phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by Matt at The Royale- thanks, Matt! Pours a clear red-orange with a white ring for a head. Aroma of caramel, banana, candi sugar, apricot, peach, sweet malts, and grains. Flavor of sweet malts, maraschino cherries, sugar, grapes, and resin. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, fruity mouthfeel and low to moderate carbonation. The 10% could sneak up on you in this one, so I’m glad we split the bottle up several ways. fidelis83 (2498) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Pours a clear dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma is lots of caramel, toasted grain, spicy hops, bread crust, cereal grain and earthy notes that are hard to explain, sort of like a dry prairie in the fall, vaguely sweet and floral, but dusty and earthy. Flavor is sweet caramel, salted roasted nuts, sweet white bread crust, light boozy notes, cereal grain, straw, a touch of vanilla and pine, floral, spicy and panty hops. Palate is medium to heavy bodied and a little syrupy throughout with a light carbonation, suits the beer nicely. This is a pretty delicious beer, would be even better when it gets a little cooler out. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle (I think this is an older bottle, labeled 9.8%). Pours with a murky amber body with a small khaki head that fades to a ring after a minute or so. Aromas are deeply malty, vinous, raisins, dark fruits, dates, figs and caramelization. Lots of melanoidins, rich malt, toasty and bready. Great. Noticeable alcohol, and even a touch of fusel, but otherwise good and clean. Flavors are big, malty, bready, melanoidins, alcohol, dark fruits, raisins, pumpernickel, and warming. Light lingering bitterness, very rich with a kettle caramelization feel. Alcohol is there but in no way oppressive. Finishes a bit crisp and not sticky sweet in anyway. Lightly warming, but restrained. Fuller body, light bubbles. Good! DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2012 Wonderful! If you like Autumnal Fire, you need to try this beer! A delicious take on its cousin. Drake (14061) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2011
12 ounce bottle courtesy of TheGuy. Thanks! Pours a clear amber color with a thin fizzy head that fades quickly. Aroma of dark malts, toffee, raisin, cola, nutty notes. The taste is toffee, bourbon, raisin, dates, faint cherries, faint hop in the finish. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
nickd717 (4841) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12oz bottle from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee. Pours a deep dark reddish brown color with a medium sized lasting light beige head. The aroma is excellent, with great sweet caramel and toffee malt notes, toast, date and fig, and a hint of booze. The flavor is nice with a good sweetness level and a great malt character of caramel, toffee, and malted milk balls, as well as dark fruit and some mild roast. Fairly dry. The body is medium and carbonation is somewhat lively. Booziness is restrained. An excellent eisbock overall. I’m happy to have ticked it. jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours reddish brown. Off white head. Nose/taste of candi sugar, plum, dates and caramel. Medium body. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of arminjewell. Cool choice, thanks! Red maroon appearance with a tiny, cream colored head. Very sweet caramel malty, light booze, light toffee, and some red fruits in the nose. Really a smooth, caramel malty bock lager flavor with a bit of booze but the beer is quite smooth overall. Really an awesome Eisbock. Now I want to try Autumnal Fire! Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
12oz bottle courtesy of markwise. Very cool, a new Eisbock to play with. It pours deep clear ruby amber with white head. The aroma is full of prunes, raisins, cherry cough syrup and really not much else. The taste is thick bright prune pancake syrup, cherries and raisins. It levels off a bit to midway and into the finish with an echo of malts off in the background. Did the ice-ing of the beer concentrate the dark fruity esters and little else somehow? Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle; Pour is honey gold with amber highlights; fairly nice beige head that retains decently in this glass; average lacing is present. Caramel, nuttiness, raisins on the nose. This brew is sweet and lightly bitter on the tongue; raisins, bready malts, caramel, brown sugar - it’s quite drinkable and has a very smooth mouth feel, yet doesn’t feel watery. Perhaps a bit too sweet, but otherwise, fantastic.