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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
We brewed this Special Ale to celebrate the birth of the 2,000th batch of out unique ales...It has taken us 2,000 batches, but maybe, just possibly, we finally got it right, maybe...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Greg Koch at our stop at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on 08/03/2008 on day three of RBSG 2008. Dark caramel body with a small off-white head. Big malty caramel aroma. Dry caramel and some dry floral earthy hops. Medium full body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2008
RBSG ’08: Provided by Greg Koch while drinking in the garden Note: I thought this said Y2K but from what I could find the abv is exact as this and other attendees seemed to have put their ratings here. Poured chunky but a clear amber color with no head. The aroma was of apples and brown sugar. Sweet smell with alcohol fumes running up the nose. The flavor was sweet and malty. Sugary with a full body and sticky mouthfeel. Warming in the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Sampled at the 2008 RBSG from a bottle from Greg Koch Cellar. This Eisbock pours a medium brown color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. It’s kind of a bit past its prime and the oxidation is evident, but it seems to work here, it makes the sweetness much more evident. Carbonation was good. Very smooth tasting. Hides the 12.5% very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
12oz bottle at Stone during RBSG. Dark brown. Thick. Nice buttery malty aroma. Very nice. Sweet. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Or y2k with a bottle @ Stone today from Greg Koch’s cellar for us to taste during RBSG. Pours copper orange. Taste is big and big sweet caramel. and overall sweet. Taste is sweet caramel and overall kicking and kick ass. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
sweet malt and fruit nose. with some hop presence, weird for style. warming brndy and madeira notes almost portlike at the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Murky brown color with smallish head. Aroma of light roasted malt and mellow hops but thats all thats mellow about this magic elixar. Why would they possibly discontinue something this good? Tastes of over ripe oranges, brown sugar and espresso round it out. Magic on the lips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Brown sugar gone wild. Very sticky palate. Clingy, long-lasting head. Citrus/caramel notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (371) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Dark pour with decent head (on tap). Cocoa molasses with a little sour grapefruit. Good flavor. Refined taste for amount of complex flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Mahogany color. Impressive head for this much alcohol. Some apricot aroma and flavor. Stong caramel flavor. Slightly sweet. Brown sugar? Full body. Quite bitter. A friend I was with saw 1.070 and 12.5% ABV on the label and thought there had to be a typo. I didn’t realize this was an Eisbock when I drank it. It all makes sense now...

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