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RATINGS: 957   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Real raspberries abound in this chocolate caramel after dinner treat. Aged for a smooth texture and drinkability. This lager beer will handle additional age very well.
Batch 1 - brewed 2002, bottled same year 10.6%
Batch 2 - brewed late 2004, released 2005
Batch 3 - Brewed 2007, released very end of 2007
Batch 4 - Brewed 2012, released 2013 15.5%
Batch 5 - Brewed 2014, released late 2014
Batch 6 - Brewed 2016, released late 2016

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Deep, slightly hazed red. The aroma is pound cake with raspberry filling and a bit of vanilla. Fairly tart, which blends nicely with the other flavors. Sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davvey (6) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2006 does not count
Wonderful flavor, perfect fruitiness mixed with perfect chocolatey goodness. Kuhnhenn produces some outstanding beers.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcr (2680) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2006 Is this beer or a liqueur? 2004 bottle. Dark brown pour and no head. The nose is huge and filled with raspberry, raisin, brown sugar and chocolate, especially chocolate. The eisbock drinks like a liquid flourless chocolate cake topped with raspberry granache. Fruity and sweet with a tart finish. Hints of raisin and alcohol. The body is full and sticky just like a liquere. An excellent after dinner apertif. So interesting in its uniqueness, it has to be rated highly.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2006
2004 Bottle: Absolutely no head on this brown/ruby beer. The top of the beer looks oily and viscous. The nose is literally out of this (beer) world. This is fudge cake drizzled with raspberry glaze. Deep, rich cake with chunks of warm fudge with a balanced raspberry tartness and a nice peppering of alcohol beneath. Wow is all I can say, and I havent even tried it yet. The body reveals a slight carbonation, but remains mostly velvetty and slick. The tartness of the raspberry hits me first, spreading the deep, chocolate malts across the tongue. The tartness of the fruit softens with the sweet chocolate and evolves more into a strawberry realm. Even deeper notes of caramel and toffee emerge as the alcohol begins to warm in my stomach. What a refreshing beer, its great to see brewers continuing to push the limits of hops, malts, yeast and water (OK and fruit). Fabulous stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
2004 Bottle. Deep ruby red, no head. Wow, oh my goodness that aroma is nice - deep rich raspberries, soothing warming alcohol, spice, rich dark fruit - wow, this is an aroma I could smell all night. Even some fine dark chocolate notes to it - quite simply one of the nicest smelling beers I have tried. Rich silky mouthfeel. No really, silk best describes it. Taste: tons of rich chocolate surprisingly stands out at first, followed by fresh raspberries, and only some of the alcohol I was expecting. Dense dense beer - complex stuff that I mulled over for a good hour. Less raspberry, tons more chocolate, surprisingly balanced than I was expecting. Lovely after dinner / end of the night stuff - lives up to the hype and more...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (10465) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Big thanks to Ross for a 6 ounce bottle of the 2004 vintage. This one has eluded me for a long time. The pour was hazy deep ruby brownish, with a nice 1-finger, creamy tan head. The aroma was big raspberries, plus some figs, blackberries, chocolate, and caramel malt. The palate was dense and complex, with flavors of big raspberry, plus cacao, caramel malt, dark chocolate, and some yeasty notes. Very complex and dense palate that acquired some heat as it warmed. IS this one a top 50 beer?? I say yes with a lot of conviction. In fact, I think you could remove the raspberries altogether from this one, and it would still be a top 50 beer. This bottle is going on my mantel piece.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2006
This beer is absolutely one of my all time favorites. Pours a murky dark brown (its only flaw in IMO), with little to no head. The aroma is stunning. So many things going on, yet not one over powers the other. Raspberries, chocolate roast, dark fruits, molasses, and candied malts. If that isnt tantalizing enough, the flavor is even better. Your mouth is greeted with a raspberry nose that is very refreshing and then followed up with a deep chocolatey roast flavor that melds perfectly with the raspberry. While all this is going on you can also taste dark candied fruits, brandy, some dark sugars. Alcohol is very well hidden. To me, this beer was best when served fresh from the cellar; its an absolute treat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2006
This rasberry, toffee, chocolate bomb pours a murky dark brown with almost no head. After i spend a long time smelling the chocolate caramel aromas, i finally tasted it. Like a fine, but less sweet, rasberry filled chocolate. Long aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
I was a bit put off by the aroma, it sure didnt smell like raspberry to me. But the flavor was delicious. Tastes like a raspberry truffle. Lots of fruit and chocolate, but without being sweet. The ABV was not noticed at all, except for the warming afterglow. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sopor (2) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2006 does not count
2004 batch drank 7/23/06 Dark ruby brown and golden tinged beer pours thickly into my chalice with very little head, just a tan ring of foam. Smooth melted creamy chocolate with tart raspberry, kissed with dark fruits; plums, prunes and blackberries. Up front, almost cloying sweetness segues into bitter black/dark chocolate, like 60% cocoa, with tart raspberry and sour prune. The slightest hint of coffee and roast malt come out in the end. Body is the perfect balance of slick & thick! Delicate carbonation makes for an AWESOME body! Not super quaffable, but extremely complex and tasty. A must have.


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