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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

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Photo of Zorro
4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

6.3 Oz bottle Sampled through the efforts of SS 05 BIF and Meathookjones.

2004 vintage.

Pours a hazy thick reddish brown beer.

Smell is very sweet chocolate and caramel and raspberries. Spicy scents of vanilla, black pepper, truffles and cherry on the alcohol fumes. Smells like expensive chocolates.

Taste is lots of raspberries and chocolate with a little tartness from the berries. Super richness here I almost feel like I could eat this as a pudding. I am forced into small sips to savor the flavor of this. Long lasting raspberry flavor that takes a good 5 minutes to die off. The flavor is all chocolate and raspberries here.

Mouthfeel is pudding thick.

Crazy drinkable beer that was the PERFECT beer for Christmas!

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Photo of John_M
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have been wanting to "tic" this off my most desired list for some time. So many thanks to Ben (GormanB) for the chance to finally try this beauty.

The label lists the brewed date (2007) and release date (12/10) on the label. Trying to remember the last brewery I encountered that had a 3 year old beer as their current release.

The beer pours a gorgeous rose, raspberrry coolaide color into my corsendonk chalice/tulip. There are hints of amber among the rose/raspberry color as well, and the beer shows pretty good head retention and decent lacing. On the nose... my, my, my... the aroma profile is just gorgeous, with raspberry (quite a bit of it), chocolate caramel, roses and tootsie roll. This beer just smells like the epitome of beer dessert (perhaps the Yquem of beerdom? if not that, certainly the Beaume de venise). The flavor profile is every bit as good, and might be even more complex, with an intensity of flavor that is astonishing. In any event, I get heavy cream, caramel and milk chocolate, along with everything I noted previously in the aroma profile. There's also a hint of bitterness in the finish, which helps to buoy all the sweetness. Sooo goood. Mouthfeel is full, with a long, sweet, rich, chocolate and fruit infused finish. Yet despite its richness, this beer is not at all cloying or otherwise heavy on the palate. I do get a sense that the alcohol is up there a bit in this one, and so I guess I wouldn't want a whole lot of this, but it was so delicious... it was hard to refrain from just gulping it right down. Also, while there is a slight sense of heat from the alcohol in the finish, given the sweetness and 13.5%, that's kind of expected. The label does not list the abv., and I figured it was in the 9% or 10%, but nothing like the 13.5% I see now. Also have to say that I really love how the raspberry flavor really goes on and on in the finish, yet never seem overdone or excessively sweet.

Absolutely superb and clearly a brewing tour de force. Excellent stuff.

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

Thanks to Weissguy for giving me a chance to try this through a trade. Pours a brilliant ruby and is syrupy and without a head. smells like raspberry chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. Delicious! The taste adds a big caramel finish in addition to the raspberry and chocolate. There is a nice bitter finish to balance the sweetness and the raspberries taste fresh and wonderful. A little hot, but in a nice eau-de-vie way. Very smooth and even somewhat delicate in its mouthfeel. Surprisingly drinkable given the sweetness and high abv. This one I'm drinking is the 2007 and the bottle says it is 11.9%. Very nice!

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

2004 vintage, 6.3 oz/187ml green bottle, dipped in wax, $9.99 USD!

A: Mahogony/cherry-wood colour. Pours with a hint of tan head, which quickly dissipates. A healthy dose of yeast sediment left in the bottle (which was actually fairly tasty).

S: Raspberry, sherry (winey alcohol, fairly boozy aroma), hint of chocolate and cherries.

T: Sweet/tart balance of raspberry flavour, with a little chocolate & caramel. There's a hint of medicinal flavour similar to cherry caugh-syrup, though surprisingly the alcohol flavour isn't overly assertive. No hop bitterness or flavour.

M: Moderate body is surprisingly dry, though it still leaves a sweet aftertaste. Light to moderate carbonation.

D: It's a sipper.

