DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
When opened has aromas of grape juice?Poured deep dark brown with no head.Dark fruits and toffee.The alcohol doesnt come out till the end.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a huge tan head. No lacing. The bottle looks like a disco ball--it almost made me pass this one up. Standard doppelbock aroma (dark fruits, chocolate, toffee, coffee) with a slight alcohol burn. Tastes exactly like an Ayinger Celebrator--no hint of the greater alcohol content. Very good. Belies the stupid, cheap-looking bottle.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice label. I like shiny things. Pretty beer, deep reddish brown, almost black, nice head faded away slowly. Huge malt aroma, with some plum notes, quite inviting. A bit thinner than I was expecting, it got better as it warmed. Smoky molasses malts, caramel, and faint dark fruit. Not bad, particularly since this isn’t my favorite style.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very deep amber/light brown and clear with a thin lasting head. Aroma is malty and very sweet. Lots of Dark munich malts, wtih some chocolate as well. Some alcohol is noticed too. Flavor is deep munich malt, caramel, candied apple, and molasses. Very similar to schneider except this one doesnt have the phenolic cloviness or hints of banana. Not as complex but very well done. Very smooth finish.
joergen (26835) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown coloured with a beige head.
Sweet aroma with lots of dried fruits especially prunes.
Sweet flavour with lots of dried fruits and notes of alcohol.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Brown coloured. Malty and caramel in the aroma. Very sweet and malty flavour.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07.25.05 Bottle dated 12.31.03, I assume that’s a bottling date. Dark brown pour with minimal head of tight tan foam that lingers with a smattering of lace. Sweet aroma of candied plums, brown sugar, molasses, and some concentrated peppery alcohol. Dense palate, molasses, roasted nuts, caramelized pineapple, shortbread. Sweet and sticky. Pretty yummy. The alcohol that’s so present on the nose doesn’t offend the palate. A pleasant surprise of a beer I’d never heard of before picking it up just for the sake of trying another eisbock.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, dark and thick when poured into a glass. Smells like brewing beer. Very malty and thick, chocolate is the dominant taste, with some alcohol at the finish. Not bad at all.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Brown body with a small tan head, that is a deep, clear ruby when held to the light. The aroma is very fruity and sweet. I get apples, prunes, plums, sweet dark malts, caramel, toffee, banana, and a subtle hint of hops towards the finish. Taste is sticky sweet caramel malts, syrupy toffee candy, banana, clove-like alcohol, sweet chocolate, molasses, and maple syrup. Finishes with hints of clove, toffee, grains, and chocolate. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, slick and oily mouthfeel.
drpimento (3316) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My Gawd! What heaven is this! Upon pouring you first notice the body as it flows thickly into the glass with a nice luxuriant creamy tan head. The aroma of caramel and fragrant perfumy hops scent the air around. The flavor is intensely the same. Nice dusky reddish brown or brownish red. Whatever. Who cares, since this beer is so loaded with sensual qualities. Mine was a little too cold right out of the fridge. I know much more will come out of this as I let it warm. The carbonation is just right and balances the extra malty body of the beer. A long finish with no untoward aftertastes. This one came from a beer of the month, but they have it at the Bodega downtown La Crosse, too.