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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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

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807 Ratings
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Ratings: 807
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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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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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Recieved in a trade from hotpipes29.

It's a deep brown color, slightly hazy, with a decent 1 cm head, tannish colored, surprising for a 2-year old beer, I'd say. The smell is really nice. Comes off with a caramel/toffee sweetness from the malts. Really caramellized nicely in there. With notes of chocolate and cocoa. There are also some notes of tobacco, and a slight mustiness (maybe it's my imagination on this last one). Really fascinating, and very deeply complex. The taste just really fascinates you from the first, particularly if you like some malt. It just comes out with caramel, like caramel coated, herby, grass/straw, cola flavored grain, great maltiness here - very complex, but really sort of comes outright and tells you it's here. I get a nice flavor of chocolate, a little roastiness, which blends with a slight alcohol burn. The little bit of age has done wonders, and I can tell it will hold up for longer. The body has a huge thickness, sticky and sweet, but the carbonation peeks through with a strong enough presence to keep it from being cloying. This is really a great display of malt, and I found myself continually drinking it, almost too much, so I couldn't wait on it to warm enough to see the differences in flavor. Will keep you interested, I'd say. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 23:12:13 | More by taylorhamrick
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gnemesis

Michigan

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

12oz bottle poured into snifter on 4/11. The body is a dark brown with almost ruby highlights. Topped with a dirty white/tan head. Good retention and slight lacing. The nose on this monster is amazing! Caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, and a touch of honey sweetness. Once it hits my lips I'm in love... the alcohol is well hidden and the caramel, dark fruit, and vanilla notes shine. I detect some slight earthiness that plays with the sweetness perfectly. Medium body and low carbonation. Overall this beer is great! My favorite old ale to date- I will find more to age.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 22:49:16 | More by gnemesis
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jayhawk73

Maryland

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

Bottle shared by Chaney- Thanks Brandon!

Review from notes:

Pours a dark amber color w/ a nice sliver of a cocoa head. No carbonation or lacing. Smell is bourbon, caramel, toffee, some alcohol. Taste is the same profile as the nose w/ a toasted marshmallow flavor as well. Awesome. Great feel- smooth, goes down easy. Overall, this is an incredible brew, and I'm glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 14:38:35 | More by jayhawk73
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kuhnhenn's Fourth Dementia (Olde Ale 2008)[11.8%] pours up with an excessive amount of carbonation that foams upon release of the crown creating a volumous craggy beigish-cream colored head that envelopes the glass above the murky chestnut brown body. The head retention is rather pour, but expected given the alcohol%. The aroma is extremely complex with layer upon layers of meloidins & maltiness with secondary notes of apple butter, caramel flan, maple syrup, treacle pudding & vanilla custard that changes with each whiff. Alcohol is noted, but certainly well integrated. Hint of oxidation is beginning to creep in. The flavor is extremely generous with a sweet, but not overly cloying caramel richness supported by a wonderfully inviting toastiness e.g. buttered pecan/pralines with some chocolate notes and hoards of maple goodness e.g. maple cream cookies that gives way to just a bit of earthen bitterness offering a bittersweet candy finish that warms the soul with its surreptitious alcoholic strength. This full bodied old ale is overly effervescent per style, quite chewy & lacks some finesse, but don't let that stop you from partaking in this wonderful elixir. KbC's 4D is truly American in origin, but carries a unique old world charm. Enjoy the Madness!

CHEERS! Beertracker

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 05:04:31 | More by Beertracker
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to northyorksammy for this bottle...

A: Pours a deep brown with only a faint khaki colored head. The foam fades quickly leaving only the tiniest of bubble rings along the edges of the glass. The beer has great legs and no lacing.

S: The nose is caramel, malt, raisin, plum, mild spice, and alcohol. It smells perfect for the style. I'm looking forward to this.

T: Right off the bat I get caramel, raisins, and cinnamon. As it moves to the middle, the alcohol begin to show as is mixes with stone fruits and nutmeg. There is a lot more spice in this beer than I would have imagined. The finish is mild spice, caramel, raisin, vanilla, and alcohol.

