gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2017 Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish-brown with a thin white head. Alcohol and malt scent. Alcohol is pretty obvious in the taste. Dry. Not as good as I’d hoped, but still a fine beer. 2003 version.
From old tasting notes. Deep copper, red color. Thick creamy beige head. Soft toasted malt nose. Smooth, malty, full-bodied and flavorful. Nicely balanced with a crisp, dry hop finish. Very good. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle at James’ cellar cleaning tasting. Pours a faintly hazed brown amber with a thin white head. Big honey and malt on the nose. Tangy, tastes like someone dropped Nerds into a seltzer. Sweet but empty.
Jow (3927) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle at tasting at JTClockwork’s 3rd eisbock of the day which is enough to lure me away from Manhattan. kind of ugly pour orangey brownish. nose is sweet fruits and bread. tastes bready, apple, caramel, grapefruit, brown sugar, wood. not all that boozy for style. yippee 15 eisbocks! jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle thanks to Clark - Pours orange gold -nose/taste of light fruity malt, caramel and light bread - medium body vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Brown Amber pour with tan head. Aromas are fruity and sweet. Flavors are fruit and pear, sweet tones.
GRM (4053) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Green bottle, 750 ml, savoured on March 26 2015; eye: caramel with a bronze hue, hazy, good sheet of beige head that thins out, nice lacing; nose: malt, slight sourness, slight spent grains; mouth: malt, slight spent grains, light acidity, finale in malt with slight presence of toffee, light-medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: ordinary
Bouteille verte, 750 ml, savourée le 26 mars 2015; œil : caramel avec une teinte bronze, trouble, bonne couche de mousse beige qui se transforme en une mince couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, très légère aigreur, très léger drèche; bouche : malt, très léger drèche, légère acidité, finale en malt avec très légère présence de toffee, corps léger-moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : ordinaire zimbo (961) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
A review from notes when bought and drunk in 1989.
Was expecting something more concentrated and sturdy and was surprised by the level of carbonation. Still better than anythiong else being drunk in Ontario at the time.
Peaches, gentle , delicate light yellowy orange (salmon?) in colour with a bit of a zesty finish. A bit too much acidity.
Loved that 750ml bottle. reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light fruits with hints of hops and yeast. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with light fruits and mild hop bitterness with a bit of yeast. Flavors are more complex than I can describe, as this was a truly outstanding beer which I truly enjoyed. weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Bottle, 2005. Drank last summer. Trying to drown away the memory of watching England get ripped apart by Germany in the world cup. Got off a stall in Macclesfield. They only had one, never sold a beer before, probably never will again. Won it in a raffle. So bit random how I got hold of this one. Clear orange colour with a thin to medium off white head. Strong alcohol in the aroma with some dark fruit, spices, christmas cake, cherry. Flavour as some caramel notes, sweetness and sugar. It’s good, bit heavy palate though that got a bit tiresome necking the bottle to myself. Metalchopz (3391) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
2004 edition (originally rated June 2005) - comes in a green wine bottle, but no cork, just a bottlecap. This Canadian Ice-bock pours an amber-red colour with lively tiny-bubble carbonation. The off-white head is creamy, and as it dissipates slowly, a thin layer coats the brew. The nose is roasted malts and apples. Nice creamy mouthfeel, very smooth. Taste the caramel is it is going down with the roasted malts. Good bitterness in the finish, with apple in the aftertaste. Beautiful lacing left as the brew goes down... and it goes down easy. I would try this anytime... as long as I am not driving.