Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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4.83/5 rDev +12.9%
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).
12-29-2012 04:01:12 | More by SportsandJorts
4.23/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
11-16-2012 05:26:58 | More by chanokokoro
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
10-09-2012 01:47:29 | More by oline73
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.