The applejack of the beer world, supposedly developed by a mistake on a frosty evening in 1890 at the Reichelbräu brewery in Kulmbach, Germany. A barrel of beer was left out in the cold and froze solid. The brewmaster discovered that the freezing process had concentrated the beer and when thawed proved surprisingly tasty. Eisbock is produced today by only a handful of breweries and can reach an alcohol content of 11%. The perfect pairing for this beer would be something equally concentrated, rich and decadent: a flourless chocolate cake or chocolate truffle.
A world class Eisbock to try: Aventinus Eisbock