Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
kbrewery.com

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by marburg on 07-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,267
Reviews:
458
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
Wants:
1,306
Gots:
211
For Trade:
36
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of moarmare
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phelps
3.97/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a teeny weeny bottle from 2007, shared by ejyoung at our last tasting. This went into a snifter.

Color of burnt sugar, dark and mostly clear. No head to speak of.

Intensely sugary nose. Molasses, caramel, milk chocolate, brown sugar, raspberry puree.

Similar heavy sweetness in the flavor. Raspberry syrup, caramel, toffee, chocolate sauce. Very slightly drying.

The medium body is rather creamy and heavy, contrasting with the very light carbonation. The alcohol numbs my tongue and burns the throat.

Raspberry Eisbock would be better on pancakes, methinks. It offers a decent drinking experience, but it’s too sweet for me. It was nice to share this tiny bottle — five people was plenty to spread it around.

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Photo of whitenads
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdamP
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"2012 Vintage" 12.7 oz green capped and waxed bottle.

Pours out a nice deep brown, ruby red color with a nice tight one finger tan colored head that quickly receded to a thin ring. Nice legs and a bit of lacing from a swirl. Shows a nice ruby red glow in the light.

Initially a big fresh raspberry juice aroma is at the forefront. Behind that some ripe darker fruits add complexity. Just a bit of booze.

Very nice taste, fresh raspberry blends so nicely with sweet malt. Ripe dark fruits, prunes, thick caramels, with a bit of a German chocolate cake flavor. The taste just gets better and better as it warms. Warming, it booze is really not a factor.

Very smooth and full bodied. Lots of sweetness and a bit syrupy as well.

Such a nice beer. Nowhere near as boozey as you would think a 15% beer would be. Kuhnehenn continues to amaze.

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Photo of Abbbp
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bennetj17
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany and amber hues. Thin ring of carbonation but no head. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup like pancakes for breakfast. Strong and sweet with a hint of dark fruit to the nose also. The taste is quite delectable, a brilliant mix of caramel, raisin and chocolate malt flavors followed by a lingering tangy fruit spice. Nice dryness, and a solid finish which actually doesn't seem that strong in alcohol. Medium body with a slight viscosity. Soft tingly carbonation. Somewhat a sipper, but only for the amazing richness of flavors. It's very enjoyable, especially for a style I am not that fond of. Such a palate mixture of flavors, as rich as it is, no one facet dominates which makes it a great strong beer... Thanks to BigDaddyWil for letting me try this one...

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Photo of Hugonaut13
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tilley4
4.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to crack this open on Valentine's Day. The wifey had wine while I sipped on this absolute jewel.

Dark ruby-amber color, a bit murky, with small bubbles slowly floating their way to the top.

Smells like a raspberry that has been covered in rich, dark chocolate. Incredible aroma... very sweet and fruity. The smell wafts out of my flute glass and makes me want to sit here and smell this thing over and over...

Huge raspberry sweetness/tartness that is followed up by the slow rolling finish of chocolate. Nice slow alcohol burn on the way down makes this one unbelievable.

This is one remarkably well-brewed beer. I love everything about this beer. Unless I move to Michigan or can find another trade, I probably won't ever have this one again but I can only hope I'm wrong. I would love to always have a bottle of this in the fridge.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 Vintage - 6.3 oz

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of cadaugherty
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of IntriqKen
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm...I hope I am in the right place...my bottle doesn't look anything like the one in the photo and my ABV is listed as 11.9% but it says it is Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock and I don't see another listing anywhere.

This one pours an opaque reddish amber with a faint head that disappears immediately leaving nothing in it's wake.

Aroma is incredibly all raspberries, chocolate, and creamy butter.

Taste is raspberry, toffee, pure candy and desert like....hard to describe other than 'I like it'.

Not much like a beer, but much like a desert..and much liked.
Yummm...

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Photo of PG2G
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emottram
3.89/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALC82
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of granger10
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brownish color with ruby highlights. Not much head or lacing. A bit of sediment.

Aroma is intense with a tart raspberry sting and belgian chocolate complimenting each perfectly. A little liquer like kick in the end finishes the smell.

Taste doesn't quite live up to aroma. A bit too chocolately and the raspberries seem a bit muddled. I know they use real raspberries but the flavor doesn't come out like I was hoping. Caramel, vanilla, and creamy all provide cover for the raspberries. Alcohol lurks and comes out in the finish but seems nowhere near the 13.5% it claims. A bit of citric chocolate finish is what I'm left with.

Quite smooth and enjoyable. There's a nice malty base and some depth to this offering. Not really a sipper in my book but too damn expensive not to be one. I liked this beer but I can't justify ever buying it again.

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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 1,267 ratings.
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