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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple BockKuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock

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BA SCORE
87
very good

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 28
Gots: 41 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Triple Bock is dark brown with ruby highlights. It is extremely rich and complex, with flavors of raisin, plum. There is a slight heat from alcohol and has low carbonation. It is full bodied, malty and sweet– you big beer lovers should try this beer.

(Beer added by: walleye on 05-03-2006)
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Reviews by superspak:
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superspak

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, Winter 2011 vintage. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a small foamy khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lace instantly. Ni glass lacing, and a fair amount of alcohol legs. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, licorice, dark bread, earth, light nuttiness, wood, and light bourbon. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of malty flavors. Taste of big raisin, prune, dried fruit skin, licorice, toffee, molasses, caramel, toast, dark bread, leather, light nuttiness, wood, light bourbon, and earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, toffee, molasses, caramel, toast, dark bread, leather, light nuttiness, wood, earth, and light bourbon on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of malty flavors; with almost zero cloying sweetness present on the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial bock style. Great balance and complexity of malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 04:47:42 | More by superspak
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alexsergio

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-27-2014 20:00:33 | More by alexsergio
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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jyacco15

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scottfrie

California

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2011 vintage poured into tulip. A huge thank you to Eric for this one. Thanks TurdFurgison!

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a thin, active, dark tan head that quickly faded to nothing.
S: Super potent and sweet notes of sticky sweet malts, candied dates, and raisins. Slightly notes of wood, faint oxidization, and slight chocolate and dark spice come through as well.
T: caramel, leather, raisin, and tobacco are easily noticeable. Sticky malt dominates are there is a woody quality to the brew. The finish is full of molasses and slight oxidization, and the aftertaste has a touch a bread crust, spice, and powdery chocolate.
M: Full body, boozy but not hot, low but tingly carbonation, sticky and viscous mouthfeel. A but fizzy and lighter than a equally as boozy stout. Sweet, but the finish is actually pretty drying.
O: A sticky sweet malt bomb that was complex and smooth enough to be interesting, but became a bit of a chore halfway through the bottle. Good for what it is though, thanks again Eric!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 22:48:04 | More by scottfrie
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moshea

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-30-2014 12:31:08 | More by moshea
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-24-2014 22:15:58 | More by Knapp85
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2014 00:18:56 | More by Latarnik
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-16-2014 17:23:25 | More by bleedsblu
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WCW

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-16-2014 17:16:14 | More by WCW
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-12-2014 10:45:46 | More by pknyc
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 Fluid Ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass
Bottled in 2011

A - It has a ruddy brown body with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with less than an inch of tan head.

S - It has a dark fruit aroma. I get some dates and figs. It smells sweet as well.

T - The taste is all malt. I get some dates and molasses. The alcohol is well hidden. I'm sure 2-3 years has helped that aspect.

M - Medium and smooth.

O - This is a malt bomb. It is high in alcohol and high is sweet malty flavors. I like it. I think is has aged wonderfully and developed into a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-15-2014 05:02:42 | More by ajzy
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-08-2014 13:59:09 | More by liamt07
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz 2011 extra received from Lymph a while back in a pretty awesome trade!! Big props to Robert... Very generous guy. Pours a hazy mahogany... very little head and no real cap or lacing... Pours thick like a watered down Aunt Jemima... Should be much clearer and have some sort of head on it.

Wow... This smells like a doppelbock on steroids. Boozy dark malt with rum soaked fruit.. plum and raisin... Incredibly rich.

Flavor is very rich, but not on the same playing field as the nose.. a bit fruity like an English Old Ale.. dark sorta cherry/orange essence (odd, I know) along with a slight chocolate element not present in the aroma... EtOH and brown sugar on the finish... a little oxidation reminds me of tawny port.

Flavor is thick and mildly syrupy... actually close to tawny port :-) but with some very minor carbonation.

Pretty proper... HUGE, but proper. I truly appreciate it Robert... Thanks buddy.

3/4.25/3.75/3.75/3.75

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 05:12:38 | More by JohnGalt1
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mikediesel124

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-15-2014 17:32:10 | More by mikediesel124
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.2%

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maximum12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to abanton for this bottle, always happy to see those fourth-grade Kuhnhenn labels show up on the doorstep. 12 oz. bottle on a nanook Minnesota evening.

The pour high grade dark amber, with only faintly imagined carbonation. Nose dances to its own beat & is hard to pin down. Raisins? Plums & figs? Alcohol? Old leather? All of this & more, but there's a strange quality I can't quite find on the keyboard.

Dark Heathen Triple Bock could be used on waffles. Thicker than honey & nearly as sweet, the beer brings a wild influx of flavors befitting its freakishness. Clover honey with a sprinkling of figs/prunes, big sweep of raw syrup & caramel, brown leather motorcycle jacket that's hit the pavement one too many times, unfocused but strong herbal notes. This walks a tightrope over a vat of cough medicine but manages not to slip or drown. Alcohol is present but leashed. A sipper, but one that goes down beautifully.

Incredibly complex & nearly as big, this is one of those brews that I'm happy to have experienced, because it's like nothing I've tasted before; it's like a lager was drowned in the liquid & resurrected. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 03:58:58 | More by maximum12
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mikejonze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-07-2014 18:31:51 | More by mikejonze
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-06-2014 17:11:21 | More by ThatsThatDude
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md655321

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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