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EisPhyre - Capital Brewery

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162 Reviews
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Reviews: 162
Hads: 204
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 44
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: heyitsbyron on 03-13-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. This beer departs the bottle a very deep amber color, with a nice thick finger of head over top that really sticks around and runs up the side of the glass as a full coat of lace as it falls. The brew is exceptionally clear, with a nice bubbly carbonation cascading upwards on the sides and in the middle of my glass. An innitial sniff brings solid raisin and deep toasty notes, along with some almost grape-like fruityness. Not concord grape like is in jelly, but more of a red grape that might be made into a nice wine. I enjoy it. Sipping this one brings flavors of deep melanoidans riding over a base of semi-sweet raisin. It definately finishes with a major blast of toasty melanoidans, and a very mild, but noticable, clean hop bitterness that just stays light on the sides of my tongue towards the back of my mouth. The aftertaste is all about melanoidans as well. IT remids me of the crust of a nicely baked French bread. There is just the slightest tell of alcohol in it, but unless you know this one is 11% going into it, you would be surprised to find that out. Mouthfeel is moderate to thick, with a moderate carbonation that makes it a little mroe smooth that it would be with less bubble. This one is truely a nice beer. It has excellent toasty flavors that I like in dopplebocks and eisbocks, along with that nice undertone of dark fruit to give it a kiss of sweetness. The alcohol is barely perceived in the flavor and not present in the nose. This one is not going to last at all in my glass. This is a fantastic eisbock.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An iced version of the Autumnal Fire? I thought this beer was a myth! Sampled from a growler purchased at the brewery. The Eisphyre pours out a deep ruby color with a very small head. The aroma is nuts and caramel with alcohol esters. Very similar in aroma to the regular Fire. Huge malty flavor with hazlenut and a complex frutiness. Somehow this beer is as bitter as it is sweet. I expected this beer to be syrupy, but it was not at all. Low carbonation. Alcohol is present, but the drinkability is incredible. I could have consumed the entire growler in a single sitting, but I decided to pace myself, and I'll finish the second half tomorrow. I highly recommend this beer, especially for any fan of the Autumnal Fire (who isn't?).

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Photo of expatsteve
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Decided to open a bottle after 3 months in the cellar along side some aged Autumnal Fire. As this was much better this time around, I felt I should review it again.

Appearance: Ruby with orange and tan hues, contributing to a tobacco-burst appearance. Good visibility. Pours a brief 1/2 inch head, with minimal lacing left afterwards. Low/medium viscosity.

Aroma: Caramel malts, raisins, faint boozy notes. SOme booze and molasses developments as it warms. Solid and balanced.

Taste: Burnt caramel, raisins, faint breads, and a little booze bristle in the finish. Honey, butter, bread and booze developments as it warms. The vegetal finish I noted in the first bottle I tried at home has subsided to a slightly dry cleansing finish. Not as complex as Autumnal Fire, but achieves a balance and ease of drinking that more than compensates.

Mouthfeel: Good body - not too heavy, and perfect for the style. Carries the booze and the malts well. Low carbonation.

Drinkability: Definitely more drinkable than I remember it, and impressive both in flavor and finish. I'll definitely be picking more of this up before it runs out.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the clear burnished copper brew. Head fades slowly, with plenty of sticky lace, both impressive for the style and abv. Aroma is deeply sweet, with light fruitiness and strong alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet up from, ample fruitiness in the middle, and a long warming feel on the swallow. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft, and drinkability is just insane for the abv. Beyond the aroma and warmth, the only indication of the higher abv when I drank it was the burning of my chapped lips. Try this one, they've done well here.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the release party. Followed up by several bottles.

Appearance: EisPhyre looks like it’s name. It’s an orange-red flame color with copper hues. Pours a two inch head that settles into a creamy and chunky ¼ inch beige film. Mild carbonation streams die after a few minutes. Little to no lace on the glass.

Nose: Sweet caramel, sweet apples, light alcohol notes. Potent.

Taste: BIG-HUGE sweet caramels followed by a lingering bitter/minute carbonation bite. Awesome! Almost no alcohol taste. Very impressive. Booze soaked dark fruits, mostly dates, a few chestnuts, and some bread.

Mouthfeel: Numbing. Huge, chewy, warming…no, strike warming… blazing. This puppy is a heater. Medium bodied.

Bellyfeel: I’m on fire.

Drinkability: On tap is slightly average but considering the style and strength very good. Bottled is insane. This is very drinkable. If you let it get to room temp, you’ll get a hell of a lot of malt flavor but also a whole ton of booze so be careful.

