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Kuhnhenn Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged American Imperial Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 24
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SportsandJorts on 03-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged for 2 years in Irish Whiskey barrels.
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 4
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

2014 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, green apple, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, caramel, and toffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, but the green apple quality in the smell is a bit odd.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.37/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Dark jet black, with some subtle reddish-browns at the edges where light manages to penetrate, otherwise essentially opaque. A half finger of dark mocha colored head on a vigorous pour that dissipated quickly leaving a thin ring of fine foam along the edges that remained throughout.

S: Overwhelming whiskey odor. Sour corn mash, strong vanilla, some oak. Malts are in there somewhere but I'm basically smelling a repellent 12 oz shot of black whiskey. Honestly, it smells like teak oil...

T: After the nose I was expecting much sharper whiskey flavor. Surprisingly the attackt highlights the rich malts with some caramel. The whiskey begins to show in the mid-palate and sharpens into the finish lingering in the aftertaste. Subtle vanilla and oak on the mid palate.

M: Thick viscous, almost oily. The viscosity definitely helps hold some of that overzealous whiskey aroma in, with agitation the whiskey becomes unwelcome. Minimal to absent carbonation as expected with a long BA beer.

O: I'm torn, its not exactly desirable, and yet for a 2yr BA whiskey stout it accomplishes its goal. I think they could have saved some time by simply pouring about 15mL of oak-mellowed whiskey into a good/average stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Kuhnhenn Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged American Imperial Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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