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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

838 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 1,198
Gots: 131 | FT: 14
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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-27-2003)
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2007 03:15:14 | More by trevorwideman
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 20:27:27 | More by Mebuzzard
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tjthresh

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet Jesus, what a huge nose on this bear. Pounds and pounds of chocolate and raspberries. Tawny, chocolaty brown with a short lived lighter brown head. The flavor is a nice blend of Carmel, chocolate, raspberry, and alcohol. I’m a bit surprised how restrained the flavor is. I was expecting something even more than this. Rich and chewy palate makes for a sipping beer. This beer is certainly one to be sought out, but be sure to be coming into this experience with a level head. You may be let down.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 21:34:46 | More by tjthresh
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled thanks toRoyMunson. Pours a cloudy/murky brown with a maroon tint to it. Plenty of sediment floating in the beer. Smell is raspberry(of course) with some chocolate(tootsie roll) as well. Taste is pure raspberry puree with a hit of tootsie roll in the finish. Not being a big fan of tootsie rolls, I love good chocolate, but don’t classify tootsie roll as such. This beer would be "all world" with either a different chocolate used or with simply no chocolate at all. The mouthfeel and beginning taste is absolutely delightful. Maybe with aging the chocolate will subside some.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 23:38:03 | More by FtownThrowDown
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alohaC

California

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Recent December bottling of 2004 batch. Received in a trade with Walleye - thanks, Jim! Pours a viscous and syrupy dark brown with tinges of red when the light hits the glass right. No head or carbonation to speak of and it really reminds me more of an aged brandy than a beer. Impressive, though. Smells of brandy-soaked raspberries and chocolate with a hint of carmelized sugar. Thick and syrupy on the tongue - this is a beer that slides rather than washes down. Tastes like it smells, but not over the top on the raspberries. Very balanced and not hot with alcohol. My first thought is how amazing this eisbock would taste drizzled over pancakes. Its sweet molasses, chocolate and fruit flavors would be a show-stopper. Overall, a very unique, well-crafted and tasty dessert beer/apertif. Glad I have an additional bottle to stash and see how the flavors change in time. My first Kuhnhenn Bros. beer, but far from my last.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 05:41:43 | More by alohaC
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klewis

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ThomasHardy for this one.

6.3 oz bottle, 2004 release

A: Pours into a flute with a reddish brown color with little head or lacing.

S: Light fruity smell with sugary aromas the remind me of candy. Also some herbal and floral notes. Not a strong smell, but very complex and pleasant.

T: Soft raspberry taste with flavors of caramel, candy, and a characteristic bock maltiness. Sweet, but not overly fruity as I expected. The alcohol is amazingly well-hidden until the beer gets to room temp, and then it takes on a mild cough syrup sort of taste, so drink this slightly chilled.

M: Full-bodied, thick, sticky, and syrupy. Light carbonation.

D: An amazing sipper, 6.3 ounces was just enough. Quite complex and a must-try beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2007 02:07:02 | More by klewis
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badbeer

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 6.3 oz wax sealed bottle.

Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish brown with an off-white head that does at least retain around the edges. Smell is powerful and complex, but I'll try my best. Sweet with caramel, brown sugar, some chocolate and some raspberry. It also seems quite vinous, I get hints of port and sherry. Raspberry is first to greet my tongue, it's quickly followed by flavors of port, chocolate dipped dark fruit, and very sweet caramel. I also get a bit of alcohol in the finish, it's not hot, but it is there. Medium carbonation, medium bodied with a dry-ish finish. An exceptional beer and definitely a sipper, this is certainly worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 04:48:27 | More by badbeer
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tinnie tiny 6.3oz 2004 vintage bottle from goodbyeohio's cellar. you rule Jim.

Out of a green bottle with a funky old school homebrew like looking label. It pours a murky deep reddish brown. Almost looks like a port. Thin extremely fizzy head of retention on the edges of the flute glass. Calm like a lake in the early morning. Very interesting aromas emanate from the glass. Thick sweet caramel malt notes with subtle fruit. Piles of burnt brown sugar with subtle nestle chocolate powder notes.

