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.
Ktwse (3745) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, caramel, butterscotch. Taste is sweet, slightly burnt, roasty finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
VFB (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first eisbock and what a boozy doozy it is. This pours a heady, bready, warm dark brown. Big malty nose with a lot of booze—that is, I can definitely smell the alcohol. It runs hot, but not horribly so. A slow sipper. Let it warm. Picking up a lot of stone fruits with each subsequent taste. Dried stone fruits. Figs, plums and above all dates. Sweet and strong, like a dessert wine.
bbbeer (702) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red-brown, small tan head. Brown sugary malty aroma. Medium full body, a little alcohol. oily texture. Rich sweet malty flavor with caramel, toffee, a little red fruit. Excellent.
chinchill (3994) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
345 ml bottle served in a lager glass.
This is a good looking beer with a deep, dark, reddish brown body topped by a tan head than quickly reduces to a thin top coat and ring. Spotty lacing.
Sweet malts dominate the aroma. The flavor brings in some boozy elements, as expected, but no higher than usual for style or 9.2% ABV. Lots of toffee and some dark dried fruit notes. Light-moderate sweetness seems just right for style.
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAY 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Biermuseum Cologne. Old notes.
Brown. A lot of sweet dry friuts and caramel aroma. Medium sweetness. Thin. A little aclogol. Nice staff.
LazyPyro (434) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with a two finger thick creamy tan head which quickly dissipates. Aroma is malty, sweet dark fruits like plum, caramel, boozy. Rich flavour and quite sweet, malt, dark fruit, alcohol, sugary, toffee. A rich, warming and interesting beer.
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a teku glass. Almost opaque dark brown, good two finger dense creamy tan head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma sweet malty, cocoa, caramel, licorice, brown sugar; rich taste, heavy sweet, slightly bitter, malty, chocolate, dates, alcohol; toffee sticky sweet and sugary middle part, toffee, finish sweet and light roasty bitter, slighly boozy; full-bodied, oily to sticky texture, soft carbonation; quite nice, easy to drink and less heavy as expected.
Steffan (43) - WALES - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate chip cookies. Appearance dark and stouty, half finger head that leaves quickly with no lacing. Alcohol hidden. Palate very sweet. Tastes not too dissimilar to a Russian Imperial Stout but maybe sweeter. Chocolatey. Easier to drink that Aventius Eisbock but completely different taste profile.
Fules (489) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fátyolszerű hab, sötétbarna szín. Malátás, aszaltgyümölcsös, picit konyakos illat. Karamella, kakaó, aszalt gyümölcsök kombinációja adja ízvilágát, enyhe édességel és közepes szénsavassággal kiegészülve. Rögtön érezni a magas alkoholtartalmat, de nincs likőrös hatás, szépen belesimul a többi ízkomponensbe. Utóíze rövid, kakaós, édes-alkoholos. Finom desszertsör.
smroush (196) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of plum dried fruits and malt.
A dark brown beer.
Heavy on the sweetness, along with a generalized bitterness. A fairly long finish with sweet plum and dried fruits and the generalized bitterness. High alcohol is apparent.
Overall a good and interesting beer, comes across as a Belgian style stout. I like the plum and dried fruit flavors in particular.