drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholic. No, not me, this beer. More wheaty than I’d expected. And what’s that.. cocoa at the finish? Plums? Jesus, I’d give it a 6 for being complex and pretty different, but it’s just a smidge weird too. Quality nonetheless.
superspak (2605) - 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.
Darkmagus82 (1283) - - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a super deep mahogany color that is bordering on black. Upon pouring there is a small tan colored head that fades over about a two minute time frame to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and some foam islands on the surface of the brew.
Smell – The aroma is huge of a dark fruit smell with tons of dark cherry, plum, fig, and grape. Along with these dark fruit and sweet smells are some of sweet smells of molasses. A good showing of roasted malt and toasted grain as well as a very strong booziness being there as well producing a quite dark and robust aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a thick and sweet dark fruit flavor of cherry, plum, and prune. The sweeter fruit, which create a heavy base flavor for the brew, are also joined by some tastes of caramel and molasses. There is a good showing of a roasted malt flavor upfront which ends up getting slightly stronger as the taste moves to the end. As the taste moves beyond the middle of the profile, a little bit of an herbal and earthy flavor joins the tongue, but these remain relatively light throughout. Some toasted grainy flavors come more toward the end of the taste and are joined by some flavors of cocoa and even more molasses. With a light rummy boozed flavor coming to the tongue at the very end, one is left with a super dark and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thick and chewy with a very light level of carbonation. For the style and the big sweet and dark flavors of the brew the feel is spot on, making for one enjoyable slow sipper.
Overall – This is a very nice Eisbock with tons of sweetness and a good roastedness. A rather tasty and big sweet brew.
Beerathon (1167) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, tastes a lot like Troeganator which is a dopplebock and made me fall in love with craft beer. I know this is an eisbock, but they’re relatively similar. Dark fruit flavors abound, smooth alcohol flavor. I love it. Sweet, malty, dark.
tmongoose (1302) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared, poured a medium brown color with off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, almost nutty and fruit but just sweet. Flavor is sweet malt hints of chocolate malt. Fantastic flavor start to finish.
NeoHippie2 (993) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, and sweet malts. Flavor is similar. Sweet and delicious. Slightly warming from the abv but not overwhelming. Solid.
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, raisins, caramel and molasses. Flavor was sweet, malty and nicely rounded with dark fruit, caramel, raisins, brown sugar, molasses and light toffee. Medium-full body, low carbonation, sweet warming finish.
Pringao_Toribi (247) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: strong caramel beer
Pours dark brown with almost not foam, malty aroma and caramel taste, very drinkable for its alcoholic content.
jflopsu (543) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with carbonation. Has a strong prune and dark fruit aroma. Taste is very strong with dark fruits (mostly prune), raisins, caramel, malts, and some spices. A very complex and strong taste.
sjohnny (373) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet grainy malty aroma with a good deal of dark fruit. Pours very dark mahogany with an off white head that fades fairly quickly leaving faint residue on the glass. Sticky sweet. Malty. Fig, prune. Nicely boozy. Clean with a fairly thick mouthfeel. This is a really nice beer.
MayumiH (103) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily rich. Spicy and fruity. Warming. Very Christmasy. I quite like Eisbook actually. I like the fact the alcohol isn’t hidden. I should drink more of this style.. in December.