Kuhnhenn Crème Brûlée Java Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Old notes transferred from December 2012. I had accidentally placed them under the "Imperial Creme Brulee Java Stout" but have since confirmed that it was actually the non-imperial version.
On tap at the Park Bar in Detroit. Deep, dark, black pour with a fine, tan, creamy-looking head. No lacing on the glass, but the head will be around for a while. The initial smell is fantastic - like super sweet coffee and cream. Bittersweet roasted coffee beans fill the aroma, and over time, the smell becomes deeper and more intense. I'm also picking up a Kahlua & cream aroma, very nice and inviting.
The taste starts with an abundance of coffee, roasted to perfection. Hints of toasted malts, chocolate, and very slight vanilla also find their way in. Some floral notes pop through in the middle, just as the carbonation breaches your tongue. This provides a nice bitterness spike to balance the sweetness. The flavor shifts back to the malty-coffee side, now filled with dark cocoa beans. The chocolate essence of the beer comes out more and more as it warms. Surprisingly thin body for a beer of this style. Wet finish and overall low carbonation, for a slightly watery mouthfeel.
Great aroma, great taste, definitely a nice dessert beer or winter warmer. Not as creamy or heavy as expected, which may or may not be a good thing to some.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2013 02:18:49 | More by tectactoe
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Kuhnhenn Crème Brûlée Java Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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