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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Reviews: 438
Hads: 1,111
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 1,277
Gots: 210 | FT: 32
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: marburg on 07-27-2003

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Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What are they trying to accomplish? I have had chocolate and either raspberry or strawberry filling..in fruit wine and liquors naturally or more than naturally sweet. That's dessert. Yes in this beer there is distinct flavours from the eisbock, the chocolate, the tart raspberry. Yes, very much like an American filled chocolate. To me, this is a fruit beer. I have had good beers with chocolate. I have had Unibroue and other fruit beers. This one had the memory of tart raspberry on my palate hours later. Thanks Jay.
Had an unusual low carbonation at the brewery 6 months later. It was fruit wine/wine tasting, tart but not mouth puckering. (644 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

huge thanks to BigBadBarrel for this bottle! Thanks Jon and an honorable mention goes out to Tony! A pair of great guys advocating beer in Michigan!

Vintage 2012; 12.7fl oz bottle with dark red waxed pressure cap.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: medium red bodied beer with a thick cap almost 1 finger of head off white head. The head drops down quickly to a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: This beer smells just like raspberry Koolaid. Not a hint of booze in the nose. Fairly one dementional, you really gotta put your nose into this beer just to get a really faint note of chocolate. This beers nose is just dominated by raspberry. As the beer warms up, the chocolate starts to become a little more prominent, but it still does get anywhere close to overpowering the raspberries.

Taste: Similiar to the nose. Really big raspberry flavors start things off; its tastes kind of jammy and syrupy. Its a bit hot and boozey right away...it doesnt wait till the end of the beer its right there almost immediately. The beer is sweet and rich. This beer is also tannic and woody. Hint of tootsie rolls as the beer gets warms. The beer finishes sweet, boozy, and tannic. Also just a little bit medicinal finish like cherry cough syrup.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied beer with a carbonation level that is sitting at the higher end of low. Its got a pretty decent booze kick to it. This beer has a mouthfeel that is almost a clone of a big boozy red wine with a dry finish. Never had a beer that feels like this. Noteworthy of this beer is that the carbonation level is much more lively in the Raspberry Eisbock than the Blueberry Eisbock.

Overall: Have been wanting to try this beer for years now. The hunt is finally over! There is no question which is the best Eisbock that Kuhnhenn brews. Its the Blueberry Eisbock that wins by a mile! No contest...just not even close. I really cant complain because I got the chance to try Raspberry Eisbock, but its just not near as good as the Blueberry Eisbock. I would like to try an older vintage of Raspberry Eisbock for a second perspective, but I was left a little dissapointed in comparison to Blueberry Eisbock. Raspberry Eisbock was a little one demensional in aroma and flavor profile compared to Blueberry. Raspberry Eisbock looked better and had better carbonation level than the Blueberry Eisbock, but the Blueberry Eisbock was wayyy smoother...not even close really. I think that age will benefit Raspberry Eisbock, but I dont have another bottle, so I probably wont get to test this theory. Age will help to even out the rough spots in the Raspberry Eisbock. Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock is a much more elegant brew and sophisticated beer. (2,693 characters)

Photo of trevorwideman
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.3oz bottle gotten in a trade with grub. 2004 edition. I'm very thankful for this one, and I'm celebrating Liverpool making it to the Champions League Final...AGAIN!!! Poured into a snifter.

Pours with no head at all, none, just a few straggling bubbles that cling to the side of the glass. Very opaque with some cola-like colouring around the edges of the glass. Carbonation is dead. Smell is delicious, bursts of caramel, chocolate, raspberry, and a bit of a sharp cheesy note in the back. Other dark fruity notes appear, some plums and raisins. This is what dessert in a glass is, smell is extremely rich.

