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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: 1,276
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 cpetrone84
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2004 batch drank 12/5/10

A-pours a dark copper color, almost muddy brown with a thin tan colored head.

S-this has a huge malt component to it, notes of alcohol and heat. there is tons of dark milk chocolate and toffee notes in this, notes of fusel alcohol and maple in the nose. chocolate cake and maple syrup towards the finish.

T-this again is extremely malt, somewhat sweet and a little boozy in the back. chocoalte cake, cookie, sweet sticky toffee, notes of maple syrup, some thinner flavors in the back and slightly minerally in the finish.

M-this is heavy and chewy, thick and syrupy, the feel is velvety and the carbonation is low but holds. the finish is robust in feel and sticky on the back of the throat.

D-this has a huge malt component to it and the fruits are almost non existent. the malts are sweet and the back adds very cake/fudge like flavors. interesting malt body, nose is pretty solid, flavor gets a little minerally and bitter in the finish.

***

2007 batch drank early 2010

A-dark copper in color with deep reddish colored edges. The head is thin and hard to produce with a tan color.

S-the rasberry hits the nose first starting sweet. Dark chocolate comes in next and is quite strong with notes of caramel underneath. Hints of toffee and a touch alcohol in the back.

T-the taste is darn good and has some nice flavors that play off of each other. Rasberry and alcohol hit you first, slightly warm. Darker malts take over in the back with dark chocolate, caramel and toffee. More rasberry sweetness and slightly tart at the finish.

M-the body is quite full, very smooth and slightly creamy. This is soft and chewy. The carbonation is a little low but the finish still has a slight crispness.

D-this is extremely tasty and has some great complexity to it. The rich dark maltiness acompanied by the sweet fruitiness and light tartness play together extremely well. (1,898 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 Vintage - 6.3 oz

A - Hazy, mahogony, crimson with no head, no bubbles and no lacing.

S - Initial aroma is of a stale boozy old ale. After a few sips I pick of chocolate covered berries, dark fruits, figs and raisins. An oxidized, boozy strong ale aroma makes itself present every now and then.

T - Sweet with an alcohol bite. Sweet chocolate covered raspberries and blackberries. It has a raspberry licquer or cheap wine flavor along with a malty chocolate cake.

M - Thick and syrupy with little to no carbonation. It fits the after dinner sipper mentioned on the label.

D - I think age has gotten to this one a little bit. I have had samples at the Great Taste before and remember it being better than this. It still makes a nice sipper by a warm fire. (764 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had both the 2004 and 2007 vintages at a recent tasting. Thanks everyone, this was a long time curiosity for me. I feel as thought I had built it up in my mind a bit too much and was slightly let down. Eisbocks (bocks in general) are one of the styles I study a lot. This was an interesting example.

2004 - Beer was brown and clear with no carbonation, no head, no lacing. The aroma was strong full of malt and caramel. Definitely smell the raspberries and some chocolate? Wasn't expecting the chocolate smell. Lots of sweetness up front, raspberries come in late in the palate and are generally weak. Mostly a tart flavor from the raspberries. There is a lot of chocolate flavors in the midpalate regions. I find this flavor to be distracting and unnecessary. I find myself wishing that it was the malt and the berries without the chocolate. I know that the chocolate and the raspberry flavors pair well with food, but to stand the tart raspberry flavor next to the malt sweetness would have been great in my opinion.

2007 - Looks the same as the 2004, no head, no carbonation. The aroma is considerably stronger. Much more raspberries and the chocolate is still there. The flavor pops with a lot more raspberries. This is definitely my favorite out of the two. The sweetness from the malt is still there, the chocolate is less the star in this one. This beer is also thicker (it seems) than the 2004.

Overall, I'm glad I got to try them both. I'm not sure if I would seek it out again though. (1,497 characters)

Photo of hardy008
3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2007 Vintage

Pours dark reddish brown with no head. I can tell it has some carbonation, just doesn't look like it. Smells like raspberries, chocolate, and toffee. Not complex, but nice.

This tastes almost like a chocolate and caramel Turtle candy with raspberries. Very strange, but nice. Tastes like something that would be great to pout over vanilla ice cream. There is no bitterness for balance, but I honestly didn't expect that there would be.

Medium bodied with only a small amount of carbonation. I think the amount of carbonation is right for this beer. The alcohol is well hidden for 13.50%, and a 187 ml bottle is the proper serving size for this beer. An interesting beer, which I am glad I had the chance to try. (728 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared with bmanning at a tasting in November 2009.

187mL bottle poured in champagne flutes.

A: Pours a dark ruby with a tiny tan head that shines brightly in the flute.

S: Lots of raspberries--nay, raspberry tootsie rolls--sit atop a sweet malt base with a little bit of extra chocolate, and hits of earthiness.

T: Again, this 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 anise.

M: Medium body with only a bit of carbonation.

