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Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 242
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: walleye on 11-26-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

drewone, Jan 24, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

2012 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly simple but tasty.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 20, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Served in a snifter. This imperial stout pours a deep, dark brown, verging on pitch black. No light passes through the body of this beer. The head has a thick, cream-like texture to it, and looks about as dark as coffee and cream itself. There is lots of lacing going on, and the heads retention is very good.

The aroma is a mix of light fruitiness and a subtle nutty, roasted smell. The aroma is light in general, but that might be because of the temperature. Notes of walnut, fig, ripened pear, chocolate, and marshmallow. Nice complexity, but could use more volume.

A full bodied stout, viscous creamy mouthfeel, gentle (ever so soft) reminder of the alcohol content in the finish. Flavors of bitter hops in the finish and aftertaste, mixed with intense charred grain, coffee, fig pudding, raisins, caramel, and a certain acrid tang to the palette. Lots of flavor in this beer! Bold flavors.

Another great beer from Kuhnhenn! Very impressive that this beer has the body and flavor of a stout with much higher alcohol. Very rich, and well worth seeking out.

MusicaleMike, Jan 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

brewtechnik, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

EB1, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tswater, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Anonymous1, Oct 16, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big thank you to liamt07 for this badass 2012 beer.

Appearance. Pours black with half a finger of rich brown head.

Smell. Molasses and dark chocolate, dark roasty malts and a touch of dark fruit and black coffee

Taste. Tons of dark chocolate, woody dry and roasty malts, maybe a touch of dark fruit, cocoa powder and char in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full body, low+ carbonation.

Overall. Great representation of a big American stout. Bold and flavourful, great stuff.

Rutager, Sep 16, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 Vintage

Beer is jet black. The pour results in a large, cocoa-coloured head. Very good retention, some lace. Very nice looking.

Nose contains roast malt, vanilla, dark fruit and chocolate. Rich and good.

Taste contains a lot of roasted malt, and a good amount of coffee and dark chocolate. A bit of anise and dark fruit. Though it isn't fresh, the hops are still notable, resulting in some bitterness. The finish is a nice balance of bitter and slightly fruity sweetness. Really tasty.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Very smooth and silky. Booze is quite well hidden.

Overall, excellent. A seriously good RIS. Super enjoyable.

jrenihan, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

LaChupacabra, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

klipper, Sep 08, 2013
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Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.