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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple BockKuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock

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BA SCORE
87
very good

182 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%


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 twiggamortis420:
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle of the 2011 vintage courtesy of Cuzco (Blind BIF) pours a solidly brown color with a moderate tan head. Fades at a fair clip to a thin collar...not much lacing.

Nose is much bolder than expected! Has some oxidized notes along with a rich chocolate-covered peanut brittle aroma.

Tastes very smooth...cocoa dusted dried bing cherries, malted milk balls and a touch of brazil nut. Maybe throw in some Cocoa Krispies. It fairly sweet as well. Mouthfeel is thick and rich...syrupy almost but never cloying. The malts are really complex and nice. About a 1000x better than Sam Adams attempt at a triple bock.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 00:44:55 | More by twiggamortis420
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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

03-22-2014 22:39:49 | More by buschbeer
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-20-2014 02:03:44 | More by Griffith
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ajzy

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%

02-25-2014 02:42:52 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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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%

01-11-2014 21:10:01 | More by bonez05404
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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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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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