boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thin light beige head, mostly diminishing. Body is a rust-tinged mahogany/crimson/chestnut, deep in color but light pierces through anyhow. The aroma is rich with decadent caramel and Munich malts, also loaded with red meat aromas, much like the afterthoughts of grilling a juicy porterhouse. Lesser scents of nuts, peppery spice, coffeehouse, roasted grain and tobacco follow. Alcohol is very, very well concealed. The flavor is ridiculously easygoing, spreading caramel and alcoholic warmth across the tongue with the first small sip, begging a larger following gulp. Sweetness is high but deftly offset by light astringency, light toasted bitterness and a hefty malt bill of focused dispersion. The taste is absolutely tremendous, marrying malt and alcohol like it’s the easiest task in the world. Huge nutty notes fold in just as toasted malt lacks buttery consistency; this addition really makes this beer great. Earthy nuances flutter about and drive complexity further. The finish is only very lightly warming, caramel, toast and nuts lingering. A soft fade for such a large lager. The mouthfeel is divine, with lush velvety carbonation, neither sticky nor thinned by lengthy aging, full-bodied and as smooth as wet ice. Marvelous.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle aged 1 year. Poured dark caramel with an off-white head. Nose is roasty malt and earth. Very malty with some caramel, almond, slight metal in the finish, some caramel up-front from the aging. Good bitterness. Medium balance and carbonation.
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malt and honey. Clear, dark ruby-brown coloured with an off-white head. Taste is sweet, malty siruppy, some caramel, coffee and dark fruits in it. Nice.
Bullit (4379) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown colour, off-white head. Fruity aromas. Flavours: honey, coffee. Finishes a bit bitter and metallic
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark malty brown with a very thin light white head. Smells of dark fruits, cocoa beans, and caramel. Very nice light chocolate and dark malty blended flavor. Some burnt roasty malts definitely are detectable in the finish on this one. Very smooth and easy drinking for almost 10%, I was surprised. Good job.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to bwkrieger or tpaliga....clear reddish brown. Good malt/syrup sweetness. Some dark fruit. Creamy texture.
kramer (5758) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle, Stateline Liquors. Pours a clear dark mahogany brown under a fairly small fizzy light beige head that receded to a thin ring. Nose is thickly malty with alot of caramel and toffee, some alcohol, and coffee. Very syrupy smelling. Flavor is toffee and dark fruit dominated up front fading to a warming alcoholic finish with a touch of light oxidation. Alcohol is there, but not overpowering. Alot of coffee and light roast emerged as it warmed. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with a sticky finish that was thinned a bit due to the alcohol. Carbonation is moderate and slightly fizzy. Pretty nice and quite different from some of the other Eisbocks that I’ve had. I liked the coffee and roast aspects and the alcohol was not very apparent.
shrubber85 (10225) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Walnut/pecan malt and alcohol aroma. Medium brown with slight head. Sweet nutty malt and coffee flavor with moderate alcohol and hops finish. Pretty sweet but not cloying. Very nice and much better than Samichlaus.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Propably the best beer I tried in Austria. Chestnut color, rich aromas of malt,caramel,coffee and spices. Sweet and malty flavour, very nice finish. pretty good beer.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(11.2 oz bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maryland/baltim target=blank>Wells Discount Liquors) Excellent...Pours darkish tea brown with 1/2" of light tan head. Aroma is excellent - malty, raisiny, sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel smooth, full, very lightly sticky in finish. Thin rings of lacing. Flavor is just big malty brown sugar and raisins with that German sort of light smoky malt note through finish. Yummy. Classic.