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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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

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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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malty

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on a Monday late afternoon lunch at HopCat in Grand Rapids.

Poured into a stemmed tulip chalice a dark crimson with plum hilights. A thin khaki head settles to a mere 1/8" but stays creamy and dense. The liquid is perfectly clear with no signs of upward carbonation.

The scent is minimal. It lurks and shrugs when put under my nostrils. After a few swirls, Boozy malts laden with concord grapes evokes.

The flavors are thick and bright with what reminds me of stomped on Fig Newtons. A few sips in, a warming sherry note takes charge with a Christmas fruit cake backdrop.

Mouthfeel is full bodied to the max. with light but lifting fine carbonation. Warming and full flavored, somewhat spicy finish.

Drinkabilty is good. I definitely will be satisfied with this 13 oz. pour.

Glad I got to finally savor this gentle beast at my favorite beer bar. It's pretty much impossible to find this anywhere, so im very thankful HopCat brought in a keg. Great stuff on a sunny laidback winter afternoon.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2011 19:55:22 | More by malty
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium to dark brown, with a very minimal head. Aromas of honey, molasses, dark brown sugar and oak. On the palate, this one is quite boozy, with rum soaked dark fruits and more of the above sugars. An enjoyable beer, but one I wouldn't want a large quantity.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2010 17:04:00 | More by emmasdad
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My growler filled by Alex on his roadtrip, thank you very much.

Boring light brown pour with light tan head of carbonation...Aroma is really nice and complex, starts off sweet similar to the oude bruin with some light sour cherries, dark brown sugar, and a little alcohol...The taste is a let down, not as sweet, lots of grain alcohol and brown sugar, not any of the sweetness or cherries.

Better than the bottle version I've had but still only a decent beer.

Serving type: growler

09-05-2010 21:41:18 | More by jrallen34
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

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

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Poured at approx 42 degrees, warmed to room temp
VINTAGE: 2007 (12.5%abv)

This pours up a deep, yet vibrant, ruby/garnet color with some dark amber highlights. A very thin film of tan/beige foam forms the head, which never really leaves. It's small enough to hang around and not have to worry about diminishing, but at this abv level, I wouldn't expect much more of a head than this. The lacing is filled with tiny little spots which are sticky enough to fight against the oily-ness that coats the sides of the glass and drags them back down to the liquid surface.

This nose is deep, rich, and very complex. Loads of maple and dark fruit notes. Good hints of vanilla. Red grapes and a slight earthy/mustiness. Hints of black currants and a slight trace of cotton candy sweetness. Candied apple notes. Lots of caramel richness and sweet notes of brown sugar. Light hints of wood notes. Earthiness of dark molasses. As expected, it has an almost port like quality to it, overall.
An amazing nose, even in the realm of Old Ales, where noses are commonly amazing.

Initial taste is a malted milk bar, dipped in maple syrup. The earthiness comes forward to balance out the sweetness, which is still here, but somewhat muted. Still lots of dark fruit notes, along with some maraschino cherries and ranier cherries on the back end. Minor notes of green vegetables touch the mid-palate. Very nice presence of salted caramels. Lots of wood presence. Minor earthy hop notes. Lots of dates and figs, along with some light notes ohfmolasses and tobacco.
Overall, this is very rich, deep and complex. As far as old ales go, this is absolutely one of my top faves.

Very much a full-bodied brew, with a slightly oily feel to it. Low carbonation level, which works very well for it. Very smooth and a tiny touch of creaminess. Almost silky.

This is extremely drinkable. Very smooth and delicious. Just be careful of that high abv. You don't taste it, but you will certainly feel it after just a little bit of time goes by.

Serving type: growler

07-28-2010 21:04:35 | More by coldmeat23
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Flipadelphia

Illinois

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

Appearance- Rich dark cherry color, consistent and little to no head probably due to alcohol content

Smell- nice cherry smell, continues rich, the remainder of the scent but reminds me of dark fruits, and it smells sweet and deep. Can smell either brown sugar or molasses, when I tried to smell figs and the beer in short order, I could distinctly smell figs.

