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Kuhnhenn Barrel Aged American Imperial Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Barrel Aged American Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
92
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 19
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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:
Aged for 2 years in Irish Whiskey barrels.

(Beer added by: SportsandJorts on 03-16-2014)
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-18-2014 13:37:05 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-01-2014 22:56:23 | More by dfhhead25
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-21-2014 20:53:42 | More by iL0VEbeer
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-16-2014 15:26:55 | More by BMart
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-10-2014 04:06:52 | More by SadMachine
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EB1

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2014 19:57:47 | More by EB1
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BlackNote

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-06-2014 01:07:55 | More by BlackNote
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-30-2014 01:50:12 | More by lupercmda
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -29.2%

05-26-2014 18:51:31 | More by Soneast
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-25-2014 04:28:43 | More by lonewolfcry
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

05-22-2014 13:59:18 | More by MichiganderHB
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doubledd

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-18-2014 18:05:26 | More by doubledd
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-18-2014 02:20:10 | More by Jeffrey2310
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-17-2014 06:16:40 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.91/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

05-16-2014 03:45:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-14-2014 09:17:26 | More by GRG1313
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ljc973

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.9%

05-12-2014 00:13:45 | More by ljc973
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-28-2014 01:14:30 | More by tectactoe
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Copernicandream

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -20.3%

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.

04-19-2014 20:59:57 | More by Copernicandream
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-06-2014 21:42:30 | More by mklisz
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-06-2014 18:07:33 | More by emottram
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GopherPharmer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-03-2014 12:48:59 | More by GopherPharmer
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -12%

Appearance: pours a black color some brown along the edges. a super dark tan head. just enough foam to cover the surface and quickly fades to nothing. completely opaque hardly even a lightening on the edges. leaves a sticky viscous layer along the edges

Smell: chocolate, alcohol, whisky, vanilla and coffee. Smells fairly dominated by the strength of the alcohol.

Taste: opens up with a mix of chocolate and whisky. lots of whisky characteristics, vanilla and some oak. ends with coffee and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: thick heavy and warm. pretty sticky and some lingering coffee bitterness.

Overall: good bourbon flavor in a strong chocolate/coffee stout. very strong and with a good complexity. that being said it is a pretty standard barrel beer. nothing that makes it stick out too much.

03-28-2014 00:51:04 | More by SportsandJorts
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-26-2014 23:36:30 | More by DanGeo
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MoeBeer

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.9%

03-20-2014 01:23:53 | More by MoeBeer
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Kuhnhenn Barrel Aged American Imperial Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.