Barrel Aged Raspberry Eisbock
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Raspberry EisbockBarrel Aged Raspberry Eisbock
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Style:
German Eisbock
ABV:
not listed
Score:
90
Avg:
4.64 | pDev: 4.96%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
From:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  12
Gots
  6
SCORE
90
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

'14 (only) vintage- this is 4 years old at this point.

This one pours a reddish amber brown color, with a slight murkiness, and no head or lacing.

The raspberry has really faded here, as the base eisbock shines through very strongly- there's an amazing boozy tootsie roll aroma, with a touch of raspberry jam. The aroma is great, but not what I expected- I expected a big raspberry blast.

This is a very surprising beer. I guess after 4 years in the bottle, the raspberry has very much faded on this bottle, and you get the base eisbock incredibly strongly here. There's a boozy whiskey soaked caramel flavor here, with a big melted tootsie roll and fudge character. In every Eisbock variant I've tried, there's been varying hints/strengths of the base beer, and I'm happy to finally get a clear look at it. The raspberry is there, but very subtle- sort of a jammy sweetness on the back end.

This is medium bodied, and very lightly carbonated. As the beer warms up, it becomes very, very boozy and harder to drink.

This is probably the most interesting of the Eisbock variants I've tried. It honestly just makes me want to try the regular BA Eisbock even more.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.22/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Deep red and brown body. Smells of alcohol, raspberry, heavy sweetness, bourbon, vanilla. Wow. Tastes really alcoholic. Alcohol and raspberry. Bourbon and oak behind it. Vanilla and a very strong sweetness linger in the back end. Heavy and absurdly alcoholic. Small pour is realistically all I can handle of this, but it is good enough to want more.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this right after the barrel aged blueberry eisbock. The backend of this beer has raspberries that lasts for minutes. It's amazing. I'd take the blueberry over this in a photo finish. Both are great.

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Photo of rudzud
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy chestnut hue with a thin head that fades to lead a thin halo.

S - Aromas of huge raspberry jam notes, enormous raspberry notes. Huge bourbon note, really just tons of raspberry.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, huge tootsie roll chocolate. Tons of raspberry jam notes, tons of flesh and jelly, lightly sweet.

M - Mouthfeel is similar to the nose, tons of raspberry, good jam notes. Super assertive.

O - Overall this was a very very good beer, tons of raspberry notes. Absolutely delicious.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of docoman
4.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at Kuhnhenn's XV anniversary party on 8/20/2016. Great raspberry taste, not a ton of barrel flavors, but I think because so much raspberry flavor, tasted more bourbon in the blueberry version. Very good.

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Barrel Aged Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 16 ratings