mpersinger (360) - , 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.
SkillsFactory (174) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rossa molto scura, praticamente nera, con riflessi color rubino, schiuma beige poco persistente.
Aroma tostato abbastanza volatile (crosta di pane), successivamente molto presenti esteri fruttati di frutti scuri (prevalentemente prugna e uva passa) e caramello.
Al palato dà il meglio di sé: parte fruttata (sempre prugna) e vinosa, successivamente si presentano note di cacao che virano verso caffè tostato e zucchero caramellato.
L'alcol accompagna tutta la bevuta ma non è mai troppo "presente".
Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata ma risulta comunque armoniosa.
Decisamente buona, da provare.
SWZA (5) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first eisbock. This was not bad at all. Reminded me a little of a lesser St. Bernardus 12 with a grape gum and slight metallic flavor. It got better as it warmed up losing the metallic tinge. This was easy enough to drink but nothing blew my mind. I would not bother buying this when I can get an Aventius Dopplebock instead.
Shot (256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aromas of sweet malt, raisin and bread. Flavors are raisin, brown sugar, dark fruit and bready notes. Surprisingly light on the palate. Substantial alcohol warmth with an herbal hop finish. This is really a very nice beer. Hats off to Germany.
ajnepple (3392) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Deep, dark brown appearance with a big light brown head. Aroma of dark malts, fruity esters, candy sugar, caramel, chocolate, toffee and alcohol. Similar flavor, malty, fruity and pretty sweet. Full body with soft carbonation and a syrupy feel. OK. Only my second ever Eisbock rating. Pairing: Phish - It’s Ice, from April 8, 1994
ZacM612 (311) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, almost black with an off-white head. A slightly boozy, sweet aroma. Sweet flavor, a little fruit, hint of chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice.
huineman (413) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours darkest black and very dense. Almost no head.
Aroma is intense: candy, liquorice, strawberry and violet.
Taste is sweetish, silky and thick. Very powerful, good sourness and restrained bitterness. Long finish.
AWISLguy (1751) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. Pours a tannish brown with almost no head. Aroma has sweet malts, some peat, some fruits. Later in the glass, some grainy-ness and some lemon show through. Taste is of sweet caramel - overlayered - with tangy wheat and stone fruits, berries, and a touch of lemon. Medium bodied but complex. With alcohol. Finishes thickly sweet and tangy, with some length. Not the best bock had, and the complexity was not a plus. 13.6
Zlotta (308) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle from drinks-of-the-world.de, best before 21/10/2015. Clear, dark ruby with a thin, soapy, slowly collapsing, tan head. Pleasant, sweetish-malty aroma of prunes, raisins, treacle and cane sugar. Sweetish-malty taste of prunes, raisins, treacle and cane sugar, followed by notes of nuts and dark chocolate. Short, a little alcoholic and warming finish. Full body, oily mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. This one is a little disappointing considering its high score. Of course, it is relatively aromatic and tasty, but it is far off from Schneider’s Aventinus Eisbock. A bit like a concentrated doppelbock but that does not garantuee excitement.
Sarlacc83 (1363) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Near black, opaque body, light creme color head, lacing.
N: Raisin, prune, toffee, some black licorice, biscuit, touch of honey, vanilla. Plenty of sweet fig, and some marshmallow.
T: Very sweet but not cloying.
M: Medium body, prickly carbonation, alcohol is hidden.
O: Tasty Eisbock. Lots of dark fruit flavors.
Franckg (461) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sugar cane and dark berries with hints of alcohol. Small traces of coffee beans. Excellent