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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewing
Style: Eisbock
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Seasonally available
This rare and complex beer is slow fermented then krausened and later frozen for 45 days. Between 5 and 7 % of the volume remains behind as ice, leaving a deep ruby color, a remarkably smooth and slightly sweet warmth with a brandy like finish.
Using a signature blend of chocolate and caramel malts, this German Eisbock is slowly cold aged in their cellar for over 3 months.

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3.8
Brettsky06 (528) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 Love it! Black pour, light dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet and malty. Boozy notes as well. High abv is well hidden

3.7
GRM (4200) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2017
Brown bottle, 341 ml, 2017 vintage, via Glen G. - CANBIF fall 2017 (thank you!), savoured on November 29 2017; eye: dark brown with a mahogany hue, opaque, no effervescence, minuscule ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light ashy, molasses, light fig; mouth: malt, caramel, light ashy, molasses, alcohol, alcohol warmth, dense, light fig, finale in malt with light presence of alcohol, full body, lightly below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, light alcoholic texture; overall: fine




FRANÇAIS


Bouteille brune, 341 ml, millésime 2017, via Glen G. - CANBIF automne 2017 (thank you!), savourée le 29 novembre 2017; œil : brun foncé avec une teinte acajou, opaque, pas d'effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger cendré, mélasse, léger figue; bouche : malt, caramel, léger cendré, mélasse, alcool, chaleur d'alcool, dense, léger figue, finale en malt avec légère présence d'alcool, corsée, carbonatation légèrement sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

3.5
patricks110 (2715) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2017
Wow. This is actually really good. Pours a pure black with a thin beige head. The nose is iffy and seems boozy with a big roasted malt. Heavy german flavour, light floral hops, grassy but big and roasty with a ton of rich nutty and dessert esque notes. Booze is more subtle than expected. This drinks like and imperial stout without the body.

3.2
northropfrye (3712) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2017
Brown body, brown head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is dried fruit, a bit of lactose, slightly tart, some cocoa. A bit on the soft side. This was not bad, but I'm a bit surprised its in the top 50 for eisbocks.

3.5
DeanF (2529) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
Okay dark beige head and black body (ooh, baby!). Creamy coffee, bailey’s latte, chcolate cake with a subtle and sophisticated touch on the aroma. Flavour is this heavy oily licorice and chocolate syrup, bold and rough, great for sipping. Bit of a wine chocolate liqueur finish. Well done and memorable.

3.7
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Sucre brun, mélasse, pruneaux, chocolat, notes boisées, peut-être une touche de tabac. Un éventail intéressant de parfums. Un goût fruité liquoreux, riche en malts caramélisés avec un alcool presque camouflé et une poignée de noix. Un corps moyen-fort avec un pétillement présent et une texture un peu collante. Une finale sur des notes de réglisse justement amères. Petite bouteille facilement buvable.

4
Bule (2274) - California, USA - APR 28, 2016
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Mildly sweet chocolatey goodness. Nice amount of hops.

3.9
GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 16 Dec 2014 -- 12oz bottle poured into stemware, Very nice! Not a big body, dangerously easy to drink.

3.3
tnkw01 (1833) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Dark color with a small head. Aroma is dried fruit, raisins and hints of coffee. Taste is fruit cake, raisins and hints of coffee. TNT.

3.3
AncreSteam (17) - - DEC 7, 2014
A nice dark pour. Thin on nose but still pleasant. Definitely sweetish on the palate and finishes with a slight warmth. Definitely enjoyable but be careful; the 9.5% ABV can sneak up on you as it is not evident in the taste or smell!


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