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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This Eisbock was lagered a full year and then frozen to incomparable smoothness. This is a big and complex beer, suitable for laying down or consuming immediately, serve at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. A few times a year, we will cut Dan Carey loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, UNPLUGGED. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. Eisbock is the first of our Unplugged series of beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WingmanWillis (77) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle share at Ken’s 20K. Thanks to the man himself for providing this. Pours red/brown with a very thin head. Booze and fruit in the aroma, taste is subtle with fruits, bread and a hint of booze. Not overpowering and a good one to share.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle at Kenny’s 20K. It pours clear deep brown with pretty much no head. The nose is rich malty action, somewhat meaty, OXO cubes, oxidised, wood, earth and toasted brown bread. The taste is malt-driven, pretty sweet, brown sugars, meaty, caramel, light spice, fruit cake, old malt and dry wood with a dry finish. Medium - full body, fine carbonation and oily/chewy mouth-feel. Not a hug amount of depth going and it does taste a touch aged. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14969) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, thanks to Kenny, 15/01/16. Chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that quickly dissipates to nyadda. Nose is nutty, molasses, toffee, grain, airy malt. Taste packs more punch, dark fruit rinds, dates, caramel, malt loaf, toasted brown sugar. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Doesn’t deliver a great deal on the ABV but has held together fairly well and is a drinkable enough sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16275) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Big thanks to Ken himself for this one. Pours clear russet with a light, bubbly head. Mild aroma, light earth, dried fruits. Medium sweet flavour with notes of toasted bread, dried berries, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with notes of ripe fruits, dried berries, some bitter earth. Fairly subdued. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle share at Chriso’s at Kenny’s 20K. Many thanks to Ken for bringing this retired eisbock. As ’New Glarus Unplugged Eisbock’, 9.5%, red foil. Reddy brown, light sediment, small ring of tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is oxidised, meaty, marmite, some sherry and on-the-turn fruits. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is boozy, some chocolate, raisin, papery finish. Interesting to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, many thanks to Ken. It pours a dark copper color with no head. Aroma is sweet and quite flat and cardboard with some apricots jam and red berries. Taste is also sweet and lightly boozy and oxidised with some more red berries. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, still decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Some oxidisation on aroma. Clear brown beer. Some light sherry character. Light cherry. Sweetish. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Chris. A rare eisbock rake. Very dark brown pour with some reddish highlights. This one is done. Cardboard, roast, water, chocolate, and a touch of caramel. Mostly cardboard though. Flavor is papery, watery, and oxidized. Light sweetness of chocolate, dark fruit, and caramel. But again, mostly cardboard. Dead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Copper pour with some brown sugar, cherries and dark fruit. It is sweet, some aged subdued the flavor a little, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
It pours with a deep copper body with virtually no head at all. The aroma offers up brown sugar stewed sweet cherries and then raisins, dates and a bit of molasses. The taste is rich and sweet nectar like with sweet prune juice and ripe cherries as well as smooth sweet molasses. At times I seem to be getting a rich apple cider sensation. Pretty darn nice.

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