niquillis (1778) - 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 (168) - 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 (121) - 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 (413) - 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 (174) - 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.
Japalo (1464) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home. Small head muddy dark brown. Alcoholic toasted. Strong aromas of yeasty esters; prune raisin Sherry notes. Sweetness blended with alcohol rules. Dry finish. Slight staleness. Gets better after warming up in the glass. Very complex.
Natai (115) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dirt brown with an off white head. Aromas of banana and clove. Similar flavors with the addition of green apple. My first Eisbock, but very good.
MarkoNm (1429) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks McTapps for this one. Pours a dirty brown color, topped with an off-white head. Malty aroma, sweet, dark fruits and quite lots of grapes aroma. Taste is strong, sweet with a medium bitterness in the finish, with some soury notes. Not really my kind of beer.
dhatton (185) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque auburn and settles to a dark chestnut brown body. Thin film of bubbles that leave a halo around the edge of the glass. Rich complex aroma of acidic dark fruits - raisins, cherries, and plums. Banana and clove jumped out at me, but molasses or sweet dark bread also came through. Chewy mouthfeel. Flavor profile changed with every few sips. Layers of concentrated malts, more banana, spices, anise, and cola. Finished with a faint sweetness. Potent potable, but not offensively so. Truly unique wheat beer that is most definitely worthwhile.