RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
Three vintages to date:

2003 - 100 bottles

2006 - 100 bottles

2009 - 75 bottles

2014 - 110 bottles

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Huge thanks to Ogglethorp for sharing one of my white whales at the last C-bus tasting! Golden pour--really striking look to this beer. No head. Aroma is muted with some sweetness and light apple coming through, along with some heat. The taste is incredibly hot, with some light caramel coming through, but mostly alcohol. The flavor is decent, but nothing complex at all. Definitely a let down from the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (591) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2016
This is for the 2009 release. Ive been hanging onto this forever, figure Id finally open it and enter a rating for the first time in a while. Pours copper with a thin wispy head, which is a welcome sign as I expected zero carbonation. Nose is malt-forward, with ripe apples, pears, pie crust. A good late summer into fall beer reminiscent of other ice bocks and even some maltier Octoberfest beers. Mouth is nicely prickly. Again all kinds of big malt flavors, much in the range of stewed apples and pie crust. Faint oxidation on the finish but its not much of a detractor. Thick, pleasantly sweet but not nearing cloying. Nice stuff, not sure Id trade a ton for another bottle but its an enjoyable rare treat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7142) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle #11 little 7oz nip thanks to Toby. pours out a golden, copper color. Nose is big booze pit fruit notes some caramel and rich bread dough. Taste is more of the sweet malts some pit fruit and lots of heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (2117) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
Poured from a 187 ml bottle. Bottle # 17/110 vintage 2014. Aroma is rather malty with lots of caramel, burnt sugar and bit of toffee. Some moderate honey notes with a bit of alcohol. Medium raisin and other dried fruits. Pours a hazy, reddish copper color with a small, thin, whit head that recedes to a thin film that lingers in the center. No lacing and long legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with some caramel, burnt sugar and light toffee notes. Quite a bit of alcohol spice. Lots of honey and apple juice oxidation with a touch of wet paper. Medium bitterness. Light raisin and fig notes. Hints of dried stone fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with almost no carbonation. Low astringency and medium high alcohol warmth. Overall, an interesting beer but not great. Lots of alcohol and it tastes a bit oxidized. Some decent fruit notes, but it seems to lack the complexity necessary to hide so much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3818) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle at clockworks this was a beer I wanted to try since I first joined site and got into beer so happy that approx 2600 beers later I got to have. Deep dirty orange pour. Nose of deep alcohol like a cordial. Tastes medicinal, caramel, booze, earth, and florals. Two new eisbocks in an evening this was a mini mid week extreme beer festival. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 Bottle. 2014 vintage.Thanks to Jow, Pete and Jordan for chipping in. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of alcohol soaked bread, caramel, sticky bready pine and bready malt - medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle, #98/100, 2006 vintage. This bottle came from Eyedrinkale in a trade like a million years ago, rate 5000 seemed like a good excuse to crack it open. Pours a beautiful ruby tinged amber body, completely still, it coats the glass with a sticky film after a good swirl. The nose reminds me of a really really well aged Thomas Hardys. Excellent sherry like oxidation that complements the heavy malt character rather than dominates. Big dark fruits, thick caramel, rather moderate alcohol notes given the huge ABV. Smells just perfect for an 8 year old big beer. The flavor is pretty solid as well, the heavy malt is softened and rounded out well by the oxidation, lots of caramel, fig, and a deceptively light alcohol warmth on the finish. Very easy sipper, might be the most drinkable 17% beer Ive ever come across. Shame that its only a 7oz bottle. The mouthfeel is just about still, maybe a hint of carbonation, but not much. Its mouth coating, but not sticky or clingy at all, it almost starts out a bit thin, but build well. A nice gentle alcoholic warmth on the finish. Excellent beer, I wish this beer were easier to obtain, I think Id drink a lot of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Via trade with JaisPoAn. The aroma is vegetable, sweet, caramel, boozy. The appearance is a deep yet translucent amber, thin white head. The flavor is sweet, caramel, candi, slight vegetable. The finish is sweet, sticky, pine. Thick in body. The aroma is boring, the flavor is decent, the finish is good, the mouthfeel is excellent. Considering this is a long time want, Im a tad disappointed, but its stil a cool beer, and Im glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (6892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2014 Nip Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks dude. Pours orange shade with no head. Notes of honey booze, amaretto, caramel and some more alcohol. A tad bit rusty too, not what we all expected unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lothore (644) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
A- pours a deep golden hue with little to no head. S- candied fruit, ginger, boozy, caramel T- starts and ends boozy, candied fruit and caramel along with notes of dark fruit M- thick and sticky with very little carbonation. D- decent brew but I definitely find it to be one dimensional,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7460) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Thnx ! to Bobochamp ! Bottle 60 / 110 2014 edition . Pours orange , amber , no foam ( no carbo ) Smell is rather sweet, but taste totally is not . its full, boozy , bit honey / metallic . Slightly sour almost . Bit of a let down to be honoust ...

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