JAXSON (612) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2016
This is for the 2009 release. I’ve been hanging onto this forever, figure I’d finally open it and enter a rating for the first time in a while. Pours copper with a thin wispy head, which is a welcome sign as I expected zero carbonation. Nose is malt-forward, with ripe apples, pears, pie crust. A good late summer into fall beer reminiscent of other ice bocks and even some maltier Octoberfest beers. Mouth is nicely prickly. Again all kinds of big malt flavors, much in the range of stewed apples and pie crust. Faint oxidation on the finish but it’s not much of a detractor. Thick, pleasantly sweet but not nearing cloying. Nice stuff, not sure I’d trade a ton for another bottle but it’s an enjoyable rare treat! BuckeyeBoy (12451) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle #11 little 7oz nip thanks to Toby. pours out a golden, copper color. Nose is big booze pit fruit notes some caramel and rich bread dough. Taste is more of the sweet malts some pit fruit and lots of heat. ineedbeer (2812) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
Poured from a 187 ml bottle. Bottle # 17/110 vintage 2014.
Aroma is rather malty with lots of caramel, burnt sugar and bit of toffee. Some moderate honey notes with a bit of alcohol. Medium raisin and other dried fruits.
Pours a hazy, reddish copper color with a small, thin, whit head that recedes to a thin film that lingers in the center. No lacing and long legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with some caramel, burnt sugar and light toffee notes. Quite a bit of alcohol spice. Lots of honey and apple juice oxidation with a touch of wet paper. Medium bitterness. Light raisin and fig notes. Hints of dried stone fruit.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with almost no carbonation. Low astringency and medium high alcohol warmth.
Overall, an interesting beer but not great. Lots of alcohol and it tastes a bit oxidized. Some decent fruit notes, but it seems to lack the complexity necessary to hide so much alcohol. Jow (5199) - The W.G., Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle at clockworks this was a beer I wanted to try since I first joined site and got into beer so happy that approx 2600 beers later I got to have. Deep dirty orange pour. Nose of deep alcohol like a cordial. Tastes medicinal, caramel, booze, earth, and florals. Two new eisbocks in an evening this was a mini mid week extreme beer festival. Awesome! jtclockwork (19998) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 Bottle. 2014 vintage.Thanks to Jow, Pete and Jordan for chipping in. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of alcohol soaked bread, caramel, sticky bready pine and bready malt - medium body.
tgncc (3177) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Via trade with JaisPoAn. The aroma is vegetable, sweet, caramel, boozy. The appearance is a deep yet translucent amber, thin white head. The flavor is sweet, caramel, candi, slight vegetable. The finish is sweet, sticky, pine. Thick in body. The aroma is boring, the flavor is decent, the finish is good, the mouthfeel is excellent. Considering this is a long time want, I’m a tad disappointed, but it’s stil a cool beer, and I’m glad I got to try it. PhillyCraft (11087) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2014 Nip Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks dude. Pours orange shade with no head. Notes of honey booze, amaretto, caramel and some more alcohol. A tad bit rusty too, not what we all expected unfortunately. Lothore (650) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
A- pours a deep golden hue with little to no head.
S- candied fruit, ginger, boozy, caramel
T- starts and ends boozy, candied fruit and caramel along with notes of dark fruit
M- thick and sticky with very little carbonation.
D- decent brew but I definitely find it to be one dimensional, kraddel (10779) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Thnx ! to Bobochamp !
Bottle 60 / 110 2014 edition .
Pours orange , amber , no foam ( no carbo )
Smell is rather sweet, but taste totally is not . its full, boozy , bit honey / metallic . Slightly sour almost .
Bit of a let down to be honoust ... ST247 (494) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Sample thanks to Bobochamp. Cloudy amber. Intense alcoholic aroma. Bit sweet, hints of caramel, alcoholic.