M: Full bodied beer. It syrupy and sticky from start to finish. The beer coats the palate and refuses to shift off. Totally cloying and sweet, with great residual flavors.

O: Great beer. I actually think I enjoyed this one more than the barrel aged versions. The caramel fruit and spice are more pronounced in this beer, where some of the subtleties get lost in the Barrel Aged version. Really nice. Would drink again/10.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 14:01:00 | More by trxxpaxxs
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 version at a whopping 13.5% poured into a brandy snifter. The appearance is murky brown, no head at all. The smell is of rasins butter rum and toffee. The taste combines the same with just a hint of oak. The mouthfeel is slick. Great beer...cellar worthy for sure!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 02:45:59 | More by jimmy82063
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kuhnhenn 4th D. 2010 vintage. Served just below room temperature. Poured into a snifter glass.

Pours a dark cherry brown color with a small head that didn't hold up long. Had a viscous body coming out of the bottle. 4.0

Huge port aroma coming off of this beer. That, and a rich layer of decadent caramel and melted chocolate toffee bar. So much butter in the nose that the alcohol is pretty dormant, so far. A little ripe grape thrown in the array. There's a massive sweet, honey biscuit-like malt underneath the imparted smells. Mammoth in nose. 4.5

Prune, raisin, toffee, and buttercrunch follow the booze among dominant flavors. More big vinous characters like fortified wine and brandy. The malts are giant, but soft. No heavy roastiness, spring-y toast, or standout astringent grain notes. Still chunky and sweet. There is a choppy bitterness that reminds me of the wood from a barrel, but this is not that version. The finish has more of the port wine and alcohol presence with a mild, almost chile pepper, spiciness. Ridiculously warming. Absolutely stunning. 4.5

Rich, burly mouthfeel with a light existent carbonation. Toothsome and wooly. Major league booze. Not for the light beer drinker. A big-time warmer that makes you clear your throat and grunt after each sip. 4.5

One of the better old ales that I have tasted. Will seek out the bourbon barrel aged version. Recommended. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:42:23 | More by thecheapies
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, brownish black topped by a thin head. Decent lacing.

The aroma is booze and raisins, bourbon maybe. Rum. Vanilla. Treacle and molasses. Lots of toffee and sweetness, lots of dark fruits.

Delicious sweet brown sugar and black liquorice. Salt water toffee. Lots of dark fruits. Some tobacco and vanilla. It's a tad boozy, but in a good way. The delicious malty sweetness is noticeable but is quashed perfectly with a mild bitterness. Just a complex yet wonderful depth of flavour here.

It's ligher than expected body actually works really well with all of the rich flavours that are going on here.

Very well rounded and enjoyable. Definitely a sipper and one is enough at any given time. But super enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 00:51:07 | More by MeisterBurger
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vonnegut21

New York

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage poured into a tulip.

A: Deep black pour, slight tan head. Minimal lacing.

S: Lots of fig and raisin. Caramel and brown sugar notes linger. Lots of dark winter fruit character. Very nice.

T: HUGE fig, raisin and plum presence on the first sip. Caramelized brown sugar, molasses and slight roasted chocolate flavors follow. This has almost a port wine character to it. Very warming. A big ol' fig bomb. I need one of these on a cold winter night. Delightful.

M: Thick and viscous. Coats the tongue and provide a nice touch of warmth.

O: This was just excellent. I'm sure it's great fresh as well, but I think the two years in the cellar really took this one up a level. Quite possibly my favorite old ale. I can't wait to crack the BB4D sitting in my fridge. I don't think that one is making it until cold weather returns...

