Hermannator Ice Bock | VI Brewing

Hermannator Ice BockHermannator Ice Bock
BA SCORE
81.2%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 69 ratings
Hermannator Ice BockHermannator Ice Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
VI Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
vibrewing.com

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in limited batches each year, Hermannator Ice Bock was first introduced by Hermann, one of our original Brewmasters, during the holiday as a unique gift to his closest friends and customers. Crafted at 9.5% abv, using a signature blend of chocolate and caramel malts, this German Eisbock is slowly cold aged in our cellar for over 3 months.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,433
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
69
Liked:
56
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
10.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got on trade! 341ml bottle served at 5deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high light brown head that lasts for around 3-4mins before film out. Very dark brown colour and unfiltered

S- Nice malt and sweetness. Quite a bit of heat though.

T- Alcohol. Quite a bit of it. Has sweetness to it.

M- Creamy going down but dries right out afterward

O- Nice brew. Would not buy it if I saw it but it was nice to try that's for sure.

Food Pairing

This pretty good thick brew went well with...... Duro Wat. It's chicken stew from Ethiopia that has a nice spice blend. Hard boiled eggs go in as well.

Enjoy

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Over the top chocolate and coffee with plum and raisin following behind. Finishes with a hint of tobacco. Great mouth feel and quite warming. Love it.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeremy7
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of N_E_Beer
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours weird, lots of carbonation and hard to discern a colour. Aroma, whatever. Taste is quite good for a high volume beer, not too boozy. Not overly encumbered with flavour, but tasty nevertheless. Deserving of a very good rating.

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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich black colour that has a reddish hue when held up to the light and covered by a moussey tan head. The nose brings forward roasted malts and coffee, caramel, dark dried fruit and toast. The flavour profile reveals a lot of the same notes along with a spicy alcohol burn. There is a very active carbonation that gives the mouthfeel a sharpness that distracts a bit. This would be a better beer if the carbonation was a bit more subdued.

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3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9.5% abv, N/A ibu, 341ml bottle (2015).
A - dark brown (similar to porter but not yet stout) with a finger head, but faded out fast.
S - lager sweet,dried fruit, raisin, currant, toffee, cocoa, toast. massive attack as it warmed up a bit, spice, sweetness, floral and many other...clove, nutty.
T - welly carbonated. flavored r fantastic and intense! coffee, caramel, cherry, lingering bourbon (brandy?) barrel like taste. creamy smooth thick body.
O - first time try this style of beer, it's great! I like the palate more, especially the lasting, aromas r good as well. thick heavy smooth body, coffee bitterness,liquorice, molasses stick on the tongue, reminds me of barrel aged RIS. delicious brew, and also great value. r going to cellar two of them.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent. This may be my favorite beer. It looks great(darkness with a slight red tinge), it smells great(scent of liquorice, cocoa, and slight caramel) and it has a wonderful, complex taste.(mostly the same as the scent, only with some cherry and plum added). This is the best beer that the underrated VIB has to offer. Too bad it is only available in Winter.

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3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Hermannator Ice Bock from VI Brewing
Beer rating: 81.2% out of 100 with 69 ratings
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