Aroma: maple syrup, light alcohol, faint dark roasted malt Taste: caramel, maple syrup, pretty sweet, small hop bitterness on the finish, alcohol warmth Palate: very thick mouthfeel, average carbonation, alcohol aftertaste Overall: a very malt forward beer with lots of alcohol, sweet and warm, like a Scottish beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (682) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. A- Raisins, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol. A- Deep ruby color, clear dark liquid liquid, light brown head. T- Raisins, dark fruits, caramel, spices, boozy. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish. O- Wow, this was a lot stronger than I expected. My first Eisbock as well. Tons and tons of raisins on the nose and palate. Not sure I liked it extremely well, but it was a solid beer. Very concentrated taste too. I almost want to dilute this with water.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (497) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1101) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cutitoutdave (48) - - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EAGLE82 (152) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (146) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (478) - - MAR 19, 2015
Brandy-like aroma when poured into a snifter. Nice eisbock flavor. A little watery but it doesnt burn. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1980) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1296) - 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.


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