Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Reviews: 436
Hads: 1,099
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 1,272
Gots: 205 | FT: 31
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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 prototypic
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Many, many thanks to hoppymeal for the bottle. Very much appreciated.

Bottle labeled 2007-11.9% abv

Appearance: It pours a dark, chocolate brown color with a hint red shining through. Pretty impressive color. That's the high point here. There was little to no head formation on this one. There's some brown bubbles that appear, but not enough for a head. Very light to no lacing as well.

Smell: The nose is damn impressive. It starts of chocolaty and sweet. There's a wealth of rasberrry blended in that adds more sweetness. I'm generally not a huge fan of fruity beer, but this one smells nice and it's very unique. It has a faint smell that's somewhat reminiscent of a sour. It's light and clearly secondary to the berry and chocolate aromas, but it's very intriguing. No alcohol is noted.

Taste: The flavor really mirrors the nose very well. Sweet, rich chocolate infused with a wealth of rasberry. It's sweet and very satisfying. This is easily the finest beer I've had with some sort of berry blended in. It really a dessert beer. There is an odd liqueur-esque flavor that I presume was reminiscent of a sour on the nose. It's another fine complement to flavor and overall experience of this beer. Alcohol is slightly noticeable and has a bit of a warming effect. It finishes sweet and just a little bitter.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's full bodied and incredibly smooth. There's very little carbonation giving it a silky feel. Drinkability is good though not spectacular. I've got a 6.9 oz. bottle and that's about all I would do in a sitting. This is a sipping beer that's quite the experience. Definitely not something for heavy or mass consumption.

Rasberry Eisbock's truly a unique and excellent experience. There's really no beer I've to which it can be compared. It's by far the best fruity beer I've ever tried. There's a wealth of flavor and complexity crammed into this 6.9 oz. bottle. I enjoyed every last drop. Highly recommended and certainly a "must" to seek out. Thanks, Derek. (2,004 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle.

A: Pours a dark, dark red with some brown in there. Small, dense tan head, though it does stick around quite well. Minimal lacing.

S: Strong chocolate aroma, I was not expecting that. Lots of raspberries behind it - sweet raspberries. Decadent and rich.

T: Strong mix of chocolate and raspberries immediately. Chocolate is a nice smooth milk chocolate and the raspberries are syrupy and sweet. Nice blend, both are equal and complimentary to each other. Heavy breadiness in the finish with some raspberries in the background. Finish is pretty quick, mostly chocolate. Fairly sharp alcohol in the finish as well.

M: Heavy but surprisingly smooth. Not cloying or syrupy like I was expect. Remarkably drinkable for the ABV.

O: Really interesting eisbock. Reminiscent of chocolate-covered raspberries. Big rich flavors in this one, though it's fairly one-note (chocolate covered rasperries from start to finish). Does not taste as boozy as you'd expect for 15.5% but it still lets you know that it's a bruiser. Balance is superb and the drinkability is top-notch for the ABV. (1,090 characters)

Photo of ffejherb
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Many thanks to FooFaa for sharing one of his favorite beers with me on 12/4/09.

A - Poured a deep velvety red ruby body with a thin patchy off-white with a pinkish hue that settled into a ring of retention, leaving virtually no lacing at all.

S - Complex nose that exquisitely blends raspberry and vanilla with underlying chocolate notes as well as a slight floral character. The aroma is somewhat vinous overall, but not too sweet given its fruity character.

T - Lush vanilla and raspberry notes with traces of oak and wood. Subtle chocolate notes emerge, becomming much more apparent in the backend and through the finish. Minimal bitterness overall and no alcohol heat whatsoever. Rich, syrupy and sweet but with a subtle tartness and underlying sour twang.

M - Medium to full bodied with a thick, syrupy and rich texture. Very softly carbonated. Finishes with a mild tartness on the tongue.

D - This Eisbock is extremely smooth and drinkable for such a heavyweight beer. This one has eluded me for some time, so many thanks to FooFaa for sharing a bottle of this with me! (1,085 characters)

Photo of merlin48
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (807 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a ruby red color with light carbonation that sticks to the side of the snifter before quicky dying down.

