Raspberry Eisbock
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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From:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Eisbock
Ranked #1
ABV:
15.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #606
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 10.96%
Reviews:
471
Ratings:
851
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 29, 2022
Added:
Jul 27, 2003
Wants:
  1,326
Gots:
  206
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Rated: 4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey

Dec 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.19 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by GFK from Michigan

Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
2007 vintage. 6.3oz. Bottle / 13.8% abv. Pours a deep claret hue with no head. Nose expresses an abundance of raspberry (surprising, given the age), as well as a hint cocoa in the background. Taste consistent with nose; however, oxidation has definitely set in and there are some vinegar notes at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a still carbonation. Overall, interesting and still complex, despite being past it’s prime.
May 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2016 vintage

Now this is a beer I’ve wanted for a long time. Kuhnhenn doesn’t distribute out in Mass, so I’m thrilled to finally get my hands on this, the highest rated Eisbock on BA. Eisbock is a style I’d love to find more of in general, but one this highly regarded is exciting. Let’s pop it open

Pours a muddy brown with a finger of off white head that quickly fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing

Wow, the nose on this is incredibly expressive and spirit driven, it’s so complex. I’m picking up on aromas of tart jammy raspberry, cherry cordial, milk chocolate, sweet caramel, port wine, brown bread, raisin, nutty malt and sticky molasses

It loses its tart edge in taste, and maybe that’s a function of its age, but it is still complex and tasty. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting jammy raspberry, cocoa powder, brown sugar, sweet wine, fig, and brown bread. The swallow brings notes of cherry cordial, cocoa powder, port wine, sticky molasses, jammy raspberry, toffee, and earthy wood

A medium body pairs with very gentle carbonation, resulting in a boozy and slick beer. Finishes neutral with a little tingle, but drinks well below the listed 15.5%

While the taste was lacking a bit, this was still a fantastic beer! I definitely need to get my hands on a fresh bottle some day. It is very close to a liqueur or just a straight up raspberry filled chocolate, but the complexity sets it apart
May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 375mL bottle into a snifter. pours a murky, dirty ruby red with a finger of sandy brown foam head. raspberries aplenty on the nose. a tinge of chocolate malt and even a faint whiff of alcohol burn. more raspberries on the taste with a lovely chocolate and malty background. not that there is anything wrong with the nose but the flavors are so much more complex than the aromas would lead you to believe. really smooth for such a high ABV. thick, full mouthfeel. very hard to tell this one is 15%. it’s a sipper for sure, and while it carrie’s qualities of old ales and doppelbocks alike, it drinks like an 8% fruited stout. really interesting style of beer. hope to try more of this style.
Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by ryand14 from Michigan

Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2017 vintage, enjoyed on 12/16/2021. Low carbonation, medium body, alcohol extremely well hidden at 15+%. Sweet, ripe raspberries front and center with bittersweet dark chocolate undertones.
Dec 16, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Scalawags from Michigan

Jan 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark burgundy-brown with a muddy, turbid transparency. Head is a thin film of fizzy bubbles that dissipates quickly. Aroma is raspberry right up front with a rich sugary and tart consistency. Nutty, bready, toasty malts add some depth and firmness. It smells sugary and sweet in total. Flavor profile is much more balanced with nutty, bready, toasty malts sandwiched between notes of raspberry, molasses, brown sugar, and toffee. While the aroma carries a lot more initial sweetness, the flavor profile is more of a lingering, sticky sweetness that comes on stronger a few seconds after a sip. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a still effervescence which combines well with expansive texture to form a thick blanket of sweetness atop the tongue each sip and every sip. Overall, sugary and sweet, but all within balance. This is a fun one to sip on with that initial berry sweetness mingling well with the dessert-like qualities.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16.9floz bottle.
Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Aug 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.48 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Jan 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.32 by JohnG190 from New York

Dec 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Wolvmar from Michigan

3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased at Barrels & Vines. Didn’t see a date.

Pour: ruby colored, minimal head. Not much lacing.

Nose: raspberry, fruit, a little malty biscuit.

Taste: raspberry, chocolate, biscuity malt. Subtle hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: fairly high carbonation but not overdone. Crisp, refreshing feel.

Overall: really liked this and I think I would like, and appreciate, even more the next time around. Fair amount of complexity relative to what I expected. Definitely worth trying and I’m looking forward to another.
Oct 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by KT123 from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.63 by thewimperoo from Illinois

Sep 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.54 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by ragnar3 from Iowa

Jul 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by BartS from California

Mar 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by kimmelga from Michigan

Feb 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Gusher from the bottle, although head retention is less than spectacular. Very lively and crystal clear brew, dark brown with garnet highlights.

On the nose, there's a blend of dark caramel, a touch of oxidation, and very light notes of raspberry.

The palate is a tale of two halves. Up front, caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar, and wood take the lead. Raspberries start to emerge on the second half, however, first slightly sweet, then tart.

Incredibly smooth and drinkable, especially for such a high ABV brew. Mouthfeel is nothing less than superb.
Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Benish from Utah

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a hazy reddish hue with no head. Very little carbonation present. The smell offered a heavy grain malt with fragrance of jammy raspberries. There’s also an alcoholic presence to the nose; it really smells like a fruity cocktail at a college party. The flavors were quite similar, very heavy dark malt paired with raspberry Twizzlers. The alcohol creeps up to you at the finish with a sharp and almost metallic burn. The mouthfeel is heavy, thick and with a slight burn. Overall, I liked it a lot. It leaves me impressed by how different this beer is among others. It is one of a kind, but it does have a hefty price tag.
Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by codytwo from Connecticut

Nov 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Adamostella from Washington

Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.94 by illtexzona from Illinois

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 16, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle at share. courtesy of Toby. Dark amber, ruby tinges. Fruity, jelly jar aroma. Taste is smooth, sweet, berries. Heat comes in late, but pretty gentle.
Aug 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by bullywee from Colorado

Aug 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by drunkenmess from Michigan

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by notchucknorris from California

Aug 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.64 by Lelampp from Ohio

Aug 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by HardyA from Michigan

Aug 04, 2018
Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 1322 ratings