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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)

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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%


Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously Fourth Dementia

2009 11.8%
2010 13.5%

(Beer added by: marburg on 05-06-2003)
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macpapi

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow!! This is an unbelieveable beer. It begins by pouring a sludgy, brownish color. Has a small, and quickly dissipating tannish head. Overall the initial appearance is not as impressive as could be. However, other attributes more than make up for this shortcoming. Fourth Demetia has a deep and malty aroma. Hints of caramel and chocolate are followed by a slight hoppy undertone. It smells sweet and full. Very nice in the nose. The taste can be summed up by two words: sweetness galore. I can really distinguish the malt and caramel in this beer. A bit of an alcohol taste is present and hangs around afterward for a bit. But that doesn't bother me at all. Hops are also noticealbe. All and all this is a well balanced and nice taste. In the mouth this beer is full and biting. It is a very strong, heavy and formidable beer on the tongue. Overalll, K.F.D. is a sipper if there ever was one. It is boldly strong and extremely flavorful. This is a notable and deliciously substantial ale. A greet beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 04:43:59 | More by macpapi
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from 2011, poured into snifter.

Ruby-black, nearly opaque, elixir, thin tan rim, no lacing.

Incredible aroma of toffee, caramel, dark fruits, hint of malt sweetness.

Starts with fig, prune, dark fruits, some sweet caramel at the back end, then a nice smooth sugar, plum aftertaste. Delightful.

Thick, full body, but smooth with the feel of a nicely aged dark fruit shake.

One of the best non-BA old ales I have had the pleasure to consume. A wonderful sipper on nice fall evening. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:30:28 | More by CaptCleveland
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uno99

Ontario (Canada)

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whoah! One of the highest ABV beers ever (legally) sold in Ontario.

Appearance: Quite a dark brown depending on how wide your glass is. Poured into a small collectable sample glass from a beer fest it is a very deep brown mahogany. No head or lacing really. Just a small ring around the meniscus.

Smell: Very pungent. Rich chocolate, dark fruits, sweet roasty malt, some lighter fruits, oak, pepper, lemon, leather. Quite complex.

Taste: big and bold. All properties from the scent are available in the taste. A bit of alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Adequate carbonation for this thick and rich ale. Plan on spending a good hour with this if you find yourself alone with the bottle.

Overall: Lives up to the reputation. A quite drinkable huge beer with complex taste and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 00:02:20 | More by uno99
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Shumista

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009- Probably too early to crack this one. I'm going to have to buy a few more for the "cellar". I like the label on this, it looks like they printed with a PC computer printer in the back office of the brewery. Has a great microbrewed look.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my newly pilfered pint glass. I once knew someone who had an extensive pint glass collection from brewpubs across the country. What he was really proud of is that he hadn't paid for a single one of them. His reasoning was that if he had knocked the glass off the table by accident and broken it they wouldn't charge him 5 bucks, so why should he pay for one? Anyways when I occasionally pilfer a pint glass I think of him. Cheers.

A- Pours dark brown with a small fizzy light brown head.

S- Molasses, burnt brown sugar, chocolate, whiskey. Everything that is right with the world.

T- Very strong aggressive taste, this one beats up the taste buds until the get accustomed to it. Whiskey, dark cherries, molasses, brown sugar, alcohol, maple syrup. Wonderful.

M- Thick, syrupy and warming. My kind of beer for a winter night.

D- Very high. I expected this to need some age to mellow out before it would be very drinkable but I like it just fine as is.

I'm going back to the store for more of this tomorrow, a hope they have a few bottles left.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 07:11:52 | More by Shumista
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abfraser

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to waltonc for letting me try to this one.

A: What's up with cheap home-computer printed label? Anyway, pours dark, dark brown with virtually no head. Not unattractive, not the most attractive

S: This is really complex. Other reviewers mentioned the similarity to an English-style barleywine, which is appropriate. Earthy and fruity. There's a subtle menthol like aroma.

T/M: Exceptional. Was worried the no-head pour would mean no carbonation, but that wasn't the case. The flavor is big and intense, with dark fruit and earthy flavors.

D: A very nice sipper, but you wouldn't want more than a glass.

