Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood. Pours black with a red tint. and a small off white bubbly head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, toasted nuts and some caramel. Flavour of the same with some liqueur and vanilla. Full bodied, complex and lovely. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
(Draught) clear medium ruby brown, light clear offwhite edge bubbles. Nose of rum raisin, light whiskey, graham cracker, rich and pretty decadent. Taste of rich raisin, caramel, big whiskey barrel, a bit alcoholic but that’s not a bad thing. Very true to style, quite good. As good as any I’ve had. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Aged in a Maker’s Mark barrel. Probably a different listing, but whatever, fuck it. Someone else can add it. Wonderful sweet nose of vanilla, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, chocolate, dark fruit. Really sweet, but really nice smelling. Pours brown with light red hues, thin head. Mostly hazy, opaque or whatever. Flavors of bourbon to start, brown bread, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, brown sugar, and light wood. Sweetness is balanced and rounded out. Not cloying at all. I am not a huge sweet beer fan but this worked wonderfully. Good shit here, no hint of 10%. Solid fucking stuff. Travlr (25219) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2015 Seems to be different from the regular eisbock, which is 10% abv and not barrel aged. Draft at the source. Hazy dark brown color, small white edge head. Aroma of vanilla and whiskey. Taste is chocolate covered caramel bonbons. Best tasting beer of the night. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Tasted at the 4th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/14/2009. This Eisbock pours a medium brown color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, caramel and wood. A medium to full bodied eisbock. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are herbal and floral. There are a lot of different flavors going on here. Vanilla, wood, oak, nutty, malts all mix to make a very interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
bb (9519) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Draft. Rich mahogony beer with a light tan head. Roasty, malty, and light caramel aroma. Caramel/toffee flavor with rich malt and some vanilla. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and toffee lingers with some oak and vanilla. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Draft: Poured a deep dark brown with light brown edges. Aroma is bold fruit, boozy, and chocolate. Taste is strong woodsy booze, vanilla, fruit, and bourbon. neepsntatties (2003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Had this on tap this past weekend at the Great Alaskan Beer and Barley Wine Festival in Anchorage, AK. Colour... amber-brown with no head. Nose... sweet, malty, light brown sugar. Palate... more sweet malt and brown sugar, toffee, slightly frothy, vanilla, marshmallow and a long finish. IrishBoy (4210) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Draft at Bistro BABF. Nose of oak, vanilla, raosty nuts, toffee, and raisins. Clear brown with a small tan head. Flavor of chocolate, oak, and raisins. nickd717 (4701) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2009
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest in Hayward, CA. Mostly clear dark reddish-brown in color with a medium-sized tan head and decent retention. Aroma is caramel, oak, red wine, berries, and nuts. Flavor is sweet, malty, and nutty, with lots of caramel and toffee, red wine, oak, vanilla, and some other fruity notes in there. Smooth on the palate with medium body and soft carbonation. Hell of a beer overall. A bit underrated so far.