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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,399
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 1,424
Gots: 390 | FT: 23
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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our 4th Dementia Olde Ale that has been bourbon barrel aged. This ale has an intense sweet caramel malt flavor and aroma that develops into a toffee/toasted marsh mellow like character.

(Beer added by: alexgash on 12-14-2006)
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz 2011 bottle.

Pours a clearish mahogany/ruby with a wispy cream colored head. Bourbon, oak, caramel, plum, fig, and other various dark fruits dominate the nose. Flavor is slightly more spicy the nose suggests; but otherwise a strong malt body with a barrel forward presence well integrated. Light carbonation with a medium thick, smooth body and a hot, dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 00:47:24 | More by yourefragile
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thank you, kind sir, for yet another wonderful brew I had been coveting.

The beer is dark brown with minimal head. Nice aroma of bourbon, malt, oak, toffee, caramels. Delicious flavor. Bold, with a bouquet of flavors well balanced and integrated gracefully into the overall flavor profile. Medium bodied with moderately low carbonation. Overall, an outstanding beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 23:40:21 | More by Huhzubendah
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: murky dark brown with little bubbles around the edge of the snifter.

smell: bourbon, vanilla, booze, dark fruits,

taste: heat, bourbon, sweet, vanilla,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium to full body,

overall: WoW. This beer is a dandy. Strong alcohol warms you from head to toe. With good bourbon and vanilla flavors. This is how all Old Ale's should be done. Well Done Kuhnhenn.

cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 17:17:55 | More by THECPJ
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Romulux

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-18-2011 15:43:51 | More by Romulux
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texasclimber

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-18-2011 06:57:18 | More by texasclimber
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beerhan

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-18-2011 02:40:40 | More by beerhan
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md655321

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2011 00:22:25 | More by md655321
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gwguest

Kansas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-17-2011 04:41:14 | More by gwguest
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emdawg

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-16-2011 18:06:09 | More by emdawg
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photomike

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-14-2011 18:24:51 | More by photomike
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commis

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-14-2011 14:40:56 | More by commis
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Jakers90

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-12-2011 18:45:16 | More by Jakers90
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morimoto76

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-11-2011 18:38:21 | More by morimoto76
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CharlieMurphy

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-11-2011 04:12:52 | More by CharlieMurphy
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Marti403

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-09-2011 04:04:58 | More by Marti403
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marieow

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-07-2011 22:23:12 | More by marieow
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StoutFest

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-07-2011 04:43:48 | More by StoutFest
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WeissbrauMeister

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-06-2011 03:50:43 | More by WeissbrauMeister
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detroiter

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-06-2011 03:46:20 | More by detroiter
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into my Kuhnhenn snifter. Decided to treat myself tonight, and with Adam FTW still in mind from the weekend, wanted to see what I thought of this one.

A - Pours a cloudy, murky, ugly brown. Only the slightest lacing of white head around the edge of the glass, even with a vigorous pour. When held up to the light, shows a reddish hue around the edges that is quite redeeming for the hue of this one. Looks thick and tasty, albeit an ugly shade of brown.

S - Bourbon vanilla, cherries, dark chocolate dominate the nose. Really potent, which is much appreciated. Smells somewhat hot, which is not at all surprising at 13.5 %, but it is a more integrated alcoholic aroma that is more of an accompanying piece than an unwanted intruder. As it sits and warms a bit, the vanilla and dark fruit begins to really dominate in the nose. Simply awesome.

T - Oh wow, cherries, chocolate, and the backbone of bourbon vanilla that carries this one throughout. Smoother than smooth, with absolutely zero alcohol sting. Also picking up a bit of an oak taste from the barrel and more dark fruit in addition to the cherry. Endlessly complex as each pour seems to open up different flavors that coat the tongue beautifully. As it warms more, some roasted malt profile becomes more prevalent as well. Really a treat of a beer.

M - Perfectly silky and smooth with no burn whatsoever. Coats the mouth beautifully and leaves a very nice film behind. For 13.5 %, the mouthfeel on this one is incredible.

O - Overall, the standard of old ales. I can't wait to get my hands on some more this year!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 01:40:55 | More by MarkIntihar
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-06-2011 01:01:02 | More by Rochefort10nh
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johnbjaeger

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-05-2011 04:21:59 | More by johnbjaeger
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stx00lax

Washington

4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into tulip. Drank next to an AFTW for comparison.

A-Dark translucent amber. Low creamy head. Looks very appetizing.

S- Bourbon, caramel and dried dates. Very nice, but not nearly as complex as the beer i am drinking next to it.

T- Had to separate myself from the other beer around me to spend some time tasting and appreciating this. Nice balance of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, caramel and a light oaky heat. Spot on for the style and nicely balanced.

M- Medium body, lower carbonation. Very creamy with a lingering/pleasant warming. Awesome.

O- Cant wait to try this again down the road when a little oxidation sets in and contributes to the overall complexity of this delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 20:59:46 | More by stx00lax
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claytong

Vermont

4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - murky dark red/brown. very thick, no carbonation to speak of. no lacing really.

smell - mmm raisins, brown sugar, toffee, bourbon and wood, dark fruits.

taste - for the price what a buy. repeat of the nose and not a let down. the bourbon and wood are so very nice and subtle in here.

mouthfeel - thick, not cloying for how sugary it is. little carbonation doesnt bother me, in fact, i think it would be worse with a bit more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 18:44:16 | More by claytong
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-03-2011 10:58:31 | More by RyanBeer13
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