alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Recent December bottling of 2004 batch. Received in a trade with Walleye - thanks, Jim! Pours a viscous and syrupy dark brown with tinges of red when the light hits the glass right. No head or carbonation to speak of and it really reminds me more of an aged brandy than a beer. Impressive, though. Smells of brandy-soaked raspberries and chocolate with a hint of carmelized sugar. Thick and syrupy on the tongue - this is a beer that slides rather than washes down. Tastes like it smells, but not over the top on the raspberries. Very balanced and not hot with alcohol. My first thought is how amazing this eisbock would taste drizzled over pancakes. Its sweet molasses, chocolate and fruit flavors would be a show-stopper. Overall, a very unique, well-crafted and tasty dessert beer/apertif. Glad I have an additional bottle to stash and see how the flavors change in time. My first Kuhnhenn Bros. beer, but far from my last.
superspak (4400) - Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4300th review! 375 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2014 vintage bottling. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/brownish color with a small light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge tart/juicy raspberries, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, red wine, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of raspberries, dark/bready malt, and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tart/juicy raspberries, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, red wine, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light fruity/tannic tartness and woody/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, dark/bready malt, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/fruit/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from acidic/tannic notes as well. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very slick/syrupy, fairly smooth, and lightly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a pleasant warmth lingering after the finish; with zero booziness. Overall this is an insane fruited eisbock style! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, dark/bready malt, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the enormous ABV. A highly amazing offering all around.
Errl (2440) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is red with a white head..Nose is jam, raspberry lollipop, sweetness, ..Taste is raspberry candy, spice, sweetness, candy, alcohol is hodden..
jmgreenuk (7088) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag, courtesy of Jeroen. Batch 5. Poured a clear dark amber with a bubbly round head. The aroma is fake sugar, raspberry. The flavour is moderate sweet, light sour with a yeast raspberry citrus, light acid palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.
Hoprider (364) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle: Pours clear reddish brown with no head. And I mean no head. The nose is big on ’rød sodavand’. Makes no sense if you are not from denmark. Raspberry sweetness and cherry sauce. Darn delicious I must says. Taste: fruity bock with a big malty body but the tart fruit is on top of things. A little spicy oak too. The aftertaste is rather hot from the booze but the finish is back to the fruits. Propper ass boss pour too thanks to motherbrother. Cheerio fella!
MotherBrother (891) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage, thanks a lot mr. Dunt for this.
Pour a reddish chesnut brown, with absolutely no head.
Aroma is jam packed with raspberry jam, dark caramel, vanilla, toffee, almonds. Really a Big ol’ malt back, with the fruity jam from the raspberry.
Taste is pretty darn sweet, with faint bitter hints - not from hops, but roasted malts/bitter chocolate-like stuff.
Body is pretty full and oily, with as good as no carbonation. A Big boy beer for sure, with rather pronounced alcohol traces and slight burn. A little over the top splittin’ this two way
Bule (1721) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle of 2014 release. Pours a reddy brown color without any head. Sticky but not overly sweet. Mellow raspberry without any seed bitterness. Rich maltiness.
ctipping (1040) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
6 oz. bottle. 2007 bottle. Originally reviewed in March 2013. Thick sludgy pond water. No carbonation. Slight red tinge to the brown.
Smell is milk chocolate and raspberry. Strong alcohol. Smells like a raspberry chocolate candy.
Much stronger raspberry flavor. Really chocolatey. Straight forward but excellent. Oxidation is present. Slightly bitter earthy flavor. Could be cardboard but it isn’t offensive.
Very boozy. Still hot. No carbonation. Heavy.
This is incredibly good. Looking forward to the new one.
BuckeyeBoy (5498) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have had 2004, 2007, little nip bottles along with on tap at GABF a few years back behind the pour stations pour after pour and the most resent batch. Pours out a muddy pinkish amber a little bubble head. Sweet raspberries some chocolate and booze. Taste is amazing rich raspberries chocolate and a nice sweetness. I am a big fan of the older ones over the new one. We did a side by side 2014 and 2007. The 2007 killed it!!!
drfabulous (6184) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled shared at Todd’s. Sticky syrup boozy raspberry stuff. Brown ish in color. 2014 bottle.
Weezel (266) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 edition. Pours thick with little head retention and a dark deep purple. Huge aromas of raspberries as they have held up nicely. Faint whiffs of burnt sugar and toasted biscuit. Very fruit forward, very sweet, but in a delicate way. Though it is sweet, the background flavors of chocolate and wafers help to give it depth. Sip slow and let it warm up, this is better room temperature.