A very complex and interesting beer. Was very glad to be able to try it. I think this would age particularly well.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 18:50:37 | More by abfraser
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lou91

California

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 8-1-04. The bottle also read 11% ABV. This beer poured thick like deep red maple syrup. It left the thinnest whisper of a head that never went away. It smelled rich, sweet and malty with a hint of smoke/peat. This is old ale at its best. A small taste just lingers with a trifecta of hops, alcohol and rich maltiness in perfect balance. It is so good that it took me almost an hour and half to sip. You must let this one warm up to almost room temperature to get the full range and depth of flavors. Thanks to BuckeyeNation for this excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2005 06:00:39 | More by lou91
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ahking

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Piney, citrusy, and fruit punch aromas attack your nose. Super smooth and malty with enough hops present to remind you this is beer. Deep ruby/mahogany colors. Full and chewy mouthfeel.Very tasty ale; I want to drink more, but high ABV prevents that. I really like this beer. True testament to how good it is: I would drink this beer warm and flat!

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2005 23:44:08 | More by ahking
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sopor

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark cloudy copper brown pours thick and oily, very relunctant to form a head. Tiny, almost indistinguishable bubbles form an almost unnoticed cascade through the entire glass eventually but still giving only a small tan film. Dark sweet molasses smell is strong.

Taste is right along the lines of the smell. Dark fruits like plumbs, raisins mixed with caramel and molasses to beyond cloying. Alcohol is evident but not obvious while hops are subdued resinous notes. Hints of tangy, bready and buttery notes tease the tongue but never develop past a mere whisper. Moderate and slick body with very little carbonation.

Tasty and complex, but a bit overpowering.

Thanks to Frozensoul327 for this gem!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2005 16:17:20 | More by sopor
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bret27

California

3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2007, 2+ yr old bottle.

A: Brown/amber, minimal light brown head.

S: Heavy malt sweetness

T: Bready, malty, sweet, vanilla, citrus notes, alcohol.

M: Fairly thick + full bodied.

D: Pretty thick w/alcohol presence pretty strong. So not so great.

O: Pretty good solid beer, but not mind-blowing, or something to drink all the time. Not sure if the age helps or hurts this beer. There just wasn't a whole lot of flavor coming out of it for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 05:03:38 | More by bret27
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hoppymcgee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Knifestyles for this bottle. Poured from a 2008 vintage bottle into a Ommegang tulip glass.

A: Reddish dark brown with little to no head. Pretty still and almost wine-like besides the tiny ring of carbonation.

S: Nutty, buttery, toffee, toasted almond. Overall, a pretty sweet smell (pun intended).

T: This beer is quite complex. The overall notion is sweet. Underneath I get port wine characteristics, a little roastiness and a little nuttiness, but it still finishes sweet.

M: The right amount of carbonation for this style and ABV. I actually wish this was a little more viscous.

D: The booze has worn off, but the sweetness is in full force. This beer is best had in 4 to 6oz. servings as it is pretty rich.

Overall, maybe a bit hyped or maybe 2008 wasn't a great vintage or maybe it was aged past its prime.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 01:04:11 | More by hoppymcgee
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Southampton snifter at low altitude.

A: Pours a semi-transparent dark copper/ruby color with almost no head, which is unsurprising given the ABV. Leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass because it's so viscous.

S: A strong sweet malty smell. Marshmallows, caramel malts, raisins, prunes. The alcohol doesn't come through very much in terms of smell.

T: This one is sweet and malty all the way through, while still managing to remain well-balanced. Sugar, toffee, marshmallows, caramel malts are all at play here. No alcohol burn on the finish.

M: Full-bodied, sticky and wet without much carbonation. Fits the flavors quite nicely.

D: This would be ideal as a dessert beer. It's sweet, but not overpoweringly so. The alcohol is concealed very well, so this one could be dangerous. Definitely worth trying if you have the chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 01:25:07 | More by schlimenhaumer
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage into Kuhnhenn snifter

Pour: Copper brown with ruby highlights. Head tried to form but ultimately failed.

