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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Clear deep red - amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Smooth caramel malts, touch of cream. Tangy fruits and very mild spice. Light semi dry finish. A fruity caramel beer showing some age, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ madmitch76 - 20K Tasting ] - chriso & Boudicca House, London.

[ As New Glarus Unplugged Eisbock ].
[ Vintage ]. Murky matt medium amber brown color with virtually no off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, oxidide, candy, light to moderate caramel, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, breat, oxidide, alcohol, light caramel, light fruit - dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160115]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 14/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. Clear Carmel brown coloured pour with no head really. Aroma is sweet raisin, dried fruit, nutty caramel malts, some mint. Some age. Flavour is composed of meaty malty, brown malts, soy, sweet dried fruit. Palate is semi sweet, malty, low carbonation, syrupy. Lingering woody, caramel,, nutty malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WingmanWillis (136) - 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 (12507) - 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 (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (18527) - 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 (6351) - 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 (6473) - Out of the EU, 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 (17282) - 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.

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