D: Very rich in flavor, but without the perfect balance, this one was great to try and sip for a while, but didn't live up to the hype for me. A very interesting brew that is well worth trying, I wasn't completely sad to see my glass completely emptied. (833 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thick, syrup looking deep ruby/brown. Head tried to stand up, but failed to make it past a 1/2 finger. Off red color, no retention.
Chocolate and raspberries permiate the nose and leave nothing else to come through. Very rich, smells like a chocolate cheesecake with raspberries on top.
Tastes like it too. Baked dark chocolate and smushed raspberries. Hints of burnt caramel and wet grass.
Feels like syrup. Thick and gooey. Best for after dinner. Shared a small bottle. And that was enough. Very rich (514 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Shared at peg's.
dark cherry red in color. Forms a minimal fizzy head. No retention, no lacing. Aroma is very raspberry, like raspberry syrup. Sweet, marshmallowy, like something out of a breakfast cereal. Taste is sweet, raspberry, medicinal, herbal, and cherry cough syrup. It's a bit odd, simultaneously sweet and inviting while also being medicinal and tannic. Full bodied. Lower carbonation. Lightly syrupy. Interesting. (426 characters)

Photo of andrewinski1
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Bendurgin for sharing this one. Bottle says 2007. Poured into a chalice. Nice dark amber, color. The edges of the beer are kind of pomegranate colored. Very little head eventually disappears completely.

Nice sweet raspberry smell. I'm thinking raspberry jam on this one.

Raspberries dominate the flavor. A dry raspberry flavor starts. There is a bit of sweetness on the middle, and a hint of berry tartness in the finish, accompanied by the distinct presence of graham cracker. Like a cheesecake.

Nice mouthfeel with very soft carbonation. This is a sipper for certain. Very glad to have tried this. (617 characters)

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Got this bottle in a trade a while ago. Forgot who from but thanks...
Poured into a tulip. Very viscous. Inky like. Nice red color. No head though. The 2007 vintage might be the reason for the lack of head.

Smell is of a huge malt character. Lots of raspberry and caramel/chocolate. Very sweet smell.

Taste is very sweet. Lots of raspberry and chocolate with a caramel sweetness. Very good.

Mouthfeel is very viscous. Almost RIS thick. A little more carbonation would be nice but it could have dissapated in my 2007 bottle so I won't ding it for that.

Drinkability is not very high because this is a sipper and I would not drink alot of these. I don't think I will seek it out in a trade again either because once was enough for me. (736 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BOTTLE: Brown glass. Maroon wax hides the pry-off pressure cap. 12.7 fl oz.

Acquired: Via trade. Thanks to Soonerchamps for the bottle!

Reviewed live at low altitude in Austin, TX.

Vintage: 2012.
ABV: 15.5%.
Style: Fruited Eisbock.
Serving temp: Cold. Allowed to warm over the course of consumption.
Serving vessel: Goblet.
Expectations: Sky-high. This is currently #190 on the Top 250 beer list, and #31 on the Top 100 Great Lakes list. It's also the #1 Eisbock if you ignore beers with 4 or less ratings.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Even with an invigorated pour, no real head emerged - just a thin white floater cap that disappeared completely within 20 seconds, leaving no lacing.

BODY: Deep dark opaque amber/ruby. No yeast or hop sediment is visible.

Appears undercarbonated. It's generally appealing for the style. At 15.5%, I can excuse the lack of head.

AROMA: Sweet yet tart raspberry lends the most appealing note to this aroma, with subtle chocolate notes and sweet dark malts filling it out nicely. It's appealing jammy and jelly-like, with a sort of pie filling note where the fruit comes in. Maybe I'm crazy, but I also pick up on dark cherry notes and tootsie roll. It's not real sour. The cleanliness of the aroma is odd, with no ale esters in there; lager yeast is indicated. Hints of dessert wine (port, mainly) and sweet dark fruit like figs, grapes, and dates emerge as it warms. Fruitcake does come to mind.

It's an arresting, unique aroma, and has my mouth watering. Shockingly, I don't detect any booze or alcohol.

Aromatic intensity: moderate. Not the strong booze bomb I was expecting, but it's absolutely on the sweeter side.

TASTE: Decadent rich black cherry duels with slightly tart raspberry for dominance, and the only victor is the drinker. These fruits are nicely accentuated by a rich dark chocolate character and some tootsie roll characteristics (including a distinct nuanced caramel unlike anything I've come across in a beer afore). Rich dessert wine (definitely port), hints of fruit liqueur, and faint fruitcake notes emerge more and more as it comes to temperature. Nicely jammy, evoking a breakfast pastry filling. Some might even find it redolent of pop tarts or raspberry truffle. Liqueur-filled chocolates also come to mind. Maybe brandy?

It's got a great amber malt backbone which feels more English in character than anything else. There's ample malty sweetness, and I quite like that aspect of the brew. I haven't smoked tobacco before, but I feel comfortable noting a tobacco note here - based on my experience with its aroma alone.