Taste- This tastes really wonderful, as I continued to drink it, the taste got stronger, deeper and better. Complex taste that has character at the start, sweetness in the middle, and solid finish. No taste is overpowering and no single taste dominates. As such, the strength of the flavor never overpowers your palate. For a beer with such a high alcohol content, this beer has a well rounded taste. As the beer warms in your glass the flavor only improves. Can taste dark cherry and figs/dates.

Mouthfeel- creamy feel in your mouth, sweet but not sugary, subtle tastes help this high alcohol content beer from having an overpowering feel while drinking it, and the finish is smooth and continues to develop the flavor rather than leaving any type of after-taste that could possibly ruin the experience.

Drinkability- This is a great beer that I could have a couple glasses of. Due to the complexity of the flavor, I'm not sure that more than 2 or 3 glasses would continue to be great, but the both glasses I enjoyed were great and the flavor got better the more in took over my palate.

Serving type: growler

05-15-2010 00:44:28 | More by Flipadelphia
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler (filled 3 days ago at Kuhnhenn's) into a pint glass. Special thanks to my dad for bringing this back from Michigan.

Appearance: Pours a dark cherry color, which appears nearly black when not held up to the light. A 3 cm off-white head forms upon pouring, but quickly dissipates to a lazy ring around the edge of the glass. Not much lace to speak of - do you expect much out of a high ABV old ale?

Smell: Quite a sweet aroma. Boozy cherry, soft caramel, and a variety of other dark fruits all make their mark.

Taste: The taste is strong and sweet, and surprisingly I did not find it cloying. It warms the stomach like brandy as strong cherry and caramel flavors give the malt some pop. Figs and dates come through right after, and a light earthy hop presence helps to finish out the taste.

Mouthfeel: The start is sweet and syrupy, but luckily it does not stay that way. Only light / medium carbonation, but with a soft creaminess it resembles a beer with less than the full body it has.

Drinkability: A great sipper. Great strong malt presence without being overly sweet. A variety of tastes, but it stays consistent most of the way through. A clean finish helps keep the taste refreshing.

Serving type: growler

05-13-2010 06:28:13 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted a bunch of times at Schlafly Repeal Festival 2010. Poured into tasting glass over and over because it's so damn awesome.

A - Pours black, off-white/tan head, nice sticky lacing and a slim cap on top.

S - Burnt sugars, dark fruits, caramel, toffee. Lots of sweetness and complexity to this. A decent amount of alcohol on the nose but nothing I was expecting with Kuhnhenn.

T - Big, sweet, and boozy (in a good way). I knew this was gonna be a monster and I loved every sip. Chocolate, toffee, burnt caramels, boozy alcohol. The alcohol works really well with this and doesn't overpower the rest of the beer...in fact, it compliments the nuances. Sweet & boozy finish.

M - Full, rich & thick, very very light carbonation.

D - As high octane as this one is, I loved it. I think it was the first keg to blow at the festival and for good reason. Awesome.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2010 15:56:53 | More by Sean9689
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Tone

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, and slight dark citrus. Fits the style of an Old Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong alcohol, sweet malt, dark citrus, slight hop, slight vanilla, and slight tart malt. Overall, a good body, but the blend is off (too strong of alcohol).

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2010 23:50:09 | More by Tone
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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

Growler filled on 2/13/10, consumed in a snifter on 2/14/10.

L - reddish/brown color with a tan head that stayed afloat for a good long time which is good because this brew is a sipper.
S - roasted malt, raisin and brown sugar sweetness.
T - yummy, malty and sweet with notes of sugared dates and other dark fruit.
F - medium body with a silky smooth feel.
D - sip it slow and enjoy by a fire.

Serving type: growler

02-14-2010 16:56:49 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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rudylaw

Illinois

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

On tap @ GTOM

This was another one of my 'must try multiples of' beers. But, I only got one, but dude filled mine to the top.

In the sun, it's a brown looking ale with red highlights. Some head, but it's gone in a flash.

Smells like a Christmas fruit cake! Tastes like it too, but I'm getting hints of truffle, caramel and oak as well. It goes down fairly smooth. Makes me long for the holidays and cooler weather.

