9er (92) - Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 This is a really nice beer to have with just about anything. The beer drinks quickly and the mild carbonation makes this happen. This is what I would call semi-sweet and the super dark appearance adds to this mysterious brew. I taste caramel, resin, raisin, vanilla, molasses and a slight hint of cereal. This is quite well-balanced and pretty admirable. Found four bottles at Rip’s Wine and Spirits Shop in Bowie. Score! Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-6-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a cola brown color with a huge light brown head. The head has a good level of retention, very slowly fading and leaving behind a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a dark, boozy dunkelweizen like smell. It is heaviest of a wheaty and yeasty smell with a good dose of darker fruits of cherry, plum, and raisin. With these aromas there is also a nice spice profile with smells of clove and cardamom both there as well. Along with these more common dunkelweizen aromas comes some stronger smells of alcohol well as a bit of a toffee like aroma. The mix of smells is quite nice and overall has a very warming and welcoming aroma.
Taste –The taste begins massively sweet with tons of darker fruit flavors. Cherry is the biggest, but other flavors of plum and raisin are there as well. Along with the fruit are some wheat flavors, some spice of clove, as well as a brown bread like flavor. These flavors present upfront remain relatively constant in strength throughout the taste, creating a nice base flavor for the brew. Toward the middle, yeasty flavors really start coming to fruition along with a boozy alcohol taste. The booziness gets even more pronounced as the taste moves on, along with the spice flavors actually getting a bit stronger as well. Toward the very end, some decently potent light colored fruit flavors of apple and pear come to the tongue, adding even more sweetness to the flavor. In the end, with all the fruit, malty, yeasty and spiced flavors that are in the taste, one is left with a big and thick, warming, and sweet dunkelweizen like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is quite thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thick and chewy nature is fantastic for all the malty, wheaty, and sweet tastes of the beer and when coupled with the warming boozy taste and lower carbonation level, makes for a nice slow sipper, just what this 10 % weizen eisenbock should be.
Overall – A very enjoyable big brew. Nice and sweet with tons of darker fruit, boozy, and wheaty flavors. Perfect as a nice slow sipper on a cool fall/winter day. Very enjoyable.
coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Smells wheaty and malty with citrus out the wazoo. Brown as can be without being black and tan head. Tastes citrusy but chocolaty at the same. Like one of those cholocate oranges that you only see around christmas time. Kind of a creamy after taste. This beer is comlex as fuck. I’m getting a lot of different sights/smells out of this. It’s really f-ing good. Gonna drink it again in the future. Thanks Kevin! bhensonb (15077) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
750 swingtop from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy dark ruddy brown with a tan head. Aroma of banana ester and dark "malt". Full bodied. Flavor is dark "malt", with definite banana ester. Finishes off the dry side - but a little sugar never hurts. It is an exceptionally tasty beer. Heat is detectable by the effect it has on blood circulation. monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2013
An amazing beer. Pours a beautiful thick red-black with a light tan head. Smell is a little nutty and malty. Taste is awesome, creamy, with hints of banana and cherries, a little alcoholic finish. A great, tasty beer. Had on tap at Hopmonk.
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krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Strong yet balanced, syrupy thick the alcohol blends well with the sweetness of the wheat and malt. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Burnt brown sugar aromas and clove. Clove with brown sugar over tones. Overall a very good bock. tgncc (3129) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from Tarder Jes, Merrick, NY. The aroma is nice, banana, spicy clove, bubble gum. The appearance is murky yet translucent red/brown, off-white head. The flavor is banana, fruity, spicy cloves. The finish is very spicy, sharp bittering, long-lasting. Medium/thick in body. Excellent. TinaBaninaBoo (1) - Pleasanton, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
This beer is 10% alc/vol but I wouldn’t have guess it to be over 7. Overall very drinkable for what it is. Makes you wish you were in a cabin in the middle of a snow storm. Fairly strong banana taste, Nice toasted wheat flavor, but pretty much overwhelmed by banana. A touch of chocolate. Nice amount of bitterness.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2012
A - Pours a dark ruby-black with a thin finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some light lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, banana, clove, other yeast smells, dark fruits, spices, and some booze.
T - Starts off with some wheat and dark malt flavors with some banana and spices. Through the middle, stronger banana flavor comes through with some clove, other yeast flavors and some dark fruity esters. The finish is mix of wheat, dark malts, banana, clove, dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good overall balance with good malt and yeast balance.