Taste is complex and wonderful. The tangy, sour raspberry notes dominate at first, then give way to the more rich chocolate flavour. A bit of caramel, and a roasted bitterness akin to unsweetened chocolate. The cream cheese notes come through more as the beer warms. There's also an enjoyable woodiness to the flavour that I liked. I usually have a hard time with beers brewed with fruit, but this is well done and dosen't give me heartburn, which helps. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, sticky as hell. Carbonation is very low, but I wouldn't expect anything else. This is a really unique Eisbock, tart as all get out, but complex and an experience unto itself. More than one? Probably not... but it is drinkable. (1,329 characters)

Photo of iadler
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes on Saturdays tasting. 2012 vintage.

A- Pours a translucent amber with virtually no head or lacing.

S- Raspberry liquor, bready malt, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Very simple, but inviting

T- Raspberry flavored candy that is a bit medicinal, raspberry syrup, burnt caramel, bready malt and dark chocolate. Very little presence of alcohol.

M- Practically no carbonation with a syrupy body that finishes with just a bit of heat.

O- A very interesting beer to say the least. Lot's of raspberry, but not that fresh raspberry flavor that you find in beers such as Blushing Monk or Raspberry Tart. Quite a big and syrupy beer that should be sipped with friends. A couple ounces is more than enough. (714 characters)

Photo of JamesShoemaker
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 + oz bottle poured into my snifter, 2012 vintage according to the bottle, not sure how much they age it at the brewery. Half now, half tomorrow after I shave the hair off my chest that grew as a result of this beer. Thanks again to Urbancaver for this bottle, been wanting to try it for some time.

A - beautiful beer. Coppery, bloody, and orange. Looks like someone dropped a raspberry into a glass of cognac; nice, light tones accented with reds. No head whatsoever on the forced pour.

S - too intense. I can get hints of good stuff at the beginning of each sniff, but I have to stop short because of the alcohol. It burns the nose something wicked. Otherwise, big grape tones, lots of sweet, medicinal notes, but not unpleasant. Syrupy.

T - yeah, still intense, but some of the flavors come through the alcohol more successfully than they do in the smell. Big, fruity syrup dominates. The alcohol packs a punch, I can't imagine what it would taste like without age, but, somehow, the fresh aspect of "fresh fruit" still has a presence here.

M - good, syrupy, but good. The sweetness sticks to the sides of the mouth, as does the alcohol, but given how strong the smells and tastes are, I'm surprised it's so ephemeral.

O - I'm not sure if it's worth the money, but it's definitely a crazy brew. I'd love to put a bottle away for a few years longer. It's been a while since I've had a high ABV offering that made me say "WOW," but KRE accomplishes that task. (1,467 characters)

Photo of adapt313
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful ruby color with no head or lacing to speak of. It just looks syrupy. The smell is concentrated raspberry puree with a hint of chocolate. Almost port like. The taste is pretty incredible for a 15.5% beer fresh. Just bursting with fresh raspberry flavor with a bit more chocolate on the finish. Not much alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is rather syrupy but to be expected. Overall this beer is a pretty amazing achievement. The bottle was split between four people and the 3-4 oz taster was all I needed as it was quite sweet and almost became slightly medicinal the more I sipped on it but it is some pretty incredible liquid and I am excited to see what a few years of age does to one of these. (713 characters)

Photo of Bendurgin
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this one is a recent trade with 6DaysBottomOcean. Thanks again! This one is the 2007 vintage and poured into an chalice. The body is a really deep reddish brown color with just a thin fizzy head that vanishes almost instantly. The color on this is absolutely gorgeous. I have never smelled a beer lit this before. Certainly unique. Raspberry jam soaked in sherry with a honey cookie kind of aroma. Lots of sweetness in this one. The taste is a bit less sweet than the aroma. Tart raspberries to begin with the sweetness in the finish. Mostly tart fruit in this one and just bit of caramel flavor in the finish with the raspberry sweetness. The mouthfeel is silky with low carbonation that is just about perfect. It's tough to say this is very drinkable because of the high avb (even though it is well hidden) and the rich nature of the beer but sharing such a tiny bottle is perfect for me. (896 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2004 & 2007 vintages side by side. Thanks Brad!

A: virtually flat and almost no lace. I must take into account the age and the style.