Notes: 11.00% and drinkable as if it were a simple bock. Wow this is a cool beer. I hope it ages well because assuming they never make it again, (which is what the brewer told me), I’ll be hoarding cases for the next ten years. Wha, ha, ha…

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Obtained by trade with first Shbobdb, and then Flyingbison. Thanks so much for this one guys. you could not have picked a better brew to double up on

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass that was so unworthy. The liquid is a dark Carmel color, great carbonation, semi cloudy and thick looking. the head is stupendous 2 fingers plus creamy smooth and tan to off white looking. It faded very slowly and left a nice lace.

The smell, Wow, big carmeled malts, wonderful hops to balance and a sweet scene of alcohol

The taste is fabulous, what a great beer this is, a huge big time carmely malt with an equally bold hops too balance. What is not to like, the alcohol taste comes through just enough to let you know what you are in for. Take one of the best Maibock Munchen has to offer chill it and sift off the ice and Bam! this is what they came up with in Wisconsin, Pure Genius.

The mouthfeel is right on this is not a beer you want to put down, mine was gone way to fast. At 11% ABV you would not last long taking them down at that rate. The best carbonation I have ever had in and ice brew, and a killer full body. Hey guys PLEASE put a few more of these aside for the next trade.

The drinkability, gosh gee what else can I say. This beer rocks it has it all +++. Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

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Photo of jj21
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy balls is this good!!! But not for the faint-of-heart. This packs a punch.
On tap in the Horse & Plow in Kohler, WI.
Poured into a snifter a dark copper body with a great tan head that quickly disappears leaving a good lacing. Sweet malty nose. Great alcohol aromas loft with malty sweetness of dark fruits and spices. Almost smells like a Barley wine. Taste is phenomenal. Maltiness and alcohol is very present at the first sip. Not overpoweringly sweet like I was afraid it might have been. The true character of the Autumnal Fire is not lost in this offspring. Thick and chewy mouth feel. It coats your mouth like a cough medicine would- but in a good way. Slight alcohol burn down the throat, but mild for an 11% beer. One serving of this is plenty. Great beer to finish the night on. Very impressed, especially since I was afraid it would be too sweet. Highly recommended!!

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Photo of barrelman
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you DaPeculiarDane for this trade! Opened the package and poured this out into 3 tulips to share with the brewhouse staff. Thank you also cold, December weather for making this possible! At least 1.5 years in the bottle. Maybe someone else can glean a bottling date.

Appearance is constructed of perfect amber hues with a generous amount of head considering the triple pour and high ABV.Great lacing as I get down.

Aroma has me floored (You might have to take anticipation into account). What I first thought was some butterscotch (not my favorite) soon developed into complex caramel maltiness. Caramel, toffee, and dates swirl together with an underlying tone of stollen from my childhood Christmas brunches. Let's hear it for fruit cake!

After thinking that there is no way that the taste can live up to the aroma, I find myself to be correct, but not by much. What I taste is a straightforward punch of malts with no diversion from rich, sweet, textures. Amazing. A slight nip of alcohol burn accentuates the profile and makes the experience even more enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is great.

Drinkablility is exceptional. After 1/3 of a bottle, and no lunch, I'm flying. This is an amazing brew from my hometown brewery. It is good to get reacquainted with them. I will save my remaining bottle until the birth of my first child or the birth of the second child of a dear friend.

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Photo of gpcollen1
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this puppy into my Celebrator glass. Pours a viscous dark tan with a reddish tint. Head rises a bit around half an inch and then settles gently. Aromas are a delicate balance of syrupy sweet, hoppy love and dried plums soaked in brandy.

This brew hits the mouth thick and creamy with a a bit of carbonation. Sweetness rolls down the tongue ushering lots of bold flavors - brandy and tamarind, molasses and dark rum, slow roasted poblanos. Just a hint of alcohol in there and some nice hoppy finish to the end still manages to dry the palate and encourage another sip.