I'm not finding any oak or bourbon notes. It's certainly not yeasty either, and there's no off-character.

Depth of flavour: Nice.
Flavour duration: Above average.
Flavour intensity: Average.
Flavour amplitude: Good.

It's definitely balanced, and the alcohol warmth in the stomach is a nice feature rather than a burden. It's a well built eisbock, no doubt, and the fruit juice is incorporated very well. There's more complexity here than in most eisbocks or doppelbocks, but I can definitely envision an even more intricate example of the style. There's ample cohesion here, and it's almost gestalt. Absolutely a dessert brew but not cloyingly sweet; I'll finish this bottle alone.

The booze-soaked fruit and the liqueur notes are divine, and really stand out. The dark cherry actually eclipses the raspberry.

Constructively, the raspberry and cherry - great as they are - could be more expressive, with a higher depth of flavour. More tart and woody notes would be ideal.

TEXTURE: Plump, viscous, and sticky (like taffy), without ever coming off too syrupy or heavy on the palate - which is shocking at this high an ABV. Smooth and wet. How is it this mellow on the palate? There's no booze or alcohol heat. Definitely full-bodied and thick, but not overbearing. It's heavy and has plenty of heft (to style).

Not oily, gushed, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

There's great presence on the palate, the carbonation is near perfect (i.e. it's light, lending itself naturally to the liqueur like creaminess), and the sticky thick feel does accentuate the fruits...but I don't know that this elevates the beer per se.

OVERALL: Not the heavy syrupy boozy sipper I expected. It disguises its 15.5% ABV quite well. This is a solid dessert beer, and I'll enjoy finishing it. Would develop with age, definitely. Of the very few beers produced in this style worldwide, this definitely deserves to be in the conversation about the best one. Rminds me of Sam Adams Utopias in its liqueur-evocative luxurious taste. This only improves as it comes to temperature. The discerning drinker will love this beer.

This could easily be the best Eisbock in the world at present, but I can imagine it better. In any case, this is incredible stuff, and I see why it has its esteemed reputation. Worth trading for, by all means.

High B+ (3.95)

Serve w/ liqueur chocolates, plum, raisin, and fig. (4,999 characters)

Photo of JAXSON
3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Combo of two rates.

2007 bottle, pours a hazy, sticky plum red with a ring of beige head and thick lacing. Nose is rich raspberry pulp, heavy malt, caramel, maybe a bit of white chocolate. Tart and very bitter, boozy in the mouth. Kind of acrid bitterness that just lingers. Some heavy malt underneath. Tough to get into the subtleties of this with that huge boozy bitterness. Could be an infected bottle. (C)

2004 bottle. Pours a muddy sort if brown with a small soapy head. Nose is really nice, and a welcome change from the myriad of framboise we endured on this day. More barley wine or old ale than anything in the nose. Malt is big and round, maple sugars, chocolate liqueur. perfect Storm-esque nose. Figgy chocolate, bitter mid palate, smooth rich finish. much better than the more recent bottle release, not cloying or astringent at all, just big, rich, and good. (A) (878 characters)

Photo of mentor
3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle shared with feloniousmonk on 6/4/05. Thanks to a different BA (who has asked to remain anonymous) for picking this one up for me. Pours a thin light-tan head that quickly fades, like a carbonation released from a soda. The beer itself is copper orange and is nearly clear. Smells like raspberry sorbet or ice-cream. Smells alot like a raspberry Lifesavers Creamsaver. There's a metallic hint in the berry and a mild refined alcohol. In short, this smells like a fine liquor...brandy. The taste starts wet sweet with some gentle cream flavor. The middle rises to a tart fruity, not a clear raspberry, definitely berry and fruity. Fruit flavors I get are tangerine, raspberry, white grapes, cherry, pumpkin, and strawberry. These flavors persist a long time, just slowly fading away as the aftertaste. A mild alcohol burn comes in with the fruits is disapates with almost a flat grassy blah characteristic. Although the alcohol is not strong in the flavor, this beer definitely has belly warming qualities. Add to this a super-thick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. This is unique beer...I've never had anything like this before, but not one I'll ever seek out again. I was disappointed at the lack of that caramelly bock malty character. I would recommend serving this beer with an vanilla-based ice cream deseert. (1,326 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks mike for the hook-up

The beer pours a dark, healed-scab looking crimson red that flashes garnet in the light and yields no head. The nose is a potent mix of raspberries and booze which sweetens up with warmth. The taste is initially rough and hard-handed raspberries upfront, but the fruitiness blends much better with added degrees towards room temp. It drinks like a port, but obviously distinct, ripe raspberries instead of grapes and brandy, full bodied, boozy, and syrupy sweet. This beer is a let down considering the price, but I'm definitely glad I was able to try it. (584 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)

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 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 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 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)

Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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