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Kuhnhenn Nine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.93/5  rDev -22.1%

Bottle courtesy of Drake. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a medium brown with a short off-white head. Nose has some dark fruits, bread, and banana. Light carame-toffee in the background. Flavor is malty with some dark fruits and moderate sweetness. Medium body and light carbonation. Interesting.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

nmann08, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

GRG1313, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JAHMUR, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle purchased in the brewery in summer 2011.

A - A thin tan foam settles to a partial collar and a few wisps. Opaque cappuccino-colored body. Minimal lace.

S - Chocolate, cola nut, raisins, some slightly musky and overripe cherries and currants. There's a lactic yogurty character too - I think this may be infected, but it still smells pretty good.

T - Taste is a mixture of cocoa powder, Belgian yeast, roasted malt, tropical fruits, and yogurt. I'm guessing the latter two are from inadvertently introduced wild yeast? Again, it's strangely enjoyable, even though the Belgian Dark character only really shows up in the finish with some roast character.

M - Full bodied, sticky texture, lower carbonation, and a fairly dry finish. Alcohol is masterfully disguised, but I'd expect nothing less of Kuhnhenn. Could use a bit more spritz.

D - There are some very unexpected flavors in this beer that I don't remember experiencing when I tried this on draft. That being said I found it pretty enjoyable and had no problem polishing off a bottle as a nightcap. That being said, I suspect mileage may vary from bottle to bottle.

MasterSki, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

oline73, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +13%

mendvicdog, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev +6.4%

beernads, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +13%

oriolesfan4, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of weeare138
4.1/5  rDev +9%

Thanks to hopdog for this one...
Appears a dark mahogany with a small, off white ehad that quickly fades into a gentle collar. Spotty streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of cinnamon, oak, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, and cherries.
Taste is of the mentioned cinnamon, oak, vanilla, nutmeg, along with plenty of ripened fruits up front.
Mouthfeel is sweety, syrupy, vniuous, oaky, lowly carbonated. Pretty damn good beer.

weeare138, Jun 02, 2008
Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +6.4%

duceswild, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mothman, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, winter 2011 bottling. Pours hazy dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense dark khaki head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big banana, raisin, molasses, plum, caramel, bread, dark candi sugar, clove, light chocolate, and yeast spices. Nice, well balanced, and fairly complex aromas; with decent strength. Taste of banana, raisin, plum, caramel, toasted grain, dark candi sugar, light chocolate, molasses, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, molasses, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Much more sweetness over the yeast spices; but is not cloying at all. Nice flavor balance. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden for 10% with hardly any warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a very nice and enjoyable Belgian strong dark ale. Nice balance and complexity; and very smooth for a 10% beer.

superspak, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Gonzoillini, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Zaphog, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Served at the Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice 2012 from a 9L Salmanazar into some plastic tasting glasses then had later on in a tulip.

Dark brown body with some deep red hues, no head and no lacing to mention. Nose has dark fruits, bread, candi sugar and some liqueur candies. Taste has candied dark fruits, licorice, liqueur, a bit bready and quite sweet all around. Medium full feel, alcohol is evident. Sticky on the palate.

liamt07, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%

10/23/2011

Extra from OHLRangers, thanks! Snifter.

A: Dark brown with a slight reddish tinge and a small light brown head.

S: Sugary peach accompanies grape, currant, plum, and cherry. The fruit is sweet and expressive, with a little tartness and some lactic notes. Malt is bread and caramel. Alcohol is well masked.

T: Tart grape and currant with a little cherry. I get a little chocolate and quite a bit of peach. Malt is bready with notes of sugar and a little caramel. There's a touch of alcohol and vinegar near the end. Quite sweet.

M: Upper medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I'm not sure if the beer is supposed to be tart, but it sort of works with the fruit notes. Ultimately, this is far too sweet to drink more than a few ounces.

HopHead84, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of Derek
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

Sampled at the brewery & actually 10.5% abv.

A: Dark-caramel/brownish-black, off-white head, some lace.

S: Banana, caramel, spice.

T: Dark banana bread, plenty of spice, burnt caramel, dark raisin, some phenol and bubblegum esters.

M: Moderate to full body, moderate carbonation, fairly dry finish.

D: It's a sipper.

Derek, Aug 12, 2006
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 25, 2013
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Kuhnhenn Nine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.