Friday, March 4, 2016
Kulmbacher Eisbock (8/10)
Kulmbacher Eisbock pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a finger-thick beige head that doesn't last long - thanks to the generous alcohol content.
The aroma is sweet and malty, with some earthy, herbal like notes from the noble hops.
The flavor is a malt-lover's dream, and probably a hop head's nightmare. Lots of sweet, intense malty goodness and minimal bitterness. I get hints of caramel, raisin, and a definite warming note.
RateBeer gives it a 98 out of 100. Beer Advocate gives it a 94 or "outstanding" rating. I can't argue with them. It's a great beer. I give it an 8 out of 10.
I had this particular bottle at The Winking Lizard, but I've seen the beer on the shelves at several local stores, including The Anderson's General Store on Sawmill and, I believe, Kenny Road Market.