Thick and syrupy body with a hefty malt base on the palate. Very complex flavors. Dark fruits, figs, and prunes with continuous raspberry flavors lingering on the palate. Sweet brown sugar and caramel malt notes. Huge malt profile comes. Chocolate flavors are present, but definitely play a supporting role in the malt profile. Subtle spiciness is detected at the back of the tongue. Surprisingly dry in the finish--especially with the thick syrup mouthfeel in the beginning. Low carbonation to almost flat allows the complex flavors to show their true colors. Fruity sweetness hangs on the palate well into the aftertaste.

Drinkable to a degree. It's definitely a sipping beer. The sweetness is thick and hefty like a wet blanket. More darker sweets. High abv isn't noticeable while sipping, although it is noticeable after about three quarters of the brew. A very tasty offering and one that's a bit off the path for me--I really enjoyed it though. Thanks for the chance Jimmyb--you know I appreciate it.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 02:40:58 | More by bjohnson
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My most gratious thanks to Frozensoul 327! Erik, I am in your debt!

6.3oz bottle, 2004 vintage. A thick coating of deep red wax seals the cap. The wax itself smells like raspberries! I saved this, my first time trying the KRE, for a beautiful, warm, sunny Sunday afternoon - March 11, 2007. Earlier this morning the clocks went ahead and we gained an hour of sunlight. The spring is almost here and I've waited very patiently for it. What better way to both usher it in (with raspberries) and usher out the winter (with eisbock)...

Pours rather flat but with miniscule bubbles that line the top parts of the outside of the glass. A deep shaded colour, offers no real highlights even directly to the light. A swirl can generate some mocha coloured trim. No lacing of course but does leave legs (understandable for the high graivty). At some angles you might catch a glimpse of tawny chestnut, but nothing overly pretty.
The aroma is more so that of an eisbock with the fruit very diminished behind a huge malt base. Sticky notes with large presence (but no alcohol) in the smell. Notes of dried fruits like raisons or plums, distant hops, a rich caramel and dark chocolate, a slight (wood) spruce like note, and an incredible amount of malts!
The flavours hit with the malt at first and the raspberry subtely coating the mouth in a long, lasting finish. Very unaggresive (obscenely so considering the alcohol percentage) which goes all but undetectable. Very silky smooth. Flavours are highly subjective, I could see picking out about anything from such a deep, complex profile. What I find most predominant is a strong chocolate caramel flavour. The raspberry compliments the caramel malts so well but always stays secondary. A little more medicinal as it warmed, but this lovely taste just floats around the mouth for a very long time after...
A perfect after dinner, along side desert sipper. This bottle, at 2+ years is holding up fantastic but I would love to try this fresh. Certainly worth the high price for this experience. I may have to lower my marks of other eisbocks.
Why does this bottle have to be so small? This truly is something unique and world class.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 22:10:30 | More by biegaman
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Hop Devil in NYC for their Kuhnhenn night. What a treat this was. Served in an 8 oz wine glass. The beer poured a deep amber color with pretty much no head. there was a nice hint of a frost on the glass due to the serving temp which I come to find out from the brewer who was at the event that it was the best temp to serve it at. A bit cooler. There was a deep malty nose with some slight sweetness to boot. The taste was vinous and had a great raspberry and chocolate taste that compliment each other very well. Even with some of the high abv coming through, this is a smooth beer that goes down without alot of burn but provides for a nice warming sensation and full mouth and body.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2007 04:42:52 | More by ggaughan
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage poured from a very small bottle to a snifter. The liquid is dark dark reddish orange with very little carbonation. The head does not exist except by force. This takes a lot away from the appearance. Good color however.

The smell keeps knocking me over, It is like a Chocolate Chambord cake. Wow Most excellent.

The taste follows and does not disappoint. Raspberries, chocolate, alcohol. nothing better for desert.

The mouthfeel falls off a bit with the lack of carbonation & the body could be a tad thicker.