Smell: Dark fruits, (figs, dates, raisins), toffee, caramel and brown sugar...just a big sweet forward beer. This regular version is much fruitier than the BB version and does not have a note of alcohol at all.

Taste: Dark fruits up first. Huge taste of figs, raisins, plums and dates that seem to be covered with caramelized brown sugar. Again very sweet and toffee like with a slight alcohol burn. I find this regular 4D to have a tart taste in the back end and through the finish. A very nice warming sensation from this one.

Mouthfeel: Thick and viscous. Covers all areas of the palate with sticky sweetness. The sweetness is even found on the lips after sipping. Light carbonation.

Overall: Not as mind blowing as the BB4D was to me but wow is this beer put together to perfection. This is like a spirit sipper for sure. Sweet, complex and decadent!

Thanks Ryan, rpbuckeye!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 00:46:45 | More by sleuthdog
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mikeys01

Colorado

4.88/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the fantastic and unassuming Kuhnhenn Brewery. This beer was highly recommended by the illustrious Venom and it did not disappoint. The Dementia arrived to us in a beautiful tulip glass. Color is a deep ruby that is so dark it's almost black. Capped with a foamy, ruddy brown head that fades quickly but leaves a satisfying lacing for the duration. Aroma is way out there and in your face, bold as can be, plump full of raisin, plum, and oh so sweet caramely malt. Body isn't quite heavy, making it dangerously drinkable for a reasonably potent brew. Flavor is complex like one of those jigsaw puzzles in which all the pieces look alike, it's almost indescribable. I get elements of chocolate toffee, fermented raisin, caramel, and molasses out of this rich dark beauty. Just a slight drip of maple syrup as well. Phenomenal for sipping or drinking in moderation, you're longing for more when the glass is empty. There is a nice warmth in the finish and just a bit of bitterness on the back and sides of the tongue, also unveiled are soft creamy vanilla and woody notes. This brew has a very old/vintage ale character for a beer brewwed this year, a masterful creation. This is a top shelf brew, do not miss the oportunity to enjoy this one!

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2004 02:04:33 | More by mikeys01
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birderbeerer

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caramel beer with a golden tint. Two-finger, creamy head.

Aroma is super-sweet malts with caramel and butter too.

Taste is even better. Very sweet but creamy and smooth with drier malts tasting like white toast, salty butter, and caramel. Lots of caramel. So creamy and thick. Unbelievably well-hidden abv.

Imminently drinkable. Delicious and easy going down.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 23:23:37 | More by birderbeerer
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: no head (might be the glass though), foggy dark brown like an americano

Aroma: fascinating, mystifying - raisin, prune, rich complex port; just beautiful!; perfume - slightly floral, over-ripe fruit like apple that's gone brown and rinkled (in a good way)

Taste & Mouthfeel: thick and oily; burnt caramel of the deepest kind, vanilla - like a more intense creme brulee; just a hint of burn in the finish - which goes on for days with simmered dark fruit flavour; hints of coffee bitterness; over time the alcohol becomes more prominent, as well as chocolate, coffee, burnt flavours, but still masterfully balanced with fruit and caramel

Overall: love when a beer has a undefinable, complex flavour that keeps you coming back for more, trying to reason what makes it so good - this is that and more; a must have and probably great aged a few years

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 17:10:19 | More by BGDrock
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at the Brew Depot in Ann Arbor.

A - Pours a clear, deep, thick brown/caramel. No head or lacing but I wouldn't expect much from a brew at 13.5%.
S - Interesting mix of alcohol, chocolate covered cherries and buttered-popcorn jellybeans. Yes, I'm serious.
T - A lot going on here. Dark fruits (figs, plums, raisins), malty sweetness with an alcohol bite at the end.
M - Full body, thick heavy and slightly sweet.
D - Sipper, for sure. One bottle was more than enough.

