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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1595) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1160) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12oz bottle, just shy of 10 years after its first rating. Not sure when I bought it, but it was from Discount Milwaukee. Pours a dark reddish brown color with no noticeable head to speak of. Aroma is sherry, dark fruit, fig, raisin, leather. A little heavy on the palate with pretty much no carbonation left. Flavor is sweet, malty, more raisin, plum, brown sugar, molasses, with a sweet, malty finish. Pretty neat to drink a 10 year old beer. Definitely past it’s prime and well oxidized, but there is some reminiscence of an Eisbock in there. Maybe I should have drank it before now, but then again, maybe not.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
HUGE thanks to CaptainCougar for sharing this. Pours a clear reddish color with nearly no head. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee and tea. The taste is toffee, caramel and toasted notes. Medium bodied. Oxidized, but still nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Clear brown with a thin white head. Big caramel toffee with sourdough bread and oxidized malts. Medium body with a sticky sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
355mL thanks to CaptainCougar. Flat tawny English Barleywine pour. Rich starchy, dark cherry nose. Clafoutis and cherry souffle. Taste is dark cherry, lighter than expected, no warming alcohol. Malty and medium chocolate powder. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thank you Jason! Deep brown appearance with a small cream head. Very huge toasty caramel malty, light fruity, toffee aroma. Toasty dark caramel, dark chocolate malty, pretty sweet, a touch fruity, rich toffee flavor. Still tasting good. Easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pour thanks to Aaron and Jason for it! Pour is dark reddish brown with little to no off white head, aroma has notes of white grape, apple, pear, some brown sugar, slight biscuit, hints of toffee and caramel. Taste is a nice mix of apple, pear, peach, some slight apricot, hints of biscuit, caramel, hints of slight earth, finishing fairly dry but really smooth. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
12oz bottle. Rating #209. Clear, dark amber/brown color with very little head. Sweet, dark fruits, a little vanilla and caramel and even a little woody. Flavor was a little boozy, dark fruits and a light sweetness, very smooth with a light aftertaste, real nice beer. (1718)


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