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 14:44:05 | More by vonnegut21
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely mahogany/crimson color, nice 1/4" creamy cocoa head.
Aroma is vibrant, brimming with fruit, big in the alcohol department, rich and full of burnished fruit, cherries, berries, and grapes...sweetness, interrupted by booze, a satisfying aroma, fit for the best of any barleywine.
In the taste, delicious....smooth, and bursting with overwhelming fruity flavor...not too strong, either, just enough...massive malt, cherries and berries...
I'd anticipated this brew for some time, wondered about it, dreamed of it...love me barleywines, ...would Kuhnhenn's meet my expectations? So far...
...so good..
smooth, and delicious, ...whatever the alcy-hol is, I'm not tasting it...that's a plus...hooo. lordy, this is niceness personified. Oh, so perfect.
Fourth Dementia, you are my new hero.
I will chase you with a favorite barleywine, to compare, but am sure that you are his/her equal...if they are lucky ...
Enough of that, kudos, to the mastery over there in Warren, MI!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2005 06:37:14 | More by feloniousmonk
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rousee

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh boy, this is noticeably high on the abv. Many thanks to Erik in Michigan for the sample. My wife likes this one too. Very dark muddy fudgy top with only a slight slice at the bottom of the glass of amber ale.

What a malt bomb this is. It is so sweet and delicious that it would take all the hop heads and convert them instantly to malt. A little like Aventinus but not as banana-esque. It is very close to a barleywine and although I don't care too much for barleywines--this thing is fantastic. Tasting notes are caramel syrup, and a nice barley-grainish finish. There are some hops but they don't warrant mention here. You wanna know what the best maltbomb is--this might be it !!!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2005 02:11:40 | More by rousee
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle courtesy of Frozensoul327. Brewed on 08-01-04. Best before 2010.

Color is a chunky-murky deep brown with amber notes. Despite the aggressive pour, there's little, if any, head to speak of. Just a tiny ring of tan froth 'round the edges. Aromas step up with a wonderfully-balanced blend of dark fruit, candied sugar, some extract of vanilla, and some oaken notes. Flavor is so very mellow. Delicate pattern of the dark druits again, drizzled with melted caramel sugar. Some vinous notes seep in towards the middle and are cleansed away by the bitterness mingled with brown sugar sweetness mixed with Heath bar chunks. Where is the alcohol in this bad boy? Only glimpses can be detected. Extremely smooth on the palate. The low levels of carbonation really "thicken" this up. One to definitely savor on this cold winter's night.

Extreme thanks to Frozensoul327 for this true gem.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2005 03:29:48 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Brian700

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from trbeer
11% ABV

Pours a dark garnet color with a tan head that settles down to a thin layer. Some lacing but not a bunch.

The aroma is great. Heavy molasses and dark fruit ( figs, raisins)

The flavor is also of heavy molasses, figs, dates, raisins. Must be maris otter malt because of the striking resemblance to Thomas Hardy. There is some alcohol presence giving it a warming sensation. This is a top notch beer.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Coats the mouth nicely and the flavor last long after the swallow.

This is a very drinkable beer and I MUST get my hands on some more. I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 00:52:19 | More by Brian700
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A fairly dark brown color with a half a finger of short-lived head with a thin ring of lacing that forms. Specks of lacing adorn the glass throughout.

S - Concord grape juice, dark red fruit juices - cherries and blackberries. A bit of dates and figs.

T - Excellent. The foretaste is dominated by a truly fantastic presentation of blackberries. The aftertaste is mostly grape with a fruity bitterness.

M - Smooth, thin, slick and very refreshing.

D - Awesome. Too strong to session. The bitterness is of a type that detracts from teh drinkability, but it would be better with food. If I ever find it again, I will have it again. Why doesn't Kuhnhenn distribute more?!? This is the only Kuhnhenn beer I have had and it is simply amazing. I hope to get my hands on many more of their beers. Hopefully I can make it up to their brewpub one day.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2006 02:32:48 | More by mrasskicktastic
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Floydster

California

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with Faro, thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this brew, bottled on 2-16-05, best before date of 2011, has been in my cellar since October, poured into my Dogfish Head snifter

A-Ruby red color with some light brown highlights, 1/8 inch bubbly light tan head that went away immediately, no retention or lacing

S-Caramel, sweeet malt, booze, plums, figs, raisins, dates, still a hint of hoppiness after three years, oak, vanilla, brandy, oak, and sugar

T-Started off with a big caramel flavor, followed by some dark fruits and very sweet malt, the finish was warming with a hint of brandy and oak, as it warmed the sweetness popped out even more and the vanilla shined through with some booze in the aftertaste, probably more balanced with more hoppiness when fresh, but they recommend at least four months to six years of age for this brew, great flavor overall

M-Hot, sweet, and aggressive mouthfeel, thin to medium body, not much carbonation at all, taste lingered for a long time, attacked the taste buds

D-Could have drank more than one bottle of this, alcohol is hidden great for a beer above nine percent, smooth and easy to drink, not too heavy on the stomach

Second beer from Kuhnhenn and it was great like the first one, would love to try the bourbon barrel version of this, one of the better olde ales I have ever had, would love to drink again, highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 15:15:10 | More by Floydster
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a clear very dark amber. Thin tan rings around the glass, no lacing.