Overall- Well done, and what I would expect from an Old Ale. the high ABV is present but not overbearing. I would love to try the bourbon-barrel-aged version.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 02:46:40 | More by mrandypandy
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joefuzz

New York

3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage poured into snifter

pours dark brown with a slight ruby tint some tiny little bubbles circle the edge of the glass

smells more kind of like a burnt marsh mellow with a huge alcohol presence

tastes brings raisins plums and other dark fruits to mind with a nice sugary sweetness slight alcohol burn

carbonation is almost non existent and a very thick coating mouthfeel

overall very good sipper i'm going to sit on a few for a little while and see how they do.... i should crack my 09 soon to try the lower alcohol version

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 05:20:23 | More by joefuzz
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AdamGarcia

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I believe this one is courtesy of Randalld. Thanks!

12oz btl poured into Kasteel goblet. 2009 vintage, 12.5% abv.

A: Pours a lovely deep brown with crimson edges. Even has lilac highlights in some lights. Small head from a forceful pour that retreats to a ring of bubbles after about a minute.

S: Sweet white grape juice and maraschino cherry. Slight astringency. Sweet malt overflows from the glass. Toffee. No hop scent to speak of.

T: Very rich. Overripe cherry and plum. Rum soaked raisins. Very mild hop bite. Port-like character. Chocolate covered caramel. A little bit of toffee. Tobacco and just a hint of smoke. Finishes with a faint note of coffee. Very complex. Just a bit of heat. I seem to discover something new with every single sip.

M: Low carbonation. Slick and coating mouthfeel.

D: The complexity assures that the drinker will never be bored. The abv makes it difficult to have more than one.

This is an amazing beer. It tastes as if it is much older and I mean that in a good way. There is just a touch of heat that will surely be less noticeable with longer cellaring. I've got another bottle that I'd like to hide away for several years. Definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 00:17:31 | More by AdamGarcia
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Thanks zipper8650 for this one!

A: Pours dark brown - the color resembles maple syrup. A small collection of fizzy bubbles rise quickly, and they disappear even quicker, revealing a low amount of carbonation.

S: The nose is fantastic. Tons of caramel and toffee. Smells like creme brulee, but not artificial like many other dessert-smelling brews. Strong wofts of molasses and chocolate - especially as it warms. Figs and marshmallows finish out the whiff.

T: The predominant taste is toffee and sweet malts. Caramel, maple syrup, vanilla, dark fruitiness all bounce around to an extreme amount of noise, resulting in a very sweet brew. Every sip tastes a little different. I definitely get marshmallows, but its faint.

M: Very little carbonation. Full body. A mix between what I would describe as creamy and full of oils. Definitely something that is meant to be sipped. Better as it warms.

O: I was very nervous after the initial pour, but the complexity of this one and how it blended together was really great. Even after aging for over a year, it's a bit boozy, but it's decently hidden with all of the different types of flavors flying around. Would like to try fresh to see if that affected the pour and carbonation, and I'd also like to try to the barrel aged version to see how that adds another awesome element of complexity. All-in-all a great beer and I'll buy if I ever make it up to anywhere that has it on shelf.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 23:43:41 | More by Justin_Neff
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BIG props to friend BA abanton. Adam and I met at FoBab, and he sent me a box a week later with some goodies in it. Thanks man! 2010 Vintage, poured from bottle into Founder's Snifter (keep it in MI)

Appearance: Vigorous pour reveals a rather chestnut brown color with a beautiful 2 finger head, dissipating slowly, leaving some nice sticky looking lacing running down the glass.

Smell: The smell is awesome. The glass is brimming with aromas of vanilla, dark ripe fruit, caramel, and toffee. Big molasses and maple syrup with some bright cherry notes lingering in the background.

Taste: Wow, complex stuff. Really has alot going on. It's very sweet, with more of the molasses and caramel coming through...It's almost drying how sweet it is. Very malt foward, with that sweet malt providing alot of body, with some mild vanilla and smoke coming through.

Mouth: This is a sticky sweet ale. I'm not going to fault the beer for that, but it truly his a mouthful. True to style, minimal carbonation, sweet character.

Drink and overall: Definitely very drinkable for being such a high ABV. The alcohol is hidden well. It's extremely well crafted, and fairly well rounded. Probably the best Old Ale I have had in a very long time.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 23:49:06 | More by MarcatGSB
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semibaked

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass.

A - Pours a very dark brown with some ruby highlights, next to no carbonation bubbles, some head but goes away quickly.

