Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Reviews by granger10:
4.18/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a murky brownish color with ruby highlights. Not much head or lacing. A bit of sediment.
Aroma is intense with a tart raspberry sting and belgian chocolate complimenting each perfectly. A little liquer like kick in the end finishes the smell.
Taste doesn't quite live up to aroma. A bit too chocolately and the raspberries seem a bit muddled. I know they use real raspberries but the flavor doesn't come out like I was hoping. Caramel, vanilla, and creamy all provide cover for the raspberries. Alcohol lurks and comes out in the finish but seems nowhere near the 13.5% it claims. A bit of citric chocolate finish is what I'm left with.
Quite smooth and enjoyable. There's a nice malty base and some depth to this offering. Not really a sipper in my book but too damn expensive not to be one. I liked this beer but I can't justify ever buying it again.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2006 02:03:11 | More by granger10
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4.73/5 rDev +7.5%
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 838 ratings.