Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from August 2010. Initially tastes like a barleywine. A bang on eisbock, I think the alcohol a lot higher. Almost like a vodka.
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes verbatim on 10/12/10
A: Beautiful copper ale with continuous cylinder of bubbles from the bottom which dissipate at the surface. No lacing. No head.
S: Not impressive by any means. Sweet toffee, apricot. Very sweet.
T: Sweet, cucumber, toffee and grain. Still a bit hot.
M: Reminiscent of smooth liquor in warmth, not in genre lines. Numbs the tongue.
D: Okay, but not something I plan to revisit.
Serving type: bottle
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared on the bus at RBSG 2010. Forgot about this. Amber orange with a low, lacy head. Estery, jammy nose, caramel, cherry, some spiciness. Hot and boozy, sweet, caramel, fruits, esters. Too young, too hot. Ok.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Past its prime ? Nose was sweet molasses and dark fruit. Palate is really sweet to me. Almost like drinking molasses. A couple of other things going on like nice maltiness. Can’t really get over the sweetness. Also some alcohol burn to finish.
laiti (5597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ ISKTR. Rated on 20.03.2011
Sweet and somewhat syrupy aroma with fruits and caramel. Flavour is somewhat sweet with lots of caramel and fruity notes. Sweet and sticky, just as I expected. The sweetness is not the most disturbing kind though.
b3shine (5301) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent brownish-orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a brown with a red tint and a very small tan head.
smell is of malt, coffee, and a touch of roastiness.
taste is creamy, malt, spice, caramel, and sweet. ends a little oily.
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very well balanced eisbock. Plenty of rich caramel flavours with a well balanced alcohol. Great eisbock!
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this while browsing after a day of freezing my butt off. Figured a warmer would be good. Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Nice clear dark amber with a big think cream colored head. the smell is very fruity with a little sweet caramel. Also a light alcohol smell. Palate is heavy but not syrupy. Seems to fit well. The taste is fruit up front followed big malty sweet caramel. Maybe a little coffee too. Also a noticeable alcohol taste. This is my first Eisbock so I didn’t know what to expect. It’s good but probably just for a single. At 11% that’s probably good. Definitely worth a try if you find it.
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Amber and transparent. Lots of bubbles and a short quarter inch head.
Smells of apples, pears and a rich malty smell.
Taste: Sweet malt! Well, not the sweetest I have had but there is no mistaking it. It covers the "Bock" flavor well. It may be a little less sweet than other Bocks I have enjoyed, which I like about the Eisbock. It ends with an alcohol taste, which warms me up nicely.
Medium body, light carbonation. Very smooth.
A great sipping beer for a cold day.