S - Nice smell of raisins, tons of malt and syrupy sweetness.

T - Wow, very very sweet, kinda like alcoholic raisin syrup. I like it but a little goes a long way.

M - The consistency of syrup (spotting a trend here? :)

D - This may be too much sweetness for me, hard to get down more than a few ounces.

Glad to try it though.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 23:44:30 | More by semibaked
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Freethyhops

Alabama

2.78/5  rDev -35%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

biernutz sent me this 2009 vintage as an extra. a huge thanks for hooking me up with a beer I've wanted to for a while now. pulled out of the beer storage and consumed around room temp

a- pours a reddish brown. the red/ruby colors really show beautifully when held to light. the head on this one is very impressive. a creamy light brown/tan colored head shows great retention.

s- heavy malt sweetness. strong alcohol and dark fruit combine to be very reminiscent of sherry. some other specialty malts bounce around in the backround, but it's hard to pinpoint anything. the first aromas are so strong they really cover up any subtleties that might be in there. still enjoyable, just a bit strong on the booze.

t- wow, this is a strong brew. some aggressive malt sweetness impales the taste buds. it's really beyond my threshold for sweetness, a bit cloying IMO. some light tart cherry notes and chocolate mix together quite pleasantly behind the strong sweetness. the sherry factor is still quite strong, too. slight nuttiness. this has some enjoyable flavors but I can't get past the cloying sweetness.

m- full bodied, chewy and sticky. a bit excessive w/ the alcohol warming. moderate carbonation is pleasant though.

d- too sweet. I love some strong ales, but this one seems a bit under attenuated and really disagrees with my taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 02:50:00 | More by Freethyhops
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage bottle drank from a standard pint glass.

A: A beautiful deep brown (mahogany or copper) color with a thin tan head that dissipated rapidly. This bottle had very little carbonation and not much in the way of lacing. My pint glass may not have been cleaned very well though accounting for the lack of head/lacing.

S: Deep, ripe, dark fruit like raisins and dates and a blast of malty ‘breadiness’. There is a slight boozy note which is to be expected given its 13.5% ABV, but it is not overwhelming.

T: Wow! There is a rich caramel sweetness that is dominated by ripe, dried, dark fruit (raisins, figs, dates) and backed by a full, rich malt, biscuit, bread base. There is a nice hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the malt. Again, there is a slight booziness, but minimal given the high ABV. Given the high gravity of the beer, it still manages to remain soft on the palate.

M: Fourth Dimension is a bowl of brown sugar porridge on a cold winter’s day. The beer is full and silky smooth giving it an incredibly round and robust presence.

O: A stellar version of a complex beer style. 4D is a perfectly balance beer of rich fruit and biscuit/bready malt with a pleasant hoppy counterpoint. This is an impressive beer!!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 14:27:41 | More by mtomlins
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xpimptastikx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received a bottle of this in the recent White Whale BIF. I finally get to try some Kuhnhenn

A - Pours a dark mahogany with a fizzy light tan head that leaves a solid 1mm that still hasn't left. Already decent lacing.

S - What an old ale smell. Sweet like caramel and butterscotch with chocolate and that old musty smell. A good amount of raisin and dates as well.

T - Caramel, raisins, chocolate, and a light booziness. It's pretty well balanced, being touch on the sweet side for me, but perfect for the style.

M/D - It's carbonated very well (the sheet of head still hasn't left after 10 minutes). I kind of like this more than the thicker old ales. It still coats the mouth very well, and makes it easier to drink all by myself. A great nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 04:08:36 | More by xpimptastikx
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark crimson with a 1/2 finger of tan head that fades to the perimeter after a few minutes.

Smell: Citrus, biscuity bread, strawberries, hops.

Taste: Biscuit like malt combines nicely with orange and some hops. This is a pleasure to drink for the abv. If I drank this blind and you told me it was 13.5 abv, I wouldn't believe you. Alcohol is masterfully hidden.

Mouthfeel: Not the most carbonated beer in the world but that's expected for the gravity.

Overall: Solid beer, would drink again. Looking forward to many more from Kuhnhenn.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 03:08:56 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.