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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
86
very good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 28
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: walleye on 05-03-2006

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.
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Previous review was a 4, didn't note which year. Just had a 2011, which was pretty unpleasant once it warmed up a touch from being in the fridge -- 2.0. Averaging the two for a 3 rating.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.