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Schnee Boot | Heavy Seas Beer

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: German Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
35
pDev:
6.75%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of bubseymour
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This beast pours a muddeled
dark ruby tinged brown color with a decent head of off white foam
that settles fast to a thin ring. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit,
and oak. Flavors follow the nose nicely with a more pronounced
bourbon note over a light layer of vanilla bean and mild cocoa
with breaded malts showing on the back with dark cherries and
a nice oaken flavor. Very nice mouth feel; medium body, smooth,
very warming, rich, low carbonation, and a medium dry finish.

Almost a barley wine and reminiscent of EKU 28 with some
bourbon barrel notes, this one is most excellent.

Cheers

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Photo of sisterofba
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a ruby-tinted brown with minimal head and little lace ring. Aroma is slightly boozy and woody but mostly contains dark fruits like figs. Medium to heavy body, slightly sticky sweet from a hint of vanilla but mostly a figs and dates sweetness, touches of dark fruit, spice and at least boozy heat (really the abv is subdued), and a semblance of woody smoothness. Really good and heavy sweet beer worth sipping on.

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Photo of teromous
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

There is a code printed on the back label: "18148"

Appearance: The body is dark brown and light is barely visible through the edges. It has a very short off-white head that quickly dissipates. No head retention or lacing.

Aroma: It has a pleasant vanilla and wet oak scent.

Taste: It has a very enjoyable mix of flavors; vanilla, caramel, toffee, a touch of coffee, and a woody undertone. The flavors are very consistent throughout the beer. Every sip is full of flavor from the start to the finish of each drink. As the beer warms up there is a touch of anise to the beer which is lovely.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is fantastic. It has a smooth texture with a liqueur thickness that coats the palate. It does an amazing job of keeping the flavor glued to the tongue at all times. The finish of the beer lingers nicely. It's exactly what you would want from a beer like this. The beer does an outstanding job of hiding the "13% ALC/VOL" (as indicated by the label).

Overall: It's a fantastic beer and it is very enjoyable. I would highly recommend it to those who enjoy Eisbocks, higher alcohol Doppelbocks, wood aged beers, Barleywines, or Winter Warmers. I really wish this would have been available to me earlier in the season. I would drink it again.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoa! Beerfest 2019

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

-Barrel aged Eisbock @13%.

A: A late forming dark bronze-tan head provides a loud fizzy calling as it quickly dissipates. The deep garnet red pour appears more of a dark sherry in the vessel.

S: Boozy bourbon caramel and raisins on the nose. Spicy and very smooth. Vanilla, rich chocolate, but is the barrel aging and spicy rum/bourbon like scent that really comes through. Some sugary cereal grains.

T: The flavor as with the nose, provides a hearty dose of the bourbon barrel aging. Spicy sugary raisins and figs, with sweet specialty grains. Lots of sweet dark fruit, plums most notably, the boozy bourbon again is prominent. Coffee and chocolate, sweet caramel and a spicy alcohol bite, an almost festive like flavor along with some cinnamon and Belgian candy syrup.

M: Lots of bubbly texture, especially on a barrel aged beer, yeast strain added for bottling? Full bodied and very thick slurry like consistency.

O: Overall a beautiful flavor and thick and chewy mouthful. Lots of spicy rum/bourbon like accents, dark fruit and sugary raisin and figs give a festive and boozy nature and impression. Lots of carbonation texture, but very sweet, may be best to split this one with a friend.

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Photo of mjw2808
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, 2018, poured into a tulip

A- A deep brown with ruby red highlights and a very small off white head

S- Bourbon, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, plums, hints of vanilla.

T- Raisins, bourbon, dark fruits, plums, toffee, some chocolate, touch of earthiness.

M- Smooth, high carbonation, full body.

O- A nicely done and balanced Eisbock. The amount of carbonation is a lot higher than I expected.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beejay
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Medium brown in color with a tan head.

S: Big malty aroma with dark bread, and raisins. Sweet molasses and caramel with vanilla and oak.

T: Big beautiful malt, sweet and rich. Like a vanilla caramel truffle with a bourbon chaser.

M: Medium in body with medium high carbonation, despite that there is a nice syrupy quality to it.

O: Overall a pretty delicious malt bomb of a bourbon beer.

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Photo of hman43
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours deep cooper with an off white head. Head retention is low.

Smell: Significant sweet malt and alcohol aroma. There is dark caramel in the malt with a low level of chocolate in the background. There are also some dark fruits, plums, in support.

Taste: It has a strong caramel and maillard product flavor with low vanilla and bourbon in the background. There are some dark fruits, mostly plums, that are low in support.

Feel: It has a full body. It is surprising that the alcohol warmth is pleasant with no harsh edges.

Overall, this is a very good beer overall that is dominate by the caramel and maillard products with strong support from bourbon and alcohol.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a ruby brown color with a one-ginger foamy white head that dissapears completely

S- boozy and malty aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, figs, raisins, leather & tobacco. Undertones of bourbon, wet oak & vanilla

T- sweet, malt and boozy with notes of caramel, dark fruits and brown sugar up front. Mid-palate gives notes of molasses, oaky bourbon, vanilla, chocolate as tobacco. The finish gives more malt sweetness with a linger of booze and caramel

M- medium-heavy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation leads to a viscous chewy body and a warming finish

O- a boozy malt bomb that is complimented nicely with the bourbon barrel, well done

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clearish, red-brown color with an off-white head that comes down to a ring around the glass. Smell is caramel, hint of bourbon. Roasted malt, caramel, tons of dark fruit flavors, bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Finish is mostly a bourbon flavor. Medium body, on the lighter side of that, moderate carbonation. This is nice, hides the ABV well, easy to sip on, sweet but not too sweet. I'd buy this again.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a dark brown color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice Bourbon hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a generous Bourbon flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A nice Bourbon aged Eisbock

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Photo of CaptFrothy
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful stuff, right up there nearly the equal of Aventinus Eisbock, raisen-y bourbon cake taste, low carbination, little taste of the 13%. One of my dislikes is an alchohol bite, this hides it's strength very well. Prolly the best heavy seas beer I've tasted, and I live 10 minutes from the brewery.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Schnee Boot from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 35 ratings