Zlotta (345) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled in june 2014. Very murky, dark reddish brown to purple with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Great fruity-spicy aroma of ripe bananas, cloves, prunes, raisins, figs and dates. The alcohol is already noticeable. Very intense, sweetish-fruity aroma of prunes, raisins, ripe bananas and cloves, followed by a warming, quite alcoholic but not unpleasant finish with notes of rum and licorice. Full body, creamy and oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Wow, what a belter! It contains elements of a wheat doppelbock and a quadrupel which is an absolute stunning combination. So rich, powerful and heavy, I love it! Just a little too alcoholic in the end.
Werthergoethe (148) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
очень крепкое (алкого ощутим во вкусе) пиво, во вкусе сладков& солод, сухофру& пьётся тяжело.
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Very dark brown pour with a large (though quickly disappearing) beige head. Classic Eisbock - albeit with some stronger stickier dark fruits. Prune danish. Candied black cherry puree. Chocolate liquorice. Flammable plum pudding. Very rich dark red fruit caramels. Pungent deep aromas. Big stuff. Great stuff!
Nordcore (1166) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown with a short lived lightbrown head. Malt, dark fruits and wheat aroma. Light bittersweet and alc. Taste, with a soft long dark fruits end.
niquillis (1843) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from McTapps, thanks Sabine. Pours cola brown with a fast diminishing tan head. Boozy, bitter start. Dark fruit, nothing really fights through. Schneider do better than this, decent winter warmer but can’t help feeling disappointed. Drank on a mild May evening, maybe better suited to a cold winter’s night.
Teran (182) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 12, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rarity, vey special. Strange colour. Full body, rich aroma, lots of flavour with sweet dark malts. Excellent look, creamy head. Expensive, but smooth and strong at the same time. A hint of saltiness which I adore together with caramel in dark beers. Beer to celebrate the first snow. Fantastic and delicious desert beer.
sdg (130) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, cloudy liquid; slightly tan head - Aroma: strong banane aroma, already clearly recognizable in the nose. Aroma of dark fruits, wheat, yeast, spices / herbs, malt, alcohol, some earthy hops - strong sweet and very slight bitter taste - full body, thick, heavy, round and warm texture - sweet and fruity finish.
huineman (423) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fine example of eisbock. Cloudy, powerful, robust, sweetish and very long.
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @The Rake, London. Great appearance of dark brown-amber colour with huge beige foam. Aroma: rich and enticing, yeast, malts, dark fruity notes. Taste: complex, lots of malts, banana, chocolate, caramel, sugar, spices. Clear alcohol presence. Medium to full body. A delicious winter warmer!
SkillsFactory (196) - ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marrone scuro, quasi impenetrabile, schiuma beige chiara eccezionalmente persistente vista l'alta gradazione alcolica.
Corpo pieno, ben carbonata.
Forte aroma acetico e vinoso, uva, banana matura, ciliegia sotto spirito, alcol e cacao amaro.
Al palato acetico meno marcato, note vinose astringenti, ciliegia sotto spirito, alcol ben presente e sul finale cacao amaro e note tostate, dopo un po' fa capolino una nota amaricante luppolata.