Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[At GABF 2004] A dark red-brown beer with a fine cream colored head. The aroma is of roasted bread and toffee, while the flavor is sweet roasted with primary notes of caramel. The body is quite powerful. Good without being exceptional.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reminded me a little of Oggis Colosses. There was a lot of fruitiness including prune date, and grape juice. Alcahol was there, but the overall hop/malt/alcahol balance was exceptional.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 GABF, Denver. An intriguing aroma of Pine Sol and caramel malt (but in a good way); good lacing and "racing." Chewy and sweet, the flavor reminds me of orange peel and lima beans. Somehow, this tasted really good. A sublte dry hopiness emerged on a good finish.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 Draught @ Pizza Port in Carlsbad. Stunning. Dark tawny with a small head of light tan foam. Beautiful color. Aromatics of dark fruits (plums, raisins), caramel, chocolate and alcohol. Incredible flavor with hints of caramel-laden fruits, raisins, plums and leather. Hearty, herbal and very manly overall. This is one serious beer.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2004: Clear mahogany brown with a nice cream-colored head. Rich, thick caramel aroma with a hint of lager yeast profile. Starts thick and syrupy with some chocolate chip cookie dough and toffee flavor. Great complexity and balance throughout this gem. Really authentic tasting and very little noticeable alcohol. An excellent Eisbock!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2004. Dark amber-brown body and a creamy tan head. This is a Munich malt monster with qualities of fresh baked bread crusts, ripe red grapes, light chocolate, and nuts. Mild earthy hops. Light residual maltiness but not too cloying. I love this style and this beer in particular.
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 GABF2004... Poured a cloudy brown color with an off white head. Aroma of clove and bananas finished rather dry and musty. Sweet and malty taste, toasted banana and more spicy clove. Alcohol is well hidden. Thick mouthfeel.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish brown in color. Sticky caramel and prune in the nose to compliment the alcohol. Very malty with a nice smoky roastedness to it. The alcohol really seems to warm more than anything else. Quite full and sticky sweet. A lucky find.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is beautiful. Small head, medium/full bodied eisbock. The alcohol hits you a Lot later. It's well hidden.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Dark brown color. Small head. Aroma is nutty malts, dark fruits and a touch of cinnamon. A full bodied Eisbock. Malts are slightly roasty, very sweet and full of dark fruit flavors. Hops are a touch spicy. Extremely smooth tasting beer. Bodied is so full its nearly chewable. There is an evident alcohol oiliness to it at 15%, but the alcohol flavor and bit is well hidden. Its very definitely there, but its masked very nicely but the malt sweetness. This would be a very nice beer to sip next to the fire on a cold winter night. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and very smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet