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Kuhnhenn Nine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 18
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a Belgian Dark Strong, black in color, it has aromas of rich dry malt and a slight caramel sweetness. Rich and smooth there is not any bitterness to this full bodied beer. The high alcohol level in this beer provides some balance of it’s malty palate.

(Beer added by: walleye on 06-16-2005)
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Reviews by DMarlinJ:
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.49/5  rDev -7.2%

2011 Winter Solstice vintage.

Was afraid this would be dead, finding on store shelf today, but it still had life.
Nice looking foamy 1 finger head that stayed for a good while. I poured it a bit too cold into a tulip glass and let it warm. It had ample lace too. Totally black no light would shine through when held up to it. I think it looked pretty good for a dark ale, what else could I expect?

The smells lasted to the very end. Very pungent. Malts and fruitiness. Belgian.

Nice carbonation and for as sweet as it was not too sticky on the mouth
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This tasted a lot like their double bock. Dark fruit plum, raisin figs. Malty and a bit sour. Got the alcohol too but not bad. This is a sipper or it gets overbearing for me. It took a long time to finish. I did not really enjoy it overall but it was worth a try.

06-19-2013 02:24:19 | More by DMarlinJ
More User Reviews:
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-28-2013 00:38:42 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-18-2014 13:21:06 | More by tectactoe
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%

Brewed on 4-18-05. 9% abv per the label. Pours from the 12oz bottle, with a stylized number 9 on the front, into my glass a dark, murky, deep brown color with only a ring of light tan head around the top. Seems to be a bit on the undercarbonated side here unfortunately. Brown sugar hits me first with plenty of caramel and a spicy baked bread. Dark fruits with a definite banana aroma in there. Yeasty tones round out the aroma.

First sip brings a nice sweet brown sugar, toffee, caramel maltiness with a fruity following that's lead by a nice banana flavor. I am getting a slight sourness throughout. A bit syrupy slick, it finishes with a hint of clove and a lingering yeasty afterthought.

Mouthfeel has a very mellow carbonation with a good body and a smooth, creamy finish. Goes down quite quickly actually. An interesting brew that I'm happy to have sampled, I wish I could try it fresh off tap sometime and see the differences with this aged bottle. Thanks to Crosling for sending this my way.

07-02-2006 18:47:16 | More by orbitalr0x
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supa0525

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-26-2013 20:14:26 | More by supa0525
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-13-2014 23:14:47 | More by warnerry
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-23-2014 03:34:07 | More by Griffith
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-12-2012 21:49:05 | More by DruC4
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%

On tap at the brewery. Chocolate malts and on the sweet side, nitro but still spicey and decent taste. A head,brownish colour lots of lace, middling mouthfeel. The alcohol is there in aroma and taste. Quaffable.The nitro is there but not overdone and may be a twist to make it more interesting from initial batch. Nice Belgian that may turn out different with age.

06-28-2006 19:40:37 | More by Sammy
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-18-2011 15:13:24 | More by jh1982
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

12-31-2012 22:28:18 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Deep caramel. Slightly fruity.

Taste - Dramatically different. Bright fruitiness. Almost raspberry. Caramel. Slight acidity.

Mouthfeel - Lighter than the flavors would suggest. Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overal - Nothing like I expected. Very fruity.

06-25-2013 03:30:20 | More by Alieniloquium
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-18-2013 13:30:47 | More by mzeld
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-22-2012 21:15:27 | More by zonker17
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Gmann

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a deep chestnut brown color with a rather short dense head that settles into a light ring. Not all that impressive for a Belgian style.

The aroma is fruity and spicy. There is a noticable coriander presence to go along with a raisin sweetness. The coriander brings out a bit of a vegetal note. Perhaps some earthy tobacco but it is hard to get past the coriander.

The taste is of prune or raisin with some earthy carob. Big coriander presence which kind of ruins it for me. But looking past that, the beer has a nice bright dark candi sugar flavor and some earthy notes. The malt seems to have some subtle chocolate notes. I think I might detect some grassy bitterness as well.

The feel is light to moderate with very fizzy carbonation. Good balance between sweet and earthy/bitter flavors. ABV fairly well hidden though does pop its head out once in a while.

A solid BSDA but way too strong on the coriander. It is not a boozy mess which is a plus

04-02-2012 02:00:22 | More by Gmann
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-14-2013 22:00:25 | More by GRG1313
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-04-2012 01:28:48 | More by kbuzz
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n2185

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -19.4%

A: Pours a near-black with very little khaki head that remains as a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Tart and sour cherry aromas dominate at first followed by sweet breads, candy sugar, and subtle roasted malt notes.

T: Tart fruit up front here followed by some roasted malt and slight acetic flavors. The finish is a bit roasted and tart.

M: Medium body with low carbonation, the tartness saves it from being too watery.

O: Perhaps this was an infected bottle with the acetic and sour notes, though it was not over-carbonated like most infected beers. It tastes more like a sour stout than any sort of Belgian style. Not bad, though not particularly enjoyable, either.

10-13-2012 04:10:24 | More by n2185
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

2012 Vintage poured in to tulip.

A - Dark brown; completely opaque. Half a finger of light brown head.

S - Dark fruit, Belgian yeast, clove, dark caramel and raisins.

T - Clove and Belgian yeast flavours up front. Dark fruit, dark caramel, raisin and a touch of cocoa also present.

M - Medium body. Somewhat thick at times and watery at other times, which was odd. Light carbonation.

02-06-2013 01:48:41 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

12 Fluid Ounce bottle
Served in a Kuhnhenn snifter
2012 vintage

A - This beer is almost as dark as a stout. It is topped with a couple inches of head.

S - The aroma is spicy and fruity. I get some dates and raisins.

T - The taste starts out decent. The Belgian yeast spiciness comes through. Then I get a little date and fig taste. Finally, I get some roasted malt.

M - Medium

O - It is different. It started out like a normal Belgian strong dark ale. The finish was almost stout or porter-like with roasted malt.

02-20-2014 00:23:18 | More by buschbeer
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mikediesel124

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-28-2012 05:19:06 | More by mikediesel124
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-01-2013 16:29:52 | More by mendvicdog
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Rohkey

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-21-2013 23:06:56 | More by Rohkey
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-27-2013 02:42:30 | More by oline73
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Etan

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12oz, 2012 vintage, into a tulip.

A: Pours an almost-black very dark brown color with a nice tan head.

S: Some anise, cola, ginger, cloves, prune, toasted grain, crushed grapes, caramel.

T: Taste comprises roasted malt, dried figs, raisin, anise, honeycomb, a bit yeasty, dry caramel, dark bread and a hint of booze in the finish.

M: Thick-boded with moderate carbonation. A bit sticky but the carbonation keeps things drinkable.

O: This is a nice BSDA that I wouldn't mind drinking once and again.

06-21-2013 22:04:06 | More by Etan
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Kuhnhenn Nine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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