S - Raspberry candy aroma that's almost more of a liquor.

T - Compared to the nose, the flavor really opens up. Raspberry and light chocolate with styrupy booziness. Nothing overly complex, but straight forward cordial-like tastiness.

M - Heavy medium body,juicy, and lip smacking sticky.

O - Definitely worth a try. (436 characters)

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to @czarcasm for this gem.
Pours a deep purple meets burgundy. Raspberry notes leap forth from the glass. Taste is raspberry tartness coupled with a slightly sweet alcohol heat. Then the sweetness grows a bit, but finishes more on the fruity tart side. Slickness to the finish brings an earthy note to the raspberry. Damn Good! (334 characters)

Photo of Deuane
4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A 187ml/6.3 oz red wax topped green bottle with a vintage date of 2007. This batch clocks in at 11.9%

A-Hazy, brownish ruby copper with a thin light tan ring that develops with a swirl. At almost 12% ABV I am not surprised at the lack of head.

S-Big fruity raspberry tartness with a deep and complex chocolate maltiness underneath. Kind of like a raspberry port.

T- Bold, assertive, raspberry tartness with the underlying complexity from the rich chocolate malt. Not too tart nor too sweet. A masterful balance that ends with a flurry of alcohol burn.

M-Medium-light body with a smooth, supple feel that is very nice. A touch of biting tartness and dark chocolate bitterness in the finish.

D-James, where is my smoking jacket and Monte Cristo? This is decadent stuff that makes you feel rich! I understand why they deliver it in such tiny bottles. I think if you drank too much your palate would explode! (909 characters)

Photo of Boto
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

6.3oz. 2004 bottle: There was a faint "pffft" when I popped the cap. This one poured out a cloudy slightly reddish-brown color. The head was about non-existent. The aroma is interesting. Definite notes of raspberry, but also a sourness to it. Also notes of a rich maltiness and some oakiness. It also reminds me somwwhat of a port. The raspberries are a big part of the taste, but not overpowering. There is an initial mild sweetness, that is followed by somewhat sour aftertaste. There is also a bit of a thickness and silkiness to the palate. The are also flavors of caramel and toffee in the mix. Absolutely no taste of alcohol, which is suprising given the 18% ABV. This is extremely nice. (693 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 bottle into a flute.

Pours a brown/dirty color with a very small light brown head which quickly vanishes. Notes of raspberry (duh), cinnamon, dark fruits. On the palate, notes chocolate with zero hoppy or bitter notes on the finish, just like dessert. Mouthfeel is just what I was expecting for this type of beer, medium and smooth with a small amount of carbonation, like sorbet with less body. If I had another bottle available to drink, I'd open it up. Alas, this was the only one in the cellar, so one will have to do for now. (536 characters)

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours a caramel and dark cherry color into a Brand (from Holland) flute. Not much head at first but works up a reverse head of maybe a finger. Fades down slowly and is hanging on quite well despite a mere bottle size of six-ish ounces. Has the beginnings of lacing but the fluid is so thick that the bubbles can't cling to the glass.

Aroma - heavy and sweet, reminds me of that hard candy you get at Christmas that comes in the tin. Some pieces are like wavy ribbon, and there's these pieces that have that raspberry jelly stuff in the middle. This beer smells like the tin, but with an alcohol boost.

Taste - chocolatey, tart raspberry, warm alcohol. For a dessert beer, it is a nice mix of flavors. The aftertaste has a tart, somewhat bitter snap to it, and with increasing abv warmth.

Mouthfeel - medium to thinnish mouthfeel, though it doesn't really look that way. Decent carbonation, but the mouthfeel to me doesn't accentuate the bigness of the beer enough.

Drinkability - a fine beer to have many of (in the cellar, not the belly). Big thanks to JW347 for the trade and the good times at DLD08. (1,119 characters)

Photo of msubulldog25
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

An adorable li'l green bottle, just 6.3 oz. and sealed with maroon-colored wax; 2007 edition, 11.9% abv listed on the label. Split 3 ways with Metalmonk and guldengirl to celebrate the conclusion of a grand and unforgettable day/a couple upcoming birthdays. Thanks to SaucyA for this one.

