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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by marburg on 07-27-2003

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Photo of portia99
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a 6.3oz bottle (2007 vintage), courtesy of nonstick. Split and poured into 2, 15cl Heineken tasting glasses.

A - Pours a reddish tinged brown with orangey highlights when held up to light. No head whatsoever, which isn't unexpected given the 13.5% alcohol. Light stream of bubbles comes up from the bottom of the glass.

S - Very fruity and complex. Notes of raspberry, prunes and raisins. I think I'm getting some vanilla and caramel aromas too. Maybe some dark chocolate too. Hard to pinpoint the individual smells in here. Definitely some alcohol in the nose too.

T - Syrupy, sweet and malty. Raspberry up front the fades to caramelly, vanilla, and dark fruit flavors. Good amount of alcohol, some dark chocolate flavors too. Almost port like in flavor.

M - Thick and syrupy. Alcohol makes it's presence known, but I wouldn't say this is at all hot. Carbonation is there, but just barely, but it is exactly what this beer needs. Feels more like a cordial than a beer. Interesting, fitting for the flavors and just works...

D - This is a seriously flavorful beer, almost like some sort of fruit based sauce reduction. Syrupy, fruity, complex, lots of dark, deep flavors. Very intense...not especially drinkable. Shared a 6.3oz bottle for this tasting and we both agree that half a bottle is just about right.

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Photo of Schwab
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a sample of this fine brew during the last meeting of the local brew club. Someone brought in 2-3 bottles for some tasting. The bottles we had were very small (10oz?). Pour was nice, taste was a hint of raspberry and chocolate without bitterness of any sort. No hop and malt flavor that dominated due to the well balanced fruitiness. Easy drink and great mouthfeel. Wouldn't mind getting my hands on this one again, but I think that is not going to happen anytime soon.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of zdk9
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor (always good to know your bartender).

A- My 5oz comes in a snifter, a brown color with ruby-red highlights. No head, barely even any bubbles, and no lacing on this one.

S- A great buzz of raspberries, with some sweeter malt. Strong, but maybe that's just the snifter.

T- A great incorporation of raspberry flavor. There isn't the raspberry sweetness, but some tang, and the flavor seems like it come straight from the oil seed. There is also some slight earthy bitterness in the back of the mouth that gives this beer a great balance.

M- I didn't know how potent this beer was until I checked it out here, but I could barely taste any alcohol. I would've rated it as a well hidden 8%, but 13.5%, holy shit! How is there no alcohol in the nose? How is there no burn in my mouth or throat? I suppose I'm taking quite small sips (conserve the 5oz!) but even so, smooth as a baby's bottom.

D- Delicious, and dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of BillyB
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 Vintage in a cute 187 ml bottle with red waxing over cap.

Pours a thick reddish brown, with no carbonation and no head at all. Dark ruby/black berry highlights when held up to the light.

Aromas of Raspberries, alcohol, dark fruit, other berries, wood, chocolate, caramel. Overwhelming aroma is alcohol.

Tastes are similar to aromas with some subtle raspberry tartness. Dark malt sweetness. Very strong alcohol warmth in the throat. This is a boozebomb!

Drinkability (taken into context as an after dinner dessert beer) is good. I could have one with a nice chocolate/raspberry cake after a big meal and then I'd be done.

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Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.3 oz bottle dated 2007 from the 2010 Winter Solstice release

Only my second occasion with this brew; split with my wife on a beautiful fall evening.

A. Pours brown with some orange and red with a slightly foamy tan/ brown head.

S. Cocoa, caramel, some slight oxidation notes, raspberry, and cherry. No apparent booziness on the nose, which is pretty incredible.

T. Starts out with lots of chocolate and some nice red fruit - a mix between raspberry and cherry. A nice, but subtle tartness.

M. Medium body with low carbonation and some slight tartness.

D. Not nearly as much fruit character as the last time I had it, but very good. I'm sad that the raspberry faded though; I'll have to hope that they produced this again.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a 8 oz glass. Split 4 ways.

A- pours a pinkish, dark amber with very little head and no lacing.

S- raspberries are there but not as overpowering as would of thought. Alcohol, bread, dark fruits, chocolate.

T- light raspberries, booze, spices, some chocolate with medicinal characteristics. Again, the raspberries do not overpower like you would expect.

M- full body and low carbonation. Syrupy and boozy.

O- this is a light raspberry boozy beer with some light chocolate. The medicinal notes reminded of jaeger.

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Photo of jera1350
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2007-

Syrup-like thickness with a garnet brown color. Minimal trace of tiny bubbles.

Robust smell of ripe raspberry, milk chocolate and caramel.

Dark chocolate with tart raspberries. Light caramel presence. Not as sweet as I thought and quite tart like fresh raspberries. Some burnt sugar to go along with the bittersweet chocolate in the aftertaste. Quite a bit of hot alcohol at the back.

Feels a bit more than medium bodied. Pretty smooth with some tingling carbonation.

Drinks decently at 13%. I was a bit let down by this one. Still a good beer, but at the price, I wouldn't go after this one again.

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Photo of SaucyA
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2007, poured into a snifter at cellar temp

A - Dark ruby/near black with a slight 1 finger head that dissapears almost immediately.

S - I can smell this puppy from a few feet away. Obviously raspberry, but raspberry jam, raspberry juice, raspberry-ness. Wine. Tootsie roll. RASPBERRY TOOTSIE POP! Maybe a slight underlying malt and a fruity yeast playing second fiddle.

T - Another of Kuhnhenn's brews that really almost transcends the beer category. Major raspberry and dark berry juice, like a dessert. Impressive. Hot on the pipes, and will get better with age.

M - Syrupy, thick, slightly carbonated. Almost sticky.

D - It's good for after dinner, as a dessert. It's high abv and utterly overwhelming flavors limit what could potentially be a world-class drinker. The definition of sipper.

Notes: I've never brought a bottle home for myself to try but have had it in the brewery a couple times. This time is no different... it's great for what it is, which is a special occasion brew, or pairing brew. Regardless, the 6.3 oz bottle is plenty.

After having some of Kuhnhenn's wine, this is almost more reminescent of some of their sweeter reds. Frankly, it's worth a try because there's nothing else like it, but I prefer Tenacious Cassis to this.

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Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

poured into tulip glass.

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of trevorwideman
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of iadler
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes on Saturdays tasting. 2012 vintage.

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of JamesShoemaker
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of adapt313
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Bendurgin
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2004 & 2007 vintages side by side. Thanks Brad!

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

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

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

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

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

Notes: I'll seek this out again. Recommended.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage.

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

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

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

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. No carbonation.

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

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Photo of claspada
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 bottle.

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of blakesell
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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Photo of s1ckboy
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

S - raspberries, smells like candy.

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

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

Really good. Very glad to have tried it. Would like to try this fresh.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
4/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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