Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.6/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
GLASS: Snifter (Small)
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
VINTAGE: 2007 6.3oz/187ml bottle
Extreme thanks to mjd83goblue for this one!
Pours a dark amber color, with the slightest ruby tinting. A mildly aggressive pour produces a minimal head which disipates quickly. It leaves a tiny bubble ring around the edge of the surface. I'm impressed that there is any lacing at all. It's in strands of medium thickness which slide down the wall in the oily residue that the liquid leaves on the side of the glass.
It's going well, so far.
Man, that's like fresh, chocolate-dipped, raspberries. It smells delicious!
Huge nose full of raspberries mixed with dark chocolates and a swirl of milk chocolate. Light traces of milk caramels. A wonderful booziness, which is almost bourbon-like. Notes of brownie batter. A light presence of sweet malts and a mild yeastiness.
The raspberries definitely hit my palate first. A nice sweet presence with a touch of sour. It's followed by bittersweet chocolate notes. A very light kiss of caramel follows. This all happens over a mildly sweet malt base.
It's like a really good raspberry brownie. It's also very nicely balanced and not nearly as sweet as you might expect.
This has a nice, full, body with a wonderful oiliness. The minimal carbonation level helps give this one a smooth and silky mouthfeel.
While you can smell the 13.50%abv easily enough and you get the warmth of alcohol when you drink it, you really don't taste it. This helps it's drinkability remain high. These tiny bottles help it also. I'd love to drink this on a regular basis.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2009 04:07:10 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 375 mL bottle into an enlarged wine glass. This is the 2012 version
Appearance: Pours a dark raspberry red and gives a half finger of reddish-tan head which fade almost immediately to nothing.
Smell: Huge aroma - when I poured it, the aroma filled up the room: BIG raspberry, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate dipped raspberries, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee. Big and complex.
Taste: Holy cow, huge flavor (I think my eyes are watering): Big delicious raspberry, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, bourbon. Quite sweet, but really delicious flavors. Jammy and syrupy raspberry take the lead with some bourbon-like qualities playing wonderfully beside.
Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a thick, sticky, syrupy body. Finishes a bit sweet. The alcohol is masked masterfully.
Overall: This is an awesome, huge raspberry beer. The raspberry is amazingly pronounced but wonderful. Other players include chocolate, vanilla, toffee, molasses. This is surprisingly drinkable. I'm definitely glad I drank the whole 375 mL bottle!
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 22:32:25 | More by Resuin
Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 843 ratings.