S: Chocolate, cherries (though I'm sure it must be raspberries I'm actually smelling), alcohol

T: Chocolate. I must admit, I wasn't expecting that. The chocolate was more pronounced in the 2004. There was little raspberry to speak of. Chocolate and alcohol dominate the majority of the taste profile.

M: smooth as is possible, given the huge ABV.

D: Great for sipping. A few ounces as a nightcap was a treat.

Notes: I'll seek this out again. Recommended. (597 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage.

Appearance: Pours a brackish, blackish-purple body with no head beyond a few, large bubbles.

Smell: Finely expressive nose of macerated, tart-scented black raspberry pulp and supporting earthy notes of cherry pipe tobacco, unsweetened chocolate, tree bark, molasses, and maple. An inkling of oxidation, too.

Taste: Beyond the berry, there are tastes of baking chocolate, blackstrap molasses, maple syrup, and a few choice hunks of gnarled licorice root. You even get a pinch of aromatic tobacco. There's a fair share of oxidation evident. Also, I detect a tiny, tiny touch of roast. There's a profusion of vinous raspberry flavor that is, at times, a bit tart and medicinal. The alcohol presence, while noticeable, isn't ever obtrusive. A bit of warmth in the slow, leisurely finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. No carbonation.

Drinkability: A pleasing, pleasant brew, though I would like to try a different, more recent vintage sometime. In summation, it reminds me of that Chambord Liqueur you get in the "Holy Hand Grenade" bottle. I hear up in Michigan it's regarded as a local celebrity of sorts. (1,118 characters)

Photo of claspada
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 bottle.

Pours a dark murky ruby with a really tiny tan head that dissipates immediately. Lots of alcohol lacing on the glass if I quaft then beer. Lots of nice yeast floaties despite a careful pour.

Aromas begin with a lot of raspberries, actually raspberry tootsie rolls, crazy. There is a sweet malt base with a little bit of extra chocolate, maple, vanilla and hints of earthiness. Quite one dimentional, but really intense. Alcohol emerges as it warms.

The tastes begin just like the aroma, it really reminded me of a raspberry tootsie roll filled with a bit of alcohol. The flavors underneath were quite nice, with slight hints of brown sugar/molasses, a bit of maple and maybe some vanilla.

The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with only a bit of carbonation. Finish is sweet but surprisingly not cloying, despite e lack of carbonation and the big ABV.

Overall this beer was very rich in flavor, but a little one dimentional. It was great to try and sip for a while, but the small amount was enough for me. A very interesting brew that is definitely well worth trying, but I don't NEED to have it again. A must for fans of any raspberry beers and beer geeks in general. (1,189 characters)

Photo of blakesell
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 seven oz bottle bought at the brewery. Opened as an after Gravity head 2010 'victory lap' beer. Poured into a New Holland beveled (english?) pint style glass.

Appearance- Beer pours a dark amber with some reddish hues. Cloudy, with very slow moving tiny carbonation bubbles that look as if they are rising out of syrup or something thicker than beer. Lacing is unseen but there are some hard alcohol 'legs' going on when the glass is swirled.

Smell- Raspberry, chocolate, booze, and slight maple notes hiding out in the background. I'm trying for the malt/hops but I'm just not getting past all that booziness and raspberry. There's nothing wrong with the aroma, but the nose is covering up other valuable scents that should also be there.

Taste- Strong raspberry, strong esters, this shows very little of it actually being a beer. It is however excellent and delicious. It's if cough syrup tasted good, this would be what it would taste like. There is that same hint of chocolate on the flavor as there is in the smell and that bit of maple syrup. I hate to mirror the smell, but that's the way it goes.

Mouthfeel- Thick and sticky, warming and mouth coating, full bodied and ever so lightly carbonated. Gluey, creamy, still a bit of fantastic.

