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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

190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
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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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.2%

01-11-2014 21:10:01 | More by bonez05404
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t0rin0

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

10-19-2012 02:32:05 | More by t0rin0
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bozebus17

Michigan

2.33/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a deep ruby with a small tan head. It doesn't last long and there isn't much lacing.

Smells of rich caramel and toffee with some alcohol. There are also hints of grape or raisin.

Taste is all sweet malt at first. There is caramel, molasses, burnt sugar and some of the raisin from the aroma. This is probably the sweetest beer I have ever tasted. It is rich and creamy on the palate.

I've been excited to try this beer for a while and I was pretty disappointed with it. It was way too sweet for my liking. I struggled to finish the glass. Maybe the yeast tired out during the fermentation process and didn't complete their job. Overall this doppelbock is unbalanced. This isn't what I've come to expect from Kuhnhenn's. Oh well, you win some you lose some.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 22:23:15 | More by bozebus17
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AnPiobaire

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-02-2012 11:22:45 | More by AnPiobaire
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FalconA

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-14-2013 22:32:47 | More by FalconA
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jbuddle

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-09-2012 19:43:33 | More by jbuddle
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

04-19-2013 21:08:13 | More by mdaschaf
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-09-2013 15:39:25 | More by dfhhead25
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Floydster

California

2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce bottle courtesy of hoppymeal, thanks again for sending this Derek, 2006 vintage, last beer I split with Bill yesterday, color is a deep dark mahogany, close to two inches of light tan head that was pretty foamy leaves a small cloud later on, not much lacing though, aroma consists of port wine, caramel, toffee, booze, raisins, dates, sweetness, and rich sugars, flavor starts off quite sweet with various malts, sugar and dark fruits in the middle, finish is harshly hot with a big sweet aftertaste that lingers, wish it mellowed out a little as it warmed but that was not the case, too strong for my palate, sweet, hot, and malty mouthfeel, medium bodied, good amount of carbonation, taste lingered a very long time, had a hard time getting though five or six ounces myself, very strong and heavy, sweetness makes drinkability even worse, for being three years old already this beer still needs to age a lot longer it seems, brew is still quite hot with alcohol warmth, I will be the first to say this is much better than the only other triple bock I have tasted which is Sam Adams, would like to try this another three years down the road to see how it evolves and mellows, worth trying

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2009 03:50:11 | More by Floydster
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Reappropriated

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-30-2013 21:22:23 | More by Reappropriated
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-15-2011 21:21:58 | More by HopStoopid120
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Rons35

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-29-2013 17:02:11 | More by Rons35
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nickfl

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-13-2013 20:34:10 | More by nickfl
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n2185

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Loads of syrupy caramel and vanilla on the nose with some bubblegum and bready notes in the background.

T: Similar to the aroma, syrupy vanilla and caramel dominate with dark fruits and a bready finish. Only a slight alcohol presence for such a big beer.

M: Medium-thick body with low carbonation, this beer is thick and syrupy feeling, coating my mouth with a layer of sugar.

O: An interesting, though not terribly successful beer. It's a bit too simple and overly sweet for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 00:16:58 | More by n2185
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-21-2013 02:17:20 | More by Danielr26
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JLapadura

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

10-05-2012 02:04:02 | More by JLapadura
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POTABLE83

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

10-18-2013 16:00:19 | More by POTABLE83
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

12-28-2013 22:18:44 | More by Kirk
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Michigan

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-22-2013 22:03:03 | More by Michigan
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ehammond1


3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

Cloudy, very dark brown with nearly no head and basically zero visible carbonation. This looks and pours a lot like prune juice. Unattractive and daunting.

The aroma is a big, sweet combination of caramel, toffee, banana, raisin, and fig. Interesting and pleasant. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, and I wouldn't have guessed it's as potent as it is.

The flavor is exceptionally sweet, though not overly simple. There's lots of raisin, fig, rum, and leather flavors, along with a bit of banana, and chewy pizza crusts.

The body is lacking much to any carbonation. The beer is heavy, flat, and a bit oily.

A big, sweet, and interesting beer that lacks appropriate body.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 22:05:55 | More by ehammond1
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divineaudio

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2011 batch. pint glass

a - pours a nearly opaque, murky chestnut brown with faint red highlights. no head or lacing on this one, just a thin film.

s - fruitcake, honey, candied cherries, prunes. just a ton of dark sweet boozy fruit.

t - sugary carmel malt with tons of sweet fruits. booze soaked maraschino cherries, prunes, fig, port. finishes dry with a faint earthy bitterness. alcohol taste is well hidden.

m - syrupy with barely there carbonation.

o - kind of hard to drink due to the massive sweetness, almost cloying at times. this is definitely a dessert beer or one to share with a friend. given the $6/bottle price i probably won't be returning to this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 05:50:49 | More by divineaudio
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle.

Appearance - Ruby caramel. No head. Just a few stray bubbles.

Smell - Deep rich caramel. Very fruity. Boozy as hell, no surprise. Lots of raisins.

Taste - Less sweet than the nose implies. Sweet up front, but it drops off to a much deeper raisin and earthy malt flavor. Some bitterness. Boozy.

Mouthfeel - Well it's boozy as hell. Hot and low carbonation. Sipper for sure.

Overall - I know it's supposed to be boozy, but this is pretty harsh. I hesitate to say I wish it were sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:27:09 | More by Alieniloquium
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freehafe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-30-2012 01:20:08 | More by freehafe
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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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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-11-2014 21:11:57 | More by calcnerd
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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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