Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark brown to black, dense light brown head is short. Sweet with ripe fruits like banana, apple, alcohol, herbs, yeast, plum. Crisp, medium body, alcohol evident, long finish with ripe fruits...and alcohol. Just an opinion but I did not much like this, lots of alcohol and ripe fruits. It’s complex, nuanced but this was obviously wrong day for this much flavor. Well-done beer with lots to analyze/enjoy anyway.
docsteigs (537) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of rich dark fruit mild toast with hints of sweet. Attractive pour, very inviting. Taste is rich, malty, warming, mild toast with hint of chocolate. Mouthfeel is rich creamy with warm finish.
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trotwood (34) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding. Intensive plums in the foreground. Warming, but not dominating, alcohol. Rich texture. What bothers me are the disguisting fluffies and a little gushing I had.
monacomelody (25) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Das ist DAS Bier! Geschmacklich das beste was ich bisher getrunken habe! Dieses Bier ist ein Erlebnis!
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Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 There aren’t many Eisbocks in their own country of origin and this is a relatively new one, but already a classic. Pours a very deep and dark mahogany brown colour, cloudy, under a crackling, light beige, moussy head slowly dissolving under influence of the considerable ABV but nevertheless retaining quite well; upon opening the bottle, it slowly creeped up the neck, so a certain form of gushing can be observed here. Powerful aroma of intense maltiness and fruitiness, overripe bananas and banana liqueur, the kind of chocolate sauce one pours over a dame blanche, amaretto, kahlua, butterscotch, cloves, something vaguely ’animalistic’ (leather?), raisins, candied dates, slight wheatiness, pipe tobacco, Belgian chocolates, brown rhum, cinnamon, apple cake, sour apple peel, fresh oranges, bayleaf. Taste immediately ’attacks’ with a big but noble sweetness, candied fruits and bananas everywhere, oily, thick and near syrupy mouthfeel, chocolate sauce, caramel candy, medium carbonation, smooth and evolving into a rich finish of profound and chewy bittersweet chocolatey maltiness, sugary liqueur effects with strongly warming, drying but not obnoxious alcohol, a light wheaty sourishness with enlightening effect and a gentle but noticeable, herbal hoppiness; the caramelly sweetness is what lasts the longest. Fantastic and a must taste for those who appreciate thick and big, dark, sweet ales; its deep chocolatey maltiness is somewhat reminiscent of the best of Belgian trappist abts or dark Christmas ales. Delicious dessert beer and a great sipper for a cold winter evening.
kordestanchi (62) - - NOV 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy cloudy bubbly head with aroma of banana, plums and apricot. With fruity taste and hint of wheat
Moravius (607) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flasche (33 cl, Abfülldatum: 15.03.12). - Tiefes Rotbraun, trüb; üppiger aber sehr kurzlebiger Schaum. - In der Nase weizenbiertypische aber likörartige, obergärig-süße Schwere, Trockenobst, Früchtebrot. - Antrunk doppelbockartig schwer, breit malzig & sämig süß - an ein Weizenbier erinnert da zunächst wenig. Erst beim zweiten Schluck zeigen sich weiche weizenähnliche Aromen und Reste obergäriger Fruchtigkeit, aber auch Rosinensüße, die eher an einen untergärigen Doppelbock erinnert. Schwach rezent, extrem schwer; auch der Alkohol tritt überdeutlich hervor und erinnert an Likör. Im Abgang schwere, weinige Süße. - Dieser Eisbock weckt bei mir vor allem den dringenden Wunsch, mit Wurst oder sauren Gurken diese sämige Süße wegzuspülen ...
Marstonlad (474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. A murky dark brown color with a dense little head that leaves some lacing. The intense aroma displays strong ripe banana - you do not have to get close to smell that - spiciness featuring cloves, vanilla, wheaty maltiness and dark fruitiness. Taste is heavily sweet and spicy, similar to Finnish sahti in many ways. It is rich in cloves and ripe dark fruits, slightly less banana-oriented than the aroma. Very potent, long taste; full-bodied, sticky, smooth and flat palate. Some alcohol in the long finish, not disturbingly, though. Delicious, intense speciality.
Beerkenstock (59) - - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drink cold (8°C)
Eye: pours a hazy deep brown color with a nice small, not too fast dissipating beige to white head with small bubbles and just the right carbonation. Big yeast flakes settle at the bottom of the glass.
Nose: ripe bananas, dates, yeast, candy.
Mouth: somehow salty licorice, ripe bananas as well, dates, caramel, chocolate, some sort of spices (coriander perhaps) and strong malts.
Palate: mustardy, grassy herbs, almost fir-like, alcohol and yeast as well. Bread and nuts after some seconds.
Overall: excellent and complex beer. alcoholic taste in the mouth a bit too much.
deepeary (175) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. BB Oct 2018. I was a bit hesitant/fearful of this intimating brew, as it is my first eisbock,. My fears were confirmed as it poured out of the bottle, a thick, muddy brown. But as I sip on it now, my friends, I can safely say there is nothing to fear here. What a great beer. This is a deliciously sweet malt bomb, no doubt, but seriously good. Banana, clove, spices, booze, bubblegum, sweet bread, ripe plums and dates all hit the nose and tongue in spades. Thick, chewy mouthfeel — I didn’t know what that meant until this one... You taste the booze and it’s warming, but in a totally good way. It’s a sipper, but I find myself sipping rather quickly. Superb!