This is one fantastic beer and very drinkable. I cannot believe how tasty this is and drank this way to fast. Wish I had another.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

fiery orange-ish red pour with two fingers of airy, bulbous foam. stray bubbles are observed in ascention.. clusters of oval chunkiness cling to the walls of the glass as the head quickly evaporates. i can hear the snap, crackle, and pop of the carbon dioxide fleeing the crisp topper.

sweet malt blast in the aroma.. luxurious.. caramelly with carrot cake and cream cheese frosting accents. hints of black cherry essence swirled into a dulce de leche custard. slightest off hint of baby food, but overall a sensory blast into the sweet oblivion of dessert beer pleasure.

silky body with some carbonation, sips more like a 9er than a 11ish.

sips almost like a belgian quad. layer upon layer of dark fruits, fermented malt madness and residual alcohol blast sweetness. decomposing vegetables meet candied fruits in a battle to the palate death. hints of brown sugar and a brief butter note are welcome factors in the flavor stability. this beer is insanely complex and easily one of the best eisbocks available today. this beer, while experimental, seems completely planned to the 't'. capital struck gold by eis'ing this dopplebock, and hopefully the tradition here will continue for years. i will certainly continue to sell my testicles for 12oz'ers.. although i probably only have one more year left of that before i need to switch up organs.

highly fffing recommended

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Photo of fropones
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A nice amber brown with a light khaki head.

S - Bready malt, plums, figs, biscuits, toffee.

T- More dark fruits, bread, alcohol very nicely hidden. Very delicious.

M - Nice creaminess and carbonation, somewhat slick.

D - Drinks very nicely. Will probably seek this out again.

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Photo of blackie
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: The pour creates a low, light khaki head that soon disappears to leave just a few bubbles on the surface. The beer is a rich, amber cognac in color.

smell: Upfront I find a deep, rich sweet malty aroma that makes my mouth water. It smells wonderfully of buttery caramel and lightly toasted grains. Notes of mild tobacco and woody Tennessee whiskey are found. There are some hints of dark, sugary fruits. Just a touch of hop aroma and a nice tinge of ethanol sharpness in the nasal cavity.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, and the body somewhat syrupy and on the lighter side of the heavy range.

taste: Rich malty flavors coat the tongue. The syrupy substance of the beer carries with it flavors of dark sugars, sweet tree fruits, and hardwood. Hints of tobacco and oaked bourbon are again found. A pretty sizeable hop flavor is evident, with a lighter bitterness providing the necessary balance. The ethanol is present on just the right level, adding to the character of the beverage rather than detracting from it. Complex and delicious.

drinkability: About as drinkable as can be expected for a beer of this weight.

taken from the fridge of dirtylou while he crunched numbers in a dark room somewhere

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Photo of cokes
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The 2009 release hit the shelves recently, and I'm giving it a bit of a vertical test against the first (07) batch.

The striking thing is how shallow the 09 is in comparision. The 07 has continued to grow malty nuance and is even more deeply wrinkled than the notes below. Right now, I'd push the 07 up with some of the best I've had.
The 09 is another story. Simply and caramelly sweet, with a touch of toastiness. It tastes like a thick oktoberfest next to its older brother. I wish I had an Autumnal Fire handy for reference, because it seems simpler even than my memories construction of than.
At first glance, I think the recipe may have changed a great deal between the two versions, but I also remember that it took some time for the 07 to congeal into something special. I hope that happens again, but I have my doubts.

I'm actually increasing my overall rating based solely on the progress of the 07. The 09 is (hopefully) a work in progress, and its rating is pending a long nap. Scored as it is, the 09 gets: 4, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5...or about a 3.6 overall.

2007 release.
Clear dark amber with a surprisingly healthy and durable off-white cap.
Scented of rum-soaked pears, chewy caramel candies, grain, almond paste, and Cognac.
Into the mouth it flashes a coarse graininess. This is swiftly enveloped by a stewed pear, golden raisin, and date frutiness. Caramel, toffee, and burnt brown sugar seep in and cover everything. Alcohol builds as it progresses, flashing oak-barreled brandy and dark spiced rum heat.
It dons a medium-plus body that presents thinner due to the drying alcohol and sporty, subtle carbonation. It's far too drinkable for its strength, when given the mood for something malty.
I tried this fresh and was somewhat nonplussed. Things have turned for the better. And still, I don't think it has yet totally grown into its shoes. But it's rapidly developing, and another 6 months might find an eisbock that rivals any. If you're hoarding some, crack one open to see how far it has come.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, bought a 4pack at Steve's - University for 7.99

appearance: pours a glowing bright amber into a chalice, 1/4" foamy beige head forms immediately and leaves a slightly frothy lace, sparkling full body...very nice appearance

smell: very reminiscent of Autumna Fire...super sweet apple, very bready, thick malt structure, light alcohol comes through, caramel, alcohol soaked dark fruit...potent and inviting

taste: big big bock, thick and heavy sweet malt, a jacked up autumnal fire with a big alcohol bite that is amazingly smooth and pleasant. lots of dark fruit flavours highlighted by red apple, plum, raisin...caramel covered apple, nutty.

mouthfeel: big and chewy, smooth, warming alcohol sensation, medium-full body

drinkability: very smooth but dangerously powerful

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Photo of alexgash
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle obtained from markgugs.