It's good, but not as great as I expected.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.77/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From an old review note:

Poured into a snifter, the beer is light brown with a ruby tint. It's almost still, with just a very small head. No retention or lacing.

The aroma is very rich. Sweet raspberries and chocolate. It's hard to find any malt or hops under the rich fruit aroma. A hint of alcohol is present in the nose. The flavor is of sweet, ripe raspberries and bittersweet dark and white chocolate. Toffee and caramel are both present. The finish is long, sweet, and complex. The alcohol is amazingly well hidden.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. What a desert beer!

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Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a lovely reddish amber color.

The aroma hits exactly with lots of fresh raspberry, a caramel sweetness, a bit of booze in there.

The flavor follows with a burst of juicy raspberry and then it moves onto a caramel malt sweetness and sweet syrup character. There’s a hint of booze at the end, but the alcohol is extremely well hidden. There’s a bit of carbonation in there as well to help the mouthfeel.

A dangerously drinkable beer and extremely tasty.

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Photo of weeare138
4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've been hanging on to a few of these bottles for special occasions. Decided to pop one with the recent birth of my new baby daughter.
Appears a dark, turbid brown with a ruby hue when held up to the light. The tiny, off white head quickly fizzles out into a collar that also fades out into this special brew.
Smell is better than anticipated. Rich, malty, chocolaty fudge with brown sugar, caramel notes, vanilla, and a heavy drizzling of a thick, raspberry reduction infused with cocoa powder.
Taste is of the same outstanding aromatics, making this a winner among many winners. Flavors are of a confectioner's heaven that combines the sugary notes of cocoa, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, and raspberries that have been flambed with an alcohol blend highlighted with Rum. This is like an after dinner brandy, or cognac.
Mouthfeel is rich, smooth, balanced with the sugars, and non-cloyingly delicious.
Jesus God...if this is what heaven is, I'll make a concerted effort to get my ass to church more often. This is heavenly and addictive. Kuhnhenn is set to take over the world 6.3 oz's at a time! F'in great stuff.
Thanks to walleye for supplying this.

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Photo of rudzud
4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shared with JLindros. 2012 vintage

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear, if it wasn't so dark, brown hue with no head, though wisps are kicked up when swirled. Awesome legs too.

S - Aromas of raspberry dark chocolate truffle. Toffee caramel, Raspberry puree, glorious chocolate dark and rich, with no heat whatsoever. Uhhh...oh my gosh. Like a raspberry tootsie too...only not awful!

T - Taste is sweet raspberry jam, sticky, chocolate truffle massiveness, caramel, toffee, no alcohol at all really. Holy moly. This is absurd. So much chocolate and raspberry. I can't stress how much raspberry jam and chocolate. A touch on the sweet side.

M - Mouthfeel is silky velvet, no booze. Wow.

O - Overall this beer was even better than my expectations. Mindblowingly incredible with loads of raspberry and chocolate. Never Had anything like this, I'm floored.

Serving type: Bottle

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Photo of corby112
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 vintage.

Pours a very dark ruby red color that's almost brown with plum colored edges and a thin beige ring that slowly fades. Not much in the way of lacing.

Sweet, slightly boozy aroma that surprisingly is still fruit forward after four years. Lots of sweet dark raspberry and other dark fruits along with some dark chocolate cake, caramel and toffee. Subtle medicinal/syrup quality.

Fuller bodied than expected with some soft carbonation and a really nice balance of sweet, syrupy fruit, silky dark malts and subtle boozy heat/sweetness. Similarly to the aroma, there is still a surprising amount of juicy raspberry and other dark fruit notes. Faint tartness with some cranberry before being countered by hits of chocolate cake, caramel and toffee. Slightly syrupy but this doesn't hurt the mouthfeel much. A nice boozy warmth in the finish but the high ABV is excellently masked with only little heat. This beer is dangerously drinkable at this stage so 6.3oz is a perfect serving. Complex with a good amount of raspberry still in there. The perfect drink for after a huge holiday meal.

