Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Reviews by TK5150:
4.55/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
2011 Bourbon Barrel 4th Dementia.
A- Pours a murky brown/mahogany with no real head, but just a small ring of bubbles.
S- Caramel, butterscotch, maybe a little butter, cinnamon apple, oak and bourbon.
T- Sweet with prominent caramel. Molasses with hints of sugared plums, raisins and prunes dance in the background as oak and bourbon round out the finish. Definitely a sweeter beer, but the heat, while not nearly as powerful as a 13.5% alcohol barrel aged beer would suggest, is just enough to balance everything out. As I let it warm, I get a little hint of coffee bitterness/tartness on the end as well. Complex stuff. I would probably give this a 4.75 for taste, but I will round down just a bit.
M- Full bodied with very low carbonation. A bit syrupy in the mouth, but looses it a bit in the finish. Silky smooth, even considering the 13.5% alcohol and barrel aging.
O- I am very surprised at the approachability of this beer considering it is a bourbon barrel aged old ale weighing in at 13.5%. There is only a hint of heat on this, and it acts as a nice balance to the sweetness. I've had beers with less alcohol and much more age feel hotter (I'm looking at you, clowns at Goose Island). A very nicely crafted ale. One of the best, if not the best old ale I've tried so far. The only thing hampering its overall score for me is the appearance....but fortunately, its the least important factor when enjoying a beer in my opinion (so I bumped it up a bit to account for my overall enjoyment of the beer).
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2012 20:32:11 | More by TK5150
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4.56/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Notes taken on my phone a few nights ago. Huge thanks to my cousin Sonny for sharing this one with me, an all-time Want for me. Wish I had my notebook but the notes will have to suffice.
A- Poured to a wine glass with a dark brown almost opaque body. Small foamy white head forms but quickly recedes to the edges as a small ring. Spotty lacing for the most part but some nice patches around the glass.
S- Deep bourbon and huge old ale aroma blasts out of the bottle, I could smell it right as I broke the seal. Bourbon is not alcoholic feeling but quite smooth while remaining strong aromatically. Rich caramel sweet base and some raisin, slight cocoa dark malts.
T- Follows the nose very well, rich and decadent old ale with a great barrel bourbon feel blended in. The old ale base reminds me of a less sweet Old Stock, big raisin and dusty aged caramel. Bourbon is a bit peppery and has vanilla oak notes. Slight dusty dark cocoa feel.
MF- Super thick bodied with a semi-creamy but mostly oily feel. Carbonation at a moderate low level but suits what is happening. Finishes with some sweetness and a soothing warmth on the palate.
Right up my alley. Super intense Old Ale flavors and huge but ABV well hidden. The bourbon barrel is strong but the base has a ton complex flavors of its own.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 01:17:56 | More by cbutova
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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