I had about 3.5oz in my serving and I was sated. Fantastic stuff and would love to spend 90 minutes with a full 12oz one day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2009 12:51:48 | More by rudylaw
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kels

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I stopped by Kuhnhenn's on a recent trip to Detroit. There were so many great beers on tap it was hard to choose just one. Frank at the bar said this was his favorite, so I went with it. Here's the review.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights. The short tan head is retained as a skim and leaves pretty impressive lacing clinging to the tulip glass. Liquid appears viscous.

Smell: The smell is seriously strong of alcohol and syrupy malts. I know I could be easily overwhelmed - it's going to take me a little while to get through this one.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The taste is a mouthful of super-sweet syrupy malts, chewy raisins and prunes and toasty bread. The alcohol is clearly pronounced, and the strength of it seems to grow as the beer warms. The feel is heavy and viscous.

Drinkability: I know Old Ales aren't supposed to be easy to throw back, but this one posed an exceptional challenge for me. I drank it very slowly over the course of an hour and a half (and it was only a 10oz pour!). Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed taking it slow and noticing different things in the beer as it warmed, but it's definitely a good beer to limit to one in a session.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2009 09:26:35 | More by kels
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Atron67

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Alright in not one to review from but this was one of the first beers i had. it came a copper red with a solid head of tan color that stuck around with solid retention. extremely malty and very thick but not overwhelming for the consumer who understands what they are getting into. thick creamy very full bodied, had a very strong lingering character on the tongue, and an extreme maltiness. as stated above, very thick and creamy, slight fruit notes to it. heavy actually pretty smooth and very tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2008 22:51:59 | More by Atron67
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Pointman

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far one of the greatest beers ever made. It is too bad this place doesn't get more reviews.

The Fourth is the best they make.

Pours very dark in color with a nice off tan head. Has almost a molasses type color too it. If you have ever had sorgum, you'll know the color.

How do give a beer the rich caramel, molasses, chocolate, leather and velvet taste and flavor? I don't know how the brothers do it.

This is a big beer, where the ABV is covered nicely. I have to limit myself to one per visit. It finishes strong & smooth.

I have 12 bottles, so I will give them a taste once the K-brewery runs out....carry me over until next December...

Serving type: on-tap

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2008 00:21:20 | More by Pointman
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cooncat

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving was on tap at the Brew Kettle's 2008 Ogre Fest (Strongsville, OH.)

Appearance is a deep garnet color of good clarity. Minimal head and lacing, which is to be expected for a beer of this strength.

Unfortunately, this was not served in the proper glassware to extract a good sense of the true nose. What I got was light, but decidedly fruity with faint notes of alcohol. The taste is of dark fruits; raisins and plums come to mind. Supposedly, this has a 30 IBU rating, but those hops are completely hidden by the full bodied fruitiness of the sweet malts. The sweetness is almost to the point of being cloying, but doesn't cross the line ... but only by the closest margin. The sweet fruity flavor last to the end, at which time the alcohol makes a showing in some warmth. This is hard to make out as an Old ale, when it is so close to a Strong Ale and/or a barleywine. The sweetness would make for a fine after dinner drink, but I don't think you could do more than one.

An interesting offering, and Kuhnhenn certainly has produced yet another 'extreme' beer in the 4th Dimentia. Worth seeking out and trying.

Cheers

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2008 15:47:45 | More by cooncat
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Tyler's In Durham, funny, this makes 4 out of 5 reviews of this beer now that state that! Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip a nice deep ruby brown with a decent head that diminished to a ring and left a slight amount of lacing. The aroma was dominated by burnt caramel. The taste was a wonderfully complex blend of dried fruits, burnt caramel, molasses and loads of barley. The beer is very heavy, but gets much smoother as it warms, more taste comes out as well, this one is certainly a sipper. This was an extremely wonderful beer, but it's certainly a sipper. I'm just hoping we see bottles of it here in NC.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2007 04:16:09 | More by atsprings
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I liked this fella so much I just had to pop a growler in the cooler for the long trip home. Once safely home, this Olde Ale poured a deep woody ruby/brown with a light tan head that holds very well and leaves some nice walls of lace.

The aroma is very fruity and sharp. Cherry, honey and toasty malt. Sweet but not abundantly so. A good amount of dark fruit is present as well. Just a hint of booze.

