Gerbeer (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown/mahogany with almost no head. Aromas of molasses, tar, and alcohol. Flavors of liquorice, rich roasted malt, chicory, and burnt sugar. Hot. Exquisite.
vlan1 (51) - Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy brown. almost chocolate milk like. A very thin, but very persistant head. Aroma of alcohol and sweet bread. Taste is of fruit, bready, roasty. Mouth feel is sufficiently chewy and slightly creamy. But not sticky or overly thick. Goes down very smooth. Excellent.
Ktwse (1220) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown to black with thick light tan head. Aroma of spices, caramel, light cherry, earth, hay and blood orange. Taste is sweetish, light alcohol warming with subtle bitterness in the finish. Body is medium to full and creamy.
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merc7186 (1471) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2009. Bottle: 11756
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Very Minimal Lacing
S: Sweet Bread, Brown Sugar, Raisins, Mild Toffee
T: Brown Sugar, Raisins, Sweet Bready, Mildly Boozy
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy, Chewy
Overall, a pretty robust eisbock and full of deep, rich flavors that almost leave it a little thick but has aged very well.
JohnGalt1 (193) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz from the Coop for about $5... enjoyed from my HotD goblet. Not much head at all ... deep amber brew. All sweet bananas and raisins ...a touch of pink bubblegum and cloves.
Deceptively smooth for a brew with this much alcohol ... medium body and pretty explosive carbonation on the palate. Flavor is bananas and the expected bubblegum.. thick "raisin box essence" on the finish. Some caramel mid palate. Lingering spicy clove esters. Very good, but so rich it is only a 1-2/year indulgence.
RRHarvey (2) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer look good. Had a good sweet of aroma. Initial taste was pretty good. It had a decent palate, but quickly became heavy with citrus, alcohol, cough drop. It might have been better with a blue cheese pairing. I was eating beef.
sawbuck (222) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet cherries and sweet malt. Beautiful red ebony color. Head lasts forever. Complex flavor of fruit, roasted malt and notes of toffee. Even slightly bitter finish. Outstanding.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex aroma of malts and caramel. Rich dark our with thin cream head. Taste of dark roasted malts and caramel. Nice twist with ice distillation.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker brown, cloudy body with a tall tan head. Full aroma with dark fruit, yeast, chocolate,alcohol. Big flavor of dark fruit, yeast, banana, vanilla, slightly syrupy with a bit of cherry and the alcohol popping through in the aftertaste. Palate has nice lively carbonation and an oily texture.
markextrae (426) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a dark ruby red brown colour with an off white head. fruity notes of cherries, plums, banana, roasted malts, caramel, raisins, some chocolate. this is one good beer