igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although I have had a few Eisbocks over the past couple of years, I believe this is the first one I have reviewed. Per the Reinheitsgebot there appears to be much consistency within the parameters of the style. She pours a deep ruby red color with a tawny head that dissipates quickly. There is a surprising amount of carbonation, although hard to see, considering this is such a high gravity brew. The aroma is not necessarily complex; however, beyond the overwhelming presence of malt, there is a good representation of a fresh hoppy smells as well as some stewed fruits. The palate is defined by a somewhat syrupy start and the signature eisbock astringent finish. The flavor is sweet and intense (similar to some American barley wines) with a defined crisp, yet delayed, hop finish. A good, well balanced beer, but not one that bowled me over.
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, & dark fruit; Flavor of toasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums & cherries), raisons, and spice; Alcohol is well hidden; Nicely balanced and complex; Excellent brew.
Poobah (420) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 2, 2017
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber-brown with a light tan head. Dark fruit nose. Opens with medium carbonation and a medium body, and ending with brown sugar, overripe dark fruit, and some alcohol warming.
ghostbeer (203) - Nebraska, USA - APR 8, 2017
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Powerful and very rich. Warming as it is consumed and lots of aroma and flavor of dried fruits and raisins. Extremely sweet. Tasty and great for dessert.
popiela (836) - Poznañ, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat melanoidynowy, słodowy, karmelowy. Delikatny alkohol. W smaku dość gładkie, chlebowe, karmelowe i alkoholowe.
sharkydodson (1489) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 17, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of vanilla, toffee, raisin, bisquit, dried plum, berries and red wine... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of toffee, candy, raisin, dried plum, port, figs and dark fruits... sweet, dry and bitter aftertaste...
ozzy70 (1061) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 14, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pour was black, lasting tan head. Aroma was sweet malts, fig, raisin, light chocolate. Taste was sweet, creamy, cocoa, plum.
onceblind (9162) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark nutty brown hue with a thin ivory foamy top. Lovely dark nutty and sweet roasted toast malt tones on the nose. Earthy toast and dry nutty alcohol phenols on the flavor with a touch of woody metallic nuances. Full, boozy, dark bready and slightly metallic, but in a good German way. A little dry and bready and boozy but alright.
biir (1266) - Berlin, - FEB 28, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Dark brown color with small off-white head. Taste is white sugar and dark malts. alcohol well hidden. round and nice eisbock which lacks some real character.
VDuquerroux (1590) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. @Naintré with my dad and mom. A very dark beer with a small off-white head ; poor retention. Prune, dried and candied fruits, roast, caramel. Medium round sweet warming, light dry bitter. Good body, light to meidum oily texture, average carbonation, sweet roasty warming lasting finish. Overall, good !
drsordr (2587) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yay. My first rate if an eisbock. Bottle pour cola brown with ruby hue and rapidly dissipating tan head. Nose caramel, candied apple, molasses, raisins. Taste sweet up front, candied fruit, fig, prune. Then some stone fruit and caramel. Minimal to no bitterness. Mild hint of alcohol in the end.