Review: Heavy Seas Schnee Boot | Craft Beer & Brewing
Heavy Seas Schnee Boot
93 out of 100

Style: Eisbock

ABV: 13.0 IBU: 25

93/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Heavy Seas Schnee Boot

What the brewers say

“The strongest beer that we’ve ever created, Schnee Boot is dark, malty, and roasty with hints of cocoa, vanilla, and dark fruits. This beast of a lager gets additional complexity from bourbon-barrel aging.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Rum up front followed quickly by bourbon-barrel oak, toffee, bready malt, bourbon-filled chocolate, spicy alcohol, stewed plums, vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, fig, raisin, and prune.”

Flavor: “A pronounced sweetness that slowly fades and is balanced by fairly strong alcohol. Bourbon-barrel oak, toffee, bready malt, stewed plums, big dose of hot alcohol, very drying. Alcohol spiciness is probably enhanced with noble hops. Finishes like a boozy Belgian dark strong or a candy bar.”

Overall: “Wonderfully complex and satisfyingly drinkable. The oak-derived flavors and aromas definitely enhance rather than detract from the base beer. An excellent beer to cozy up to next to a fire!”

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