alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2007yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
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.
Vintage ’12. Thanks to Matt for this awesome brew! Partagée en compagnie de Marc-André. Robe pourpre tel un vin que le temps a oublié au fond d’une cave. Une mousse à la framboise sur laquelle on a versé un coulis au chocolat. Du pépin de framboises presque acidulé et suret accompagné d’un corps riche et trapu. Beaucoup d’alcool en s’entend malgré laquelle le tout se boit dangereusement bien, tant qu’on ne cherche pas à le boire comme une bière. Il faut appréhender le verre à la manière d’un digestif. On ne boit que très rarement des breuvages qui se rapprochent de ceci. tderoeck (9480) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2017
18/IV/17 - 12.7 Fl. Oz. bottle @ American BBQ Guy Tasting (ElManana+1’s place) - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2017-469) Thanks to Elmana+1 for sharing the bottle!ciocanelu (2465) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 10, 2017
Clear reddish to rusty brown beer, small irregular off-white to beige head, bit bubbled, unstable. Aroma: lots and lots of raspberry jam, sugary impression. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet, alcohol, fruity touch, bit sugary, raspberry jam. Aftertaste: alcohol, raspberry, sugary, sweet, more alcohol, slightly acidic, bit sour.
Murky dark amber color with a bit of tan foam. Aroma has raspberries with brown sugar, caramel malt and toasted notes. Taste starts sweet and fruity with raspberry jam, sticky malt and sugar, slightly tart fruity finish. Medium, syrupy sticky body with low carbonation. The raspberry notes go very well with the sweet, malty flavors. thepatrickman (1307) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle from Clint (starcross) -- thanks a ton, buddy! This is substantially harsher than I was expecting. The raspberry flavor and aroma is readily apparent, but it’s surprisingly medicinal, to the point of smelling and tasting artificial. The malt base is hot, giving off booze and intense caramel sweetness. I shared this with about 6 employees of a local brewery, and it was a struggle to finish it. Korcz (3375) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
As one person in the group put it, "this tastes like a discontinued Yankee Candle that was ’NyQuil’ flavored."
Bardzo syropowe, trochę jak miód pitny/nalewka z malinami. Słodkie, kwaskowate, cudnie owocowe.
TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2017
The foam just goes around the rim. Medium brown amber color. Very big sweet malty nose with burnt raisins, raspberries, brown sugar, brandy, Christmas cake. Very full body, tons of raspberries, chocolate, Christmas cake, very sticky malty mouth. Super low carbonation. Boozy but so delectable and rich. Lingering I had this last time in 2008 and it is just as good. jinroh (1533) - ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2017
Pours mahogany, not much foam but well, that’s not what you look for in this beer. Aroma is full of raspberry jam, pure, fresh raspberry jam that I would like to take and just speed on a freshly baked and still warm bread and drink some cold milk next to it. Sweet and sticky, dense and warming. Taste is also full on raspberry, sweet, jammy, body is still somewhat dry. Alcohol comes out in the finish, some alcohol bitterness there. More raspberries in the finish. Game on, RB’s best Fruit Beer, I dig you! Mesjasz (1511) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Butelka, bottlesharing w Piwotece. Wow, co się tu dzieje! Full malin, syrop malinowy, miód. Smak bardzo słodki, stropowy, malinowy ale bardzo przyjemne. Gęste, gładkie, alkohol świetnie ukryty. Znakomite piwo, ciekawe podejście do tematu. baraciisch (3187) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2017
2016 bottle from brewery... Hazy reddish purple in color... Aroma is raspberry lozenges, fruit candy, some cough syrup, caramel... Flavor is chocolate covered raspberries, caramel, fruit candy, lots of chocolate on finish... light alcohol burn on palate... really nice
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone thomat (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle from 2014. Amber with no head. Raspberries and malty tones. Fruit, caramel and bitterness. Full body with a long fruity / malty finish.