A: Underwhelming appearance; a murky garnet-orange. No head. No lace. An oily sheen. A little unfair to judge appearance on such an odd beer, but I feel a '3' is justified, perhaps even generous.

S: Whoa! 'Liquified chocolate/raspberry truffle' vs. 'Chocolate cake with a ribbon of raspberry filling'. Which description wins? Dunno - but *I* win for having smelled this. Faint (rubbing) alcohol fumes or this gets a '5'; absolutely alluring...

T: If one's ever tasted Chambord, you get the idea: a fudgy, rich chocolate curled around earthy, over-ripened berries. Some candied orange and a splash of coffee. Loaded with dark chocolate, a slight toffee and ending with fleeting fruit and a surprising dryness.

M: Velvety sensuousness. Virtually no carbonation, just the lasting tang of raspberries. Feel is medium, approaching full; coating in the mouth melts away gradually.

D: A dessert beer if there ever was one - seriously tasty (approaching divine on the smell/feel aspects), but also seriously difficult to accept in more than tiny sips. The 2 oz. or so I tried were just fine. The beer equivalent of sherry or port wine - great in a cordial glass, but not much more. Again, tough to grade: would love to have this again, but it's good in only small doses.

Happy 39 + 361, Jeff (and 37 + 360, me)! (1,598 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A special thanks to trumick for this one. Hard to get.

A- Small 6 oz bottle, 2007, pours dark brown/red, small head, thin bubble lacing.

S -I have never had anything like it. The raspberries dominate the nose, with chocolate not far behind.

T- Taste amplifies the smell. It is like eating a chocolate torte smothered in raspberry sauce.

M - Very coating, creamy, sufficient carbonation.

D - I like dessert. I wish I had a case of these guys to finish off my next 24 meals. (478 characters)

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Body is a very hazy red/brown hue-pours with absolutely no head- but fogginess is thick and dynamic.

S-Rich red raspberries, dark chocolate, caramel, and some boozy undertones. The raspberries really mix with the chocolate bock tones well.

T- Mild to moderate sour raspberries, creamy, cocoa upfront. Cocoa comes through more for the finish as an alcohol burn intensifies. A moderate sting of alcohol and a hint of cocoa come through for the finish-what lingers is a hint of raspberry and a big alcohol warmth.

M-Mild to moderate carbonation and fairly smooth light body with very little alcohol consistency.

D- For a nontraditional example of a hard to find style that it crammed with alcohol-this is really really good-happy to finally have the opportunity to enjoy this one! (783 characters)

Photo of koopa
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

UPDATE: 2004 VINTAGE CONSUMED 8.12.11

This particular bottle was much better (and came from a different trader than my previous 04' review) Shared this one with baconsausage and soccerman7

Appearance: 4.0
Smell: 4.5
Taste: 4.0
Mouthfeel: 4.0
Overall: 4.5

2007 VINTAGE CONSUMED 6.13.09

6.3oz Bottle received in an in person trade with iceicebaby at the Bullfrog Brewery release party for Frambozen. $12.99 sticker on it. Sean you are an awesome Beer Advocate!

Appearance: Murky brown with red corners. Minimal head, retention, or lacing. 4.0

Smell: Loads of raspberry, chocolate, and some liquor type presence. Very nice when it opens up. 4.0

Taste: Wow this is a total chocolate covered fruit / booze dessert type beer. It is absolutely unique, refined, and delicious! 5.0

mouthfeel: Thick but a medium body! Amazing! 5.0

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable for 13.50% abv 4.0

This was an amazing experience...

2004 VINTAGE CONSUMED 11.19.10

6.3oz Bottle received in a trade.

Appearance: 4.0 Murky brown to plum. Minimal head, retention, or lacing.

Smell: 4.0 Faint raspberry and a beautifully softened Hershey's syrup chocolate note. The faintest whisper of a vinous quality is intermittently apparent.

Taste: 4.0 Raspberry flavored chocolate water.

Mouthfeel: 3.5 Thinning out and losing carbonation.

