beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Thick amber color that matches its namesake. Small fizzy off white head, reduced to a little ring around the edge. Aroma is extremely malty, sweet, fruity I suppose. Flavor matches. Fairly full body, maybe syrupy. Malty aftertaste. Somewhat dry finish. Well made beer, but not my fav.. brokensail (16670) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Re-rate: aged almost 1year. It has smoothed out. More balanced. Not as intensely malty sweet. Mellower. I do like it better.
A murky mahogany colored pour with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Some sweet apple cider, toasted malt, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet, but not cloying. Lots of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. A bit of raisin, some apple cider, and toasted bread. Very mild alcohol notes on the finish. illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours a reddish brown with virtually no head. Taste is cherries, malt, oranges and molasses. Mouthfeel is good but a little thin for my taste. Nice version. Is one of my fall/winter regulars.
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Poured into a chalice. No foam to speak of. Not even a ring. Small formation of bubbles in the middle of the glass. Cloudy reddish brown in color. Smell is candied fruit and some malt. Taste is also fruity and sweet with a little alcohol at the end. It changes a little as it warms. Still fruity but less sweet more malt. Medium palate with light carbonation. Almost still. madmitch76 (25809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Overall a very good beer. Be not had much eisbock so it was enjoyable. Very complex. I might not have a palate capable of appreciating it. Definitely something I recommend trying.
12th November 2010
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Cloudy brown beer. little tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Creamy malt with a dark toffee. Mild and well integrated aniseed alcohol in the smooth finish. A touch more hop would have been good but a nice beer.
Bottle. Pours a mildly hazy orange amber with a whispy off-white head. Very sweet, ripe dark fruit aroma with some esthery character. Very rich, sweet but not cloying with a surprisingly toasty dry finish. Fruity esthers and toasty malt mingle nicely. Just a touch of fizz to the mouthfeel. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Had some nice cherry/vanilla scents and the taste was similar. Had a nice bodied mouth feel, not bad.
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Bottle. Deep orange amber with a dense meringue for a head. Very sweet and malty aroma, raisins, stewed cherries, brown bread. Sticky, almost syrupy palate with thick malt flavours of breadcrusts, brown sugar, kirsch, sultanas, and peaches-in-syrup. Very nice actually, and no booziness. blipp (9784) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle shared by Tom. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Sweet malty aroma with lighter spices and some peachy fruity notes. The flavor is pretty well balanced, with light sweet fruity notes, a hint of spices, honey, and a touch of oxidation, but not in a bad way. Pretty good. jredmond (8770) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle from tom. Pours an amber honey body with light lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, spice, and estery booze. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet fruity malts and spice. Pretty straight forward.