Cidery-copper body with a slight pulpy haze. Thick, creamy, dirty khaki head laces very nicely. Rich butterscotch and toffee notes greet the nose. Big butter rum, bread pudding, and brown sugar malts come out with warmth. Soft cooked vegetable twang in there as well.

Slight herbal bitterness up front. Butterscotch and cookie dough malt sweetness soon arrive and take over. Rum, fruit, and more butterscotch/caramel. Spicy, herbal hop bitterness settles in for the finish. Traces of vanilla, leather, and tobacco mingle with leftover sticky malt sweetness in the end. Full bodied and coats the mouth well. Delicious and very drinkable for its strength. Too bad this is retired!

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Photo of Skidz
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out bright copper and sits a radiant garnet in the glass with a good sized beige head, fading to a fair skimming with minor lacings around the glass.

Smells rich and malty, big toffee and caramel tones coming out of a crisp, toasty core. Hints of nut and dates, spicy with wishs of alcohol.

Tastes full-on malty, mild caramel sweetness with deep, plunging raisins and dates. Peppery, spicy hops with drying alcoholic tinges across the mouth lead into the finish.

Clean in the mouth and silky smooth way underneath the initial hit of carbonation. Medium-full in body.

For its strength, this is very drinkable. I would have expected stronger, as Autumnal Fire is fairly strong in its own right. This tastes a lot like its smaller version and isn't nearly as sugary as I'd expect it to be. Either way, it is very well done and I wouldn't expect this to hang around on the shelves much longer. At $7 a 4 pack, this is a steal.

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle dated 301st day of '09. Poured @ cellar temperature into a GLBC Christmas Ale snifter, while exiled from the computer (wife loves her Hulu).

A- Two fingers of creamy orangish tan head rests upon a slightly darker than ruby body after a hardish pour. Little to no lacing, good head retention, and fantastic clarity in the body

S- Rich malty sweetness with toffee, black current, strawberry and bread notes piled on top. Even with the huge rich malt in the aroma, somehow delicate sulphur from the yeast is able to not only be present, but help fortify the overall experence.

T- Right off the bat the huge toffee and caramel flavours dominate the beer, slowly melting into a more focused sweet grain flavour. The rich cherry, black current & strawberry flavours mirror the aroma, and contend with the massive malt adequately. At the midpalate, a citrus/apricot flavor enters and helps prepare the mouth for the characteristic bock bite at the swallow. Like all the great Eisbocks I've enjoyed, the bite is assertive and warming with a mild burn without being overwhelming. Finish is surprisingly clean with mild alcohol and slight malt sweetness lingering.

M- Guess what, the body is rich too! Right amount of carbonation, big body without being too big. Same can be said for the prickly alcohol quality.

D- This is very well done. The first time I tried this, I expected more, and was actually let down. Upon further tasting and reflection, I've come to realise that Capital really nailed a fantastic balance with this beer. Bigger than Autumnal Fire, but not so big you can't finish it. It might not have struck me as the most complex beer, but a perfect choice for after dinner or as a nightcap. My only complaint is that this is my last one.

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks goes out to orfeu for this beauty. I've been trying to get my hands on this one for a while now and he was able to hook me up in a face-to-face trade at Ommegang.

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter and let it warm up a bit before tasting.

Pours a foggy dark ruby with a one finger off-white head that dies down to a nice thin layer that remains throughout. Stickiness is decent, spotty on the sides. Smell is a sweet caramel malt with a bit of a bready yeast. Some spices emerge; cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. I was really expecting a booze-like odor, but there isn't the slightest bit in the nose. Taste starts with a wheat bread like flavor with a bit of molasses. After that, mild dark fruits and brown sugar flavors. Finishing flavors are of smokey oak and caramel sweetness. Overall the flavor was a bit weaker than the smell, but still very complex. Mouthfeel is amazing, extremely smooth and creamy. Carbonation is subtle, but present. I have absolutely no clue where the 11% abv comes in. Unbelievable how well the alcohol is masked in this brew, it really is nowhere to be found. What an amazing beer. Maybe someday Capital will bring this one back, my fingers are crossed.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Capital's EisPhyre pours up voluptuously with ample carbonation into a house logo snifter that creates a pillowy creamish white head that prominently sits atop a bright ochre-burnt umber body. The complex, aromatic nose has a rich melanoidin maltiness complimented by some toastiness that's reminiscent of freshly baked Tin Vienna bread. There's just a hint of fruitiness with some Noble hop spiciness and a definite alcohol presence, otherwise very clean & generous! The flavor is dominated by a rich, toasted melanoidin maltiness that is marked by just a touch of spicy bitterness. The rich, slightly chewy full-bodied finish is surprisingly smooth and expectedly warming with alcoholic complexity. EisPhyre is a fine example of brewing prowess from Kirby Nelson & crew and is good as of any of its continental counterparts. EisPhyre comes highly recommended to all malt lovers and is certainly worth tracking down before it dissapears completely into the great Autumnal Fire. Here's to Capital's 20th Anniversary!