Drinkability: 4.5 Goes down even easier than the 2007 because it lacks in flavor and body comparatively.

Drink em now if ya got em before they fade completely. (1,484 characters)

Photo of Resuin
4.72/5  rDev +8%
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! (1,052 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 vintage, 11.9% listed on bottle, shared by the ever-generous msubulldog25 after a long and great day of beer and hiking (and more beer).

Pours with no head. Kind of dead-looking, but a nice hazy blood-meets-apple cider color. No lace.

Alcohol up front in the aroma, at first, but then lots of cinnamon, raspberry, black cherry, twizzlers, and another waft of alcohol. Kind of boozy in nose, and some chocolate cake and apple-bread sneak up in the finish. Enticing. Kept going back to the smell again and again.

Flavor offers flashes of hot cinnamon candies (the flavor, not the heat), raspberry, sour cherry, stale tobacco, and some sour/tart in the finish.

Although the lack of head makes it look dead, it's a clean, smooth, soft, silky texture. Slightly syrupy, but in a very good, dessert-y way.

A bit unusual and pretty high alcohol, so certainly not one for everyday drinking. A special occasion beer. This occasion was perfect, though, and there's no other beer like it on the planet that I know of. A delight. (1,026 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
3.18/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$9.99 for a 187ml bottle. 2007 edition. Purchased at Merchant's in Dearborn. They got in 5 cases of the stuff if anyone is looking for some. Pours out to a somewhat hazy very dark brown, not forming a head, but just a slight ring of bubbles. Absent carbonation. The aroma is very powerful...sweet milk chocolate, raspberries, caramel and liquid tootsie rolls. Mouthfeel is initially tart and acidic and ends a little peppery from the alcohol. Dense syrupy body. The taste is basically tootsie rolls, caramel, raspberry, and stinging alcohol. The chocolate flavor is very artifical, like creme de cacao. There is a disturbing chemical bitterness in here which I don't care for, and it gets worse as it warms. If it was absent, this would be much better.

Hrmmm. Not impressed with this. Definitely not worth the $10 price and all the hype. I drank another bottle with 2 other beer loving friends a few days ago and they weren't very impressed either, thinking it was a waste of money. Wouldn't buy it again, nor would I recommend it. There are so many other great beers like this that are considerably cheaper and taste much better. (1,131 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 187ml bottle into two small snifters. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

2007 Vintage

A: Pours a murky reddish-brown color with no head, a tiny ring, and no skim.

S: Raspberry and caramel with a healthy helping of milk chocolate.

T: Juicy, spicy raspberry with melted caramel and chocolate sauce. Spicy alcohol heat and a raspberry Tootsie Roll flavor.

M: Dry, spicy, and juicy. Thick, creamy, and coating. Slightly tart.

D: Considering the abv, this is a relatively easy beer to enjoy. Quite complex and certainly very interesting. (555 characters)

Photo of Floydster
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

187 ml (6.3 ounces) bottle received in a generous trade from drseamus, thanks for giving me a chance to drink this beer, and sorry FedEx was so lame, but you should be a happy camper as well in a week or so

2004 Vintage, I have never drank a beer that is three years old, quite a big step for me

Poured into a Dogfish Head snifter with a deep dark brown color that was much lighter when held up to the light, also had a tint of dark red, 1/8 inch vanilla colored that settled immediately, but left small lacing on the bottom of my glass

Smell was mostly deep chocolate aromas, also some caramel and other sweet malt, a hint of citrus, of course a lot of berry in the smell as well

Taste was great, even better than the Raspberry Tart from New Glarus, start off with sour raspberries, then fades into a sweetness with them, it is followed by a thick cocoa flavor, there also some small tastes of tangerine as it gets warmer, gets a lot sweeter as it warms as well, only sour for the first few sips, but was better in my opinion, I recommend serving this one chilled rather than room temperature, the caramel finish and long lasting aftertaste rounded this brew out, really enjoyed the molasses texture and the syrupy warmness caused by the beer, the tastes were all separated nicely and as one mellowed it turned into the next, the raspberry flavor in this was very tasty with sourness and a thick sweet taste at the end