The drinkability is great, I would enjoy this beer most of the time easy. I am quite glad I have 2 more left. Thank you NorthernTimber for answering my ISO call to to trade. I really am happy with our trade, thank you and Prosit. Hope to set you on the Woodward Ave cruse some day. MK

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2007 06:58:43 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Vintage 2004. 6.3 ounce bottles. Thanks to beerhandy for this treat. In so many ways does this beer remind me of being in Porto, Portugal.

Pours a tawny red. Essentially flat. Yeast at first floats around the glass before mixing in with the beer.

Aroma simply knocked me off the couch. Chocolate dipped raspberries. Choclate fondue. Strawberries. Short cake. Fantastic.

Flavor is more subdued than the aroma. Raspberies and chocolate predominate. Alcohol is perfectly concealed. Also picking out other fruits such as raspberries and cherries. Vinuous port wine qualities.

Lighter body than I imagined. The beer sticks to the tongue and slowly dissolves leaving some slight alcohol heat.

I only have one bottle of this? Who wants to send me more?

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 01:27:17 | More by MuddyFeet
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Dubbercody

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

2004 Bottle

Nice pretty beer that smells fantastic, but is very much a cordial. Treat is that way and you'll be happy, otherwise, your out of luck.

Impressive beer but not something I would drink when I would go to drink a beer. It's a drink in a small glass share with friends after dinner drink.

I don't know if I would go out of my way to find this again, but it was one of those famous beers that 'everyone' seems to think should be tried. So I did, and while I didn't dislike it, it's not my cup of tea...or beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2007 03:00:47 | More by Dubbercody
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dirtylou

Washington

4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

6.3oz single, obtained a year or so ago in a trade, 2004 version. opened in celebration of the 2006-2007 NFC CHAMPION CHICAGO BEARS!!!!

appearance: green bottle, maroon wax dripping down off the cap...pours into a snifter a dark maroon-mahogany color, tan cream head with decent lacing

smell: one whiff and its an automatic 5...huge raspberr-cherry burst hits you square in the nose, boozy cognac, super complex blend of fruit/booze/chocolate/caramel. very aromatic and very sweet....the joys of the imminent first sip become a little overwhelming

taste: wonderful complexion...chocolate covered raspberry, chocolate covered cherry, chocolate covered caramel, cognac-booze, sweet malt structure, syrupy and coating with a light tartness...fig/raisin and light brown sugar. This beer is an absolute treat, SEND ME MORE

mouthfeel: syrupy and coating, big and boozy, sweet and tart. Almost too good to swallow (thats what she said???)

drinkability: phenomenal

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2007 00:51:52 | More by dirtylou
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A small 6.4 oz. bottle with a big wax cap, 2004 vintage with a vintage look to the label. Into a small tulip glass, pours a much darker than expected deep mahogony maroon, a small darkish head receding to a thin ring, thin bubbly sheets of lacing as the liquid retreats. Aroma is deep and rich, full of rasberry, chocolate slipping under the radar, cognac, malty tones underneath.

Taste is magical, a rasberry beer that should be shortened to rasbeer, so well crafted it is. This is no excersice in making a beer rasberry flavored (bad), or trying to infuse rasberries (better), this is a study in such balance, such perfectly fitting parts, a well-honed whole, its as though there aren't any flavors, just experience. As you start, the rasberry comes out to say hello, slips away as it introduces you to caramels and chocolates, cognacs and brandy, sweet and delicious malt, a smooth and slow and creamy procession through beery nirvana, when the tart rasberry walks you down the stairs and out of existence, leaving one to consider this; most people would actually scoff at the idea of rasberries in beer. Such is the joy and tragedy of such a beer, and how lucky are those who know of it.

Many thanks to hopdog for this masterpiece.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2007 00:39:05 | More by objectivemonkey
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Billolick

New York

4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap baby at the Daze of the Devil fest at the HDG in NYC...I enjoyed 2 four ounce tasters of the sweet, intense, flavorful, viscous nectar, and this review is from my copious notes, this arrives cloudy dark plum, minor head and lacing. The nose is intensely and thrillingly of raspberries and powdered sugar. Sweet, intense, dense, complex, thick, rich and full on raspberries and malty goodness all the way through, Yumm. World class dessert beer. A treat on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2007 16:13:30 | More by Billolick
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

6.3 oz waxed bottle.

