hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was first in line for this at the New Glarus line at GTMW 2006. Poured by Dan Carey himself and it was a very generous pour. Aroma is loaded with major bourbon, buttery caramel, brown sugar. Rich and malty, but perhaps a little too much bourbon? Dark, cloudy mahogany brown with a thick, off-white head that lasted and lasted. Flavor is sweet, loaded with fruity, caramel and bourbon flavors and a touch of vanilla oak in the finish. One of the most intensely bourbon infused brews that I have ever tried but the chewy, dried fruit, malt backbone is there to back it up. Full body, thick and creamy but the alcohol and astringent help dry it out a little. I know I have too many bourbon brews in my top 10, but they taste so damn good.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
served for about a minute at great taste of the midwest.. thank god for line cutting.
Poured a coppery brown color quite murky w/ nearly no head.
Smells of toasted carmels some dark fruits hints of bourbon maybe a touch of tobaccoo (or maybe someone lit up near me.) This stuff smelled good, although I think I liked the regular eisbock aroma better. Palate was full and creamy. Flavor had a very well blended taste some light tartness in the finish after a big carmel, chocolate, bourbon syruppy tastking front there were some hints of a leathery wood as well and a light spice. Very well done.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 2006 GTMW. Huge thanks to Dan for putting this together oh so many years ago, and to Nate for sharing this treat.
Murky brown body, light tan/off-white head. Amazingly unique peppery A-1 steak and sweet bourbon. Very old-seeming and blended aroma. Flavor has A-1 again, cask, chocolate, sour brown hints, some pepper, aged caramel.
BadgerSid (2) - Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If New Glarus would give up trying to please the masses with spotted cow and just get to pleasing me they would brew this every year instead of (who knows, just make it happen) the hint of Bourbon is delightful with the pure taste of a Bock. This truly is the nectar of the gods!!