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Photo of JohnParadee
3.57/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm sorry, kids, but I just didn't get this one. Hot, malty syrup...like a raspberry soda that had been left in the car with the windows rolled up on a hot summer day, for a week...virtually no carbonation either. Maybe I had a bad bottle?

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I got this bottle in a trade with hoppymeal. Thanks Derek!

It pours from 187ml bottle(2007) a cloudy brown/amber with a very small head of foam that shrinks to just a ring around the glass almost immediately.

The smell is *very* nice. I get notes of raspberry, vanilla, and some caramel malt...maybe? Hard to tell.

The taste has oodles of raspberry up front followed by a *very* malty base that I'm finding hard to describe as I've never encountered that taste before. I can taste some caramel malt, maybe some butterscotch(?), some kind of tartness probably from the raspberry and wow...this son of a gun is *so* tasty and yeah, the abv is right up there and I can feel the warming but I'm enjoying it. Wow. This one gets better and better with each sip. I'm now grabbing the bottle and pouring in my glass every drop that I can get! I'm serious!

The mouthfeel is silky smooth and it finishes with a raspberry/honey flavour that you just wish would never end. Man, this is a world class brew and I'm so happy to have had a chance to try it. Mucho thanks again to hoppymeal for one fine drinking experience!!

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Photo of ppoitras
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6.3oz bottle obtained via trade with goryshkewych. Thanks for the opportunity... 2007 vintage, green bottle.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed a light skim of tiny bubbles over the cloudy orangey brown brew. FIlm of a head shrinks into a small bubble island in the center of the glass, and leggy lace is of the teensy bubble variety. Aroma is leathery and vinous, not as sharply fruity as I experinced int he 04 version. Flavor is sweet chocolate, with fruitiness coming out more and more as time wears on. Alcohol comes hand-in-hand with the raspberry character. Mouthfeel and drinkability are quite good, but this version is just not up to the very high expectations I had. Will have to try again. Glad I still have that little bottle of 04 tucked away in the cellar...

12/31/05 - 4/4.5/5/5/5
6.3oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity... 2004 vintage, green bottle with red wax-dipped cap.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed a minimal beige head over clear burgundy brew. What head there was quickly fades into a swirly, uneven layer of small bubbles, and lacing is bubbly and prevalent, considering the head or lack thereof, although it should be noted that the style and abv isn't particularly conducive to head. Aroma is earthy raspberries and chocolate over alcohol. Flavor is incredible, it really does taste like raspberry chocolate sauce, without being cloying at all. Alcohol is well-hidden. Mouthfeel and drinkability are incredible for what the brew is. Amazing. Almost makes one wonder if with a little reduction this would make a great dessert sauce. But experimenting with such an exemplary brew would almost be heresy...

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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

375ml bottle of the 2014 release. Served in a brandy snifter 2/24/2015.

A- Dark ruby body. Shades of brown as well. Minimal half finger white head that dies down very quickly. No lacing. It eventually ends up looking like a reddish brandy in this glass.

S- Rich aromas of raspberry... wait for it... Twizzlers! But not in an artificial or plastic manner, it's more authentic. It's very raspberry jam-forward with a malty chocolate background. The raspberry is very strong here, it makes me think raspberry pancake syrup.

F- Tastes just as raspberry forward as it smells. As in the nose, there are no plastic or artificial flavours here, just a ton of raspberry jam and chocolate malt. A little bit of mineral yeast flavours as well. Not superbly complex and a very sweet beer, but it is a very unique flavour profile that I am honestly enjoying quite a bit. I want to pour this beer on my pancakes.

M- Thick bodied, slightly syrupy but not in an off-putting way. I expected this beer to be reasonably thick, and it is indeed so. Low carbonation, a very nice sipper as it is very, very flavourful but without any kind of heat at all.