Pours a dark red tinged brown, with a small tan head that fades very quickly to nothing. Due to lack of any head there's no lacing to speak of. Not much to look at, but it was to be expected with the high abv.

Smell; the raspberries really jump out of the glass, and are mixed with a very rich chocolate aroma. A touch of caramel is present in the nose, along with a nice nutty background.

Taste; as expected the raspberries are very evident in the flavor, and it definitely does not come of as artificial at all, which I'm very thankful for. The chocolate comes out next, and nearly as strongly as the raspberries do. The nutty flavors are very much present as well, and provide just enough of a bittering effect to offset the sweetness of the raspberries and chocolate. There's some hints of vinegar in the background that, surprisingly, seems to fit right in with everything ealse going on in this beer..

Mouthfeel/Drinkabilty; the mouthfeel on this one maybe the fullest, and mostly velvety of any beer that I've ever had. The drinkability is very good.

Between the raspberries, chocolate, nuts and very full mouthfeel, this is like drinking a chocolate raspberry cake with a some walnuts or pecans sprinkled on top. This was my first beer of 2007, and boy was it a good one.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2007 02:39:40 | More by RedHaze
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured by it's Brewmaster and it poured out with little to no head, but had a thick syrupy look with a brown color that had a slight purplish tint. The smell was all fruity sweetness with slight coffee roastiness taking a backseat. The taste was a struggle beetween the light roasty coffee flavors and the sweet and slightly tart (in a good way) flavors, they fought each sip trying to gain control and they came to a tie. Served with the Chocolate tort this paired fairly well making the whole epic journey this late night worth it. Now we only had to make the 10 1/2 hour journey back home. The mouthfeel was excellent, smooth and a thick. Overall this could still use some aging, but was excellent to have after a 15 hour drive accross the country.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 03:11:13 | More by Erdinger2003
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage, 6.3 oz bottle sealed with purple wax. Courtesy of trade with hopdog. Poured gingerly into a snifter, the body is a tawny reddish brown, topped by a filmy layer of small tan foam which quickly falls into a collar without lacing.

Aroma is deep and complex. Chocolate dipped fresh raspberries, a hint of brandy, and some roasty dark malt notes.

Mouthfeel is exceptional. Coating, silky, velvety. Medium full body with a very mild carbonation.

Taste is unique. Ripe, fresh raspberries pureed into a vat of chocolate. Very silky on the palate and the alcohol notes gently envelop the waves of tastes. Deep and complex. Very pleasing. Hard to believe this is over 13% abv.

Finishes far too quickly, even when slowly sipped. More like a cordial than a beer. A wonderful little gem here.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2006 15:49:15 | More by merlin48
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mcallister

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A reddish brown elixr with a tiny tan head that quickly fades to a ring around my Great Lakes Christmas Ale snifter. Small carbonation bubbles start about halfway up the liquid to the ring residing above.

Nose is lush with a full caramel malt and hints of toffee. Milk chocolate and black fig, and dried berry esters lure you into it's mystique. Sweet and laden with alcohol aromas as well.

3 easy words describe this beer. Balanced, Complex, and Delicious. Layers upon layers of flavors. A burst of caramel malt, intertwined with milk chocolate, leaves a rich sweet mid palate, that finishes long and hot in the chest with dried raspberry, other drid berry, fig, and more toffee and caramel malt.

Rich, lush, long lasting mouthfeel. Not coying in sweetness at all therefore making this beer easily drinkable albeit the high ABV.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2006 18:26:40 | More by mcallister
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sleepingbear

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired a 187ml wax dipped 2004 bottle from a friend. (Thanks Michael!)

I had seen this beer's high ratings and had some very high expectations for it. It was almost impossible for it to have lived up to it’s legend.

