Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
IJsbok is een levend, niet gepasteuriseerd, bovengistend bier. Inspiratiebron voor dit in Europa unieke bier is het Nova Zembla reisverslag ’Om de Noord’ van Gerrit de Veer uit 1597. Het verslag beschrijft hoe de scheepsbemanning tot hun verbazing ontdekte dat diep in een bevroren bierfust een vloeistof was achtergebleven, die uitstekend smaakte en waarbij ’alle kracht van het bier in dat kleine beetje nog vloeibare bier zat’. SNAB is erin geslaagd om met haar "IJSBOK" het proces na te bootsen waardoor een voor de bierliefhebber zeer bijzonder bier beschikbaar is gekomen. Water, Pils-, Münchener-, Kristal- en Chocolademout, Hallertau Hersbrücker hop en bovengist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2008
Bottled, alc. 9 % (BB 08/2009)
Dark brown color, medium-sized tan head. Sweet malty and spicey aroma. Licorice, dark toasted malts, some spices, some hops, quite big malty backbone. After this aftertaste is suprisingly thin with some alcohol, dark fruits and malt. Anyhow another pretty good brew from De Proef mill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5567) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2008
Muddy brown colour. Malty aroma. Smell of alcohol is present too. Slight aniseed flavour at first, some softer cocoa flavours come through in the aftertaste. Rich texture, slightly oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5949) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2008
330ml bottle. Dark red, almost black body with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and herbs. Flavor is slightly burnt malt, coffee, dry fruit and overripe fruit. Complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle - Dark clear chestnut body, lasting beige head; Spicy very Earl Grey like nose, sharper then malty smooth; Smooth texture, smooth carbonation on malty smooth body with lots of sharp hop bitterness; Long very bitter finish. Eisbock, well, not you everyday Eisbock. A strange but very interesting combo of a beer with lots of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2008
Dark brown colour, off white medium head. Aroma has roasted malts and spices. Flavour has chocolate malts, spices. Very drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2008
Draught (Arendsnest, Amsterdam)
Deep cloudy red. Sweet aroma - dark malts. Taste is a bit, erm, wow! Shocking, but very inviting. Hoppy and malty taste, a bit marmite, a bit burnt, sticky, hoppy, and rubber on the roof of my mouth. In some ways it’s a bit too much of a mix and slightly incoherent, but all the same it’s a stonking strong bock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Thank you Edo/Bierkonig for this delightful beer! It’s mahogany, slightly hazy and it has a red hue. The head is huge, nice and creamy. The aroma has loads and loads of roasted malt. The flavour has a light sweetness, loads of roasted malt, caramel, licorice, burnt dark candy sugar and a light citrussy bitterness. It has a remarkably nice body and balance, it’s almost porter like. It’s beyond doubt the best bock I have had up till now! Yummi!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7310) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2008
Medium light brown head. Slightly hazy deep red body. Sweet bubblegum, licorice, and candy aroma with alcoholic roasty malt notes. Wild berry and earthy licorice taste. Dryish chocolatey licorice aftertaste is perhaps the strongest taste. Overall there is surprisingly little taste and depth, though. As you drink, the chocolate comes to dominate more and more. Mild, cool mouthfeel. Not bad, but disappointing for such a strong beer. (0.33l bottle, de Gekraakte Kettel, Amsterdam. BBD Aug ’09.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2008 A dark brown beer with a medium beige head. The aroma of burned roasted malts, also a little sweet aroma. Chocolate and coffee taste. There are also some alcohol notes in it. A little spicy. A very good and nice bockbeer. I think one of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2008
33cl bottle: Pours dark brown with red edges. Thin but tight off-white head that doesn’t last too long. Upon opening the bottle, big sweet malty aromas pour out making way for winter spices being pushed through by alcohol. A bit of coffee and black licorice also stumbles out. The licorice comes back in the flavor with sweet malts, mixed fruit, light vegetal, and melon. Yeast makes its appearance in the middle. In the finish, whole coffee beans get pummeled around by the alcohol but somehow win out in the end.

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