mpersinger (336) - , California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle to a stemless red wine glass, this classic bears a dense two-finger (though quickly condensing) mocha head above deep brown beer with good clarity. The aroma is milk chocolate, dark fruit, with a touch of alcohol. Flavors are dark chocolate, caramel and dark fruit on the nose, with chocolate pervading, followed by a balancing dryness with (not hot) alcohol and hint of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a notch above medium; it is not heavy, thick or oily. Delicious sipper that is pronounced by somehow svelte, quite balanced. Deserves rep as classic example for historically significant style.
OOKPIKABLE (14) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first eisbock! Pours dark with a thin large-bubbled lingering head. Appearance is oily like a red wine.
Aroma: booze, along with licorice with some banana and vanilla.
Taste: is that chinotto? Quinine? Booziness like a rum and coke. Vanilla and cherries. No hops noticeable.
Oily mouthfeel with lingering boozy aftertaste that’s almost chewy.
Slightly boozier than I prefer, but intriguing and quite tasty. Recommended.
titvs (17) - PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review according to BJCP 2008 guidelines (style 5D).
AROMA: strong malt aroma with some notes of dried plum and alcohol.
APPEARANCE: dark brown with average retention due to high alcohol content. ivory colored head.
TASTE: very rich sweet malt flavour with notes of dried grapes. smooth alcohol presence with a finish of malt and alcohol.
PALATE: full smooth body with a bit of alcohol warmth. medium-low carbonation.
OVERALL: a very strong, full and enjoyable Eisbock. Recommended.
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Tarnished copper pour with minimal head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruit. Very clean. Taste is sweet malt and very little bitter. I like.
zimbo (483) - SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep murky brown. Banana, prune and metallic taste. Some fizz. Short end with some sap. Not bad.
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite nice a warmer with a high alcohol content but not that noticeable. Ok maltiness.
Bamsen78 (2413) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours murky copper brown with airy light beige head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit, and booze. Sweet, malty and fruity flavour, with a distinct alcohol presence. Shot-lived aftertaste but still OK for a decent Eisbock.
perezs25 (38) - - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1" off white frothy head that dissipates quickly, low lacing. Clear deep dark ruby liquid. Aroma of malt, alcohol at first sniffs and after good swirl. Strongly sweet malt taste and low bitter, a small metallic taste detected on first gulp. Silky moderate thick body and warmth. Carbonation had some bite on tongue. Moderate dry astringency and sticky finish. Great strong beer example of the style but a bit much on the sweet side for me.
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jinroh (266) - ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle onboard of Tallink Superstar, on Baltic Sea. This beer was only 2.90 EUR, the cheapest option available. Poured dark brown with a small head, looking solid. Aroma feels like smelling brown sugar candy - it has a strong malt base and a lot of sweetness. It has pretty high alcohol but it doesn’t come out in the aroma. Taste is actually quite smooth, dark fruits, that same caramelized brown sugar candy. Aftertaste has some plums, molasses and no rough edges. Nice and warming winter beer.
Toomio (123) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On hyvä tumma lager. Teemukista ihan mainiota tämäystä. Hiilihapokas, sopivasti. Aika paljon myös viinaa.
high_on_hops (552) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown/amber with a short tan head and lacing. It has an aroma of dark fruit (plum, some apple) and malt with a similar flavor profile that is malt and plum up front with a semisweet, syrupy finish over a medium-heavy body.
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