O- Excellent beer, one of the first eisbocks I've tried. It's very balanced yet extremely flavourful and enjoyable to sip on. A bit of a novelty in concept, but in execution it's a very nice beer, and if you're a cellar-obsessive, I am sure it could age for decades. I am definitely more interested in trying Blueberry Eisbock now.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
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 DrJay
4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2004 Vintage:
6.3 oz green bottle sealed with red wax. This poured with a thin cream-coloured head that settled into a long lasting ring. The beer is a clear, ruby-chestnut colour, a nice combination of red and brown hues. It even looks thick in the glass and there's a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It smells and tastes exactly like a fruit-centered chocolate. Chocolate and toffee combine masterfully with the tart raspberry character. Quite thick and completely coats the palate. Fruit and toffee all the way. The acidity level provides enough tartness to balance out the sweetness and there seems to be a complete lack of hop bitterness or flavour. Caramel is more evident towards the end. It also has a lingering finish with the tartness coming forward, but the sweet toffee never disappears. Just a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Low carbonation, a bit syrupy but not cloying. Definitely a sipping beer. I could drink this one all night, just slowly.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a few bottles of the 2007 vintage in different trades with Viggo, TheBlackMallard and goryshkewych. Thanks, guys! The stream by the gym I go to is frozen over and I figured now's as good a time as any to drink this.

A: Deep raspberry red with a thin tan head that recedes rather quickly. Exceptional clarity with some visible carbonation

S: Ridiculously intoxicating with raspberries and milk chocolate. This really smells like some exquisite, high-end candy. Despite being served at cellar temp, I'm not getting any alcohol, it's beautifully hidden. Mildly vinous, caramel and vanilla are noticeable.

T: Big in body with rich raspberry flavor and creamy caramel milk chocolate. There's notes of vanilla and almost a little bit of spice ( a combination of the alcohol and the fruit?) Alcohol does appear on the finish, lending a very graceful warmth, this also does contribute to a mild drying effect.

M: The soft carbonation works with the biggish body, lending to a pretty enjoyable feel. Long, sweet finish with some caramel and vanilla being noticeable

D: This is the very definition of a sipper. The serving size is perfect too.

Notes: This is almost liqueur-like and pretty much redefines what a beer can be.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6.3oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 2007 vintage. Huge thanks to steebo777 for trading with me for this one!

(A)- Pours a hazy combo of a burnt caramel-like color with ruby red and orange highlights. Not much head formation, but I was not expecting that due to the style and ABV.

(S)- A rich tart raspberry fruit aroma with even a light woody spicy cherry at the end. Bits of creamy vanilla in there too. Almost has a sherry/port-like quality to it in smell and appearance. Mountains of great decadent raspberries. I could smell this all day.

(T)- Very similar to the smell, only in the middle has a sweet caramel and cocoa thing. Overall, its very much like a decadent chocolate covered tart raspberry and or cherry. Finishes very dry with a bit of warmth going down and a woody spice.

(M)- A rather good carbonation level despite its flat appearance. A good balance too of serious malts and serious fruit. Definitely has some heat going down, but it does not feel like a 13.5% heat. Gets smoother the more I have of it.

(D)- Despite its rich sweet core and warmth, this guy is a smooth criminal. Great taste, aroma, and feel to it for the style. I can see why it comes in such small bottles, but not totally sure on price point. This is a sipper for sure; savor every sip since there is very little of it. A fantastic eisbock, yet unique at the same time. I would love to try this fresh someday to compare how it is versus aged.

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Photo of Viggo
4.94/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is definately a beer that lives up to hype. Attractively packaged in a 6.3 oz bottle, 2004 Vintage, I like the wax. Pours a thick brown/red, orange edges, medium off white head forms, goes pretty fast but leaves a ring around the glass, some spots of lace. Smell is raspberries, toasted bread, chocolate, tons of caramel/toffee, amazing smell. Taste is sweet/then tart raspberries up front, toast, chocolate roast/chocolate cake middle and finish, smooth caramel and toffee aftertaste, with some dates and figs, little bit of vinous character. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation, some nice alcohol warmth, although the 13.5% is no where to be found, alcohol is disguised as well as any other beer I've had. Superb beer, definately seek out. Thanks for the find DrJay!!