S-Currants, brown sugar, raisins and a bit of whiskey. Delicious.

T-Raisins, plums, hints of a red wine barrel, brown sugar and warming alcohol. Really tasty.

M-Remarkably light for the style and ABV. A bit of booze lingers on but otherwise very light to drink.

D-Excellent. I would love to have another one to drink...tomorrow.

HV

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 01:37:37 | More by sholland119
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brewdan

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage bottle.

Pours brown with a lively oatmeal-colored head.

Smells of malty dark fruits, figs, raisins, dates and vanilla.

Taste is very sweet. Banana bread, raisins, figs, etc. Also vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Rich and decadent.

Mouthfeel is really nice; thick and rich but a decent amount of fine carbonation makes for a creamy smooth mouthfeel.

A sipper for sure due to the high ABV and rich sweet flavors. The perfect beer for a fall day in MI.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 19:26:16 | More by brewdan
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thanks to Erik (erikkoppin) for this kickin extra. Cheers! 2010 bottling.

Appearance – Pours into my LadyFace Tulip with a hazelnut brown color. About a half finger of slight tan head is achieved that dissipates relatively fast leaving pretty nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Lots of toffee and caramel up front. Dark fruits emerge as the beer slowly warms giving off aromas such as plum and raisins. Slight wood, alcohol, and also brown sugar.

Taste – Holy cow. LOTS of candied sugar, toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. The more it warms the more it reminds me (and I’ve said this about another beer before which has slipped my mind) but it reminds me of the butterscotch candies my grandmother used to give me as a child. After the initial sugary blast the dark fruits come through…exactly as the nose; plum and raisin. Just an ever so slight hint of hop and bread come through at the end, along with citrus, though the end note is again sugary sweetness.

Mouthfeel – Whoo boy. Full bodied, thick, creamy, lower carbonation. Damn chewy (one of the thickest mouthfeels I’ve had to date). Practically syrupy though it seems to work as I slowly sip on this.

Overall – For being so “young” of a beer, I get literally almost no alcohol warmth nor taste. Amazing seeing as it is over 13% abv. A spectacular beer to sip and enjoy, and by golly I can’t wait to try the BB version of this. Very glad I was able to try this before the BB version. Glad I have another one of these to age.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 02:36:54 | More by SpdKilz
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Near impenetrable blackness with just a hint of dark ruby red highlights around the edge. Head is a thin light brown cap that quickly fades to an even thinner ring. When I think 13%+ old ale this is what it looks like right here.

S - Boozy dark fruits quickly waft from the glass upon the initial pour. Cherries, raisins and a bit of brandy. A hint of caramel sweetness comes through as the beer settles. The alcohol is really prevelant through this one and this one is at least 2.5 years old. I can only imagine what it must have been like fresh.

T - Boozy sweetness up front with tastes of sweet bread and caramel. Dark fruits quickly come through; lots of over-ripened cherries, a bit of fig and some brandy soaked raisins. Alcohol is really a dominant force throughout the drink and leaves a long lasting warmth in its trail.

M - Full bodied with light but sufficient carbonation. Sweetness and alcohol both linger long after the drink.