Not much carbonation at all, but what can you really expect from a beer that is three years old, good mouthfeel with a taste that kept on kicking for minutes after each sip

Could drink lots of this, but at 13.5%, it is a serious eisbock, not too heavy on the stomach though, wish the bottle would have been bigger, but it was a cool design and a good amount of this beer to sip on after a big dinner tonight

First Kuhnhenn beer, but plan to pop the Fourth Dementia I got in my closet real soon, this beer was great and I am surprised how good it helped up since it was bottled, only wish I could have tried it fresh to compare but I cannot complain, highly recommend if you can find somebody willing to trade for it (2,142 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6.3 oz bottle
Served in a snifter
2007
13.8% ABV

L - It is a murky brown color with chunks of yeast in the glass due to a careless pour. There was no head. I got a few tan bubbles along the edges.

S - The first thing I notice is raspberries. It smells like raspberry purée. I also get some milk chocolate. It has some vinous notes. I smell some alcohol, too.

T - The raspberry does not dominate the flavor like it does the smell. The chocolate plays a bigger role. There is a nice balance between the two flavors that are complimentary. The alcohol is warming and barely noticeable.

F - Slick, syrupy, sticky. Low carbonation.

O - This is a nice beer. It is the most I have paid per ounce of beer, but it was three years old when I bought it. It is good. I wish I had twelve ounces to enjoy, but I feel fortunate to have gotten to try it. Good beer to celebrate turning 40. (880 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 CRJMellor
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottel number 41. This review will put over the top and officially make an Aficionado. Can't think of a more fitting beer to do that.

Pours a red-stained chocloate brown color with some streaks of black. Large tan head forms on the pours and evenly dissipates leaving just a fw remnants of scattered lace.
Aroma is a head spinning mix of dark fruit flavors. Raspberry, cherry, plums, currants and raisins all make an appearance with some sticky toffee and chocolate also in the background.
Flavors literally explode in your mouth as the strong raspberry and cassis flavors really grab at your palate. Just strong enough undertone of chocolate and some bitterings to provide a complimentary taste and keeping it from overthe top sweet. It still makes your teeth hurt with the sweetness but just an incredibly well made and delicious beer.
Mouthfeel has a fresh fruit tartness and sweetness about with just enough depth of darker malts to make you know your are drinking a beer. Carbonation level is subtle but appropraite especailly in light of the ABV figure. Just a taste of the alcohol present reminiscent of their Fourth Dementia.
Drinkability is sublime. Believe the hype, this beer is as good a specialty and unique beer style can get. Really awesome job from the K Bros. (1,284 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
4.87/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I don't know what I did to deserve trying this beer, but thanks to marburg and orbitalr0x for the pleasure of trying it. The beer pours a dark murkey ever-so slightly rubied brown color with a complete lack of head. The nose is incredible. Dark fruity and chocolate tones ride below a very intense, but not fake raspberry. Wow. Intense. DAMN. The flavors are huge. Syrupy raspberry sweetness and tartness hit upfront, assaulting my tastebuds. This moves to a slight chocolate and fig, but the raspberry is so big, its harder to find the subtleties. The mouthfeel is huge and thick and syrupy. Wow. Overall, this beer is in a league of its own. For one, the alcohol is nowhere to be found in the flavor or the aroma. Its not even overly warming after drinking it. The flavors are big and lingering, leaving me craving the next sip. I have to pause between sips, but it keeps me craving more. This is an experience I will not forget. Everything about this beer is intense, minus the alcohol presence. Very, very good. (1,020 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

6.3 oz bottle dated 2004. Pours a murky brownish red with a thin fizzy light beige head that quickly dissipates.

The aroma is subdued raspberries, chocolate, caramel, toffee, some wood, and vinous alcohol.

The flavor is sweet chocolate maltiness and tart raspberries, some oak and a crisp vinous slightly bitter alcohol finish. It's very rich and complex. The mouthfeel is medium full and very smooth.

Overall, a very fine brew! It's very well balanced and very drinkable. I'm bummed it's such a small amount (and a bit pricey!). (538 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)

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