Kuhnhenn Solstice Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Solstice StoutKuhnhenn Solstice Stout

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 70
Gots: 14 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 06-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A 3 years barrel aged blend of Solar Eclipse and 4D.
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 7
Photo of Desp59
2.75/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a huge fan of old ales. This one didn't stand out to me.

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A bit hot in the aroma but otherwise damn near perfect. The only other example of this kind of a stout / barleywine blend I've had was Before the Dawn by Steel Toe which was also phenomenal. This is like its big brother.

Incredible dark fruit, chocolate notes, lots of barrel. Mouthfeel is perfect, thick and creamy.

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of flavor in this. Good alcohol burn. Super smooth, very little carb, above medium mouthfeel and thickness. Big caramel and dark fruits(dried cherry, fig, raisin). Short finish. Decently complex. Yum.

Photo of docoman
4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoying this right now at winter solstice amazing beer.

Photo of dar482
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a reddish brown copper.

The aroma has huge amounts of sweet sherry, bourbon, dark fruits, dried dates and plums, oak, and rich caramel brown sugar sweetness.

The flavor follows with that sweetness up front. Notes of sherry or port are quite prominent. The beer is smooth and sweet of caramel sugar of BB4D, but there are also touches of roast and chocolate that balance the brew out. Tobacco, leather. Oak and vanilla finish the beer.

A hugely complex beer that drinks like a dessert liqueur. The complexity is almost unmatched.

Photo of Beejay
4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A huge thanks to RocPorterFanatic for getting me this brew! Cheers buddy!

A: A murky muddy brown as it pours, and damn near black in the glass, even an aggressive pour only brings forth a quaint amount of dark rich brown head, which quickly dissipates into the oil like body of the beer.

S: All the typical malt bombs markers on this guy! Molasses, brown sugar, rich caramel, dark fruit, and a good dose of alcohol. There is almost a hint of creme brule on there as well.

T: Malt, malt malt, and then there is a little more malt. Rich and thick with caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, and espresso in the finish. There is a hint of oak and vanilla, which becomes a little more prevalent as the beer warms. There is a fairly decent dose of alcohol.

M: Thick like oil, but with a little more grit. Low carbonation, smooth and syrupy with a finish that clings like cellophane on cellophane.

O: This is one hell of a malt bomb, I actually wish there was a little more of the bourbon, but man still a killer beer.

Photo of jb123
5/5  rDev +8.9%

This might not be the best beer ever but it's not a 2.75 in any world.

Kuhnhenn Solstice Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.