O - A superb beer. I have been holding onto this one for a long time and it certainly lived up to the hype. I will certainly be on the lookout for a way to land a couple of these in the future to toss in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 20:12:45 | More by ckeegan04
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dogfishandi

New York

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter split with fellow BA's. had this side by side with the 2010 BA 4D.

they both poured out with pretty much no head. poured out a slightly murky dark brown, the BA version was a little darker. pretty much no head, just a slight ring on the edges.

a very interesting aroma. a grapey kind of winey fruitiness. maybe some dates, figs. a graininess reminded me of some darker breads. also reminded me a lot of frozen apple juice from concentrate.

again lots of fruitiness, mostly the concentrate apple juice. also has a briney almost seaweed sensation, makes for a very interesting flavor. some dark fruits and just a hint of smokey meat.

smooth, a big body, but it hides the big ABV nicely. leaves a bit of stickiness on the palate.

a very interesting beer, not really like anything ive had before. i would definatly seek this out again, would love a few of these for the cellar. having the 2 side by side, i definatly enjoyed this one, the non barrel aged version, better. the BA one was just a bit too hot and kinda of muddled the awesome flavors in the regular one.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 02:07:35 | More by dogfishandi
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best before 2017/01/01. I think I still have some time.

(4.25) A: Pours an attractive reddish-caramel colour with a noticeable syrupy texture. An aggressive pour gets a thin and creamy head that lasts a while.

(4.5) S: Rum soaked fruit cake, dry oak, dates & figs, loads of brown sugar, hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg. Potent dark fruits along with those candied fruits. Very flavourful and very inviting.

(4.5) T: Boozy raisins, brown sugar, oak, wonderful caramel-like aftertaste, and overripe banana and blueberry. Espresso and dark chocolate syrup towards the finish. Was not expecting such a smooth and balanced finish. Surprisingly not overly boozy considering the ABV and other flavours aren’t drowned out by it.

(4.25) M: Medium bodied with a lower carbonation appropriate for the style. Incredibly slick and creamy with a slightly gritty texture that is all very good.

(4.5) D: This is really great and is actually probably worth the higher price. Everything is exceptional across the board. Will be cellaring another to try in a year or two.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 01:10:54 | More by Digimaika2
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Wasatch

Utah

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks stouty1 for the brew.

Brewed On: 02-16-05
Best Before: 2011

My first Kuhnhenn.

Poured into a chalice a slightly cloudy dark amber color, some carbonation, no head or lacing. The nose is of sweet/spicy malts, some hops, slight vanilla, and caramel. The taste is big of sweet malts, hops, and caramel. There's a nice oily/sweetness going on with first sip, then there's a slight dry/bitterness in the finish. Nice warming factor the whole way down. Medium body, nice rounded brew. Very drinkable, but watch out, LOL This is a very tasty Old Ale, hopefully I will get a chance to try out other Kuhnhenn brew's soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 23:19:57 | More by Wasatch
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WeisGuy

New York

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had drinks at Kuhnhenn in Warren on Saturday night, but I'm enjoying 4th Dementia on-tap in Durham at Tyler's right now - strange. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip.

a - very dark color, dark dark brown with slight burgundy highlights on the edges, big dense ivory head with very good retention considering the abv and awesome lacing - a truly beautiful beer

s - strong toffee and caramel aromas dominate the intensely malty nose, some dark fruits, raisins, plums in there as well, some booze

t - very intense tastes, big caramel and toffee up front, quite sweet and malty but not cloying, body has some rum-soaked raisin and plum, finish has more caramel and dark fruits with a nice amount of booziness and it's long-lasting

m - full-bodied, quite creamy and coating of the mouth, finish is fairly sweet, nice warming from the alcohol

d - this is definitely a sipper, but one I'd love to sip all night, taste is intense but you don't get tired of it

I'm not a big fan of Old Ales, but this beer is really amazing and very much worthy of the high reviews. Here's to hoping Kuhnhenn releases some more bottles at the upcoming release party so more BAs can enjoy this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2007 17:55:57 | More by WeisGuy
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joepais

Maine

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks kryptic for this one
Bottle poured mahogany red with a good two fingers of a reddish brown head that settles into lace
Aromas of fermented fruits prune and roasted malts the nose is quite interesting on this one
Flavors of Sweet fruit and I mean a ton of it .This is a sweet one for sure. An ever so slight alcohol taste in the end (as it warms you get a lot more toasted malts and a light hop)
Full Thick syrupy palate
A great sipper, I wish I had some more.
Well off to enjoy the rest

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2008 21:02:40 | More by joepais
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