Then I smelled it.
The scent was magnificent with a rich malty aroma with a lingering red fruit nose.
The first sip is like a warm, frothy dark chocolate bitters and raspberry crème.
Damn!

This is raspberry chocolate cake in a bottle. I imagine drinking these little 187ml bottles on a hard xcountry ski run. On a stop at a Lake Michigan plateau, cold clean air- and a bottle of raspberry chocolate cake. I'm going to buy as much of this as I can find.
I am hooked.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2006 06:02:52 | More by sleepingbear
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage.

pours a deep red brown with ruby highlights and a thin very fine head. the head drops to a ring, but rises up again with a gentle swirl.

aroma is fantastic. caramel and dried fruit. raspberry. bittersweet chocolate. toffee. light sweetness.

taste is excellent. moderate bitterness. the great caramel and toffee sweetness from the aroma is there. raspberry. bittersweet chocolate. raisin and date. slightly vinous. just a little alcohol warmth.

mouthfeel is excellent. very fine carbonation. nice body, but without being sticky sweet.

drinkability is great. the alcohol is hidden well. really nice as an after dinner drink. i need to find more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 01:13:21 | More by grub
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 release, acquired via trade from nothertimber, so a big “thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 6.3oz bottle into a flute glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with almost no head and even less lacing.

S: Strong aroma of raspberry, with a background of dark chocolate & caramel. There’s some alcohol detected as well, that’s to be expected with a beer with this high of an ABV.

T: Sweet raspberry & chocolate flavor coats your mouth as you drink it. Out of habit I started out taking larger sips, but then I realized that taking smaller sips seemed to bring out the flavor much more. There’s a mild alcohol warmth, but not as strong as the smell leads you to believe, nor does it seem like it’s even close to the 13.50% ABV. The raspberry sweetness sticks around in a faint after-taste.

M: Extremely smooth and viscous, very low carbonation, medium-to-heavy body, finish is only slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, not very filling and fact that the ABV is expertly disguised makes this beer dangerously drinkable. It’s a sipper, but I sipped it very quickly.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2006 02:59:51 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Westsidethreat

California

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage. Muchas Gracias wingnutter

A: No carbonation. There was a hint of pressure difference when the cap came off but thats about it. Has a soy like consistency to it. This almost looks like coffee but a bit more amber like.

S: Raspberry licorice, molasses, vanilla bean, faint chocolate cake and brown sugar.

T: Oh wow, this is going to be difficult. Begins with mellow raspberry flavored coffee which pings the tip of the tongue. The raspberry becomes more pronounced then blends together with fine Belgian chocolate. These flavors embrace each other for what seems like an eternity until the coffee persona takes on more of a roasted quality. Nothing over the top, just a gentle nudge in that direction. Finishes with long lingering raspberry/butterscotch/marshmallow. Raspberry cordial stays with the drinker long after the last sip.

M: Full and silky like a nice liqueur

D: Everything I hoped for...really. Its like I imagined yet so different. Fantastically hand crafted and balanced...seriously delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2006 20:32:14 | More by Westsidethreat
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

187mL nip bottle. Label marked 2004. Cap sealed with maroon wax. Served at cellar temp. That is, whatever temp my cellar is currently at...

Body is ruby-red/caramel brown. Light 1/2 finger of reddish-tan head falls off quick. No lacing.

Nose is rich chocolate/caramel. Sharp raspberries too. Raspberries were more noticeable before the pour. Booze is obvious in the nose once poured into my Maudite Tulip. I can't imagine a more intense or interesting smelling beer.

Flavor is sweet and sharp raspberries. Smooth chocolate/caramel present at the finish, but slightly less than I caught in the nose. It is much like an after dinner cordial or liqueur. Very rich and very unique.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly syrupy. It's a mouthfull.

Drinkability is limited, but good. This is a real sipper, that's why it comes in such a small bottle. But every sip is more interesting than the one before.

A unique and complex brew. I recommend it highly!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2006 22:40:04 | More by ghostwalker
Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.