Drinkability- I've had this on tap and now today in the bottle, I have not been disappointed by a single Kuhnhenn beer, and I would love to go back to the brewery for more of anything they have to offer. (1,459 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6.3oz 2004 bottle, Sampled September 2005
Pours with the faintest trace of carbonation that creates a very small ring of fine bubbles that bubble up from the etched marking at the bottom of my Duvel tulip. The beer is a hazy amber-red color that shows a thin wispy tan head when roused. The aroma is thick with raspberries, but there is a rich malty note to it that stops it from becoming pure raspberry. As I go in for a deeper smell of the aroma the rich maltiness of this beer becomes much more apparent. My nose has become used to the raspberry note and I now get rich concentrated notes of caramel, toffee, and a toasty maltiness underneath the dominant raspberry note. Actually the more I think about it the more it seems to smell like a raspberry flavored chocolate malt ball.

The beer is quite thick on the palate, yet it is not nearly as sweet as I was expecting. There is some sweetness here but it is malty sweet as opposed to the typical sugary sweetness that I was expecting. The thing that really lingers on the palate after the beer has been swallowed is the rich concentrated maltiness; notes of toffee and toasted biscuits. Because of the relative dryness of this beer, the raspberry flavor is not allowed to dominate as much as it could. The raspberry is certainly noticeable, but it is not too overwhelming. Actually after my first sip of this I was sorely disappointed the flavors just seemed to clash, and were quite jarring. It got better with subsequent sips though. The maltiness, as in the aroma, really reminds me of chocolate malt balls, definitely interesting.

Despite my first impression, I am definitely enjoying this beer. It is not cloying, like the New Glarus beers, and the raspberry notes are not overwhelming. In fact they are in a good balance with the rest of the beer. All of the flavors are concentrated and over-the-top, but none of them are out of whack with the rest of the beer. (1,929 characters)

Photo of s1ckboy
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Jack for this awesome "extra". 2007 bottle.

A - mostly still but an aggressive swirl produced a few bubbles. Deep red, looks like sangria.

S - raspberries, smells like candy.

T - initially a big blast of tart raspberries. Caramel and chocolate follow.

M - thin to medium. Not terribly smooth. Can taste some alcohol in the finish.

Really good. Very glad to have tried it. Would like to try this fresh. (425 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Adam for getting this to me in trade. 2012 bottle with red wax poured in a Firestone Walker Teku on February 13, 2014. Pours bright and dark red with no head at all even with a vigorous pour. Huge sweet raspberry and booze aroma, some caramel or toffee, lots of sweet syrupy sugar smell. So much sweet berry. Flavor is sweet straight raspberry jam/preserves, and then some toffee like malts tingling the tongue with plenty of booze in the background. This is very sweet with a thick nearly syrupy mouthfeel but balanced with some light carbonation as to make it more drinkable. Huge flavors in this brew for sure. Made for the raspberry lover. Very nice and a bit hot. An awesome treat as an after dinner drink, just make sure to pour yourself a small glass around 4 oz. Tough to drink much more than that. (820 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(6.3 oz bottle, 2004 vintage – drank in January 2006) – Poured a hazy deep red/brown beer with a rather large dark foamy head with great retention. Aroma of raspberry chocolate cake is quite evident with some port-like alcohol sensation. Taste is less sweet then expected as well as raspberry, which I had expected to be more dominant. Instead there is strong chocolate and caramel malt with a semi-sweet ending. Did not fit my expectation but is still very good nonetheless. I would now be very curious to try the raspberry-free eisbock. (540 characters)

Photo of Wisconsinality
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing this with me. Time to bust out the thimble with this little bottle.

2007 vintage.

A- Pours a deep ruby bordering on a chocolate brown. There is a good amount of haze and sludge to it. Absolutely no lacing.

S- Chocolate and fudge and pudding. Hints of raspberry and reminds me a lot of a tootsie pop. Small hints of booze as well.

T- Big on raspberry and fudge. I wasn't expecting this at all. The raspberry tastes really fresh regardless of the bottle being a few years old. The alcohol presence has completely disappeared. Again, reminds me of a tootsie pop.

M- Medium to full bodied. No real carbonation to speak of. Not really any heat either which is surprising considering the high ABV.

