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Double Ice Bock | Southampton Publick House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States
publick.com

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Southampton Double Ice Bock is based off of a traditional German-style Bock beer. This German lager beer is rich and malty and brewed to an alcohol strength of 6-7%. “Ice Bock” is produced when a Bock beer is partially frozen in order to increase it’s alcohol content. In this process, some of the water content turns to ice, effectively strengthening the flavor and alcohol of the beer. We take this process one step further. After the initial freezing, the beer is decanted off the ice and frozen a second time. The resulting beer is a deceptively smooth and amazingly strong lager.

Added by Todd on 06-22-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,531
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
46
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
14
Trade:
4
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3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 38/75. 2009 vintage. Cellared since it was released.

No head. Orange hued copper color.

Caramel and toffee. Malty. Some oak. Some heat and booze in the finish. Sweet. Some red apples and pears. Vanilla as it warms.

Medium bodied. Ends fairly clean.

Overall, this was a really fun and unique beer to try. One of the smoothest and easiest 18% beers I have ever drank. Could hardly taste the alcohol. Very enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#70/110. Shared by schen9303. 8oz. bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware.

Pours thick with little to no head. Beer is a clear orange copper with no lace but huge, thick, oily legs that really cling to the glass. Solid.

Nose is rice, metal, pear and a slightly sweet lychee fruit. Moderately aromatic.

Opens corn, moderate hop and yeast bitterness. Some sweet cane sugar and a fruity malt body come through in the middle finished by accented yeast and booze. Sweet, syrupy aftertaste. There's a ton of complexity here but not all the flavors that come through are great.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick and viscous in the mouth and a little bit bubbly and oily going down. Really coats the palate. Messy finish with a long, lingering aftertaste. Pretty nice.

As an Eisbock, this is a very good interpretation of the style. However, as an enjoyable beer, this doesn't quite cut it. Certainly worth trying since there are so few pure eisbocks around. Expect an experience... just not necessarily a great one.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for the opportunity to try both vintages side by side Brad, a wonderful experience.

Beer is brown and clear with no head, no carbonation, no lacing, no retention.

Aroma is malty, the older one was a little papery.

Beer is thick, like syrup, dry on the finish, very dry, malty and slightly oxidized, a little plums and stone fruits with some raisins and figs. Interesting, very nice beers but the older one is probably over the hill at this point.

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3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks a lot, Brad!

Vintages 2006 & 2009, served side by side.

2006 bottle 23/100
2009 bottle 8/75

The 2006 vintage appears remarkably darker than the 2009, which appears orange colored. Neither beer displays any head or leaves any trace of lacing on the glass.

The aroma offers apples, grapes, English malts, toffee.

The flavor is sweet, but not nearly as much as I was expecting, certainly not cloying. Although the beers drastically differ in appearance, they smell and taste nearly identical. The beer drinks almost like an apple / grape liqueur, or an after dinner cordial. The bready, biscuity, English malt character is present in the flavor, but plays only a subtle role.

The feel is thin and light, with virtually no carbonation. Like sipping a strong white wine or alcoholic white grape juice.

Overall, this was quite a treat, and especially cool to try not one, but two vintages of this rare delicacy.

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3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maximum12
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Torgo for bringing this rare, cute little bottle to a tasting & busting it open. 7 oz. nip bottle, 54/75, 2009 vintage.

Small pour looks like amber that a pre-historic bug might be trapped in. Nose is fruit-infused malt liquor with an alcoholic sting in the nose hair.

Double Ice Bock hides the alcohol avalanche well, but it still leans into the back of the throat with a solid shoulder. Loads of honey dominate the palate, along with pears, other light fruits. Spare carbonation leads to a heaviness, both in the mouth & in the stomach. Tasty, but a few ounces is plenty, seven would be fine, but understood why a full twelve ounces of glass would be too much.

This is a good brew that I'm delighted to have had - once. Everything about this beer screams extreme, from the nose to the heavy taste.

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5/5  rDev +25%

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Double Ice Bock from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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