hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear, burnt orange lager with a fizzy, khaki / orange head.
In the nose, the high ABV is fairly well-hidden. Very fruity with notes of fuzzy and tropical fruit. Also, honey, dates and pineapple.
The flavor is very malty, sweet and fruity. Again, the high ABV is well-hidden under notes of smoke, vanilla, dates and pineapple. Syrupy mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. The hops and alcohol don't quite balance this big brew out. Dry, alcoholic finish. Throughout, the malt is a touch cloying. Still a very nice brew... as I once again go against the grain.
Enormo (25) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red color with absolutely no head. Very Carbonated. Overly sweet with a sharp alcohol bite. Surprisingly, a smoother finish than I was expecting.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the CT River Festival. A very powerfull beer. Strong aroma of malt and alcohol. The flavor is much the same, rather simple, just a back to back pounding of alcohol and malt, if there was more to it than that it was overpowered for me. Deffinatly not something I would like to make a regular but its very good at what it is.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was a little light in taste and color than I expected. Unlike some high ABV beers, this didn't do a very good job at hiding the alcohol. Not drain pour, but I've had better.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, this is not what I was expecting on my first taste. Very deep golden appareance, with a aromatic hint of rubbing alchohol. Very sweet and a little over sugary which is kind of annoying. Then there is that alchohol burn in the aftertaste. Do not get me wrong I liked drinking this one, but there are something about it that were a little hard to handle.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden alcohol appearance, no head or lacing. Very bocky aroma with presence of alcohol, aroma has hints of blueberry pancakes I think. Flavor is full of sugery fruit flavors with that cherry bock background, flavor is alcoholic as well. This isn't that bad, I think a little underrated for it's flavor.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out to an amber color with a quickly, fading head. Aroma is that of malt, predominatly and is somewhat sweet to the smell. The alcohol is not hidden very well in this beer and tends to detract from what could be a very good assortment of fruit on the palate. Finish is strong. Not a very drinkable beer, but one to sipped. Average.
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body topped by a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is alcohol (sherry/rocket fuel), molasses, dough, light peach. Taste is syrupy sweet, alcohol, malty, raisin. Finish is toffee/molasses and medium alcohol burn. Syrupy full body with minimal carbonation. Not a bad beer, but nothing I'm likely to seek out again.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is basically an after dinner liquor. It’s not a beer you would ever want to buy a 6 pack of, unless you were having a dinner party, I bet this beer be tasty over vanilla ice- cream. This beer has a heavy, rich, molasses like palate. This Eisbok has a sweet dramatic honey, caramel, and alcohol flavor and nose. A very enjoyable beer if you are ready for a strikingly heavy and sweet beer.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Eisbock. I like it. Deep red-orange, with initially big and dense yet eventually diminishing offwhite head. Aroma of malt, dried fruit, and alcohol. Flavor has lots of dried fruit, cotton candy, some malt, and brandylike notes. No discernable hops. Full-bodied. Much more balanced and pleasing than the previous ratings had led me to expect. If I had tasted it blind, I would have pegged it for something Belgian.