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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34376) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23516) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17284) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16902) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.


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