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.
Bule (1404) - 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 (539) - 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 (4068) - 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 (5231) - 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 (248) - 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.
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby with a small pale head. Aroma is raspberry jam, plum, strawberry. Full bodied, sweet and syrupy on the palate, long fruity finish with a warming finish. Taste is raspberries, raspberry jam, plums, caramel. So tasty.
tmongoose (1868) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.7oz bottle shared to snifter. I have been after this delicious offering for some time and it finally came to fruition. the pinkish liquid with no head and soft carbonation was such a delight on the nose so much raspberry and light chocolate notes. the flavor reminded me of raspberry cough syrup in a good way. yes it is a bit cloying in the raspberry sweetness but it was so good with hints of chocolate and caramel. it was so intense and finished with a nice booze warmth. so happy got to share this one finally. hats off kuhnhenn.
rouhlas (1736) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Red color with pink head. Fruity aroma, raspberry - berries - cherries, malty, caramel and chocolate notes. Heavy sweet taste like aroma. Medium to full oily sticky body with flat carbonation.
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a small head. Aroma of raspberries, some dark chocolate, some caramel and sweet malts, and hints of alcohol. Flavor an incredible blend of everything with strong raspberry, chocolate, and caramel. Smooth texture. A very cool beer.
Krej (185) - USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong smell, very sweet. Kinda think tasting. Can’t taste the alcohol really. Pretty good!