PROST! Beertracker

*Taster's Note: Many thanks to beerhandy for the bottle.

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Photo of Winter
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Review # 500

Capital EisPhyre is an Eisbock version of Autumnal Fire. The later combines the styles of Oktoberfest and Doppelbock. It pours reddish amber in color with a khaki head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, and sweet malt. Nose is also brandy-like; alcohol laden. Soft, sticky medium-bodied mouthfeel. The taste is malty and strong in alcohol. Despite the quite noticeable alcohol it's sublime. There's an fruitiness to it (cherry). It's almost like a malty brandy. The finish is warming with some bitterness toward the back to cut the malt sweetness. Eisphyre is powerful and elegant at the same time. It's a great sipper to be enjoyed and savored.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz twist off bottle from the 2009 release. drank from an over sized snifter.

A- this one pours a beautiful looking clear ruby red colored body with a full finger of cream colored head. the head lasts a while and leaves behind a solid wall of lacing. i cant ask for anything more.

S- a strong odor of sweet caramel and bready malts is the first thing i notice, reminding me that this is a dopplebock on steroids. a little bit of cherry follows that. the last thing i smell is alcohol. were off to a great start here.

T- like the smell, this one is very heavy on the bready malts. theres also a strong dose of caramel. the alcohol is hidden amazingly well. i can sitll pick up just a hint of fruit or cherries.

M- full bodied and thick. almost chewy. moderate warming from the alcohol. a nice subdued level of carbonation that really adds to the experience.

D- very easy to finish, leaving me wanting more and quite pleasantly surprised. at first i was a little skeptical about concentrating an already relatively high ABV beer, however nothing about this is excessive. check it out if you get the chance. too bad this was made on such a limited run.

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Photo of Blakaeris
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliantly clear dark copper with a creamy white head that leaves globs of sticky lacing.

Aroma is caramel malt, brown sugar, and hints of dark fruit.

Taste is rich caramel and toffee, along with generous dark fruit sweetness. Brown sugar has a stronger presence in the sweet boozy finish. Hops are subdued, but bring a pleasant earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and velvety soft.

Very smooth and flavorful. Alcohol is present, but adds flavor intensity instead of just harshness. This a flavorful and smooth malt bomb. Very tasty.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange/amber tone. Thin beige head. Lace comes in moderately sized patches. Aroma is a really great melange of sweet goodies. Caramel and nougat and and that thick malt aroma that Capital dopples have. Flavor is nice. The malt flavor is quite nice. Smooth and caramelly. Nougat in the background. A little alcohol, but really not that noticeable. Medium bodied and velvety on the tongue. Nice tasting and quite easy to drink. Could be a dangerous one.

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Photo of bashiba
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the same crystal clear deep amber/red as autumnal fire, with a big thick white head, nice lacing and retention.

Big sweet malt and fruits dominate the nose with a bit of banana and cedar.

Very smooth and mellow for almost 10%. Subtle hints of brown sugar, banana nut bread, cedar, and dates all make and appearance, the finish is almost hopeless, yet not at all cloying or overly sweet. Very balanced.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy almost luscious.

Dangerously drinkable big bock, very nicely done as all Capitals doppels seem to be.

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Photo of scaliasux
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Light brownish red. Appears opaque. Thin off white head with little persistence.

Smell - Rich maltiness. Prune or raisin and caramel.

Taste - Rich sweet malts. Mainly caramel and toast. Some raisin. A little hoppy bitterness in the finish. Noticeable alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Medium and smooth. Some alcohol warmth.

Overall - I like 'em strong and malty. This definitely fits the bill.

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EisPhyre from Capital Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.