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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Hermannator Ice Bock

Category: Eisbock

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 9.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

Vancouver Island Brewing
Hermannator Ice Bock

Category: Eisbock

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 9.5%
Dark walnut color. Sweet aromas of chocolate covered toffee, marinated strawberry, dark roasted hazelnut, and cured meats with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a charming, medium-long chocolate babka, chocolate malt shake, mint, and maple finish. A rich but never heavy Eisbock with excellent pure flavors; treat yourself.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered toffee, marinated strawberry, dark roasted hazelnut, and cured meats
Taste Flavor: chocolate babka, chocolate malt shake, mint, and maple
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Cake, Steak Fajitas, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich but never heavy Eisbock with excellent pure flavors; treat yourself.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

Their Portfolio

84 Vancouver Island Brewing Gladstone Brewing Collaboration Burton Ale 7.5% (Canada)
91 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator 30th Anniversary Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Barrel Aged Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Ukidama Lychee Yuzu Saison 4.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Tidal Series Grapefruit Agave Gose 5.0% (Canada)
86 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.8% (Canada)
95 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
94 Vancouver Island Brewing Dominion Dark Lager 4.8% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager 4.8% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Islander Lager 5.0% (Canada)
94 Vancouver Island Brewing Victoria Dortmunder Lager 4.8% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Raspberry Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Mocha Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
85 Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Winter Amber IPA 6.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Champagne Powder Belgian Brut IPA 6.2% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter 8.2% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Broken Islands Hazy IPA 6.0% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Faller Northwest Pale Ale 5.4% (Canada)
90 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.6% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose 2.4% (Canada)
91 Vancouver Island Brewing Castles in the Sand Saison 6.7% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Twisted Stalk Blackberry Helles 5% (Canada)

Eisbock

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Serve in a Snifter
Eisbocks are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 8.5-14%. This is the strongest type of bock. It is made by chilling a doppelbock until ice is formed. At this point, the ice is removed, leaving behind a beer with a higher alcohol content. The resultant beer is rich and powerful, with a pronounced malt sweetness and a warm alcoholic finish. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Capital EisPhyre, Vancouver Island Hermannator Ice Bock and Kulmbacher Eisbock.