Idiosynkrasie (7832) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
330ml bottle [#0529, 2014 vintage]. Murky, dark brown colour, a fading, thin layer of beige bubbles on top, lots of tiny chunks floating around. Spicy, vinous aroma, notes of red wine, blue grapes, blackcurrant, morello, a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is slightly dry, oaky, tart-ish, vinous, spicy, notes of red wine, blue grapes, blue grape juice, hints of morello, blueberry and blackcurrant, a touch of banana has just object slide funtion, minimally alcoholic finish; oily to viscous texture. The Pinot Noir "form" reduces the basic beer to pure "matter"; nice "substance" overall. Werckmeister (3271) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 10, 2017
0,33l from bottle at home shared with friends. As Schneider Eisbock Barrique 2015 aged in Pinot Noir barrels. dark brown colour, almost no head. smells sour, acidic, nutty, marzipan, wood, grapes, light coconut. very nice smell. full body, no carbonation, slick nutshell. tastes light vinegar, grapes, nutty, marzipan, wood, bit leathery, very light coconut. finishes dry and lightly sour with notes of vinegar, wood and nutty notes. very nice one, alcohol not very noticeable, good stuff.
8, 4, 7, 3, 15 bhensonb (15600) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle from Bine & Vine as their 2017. Pours clear brown with a few bubbles. Aroma of mildly sour raspberry and cherry. Med + body. Flavor is mildly acidic with, yes, chocolate, raspberry and cherry. Not sure about vanilla. There’s a woody aspect, but that’s not strong. Heat, yes, but for me only in the gullet. Pretty good. marcus (10559) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a few beige bubbles and a treacle and wine aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes chocolate, raspberry, and wine. Comforting warm alcohol trail. bytemesis (8956) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle - 2017 vintage. My 10th Eisbock tick - worth $23 I guess?? Pours murky chestnut, small beige head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is oak, dates, hint of nail polish remover initially, raisins, cherries, vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet, rasins, dates and cherries dominate. Full body, low carbonation. Thick.
Travlr (25745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2017 Bottle as 2017 Tap X Eisbock Barrique. Dark clear brown color. Aroma of port wine, plums, dates, vanilla. Taste is vinous prunes, raisins, plums. Warming. Delicious. BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle at home shared by Travlr. Pours clear tawny with a small, frothy beige head, short retention. Aroma is moderate spicy booze, vinous Pinot Noir grapes, oak, caremelized malt, figs and dates. Flavor is moderate caramelized malt, vinous Pinot Noir grapes, oak, brown sugar, figs, dates and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation. nearbeer (5554) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2017
33 cl. bottle. Pours deep brown with maybe a ruby tint. Smattering of loose foam on top. Big nose of red wine and creamed brown sugar is tempered by wafts of soy, vinegar and a bit of the barrel. Flavors of blackberry, toasted wood and mildly sweet red wine with a bit of white pepper. The wine note also has a hint of vinegar at times. Medium-plus body is meaty and smooth with low carbonation. The combination provides a dangerously drinkable mouthfeel and balance. Definitely seems the wine dominates this marriage, but it’s damn tasty and I’m never been much of a wine drinker.. Seul (3) - Lokeren, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2017 does not count
2014 version, matured for 24 months on Pinot Noir barrels.
First of all: this is one helluva underrated beer... But: if you don’t appreciate wine, don’t bother with this beer... Flat, lots of vanille, tanines, and a nice sour Pinot Noir touch, whilst the base beer is still there...
Best drank in the dark as the colour isn’t appealing at all...
Blueshawk (464) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
- braun-schwarze Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung
- Aromen von sehr reifer Banane, Honig, Dörrobst, Malz aber auch ein
sehr stark wahrnehmbarer Alkoholgeruch
- passende Carbonisierung
- der Antrunk ist sehr ölig, verbunden mit einem Kakaoaroma und einer
- danach erinnert das Ganze mehr an einen Medium Sherry mit einer
leichten Rotweinnote als ein Bier
- erst gegen Ende erscheint die Hopfenbitternis und etwas Weinbrand
Fazit: Mehr Dessertwein denn Bier