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Photo of Bighuge
4.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Talk about a beer pouring like motor oil...Barely a skimming of a head is created from pour. But alas, the beer is 13.5% a/v, so not much was expected in this department. The beer is dark. Barely a ray of light penetrates to the other side. Dark crimson colored edging. The aroma is unbelievable. What concoction of sweet raspberry, brown sugar, malty goodness, bread pudding, rum, raisin...damn! One of the best smelling beers I've had the pleasure of sniffing. Upon tasting, I can hardly believe this beer has an octane rating of 13.5% a/v. If not careful, I could literally drain this beer in under 5 minutes. The mouthfeel is syrupy and lightly carbonated. Body, full. Flavor: Out of This World. It follows suit very nicely with the nose... sweet raspberry, deep malts, rum soaked raisins, dark brown sugar... whew. I'm speechless.

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Photo of Bung
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007. A real dark ruby pour, I don't see too much sediment. No head to speak of. What an interesting smell almost like port, without the alcohol. Lots of raspberry, coated with chocolate. Flavors are similar, layers of chocolate covered fruits with some candied fruits and malt added in. Minimal hops, small bubbly activity carbonation wise. Full bodied and sticky. Very drinkable, though I don't think I would want more than just this little bottle at a time. The finish is just a little bit fading sour fruit. This is probably the only drawback on this one. Dessert in a bottle. A must try.

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Photo of cbutova
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An all-time want delivered by my cousin Sonny. I think I remember checking this out back in 2010 and now it is reality. 2012 bottle.

A- 375ml bottle pops with a small hiss and pours with a dark crimson with some brown body. A head immediately seems out of the question and only a tiny ring remains after time. Lacing is not an option here.

S- Raspberry truffles immediately come to mind once I started pouring this brew. Sweet raspberry jam and chocolate make up most of the aroma. Raspberry jam and jelly big time.

T- Raspberry truffles once again with a rich mix of tart berries and dark semi-bitter chocolate. A backing, or base opens up here with spiced raisins, alcohol, caramel and dusty leather coming into play for me. More like juice than tart for me if that makes sense.

MF- Thick and oily slick body with a slightly creamy texture. The carbonation is surprisingly at a medium level providing some relief from the high ABV. Finishes warm but not hot.

Raspberry juice with the feel of a nice berry cocktail atop of semi-bitter chocolate. For 15+% it really doesn't come close to feeling that way. Raspberry truffle beer. Oh my.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from a bottle into a chalice. 2007 Vintage.

It pours very dark amber almost brown, very light brown head, no lacing, clear and oily looking.

The aroma is very strong like a chocolate covered raspberry straight from a chocolatier. There are also notes of carmel and a touch of alcohol.

Taste is excellent and strong and sticks to your mouth. Almost like you're eating a piece of candy. You can't chug this but sip it and you will get tons of flavors like chocolate, raspberry, vanilla, and a touch of alcohol. The ending is all vanilla a nice surprise.

Mouthfeel is superb, chunky and sticky.

For its abv is oustandingly drinkable.

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Photo of claspada
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
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 TurdFurgison
3.6/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from tiny bottle dated 2004. Bought directly from the brewery in Warren, MI.

Color is deep burgandy, almost no head on top. Smells like raspberry mostly.

Taste is hard to describe. The raspberry juice flavor is there, but the background beer taste is difficult... I didn't like it all that much. But my wife loved it so it's hard to rate. Tasted like raspberry and dark chocolate with some alcohol mixed in. Some malt flavor but no hops.

Try it once if you must. I only tried it because it was so highly rated on BA.

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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 1,227 ratings.
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