Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into a snifter. 2010 on the label. I had this on-tap a little while ago and it blew my mind, but I didn't review it since I have pretty well buzzed with a wrecked palate. Here's my chance to spread the good word.
3.0 A: Pours a cloudy dark brown, nearly black color. A fairly aggressive pour gave a maximum head of about 1/4 a finger, which quickly receded. I'm sure the ABV didn't help with the head formation, but I've seen other Kuhnhenn brews form very nice heads despite super high ABVs.
5.0 S: Simply amazing. This is the perfect beer for a bourbon treatment and the bourbon treatment is done perfectly. The bourbon is what hits you first, so I guess I'll talk about that first. Intense, but tranquil bourbon - leather, peppery, raisin, oak and vanilla. There's also a moderate to not quite heavy booziness that complements the other aromas. The beer underneath is similarly wonderful. Dark fruits in the order of prune, tobacco, raisin, and fig. Sweet caramel and toffee. Perfect amount of sweetness.
5.0 T: Again, absolutely wonderful. Rich caramel and toffee. Sweet prune, plum, raisin, fig, date, tobacco, and raisin. Intense, yet well integrated flavors much like GI BCS. The bourbon again is a perfect complement to the base brew. Plenty of leathery bourbon that has a spicy quality to it with perhaps just a touch of peat. Moderate oakiness with a more than moderate amount of vanilla. Not a hint of tannins. The booziness is definitely detectable, but it doesn't taste like 13.5%. However, it certainly feels like 13.5% as in warms on the finish. Sweet caramel aftertaste.
4.5 M: Thick, creamy, and slightly chewy body. My only issue with this is that the carbonation is just a tad lower than I'd prefer. Incredibly smooth given the ABV.
5.0 D: This is one helluva beer. There's no getting around that. This takes a very good beer and supplements it with bourbon barrel flavors, which makes it a truly world class brew. The base beer is still strong enough to shine while the barrel aging adds everything you would want and nothing you wouldn't.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2011 04:39:23 | More by DavoleBomb
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