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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock

 
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Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Warren, Michigan USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 942   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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
suiteddeuces (1) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
Unbelieveable beer. Its amazing this place is 5 miles from where I live. Was not too happy at first about the high price, had one sip, and I would easily pay twice as much for it. Complex chocolate/raspberry taste goes down extremely smooth, changing direction even inch down your throat. 18% and you wouldnt even think it was %5 from drinking it. I must drink beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 Finally I gave in and tasted the bottle I received. Pours a cloudy amber hue with no head. Aromas of raspberries, honey, jam, and caramel. Flavors of thick sweet raspberries, caramel and a little coffee and chocolate. Quite decadent indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7438) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2005
2004 bottle. Virtuallly no head. Body is dark reddish-brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is heavily malty (caramel, chocolate), with notes of raspberry, cherry pie, sherry. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lighlty acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, soft/flat carbonation, lightly alcoholic. This is a far better beer to smell than it is to drink. The nose is like a freshly baked pastry, very caramelly and chocolatey and enticing, but the mouth experience disappoints after that. Kinda watery, with little balance for the sweetness. This is neither rich nor decadent in the mouth experience. I know many will groan when they see this, but what can I say...this had a very nice nose and hid its alcohol well, but otherwise wasnt remarkable at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle (thanks to MrFacto): Burgundy caramel in color, small pink tinted film for a head, quite viscous, cloudy in opacity, with sparce lacing.   Raspberry and marshmallow aroma, also hints of cherry and chocolate.   Similar flavor, yet it is seemingly artificial in nature.   It seems to be very much like a raspberry and cherry tootsie roll pop, tttthhhrreeeee bites and you are at the center.   ABV is very well hidden, very smooth on the tongue, goes down very easy.   Slight warming finish.   I almost wished this one to taste more alcoholic.   Its unreal how easy this one was to drink for being 18%, yet it did seem a bit artificial to me.   I personally didnt think this was top 50 material, but I did enjoy it.   Perhaps a re-rate in the future is in order.   Thanks again to Matt for providing the bottle at the tasting.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Thanks to Walleye for this hard to get brew. Had this brew at the end of a very small tasting with....myself. I know its kinda sad. Anyways pour was raspberry brownish with no head. Nose was huge on the berry, with some caramel and chocolate mixing in quite well. Very tasty, just a little too.... desserty rich for me. Not bad, just not exactly what I was looking for in a beer. Overall a very enjoyable experience, would love to have another bottle of this to let sit for some time..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (13776) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Bottle sampled with JCW and Brodie. Raspbeery color with a small head that diminished quickly. Pure enjoyable raspberry aroma that lasted even after the liquid was gone. Medium body with a smooth texture. Strong raspberry and chocolate flavor with a long finish with no alcohol bite. A road trip to Warren is being planned.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerGod (6066) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Bottle - HUGE thanks to Pailhead for this! 2004 Vintage. Pours a near lifeless ruby brown body with meandering tan bubbles on the surface. Very "still" beer. The aroma is quite possibly one of the best Ive ever smelled. Rich chocolate (I know lots of us use that when describing beer, but Ive never smelled it so pure as I have here), raspberries, marshmellow creme, hint of smores and maybe even chocolate covered strawberries. Absolutely magnificent aroma. Smells like dessert to me! The taste is tart raspberries, chocolate covered strawberries, caramel, light alcohol, raspberry jam, raw sugar, and Black Forest Cake. Lots of maltiness throughout this as well. Very rich! Body is as smooth as a babys bottom! Little to no carbonation, light alcohol warmth and minimal stickiness on this beast. It wraps up with more raspberry tartness coming through - chocolate covered raspberries, more chocolate cake notes, light hints of marshmellow creme, light caramel and maybe milk chocolate. Very delicious beer! Its a shame this is so hard to get.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2005
This beer was sampled at Pitonkatonks house to celebrate the arrival of Facto, Buck Dich and Indiana Red. This beer pours a very raspberry red color...as expected a red with hints of slight purple and magenta. There was absolutely no head or no lacing with this beer unless it was physically induced by swirling. Facto was totally correct in that the only way to truly drink this beer is to smell it for at least ten minutes. Aroma is of raspberries, chocolate and marshmellows....the sweetness and somehow mellowness of the aroma is entrancing with that slight hint of alcohol present. Oddly though, I would have expected there to be more of a pronounced alcohol aroma, but there wasnt. The flavor is noticeably full of raspberries but once again has subtle chocolate undertones and TONS of marshmellow candy sugar sweetness. Carbonation levels are held well within check. Full flavored body and so complex on many levels. The chocolate is just so subtle, but its still there and it just lingers for minutes. Definitely a beer Id take well over an hour to finish and savor. I will fully be expecting Facto to get me more of this!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 Bottle shared with Tmoney99 & Brodie,sent to me by Styles(Thx Chris!) Very good cigar beer. Aroma of brown sugar,chocolate and rasberries and a little alcohol. Due to the small bottles none of got more than 3 ozes. Well made, thin bodied(but not for an eisbock). This beer never let on that it was 18%, frankly I have many a beer that tasted of alcohol with less than 10%. This beer is a true accomplishment.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle. Deep raspberry brown in colour with a small tan coloured head. The aroma was of rich sugar coated raspberries, some oak, brown sugar and maybe even a bit of chocolate. The flavour was of raspberry port, quite sweet (not cloying), some chocolate, cherries and caramel. Extremly complex mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a lingering raspberry sweetness. Very well balanced, outstanding stuff. Way to drinkable for 18%, not even a hint of alcohol. This reminds me of growing up and visiting my grandma and sitting in her garden eating raspberries.


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