Smooth and tangy. More dark fruit (date, fig) and lightly toasted malt. Caramel sweetness and tart cherry. Some apple cider character and a bit more alcohol. For such a high ABV, the booze harshness is well hidden. A hint of apricot and some other heavily fermented fruit. A tangy, acidic twang surfaces in the finish. Complex and well put together. This stuff will definitely sneak up on you if your not paying attention.

Velvety but with a distinct tanginess. Moderate carbonation cleans up the finish a bit. Some nice warmth in the finish. Great stuff, lots of elements at play. I certainly suggest you give it a try if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: growler

12-05-2007 05:21:49 | More by letsgopens
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CWiggins

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

According to a tech sheet, provided by the bartender at Tyler's in Durham, the ABV for this brew is 13.5%.

I was given a sample of this beer by the bartender during my lunch visit to Tyler's this afternoon. Wow! What a beer! Old Ales are certainly favorites of mine, and this one ranks at the top of the versions I've sampled.

It came in a Kuhnhenn tulip glass, and was less than a pint; I'd guess it was 10 ounces. The color was dark brown, and the beige head was one-finger in width. The latter was short-lived, disintegrating into a thin lacing of bubbles around the edge of the glass in less than two minutes.

Not much of an aroma, but hints of dark, ripe fruits and sweet malts do sneak through. Oddly, I also picked up scents of alcohol; that's one characteristic I rarely discover through the nose!

The flavor is incredible. There is the strong, unmistakable presence of sweet, dark fruits, but they're balanced well by the dark malts. Essences of toffee, coffee, milk chocolate, plum, raison, and caramel can be found here. I found the maple syrup at the finish just amazing. It took a few swallows to figure out just what I was picking up there, but, sure enough, it became fairly evident soon enough. An amazing combination of flavors that finishes a little on the dry side. A silky smooth texture, combined with a medium to medium-low carbonation really aids in the "drinkability" factor with this one.

I really need to have another glass of this before it disappears. This is a rotating tap at Tyler's, soon to be replaced with Creme Brulee Java Stout by the same brewer. Enjoy, but sip and take it easy!

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2007 01:47:42 | More by CWiggins
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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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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In many ways 4th dimension is much more like a cordial or after dinner liquor than a beer. Its viscosity appears as such and its booziness is so forthright, rich, and fiery in powerful ways. The appearance is quite pleasing – a deep crimson tinged ruby body. Truly a unique and brilliant color. Lacing is minimal to say the least but that’s highly forgivable in such a large beer. Fruity alcohol aromas dominate the nose. Raspberry, mulberry, and cherry. Then toffee and biscuits come into play and finally the whole endeavor is finished with tobacco and rounded out with vanilla. The flavor doesn’t diverge much from the nose. Dark fruits rule here as well, mostly berries but also some plum and raison. Toffee is also a large component. Herbal, boozy finish. Not drinkable in large quantities. A real after dinner sort of sipper and quite the well rounded, hyper warming, fun big beer. I would really like a growler or two of this around Christmas to sip on while sitting around the fire.

Serving type: growler

10-08-2007 15:06:01 | More by DaPeculierDane
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Kuhnhenn brewpub. I'd been wanting to try this beer for some time, and it lived up to its hype.

It was presented in a tulip-style chalice, showcasing the dark aubrun red beer with a thick, wet, and sticky tan head. Very nice looking, and the aroma wasn't as strong or barley-winey as I feared. It was malty and a little muted. Still very nice. The taste was almost doppelbocky, with rich and sweet malt flavors battling for dominance over the alcohol (13.5% based on the menu description). The malt flavors came through really nicely, and there was just a hint of alcohol burn. The mouthfeel was just as good, thick and chewy, it felt like drinking a meal. Very very nice old ale.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2007 22:48:59 | More by TurdFurgison
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - this renowned old ale pours a dark red into a tulip glass with a thick smooth tan head with the beer too dark to see any but slight hints of carbonation

S - raisins are the first sensation in the aroma, followed swiftly by toffee and vanilla, with some background hints of anise

T - the taste has the same elements as the aroma, dark sweetness like that of raisins or dates up front, followed shortly by the lighter sweetness of vanilla and toffee, these flavors start of not subdued, but without intensity, but the intensity grows as the taste culminates in a big finish

M&D - smooth and mellow for such a high ABV, flavors and mouthfeel entice with every sip, one of the easier 13+% beers i have had, quite a good job, worth the 700 miles

the new menu has this beer at 13.5%

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2007 14:18:35 | More by sinstaineddemon
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bozebus17

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the brewery.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black. There is an impressive tan head that doesn't last real long. I'm sure this is due to the high ABV. The lacing on the goblet is immense.

