vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle. Amber pour with tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Fruit with spiced flavor. Abv not in your face. tgncc (3143) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
Via trade with rando7. The aroma is bread, caramel. The appearance is red/amber, slightly more red/amber than the Autumnal Fire from which this is made, and which I just consumed. The flavor is bread, caramel, sweet light fruit. Medium to medium/thick in body, slightly thicker than the Autumnal Fire. The finish is sweet, some pine, noble hops after a few seconds, but the hop bittering is subdued. Very good. I’m always glad to try the obscure styles like Eisbocks. While I enjoyed this beer more than the Autumnal Fire, it isn’t as strikingly different from it as I had expected. portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle thanks arkurzynski. Pours clear ruby amber with a tight soapy off white head. Aroma is fruity like mild candied strawberries and cherries with a malty caramel backing scent. Taste is bready and malty with raisins and cherries and some prunes. Palate is medium and slick with a slightly syrupy feel that finishes dry. Very nice! BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super rich thick malt flavor with a great alcohol flavor. Dried fruit flavors and dry this was a super tasty Eisbock. blankboy (7833) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Rating 4200! Bottle [12oz] courtesy of Glouglouburp. Pours a cloudy, bubbly amber-copper with an average lasting frothy off-white head. Lovely fruity aroma along with caramel malt, candi sugar, a hint of alcohol and light vinous notes. Nice flavour of bready caramel malt, dark fruit, alcohol, some chocolate, toffee and a semi-lasting bitter finish. Alcohol’s there but not 9.8%. Medium+ bodied. A sipper for sure but a very solid beer, great stuff!
brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
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Bottle into a pint glass. The high abv wasn’t too obvious in the taste, which was nice. While I can see why some people enjoy this beer, Eisphyre was too sweet and fruity for me. Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2011
(bottle) Pours a clear mahogany color with a thin yellow-tan head. Aroma is pretty subdued, but has plenty of prune, caramel, and musty lager yeast. There’s a fair amount of booze here also on the nose. Warming does the aroma well, with further scents of toasted biscuit and maraschino cherry appearing. Flavor is full of malty sweetness, with plenty of caramel, toasted malt, and slight cherry. The beer finishes quite crisply, with a bit of a mineral character spiking right before the finish. No alcohol is detected in the flavor initially, but the finish provides a slight warming effect. Some graham cracker in the far finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is low. Overall this is a solid Eisbock. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
amber pour with virtually no head. BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
aroma is strong caramel and apricot like fruitiness. woody hop. vanilla,
flavour is plum and pale fruit over toffee/light burnt caramel. some woody hoppiness. Very nice. Think I actually like it better than the Autumnal Fire.
Really quite drinkable for the 10%
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Murky orange pour with a white ring for a head. Nose is bready and caramel, with a touch of sweet sugars. Medium palate, but the carbonation seems a little lower which makes it feel a little smoother. Rich caramelized taste with a touch of apricot/light fruit. Really good stuff. Nuffield (4202) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Lots of caramel and much subdued alcohol for its abv, it struck me as more of an English Strong Ale (in the best way) rather than an eisbock. Rounded, vigorous palate, with decent layers of flavor, though not as rich as I would have liked. Bottle.