Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevanb:
4.55/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2011 vintage, shared at a tasting, thanks Chris!
It pours a syrupy caramel brown color, some red hues when held to the light, no real head to speak of, but a thin layer of film appears at the rim of the glass, no lacing, in all honesty, the beer doesn't look like much. The aromas just jump out of the glass, huge toffee and sweet caramel notes, sugary malt, a nice layer of bourbon with some oak and woodiness as well as some char. The aroma is simply unbelievable, one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The flavors are wild, huge amounts of bourbon soaked toasted marshmallow, fantastic. Candied sugar creeps in at the end with caramel and toffee, unfortunately, there isn't enough bitter wood or char to completely counterbalance the sweetness and after about 3oz, the sweetness became a bit much for me. Still a wonderful palate but I feel that the flavors are a bit simpler than the wonderfully complex nose. The body is spot on, thick, syurpy with perfect medium/low carbonation.
Verdict: Awesome old ale, probably the best I've had and one of the better barrel aged beers I've ever tried. A home run.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2012 19:34:28 | More by kevanb
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4/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-Clear amber not much carbonation. One finger off white head that tires to leave some lacing.
S-Slight bourbon, lots of caramel, some dark fruits.
T-Starts with some bourbon, oak and dark fruits. Balance isn't that good.
M-Medium to heavy, not much carbonation though.
O-The the regular 4D, this beer didn't do it for me. When compared to other old ales this one fell short.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 19:40:04 | More by rlee1390
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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