D- Goes down very easy. Good flavors and a nice balance but even with the small bottle split between two people, this was more than enough. (870 characters)

Photo of dbalsock
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

App: Very portlike, dark red(brown) with no head whatsoever and no lacing. It just sat there and looked like dessert.

Smell: Toffee, caramel and definitely tootsie-rolls. There was also some raisin and maybe a little fig that made it seem much more like a port than a beer.

Taste: Very similar to the nose, but the tootsie-roll took awhile to come out, and the raisin was there the whole time. There was a lot of dried fruit essence in this one, and brown sugar. By the end of the glass I was also picking up on a good deal of chocolate toffee.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy and alcoholic, just like I like my desserts.

Drinkability: I could easily age this and try it every couple of months. I found it very interesting and could go through 6oz in a visit, but I don't suggest trying more. Definitely a sipper, but can be sipped for a long time. (838 characters)

Photo of hoppymeal
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the 04 but from th 2nd bottling in december 06. Pours still, cola brown to black with reddish hues. Some good chunks end up in the glass with a bunch retained in the bottle as well. Aroma shows some nice raspberry and heavy oxidation. Buttery caramel, fresh baked cake like aroma, and chocolate as well as a good amt of soy sauce and hints of leather. Taste follows with a nice chocolate covered raspberry flavor before the soy sauced oxidized flavors interrupt. Hints of leather and wood in the flavor as well. Finish is nice and slightly drying with a raspberry flavor that verges on being tart. Fairly light medium body for what one might expect, some tingle on the tongue up front with a nice woody dryness in the finish and hints of alcohol. The oxidation is starting to overpower other flavors in this nice sipper of a beer, but it is still drinking fairly well, although I wouldn't recommend ageing any further. A good beer that should probably have been drank sooner but I look forward to a new fresher version this winter for a resample / rerate. (1,063 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A beer to savor when watching the Pistons romp on Cleveland....again.Poured a deep mahogany brown with some real cherry red hue with a somewhat fizzy quick dissapating head,aromas of vanilla,wood,raspberry juice,some iron and a bit of milk chocolate thrown in.Caramel sweetness along with some hefty molasses notes upfront the raspberry flavors are more in the backdrop but always there with some dark chocolate with an odd finish I cant quite put my finger on the flavor its a little unpleasant because there is so much going on otherwise its like a metallic fruit flavor.Bottled in 2004 its a very fine beer except for that odd finish. (637 characters)

Photo of roadhouse
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6.3 oz. bottle into a tulip

Pours a cloudy deep mahogany color with a slight head which quickly dissipates to nothing but a ring. No lacing left behind as a result.

Aroma is a full on sensory explosion with lots of raspberry of course, some chocolate, caramel, cherry, raisin, and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is not quite as enjoyable as the aroma, it's got all of the same flavors pretty much but the raspberry seems strange and slightly artificial. It comes out quickly and mixes with some chocolaty and caramel flavors which was nice but after the swallow the aftertaste is kind of strange to me. My benchmark for fruit beers, New Glarus Raspberry Tart, has undoubtedly spoiled me, for I don't think anything can capture the essence of raspberry like that beer.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, pretty creamy overall, nice soft carbonation. Drinkability isn't really that high, just for the fact that I don't like the raspberry flavor all that much.

Like the Tenacious Cassis, I was also disappointed with this Kuhnhenn beer. Again, a slightly artificial fruit flavor. As I said about Raspberry Tart, that beer is too good I guess. I would drink this again, but considering the small amount and high cost I wouldn't want to pay for it when I could get a bottle of RT for $8 and get quadruple the amount of beer. (1,316 characters)

Photo of dbc5
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured into DFH glass.

A: Pours brown with ruby accents. Looks good coming out of the bottle. Not much of a head to speak of, although I am left with a frothy white foam around the edge of the glass. No lacing but some definite alcohol legs.

S: Huge raspberry jam hits the nose while pouring and is definitely the dominate aromatic element in this beer. Chocolate and caramel malt notes play a background role.

