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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (32164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2005
An amber beer with a thick orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate, alcohol, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, alcohol, and caramel, as well as some hints of over ripe fruits. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of JCapriotti. Hazy, orangey brown with a tiny, beige head. Sweet, fat aroma of lightly burned caramel. Quite full in body with sweetish, roasted accents, some caramel and overripe fruit. Subdued bitterness. Smooth and delicious. 090407

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
Bottled. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and bread with fruity notes. Sweet flavour of bread, malts, caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22269) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2004
Bottled, thanks cquiroga! Mahogany colour, small head. Nutty, woody aroma. Sweet with clean but huge maltiness. Salty and rich with grassy licorice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16259) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14958) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (14529) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2003
Toasty amber colour. Aroma of sweet malts, rosehips and toast. Evocative of warm bricks. Sweet, refined maltiness. Toasty, toffee and even some slight esters. Still comes off as a bit light compared with the Eggenberg or old Niagara examples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Small, quickly dissipating tan head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is sticky sweet, toffee/caramel, cherry, almond. Taste is much the same, finishing with cherry cough syrup and a serious alcohol warming. As it warms, barleywine elements come forth. Full/medium body, almost no carbonation.

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