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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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849 Ratings
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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 551
Gots: 197 | FT: 25
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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Amalak

New York

4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A. Extremely dark brown. No light comes through. Very limited, tan head and no lacing. Almost seems like a deep liquor.

S. Very nice malty, nutty scent. Thick. Caramel in there.

T. That is arguably the smoothest beer I've ever had. Beautiful toffee blended with a floralness. Nice nut taste. There's a cotton-candy taste to it. Love it.

M. Nice sweet tingle.

O. Certainly this is the best ale that I've ever had. Absolutely the smoothest most wonderful ale I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 01:21:30 | More by Amalak
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-30-2012 00:05:40 | More by buschbeer
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage

Appearance: dark brown with reddish hues. almost opaque in color. a small, half finger of a tannish head that fades slowly to nothing.

Smell: first i get malts, sweet toffee, caramel, slight molasses that comes through. vinous flavors. oxidized dark fruits. very sweet but not grossly.

Taste: strong sweet malts at first some caramel and toffee, more subtle molasses and a very slight roastiness play in. the end consists of dark fruits, quite vinous in taste. the flavors are very oxidized and show the age well. quite a bit of alcohol comes through without being astringent or off putting.

Mouthfeel: thick, chewy, leathery, and sticky. lots of alcohol warmth. sweetness and alcohol balance nicely. feels strong probably close to what it is but is in a suitable balance.

Overall: This beer is exactly what I look for in a big beer, its flavors are intense and it pushes the style guides to the extreme but stays with the constraint (besides gravities and alcohol).

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 04:01:12 | More by SportsandJorts
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-28-2012 12:26:12 | More by ComRock12
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ajs4bd

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-28-2012 02:14:44 | More by ajs4bd
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11%

12-24-2012 12:32:18 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-23-2012 23:36:38 | More by JMBSH
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-20-2012 01:29:19 | More by jwat
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JLG193

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-11-2012 15:13:38 | More by JLG193
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-02-2012 05:24:21 | More by BYOFB
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly aggressively poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Kuhnhenn branded snifter (thanks to Czar_Chasm for both)

Pours a deep, dark amber capped with a two finger semi-fizzy light beige head. Fair retention, no lacing. A lot of booziness on the nose in addition to huge dark fruit and caramel notes. Caramel, dark fruit specifically black cherry, hints of toffee carry through the very boozy finish. Full bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel which sticks a bit to and coats the inside of the mouth. An excellent brew which is one of the strongest abv old ales I've had. However, the booziness works with this sipper as it is fairly well-balanced even though it trends on the sweeter side. A perfect after-dinner beer and also plays well as a nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 05:26:58 | More by chanokokoro
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Mister_Joshy

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-05-2012 00:44:26 | More by Mister_Joshy
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rlcnmeyer

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-28-2012 00:49:18 | More by rlcnmeyer
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-24-2012 20:08:21 | More by kjkinsey
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-20-2012 18:32:33 | More by dumptruck81
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-19-2012 02:35:31 | More by t0rin0
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cleonile2000

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-11-2012 00:42:04 | More by cleonile2000
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oline73

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a goblet. The bottle says its from 2010.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany color with some light coming through the pour. There is just a small layer of light tan head that goes away very quickly.

Smell: As expected, this is a really sweet one. I'm getting a bunch of dark fruit and some caramel malt. I'm getting some heat in my nose from the alcohol. There is a mild vanilla note that shows up too.

Taste: Not as sweet as the smell indicated, but still very sweet. Tons of dark fruit and brown sugar with some caramel malt. The soft vanilla is there as well. There is a very slight tartness that goes along with the dark fruit. Towards the end of the sip, I'm getting some warming alcohol along with a bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick, syrupy side with tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: This is a really nice desert beer. I didn't expect the slightly tart note, but it didn't seem out of place. I enjoyed this one and would love to have more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 01:47:29 | More by oline73
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-06-2012 13:34:24 | More by muskiesman
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duff247

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-05-2012 04:15:15 | More by duff247
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-03-2012 21:18:48 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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MystikCelt

New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

09-24-2012 03:13:25 | More by MystikCelt
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HopsintheSack

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-22-2012 17:19:37 | More by HopsintheSack
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

09-19-2012 01:05:30 | More by BeerHunter76
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Diomede

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

09-16-2012 22:58:45 | More by Diomede
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.