T: The raspberry notes are still very apparent on the palate, but don't dominate quite as much as on the nose. Raspberry is nicely backed by chocolate and sweet caramel or toffee. Sweet, followed up with some nice alcohol warmth in the throat.

M: Full bodied and syrupy with minimal carbonation. Coats the palette and lingers. Again, the alcohol warmth is apparent.

O: Extremely interesting beer. I've never had anything like this before. I'm sure this will develop significantly with some time, but I didn't feel the alcohol warmth was sufficient to detract from the experience. (1,008 characters)

Photo of boatshoes
3.97/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this courtesy of a trade with Triptens. Thanks man! 2007 vintage with red wax cap, white label, and black lettering.

Appearance- Pours a crimson-tinged transparent brown with actually more head than I was expecting. A thin, but present, cap of brown head coats the beer, though it dies down to almost nothing as I drink and leaves zero lacing. Looks very much like a liqueur after it settles. Interesting.

Smell- My favorite part of this beer as it turns out. Jam packed with incredibly fresh smelling raspberry preserves. Very sweet smelling and a touch medicinal but amazingly fresh and abundant raspberry. Also, background notes of chocolate are fairly prominent.

Taste- More raspberry preserves; however, in the taste they take on much more of a cough syrup medicinal quality that I picked up on in the nose. Some caramel, chocolate, and other dark fruits (perhaps a mild touch of figs) as well. Alcohol is present and warming, though leaning just a bit towards a solvent-type character.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- I found the mouthfeel to be slick and syrupy, helped a little bit by the carbonation. However, despite the syrupy nature, it was thinner than I was expecting. Drinkability is good for an after dinner, liqueur-type beer, but the medicinal qualities cut back on the score a touch for me.

Overall, very interesting after dinner drink. I liked it quite a bit but in the end was not completely blown away. Give it a try if for nothing other than the unique experience. (1,488 characters)

Photo of nickd717
3.97/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Hop Devil in NYC. Rating transcribed from my earlier RB rating. Been awhile since I had this, but I remember not being incredibly impressed with it. I really have no idea how this beer is rated as high as it is.

A - This was served in a wine glass and looked almost exactly like a red wine. Little to no head.

S - Nice sweet aroma of raspberries, slight chocolate, and a little bit of sweet malt.

T - Sweet raspberry flavor with hints of chocolate and caramel. A little bit of alcohol on the finish, but well-masked for the ABV. Mostly sweet, with just a mild hint of tartness from the raspberries.

M - Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation and medium-full body.

D - Pretty high, better than your average red wine, which I am inclined to compare this to.

I do like the raspberry flavor and the alcohol fits in well along with some other interesting flavors. Will need to try this again sometime and reconsider it. (929 characters)

Photo of Phelps
3.97/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a teeny weeny bottle from 2007, shared by ejyoung at our last tasting. This went into a snifter.

Color of burnt sugar, dark and mostly clear. No head to speak of.

Intensely sugary nose. Molasses, caramel, milk chocolate, brown sugar, raspberry puree.

Similar heavy sweetness in the flavor. Raspberry syrup, caramel, toffee, chocolate sauce. Very slightly drying.

The medium body is rather creamy and heavy, contrasting with the very light carbonation. The alcohol numbs my tongue and burns the throat.

Raspberry Eisbock would be better on pancakes, methinks. It offers a decent drinking experience, but it’s too sweet for me. It was nice to share this tiny bottle — five people was plenty to spread it around. (735 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2007 Vintage. Poured from the champagne split into 3 wine glasses. Deep garnet color. Mostly still, with a huge, almost overpowering caramel/butterscotch aroma, with just a hint of raspberry poking through. Although the smell was overpowering (and not in a good way), when I tasted it I was amazed at the intensity of the raspberry flavor. A bit of sweet malt,and alcohol as well, but mostly delicious fresh raspberry. A sipper for sure, but one I could sip on for a while. (473 characters)

Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.