Ransom Note Eisbock (9% abv) was “aged in an oak foeder (that we borrowed from Beau’s) in below freezing temperatures for 8 weeks,” and is described as follows:
Fine, dense bubbles make up a creamy head, sitting on a hazelnut coloured body. Subtle aromatics open up after pouring; fresh honey followed by a nuance of pine needles & a sharp warming alcoholic flavour. Deeply satisfying more-ish complexity & a smooth mouthfeel that signal notes of vanilla & peach. Hop impressions start to rise & fine bitterness push sweeter tones into the background. Vanilla & drying oak notes from the foeder raise their head and noble bitterness continuously push forward. With every sip repeating the subtle nuances of flavour spikes & funk from the wood, observe the battle of sweet vs noble bitterness & a warming 9% ABV.
Ransom Note Eisbock is available now in an edition of 993 bottles at the Paris Beer Co. retail store and online shop. The brewery also notes that “following the May pole ritual & our principle to be a business with a force for good, we ask that upon purchasing Ransom Note Eisbock, you donate 2 non-perishable food items to your local food bank.”
Source & Photo: The Paris Beer Co.