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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewing in the land of fire and ice (The Eastern Sierra) since 1995 has brought us to this style of beer, where we use a long intense boil to concentrate color, flavor, and natural sugars. Then after fermentation, we freeze no more than 2% of the water content out of the beer. This concentrates the alcohol and smooths out the flavor for a true winter seasonal. Like a bliss of a "one swing stick" into the ice, this beer will distill your attention down to the single focus of the bend of your elbow. Fire and Eisbock will age well, but do drink one now to compare with our barrel-aged eisbock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Sweet malty grain and alcohol come from this clear brown brew with no head. Fine carb bubbles and sweetness with an earthy and chocolate under note. Surprisingly not heavy. Has a bitterish aftertaste with sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2016
750ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Slightly hazy brown-red color. Small size, beige head, stays. Grainy, farty, sweet, alcohol, yeasty in aroma. Sweet, caramel, sugary, alcohol, yeasty in taste. Fruity and sweet in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Way too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle (from beer gonzo). Pours amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is malty, some sweetness, nutty notes and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, caramel, nutty notes, and some booze. Overall: very good, feels like proper bock ice distilled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2636) - ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Ruby red beer, small head. Nose is malt, fruity notes, booze, sugar. Flavor is sweet and plummy, dried fruit and some vanilla plus alcohol. Finishes with lots of warm booze and fruit. Very boozy, but pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3852) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pour is a clear amber with a huge tan head. Aroma is a dark fruit with some brown sugar and alcohol. Flavor is a huge sweetness followed by a little raison but then comes another huge dose of sugar. I think the brewer added as much sugar as possible to get the gravity up as high as possible without thinking about how sickingly sweet this beer would turn out. I don’t have enough eisbocks to even compare this to another but this is a super sweet beer which will be a major hangover producer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (473) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pours dark brown with voluminous head; aromas of brown sugar and port; nice mouthfeel medium bodied with a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Medium reddish-brown. Surprisingly large head for an eisbock. Aroma is light fruitcack with a touch of malty spices. Taste is really unique. Hints of spice, dry fruit that’s slightly sweet upfront with a light dry finish. A really tasty eisbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Mammoth Fire and Eisbock 2015, bottle and served in fussy snifter:

A beautiful pour that is crimson aber with a mostly lasting head... Very malty and earthy with a subdued fruitiness. I however find an off-putting corn’d lager tone about this that I just can not get passed. As malty as it is, it could actually use more for the mouth feel isn’t as hardy has one would assume an Eisbock would be. Is this brew horrible? ... Well not exactly, but it could have been so much better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2078) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2015
A beautiful, strong red brown. The nose is raisins and caramel. In the mouth it is smooth with a lovely caramel flavor. I really am surprised by this one. Picked it up in a random supermarket outside yosemite. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
2014 Xmas eve trailer park tasting extravaganza. Bright copper bronze color with tan head. Nutty, dark bread, earthy, herbal dirt, mild caramel aromas. Smooth medium body. Nutty, dark bread flavors with some toast, herbals, caramel, Mammoth house yeast____easy drinking dark lager, would not have guessed 10%----good.

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