Smells very sweet; There are hints of caramel, toffee, and smokey notes. My mouth started watering at first sniff.

Tastes very very sweet. Roasted flavors are everywhere. There is a bittersweet finish. This beer is very creamy and heavy, almost a barley stew.

This is a great beer. It is the kind of beer that warms the heart and soul. I love it!

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2007 20:13:38 | More by bozebus17
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Matthew

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A giant thanks to Erikthered for this growler!
Poured into my tulip glass, the color is a brownish ruby with a thin whispy khaki head with tight clusters of bubbles clinging to the side of my glass.
The aroma is nice and deep and really has alot to offer. The first aroma that I can really notice is of caramel and sherry. A good amount of cherry fruitiness is also very prominent, maybe even chocolate covered cherries. Toffee and a hint of vanilla extract are also players in the aroma.
Lots of caramel and boozey sherry are first, lighter flavors of ripe cherry and something that is sort of like rawhide flow into the initial sweetness. Each sip leaves my with a smooth creamy toffee flavor and a good amount of alcohol warming. This beer is fairly boozey, but not too abrasive.
Medium bodied beer with a lower level of carbonation.
This old ale certainly offers a good amount of complexity and a nice variance of flavor. From sweet toffee, caramel and chocolate to some mild earthy and even a leathery rawhideish flavor in the finish.
The level of sweetness is high and the boozey sherry character is a key player in this beer, certainly a sipper. Not something that I could drink more than a glass of in a sitting, but very enjoyable none the less.

Serving type: growler

08-06-2007 17:32:04 | More by Matthew
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

review number 400. woohoo!

sampled on tap at the brewery.

pours very dark brown with a nice very dense light tan head. the head drops very slowly and leaves a thick sheet of lace around the glass.

aroma is great. bit of alcohol. light roast. huge bread and biscuit malts. caramel. bit of dark fruit.

wow! taste is incredible. nice warm blast of alcohol initially, then the malt. tons and tons of malt. caramel. bit of toffee. bread and biscuits toasted with jam. date and a bit o fraisin. so delicious and complex. by about half way down the 10oz glass you start to feel the warmth throughout. layers of flavour in waves, almost too hard to pick each out.

mouthfeel is excellent. silky smooth medium-low carbonation level. nice big body.

drinkability is excellent. a sipper, no doubt, but something i feel like i could sip on all day. good balance between the malt and alcohol with minimal hop presence, just the way an old ale should be. another world class beer from kuhnhenn.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2007 16:45:46 | More by grub
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BigDaddyWil

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Purchased a growler for $15 at the Kuhnhenn brewery.
The Fourth Dimentia release party was on Jan 21 2006.
The beer menu states that Fourth Dimentia has an abv of 13.5%
Poured from a growler into a New Belgium tulip glass.

I sampled this at the brewery and just had to take this home. Its too bad they are not bottling this brew. Pours a very dark amber color. Just a faint amount of light can pass through. Bright ruby highlights along the outside of my glass. Absolutely no lacing, but has an oily, syrupy consistency about it. Heavy aroma of molasses, malt, candy, and dark fruits. Nice taste, very sweet, a combination of molasses, candy and maybe apple cider. It leaves with a slight alcohol burn. Slick, smooth mouthfeel and finishes slighly dry. Drinkability is tough due to the high alcohol content. Don't get me wrong, this brew has an awesome taste. But, after one glass I already have a buzz going, and I have a growler of this stuff. Looks like this will be an early night. A must try if you can get to Michigan!!!

Serving type: growler

01-29-2006 00:04:43 | More by BigDaddyWil
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95 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.