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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 1,427
Gots: 393 | FT: 25
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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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Ratings: 1,415 | Reviews: 365 | Display Reviews Only:
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splax23

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 21:15:25 | More by splax23
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 20:05:55 | More by mgbickel
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heyta

Georgia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 20:05:00 | More by heyta
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 19:48:13 | More by bauermj
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jag21

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 19:34:25 | More by jag21
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nanobrew

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 18:35:19 | More by nanobrew
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JRod1969

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 18:28:37 | More by JRod1969
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Exiled

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 18:13:38 | More by Exiled
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ejyoung

Arizona

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 18:07:12 | More by ejyoung
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DJButters

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 17:59:51 | More by DJButters
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 16:56:02 | More by mikecharley
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.5%

11-14-2011 16:24:48 | More by cbeer88
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -12.5%

11-14-2011 15:32:51 | More by klipper
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 15:10:22 | More by cadaugherty
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 15:08:51 | More by JAHMUR
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crusian

Oregon

4/5  rDev -12.5%

11-14-2011 14:51:10 | More by crusian
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 14:31:25 | More by hu5om
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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7%

11-14-2011 13:24:12 | More by seeswo
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 12:54:52 | More by jh1982
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ChaseT

Oregon

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 12:11:19 | More by ChaseT
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bombadil

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 07:49:06 | More by bombadil
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A mix of brown dominating initially, then some darker red and orange colors when held up to the light. Aroma was definitely bourbon, but not harsh, inviting and nice.

Smooth taste, not super boozy, toffee and caramel all over this bad boy. Brown sugar probably makes this a little easier to drink, but never entering into 'sugary sweet' territory. A substantial experience with vanilla as well really integrates beautifully with the bourbon. Chewy, but not thick. Slight oak existence. Even smaller amount of smoke. Possibly a syrup presence.

Its pretty rare that I get amped up about an old ale, but I've been having some pretty decent ones lately, and this is definitely the best of the bunch. Thanks for opening my eyes.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 19:12:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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JizackFH

New York

4.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - This beer pours a really dark brown color, and it has some ruby highlights as well. A quite vigorous pour yielded nothing more than a small ring of foam around the edge of the glass. No lace was left behind.

S - The nose on this is just amazing. There are huge aromas of bourbon, caramel, a slew of dark fruits, dark malt, toffee, booze, dark sugar, and vanilla. The nose just blows me away, I can't wait to taste.

T - The taste is awesome on this. It is really complex and you taste different flavors with each sip, and they all meld really well together. There are some really nice flavors of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, dark malt, and dark fruits. Also, there is some chocolate, toffee, oak, and some booze. The alcohol flavor is hidden amazingly well for it being 13.5%.

M - This has a medium body and lower carbonation. It goes down super smooth, and it has a little bit of a chewy quality to it. This is probably one of the smoothest beers I have ever come across. There is a touch of alcohol warmth here, but much less than I expected. It's just so creamy and smooth.

O - This has amazing drinkability. It goes down super easy, and the flavor is amazing. Overall, this is just an awesome beer. It is very complex and delicate. All the flavors go together really well, and make for an awesome beer drinking experience. The best Old Ale I've had so far. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 16:59:51 | More by JizackFH
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Mora2000

Texas

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

Big thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is full of brown sugar, bourbon and raisins. I also get some nice alcohol notes. All of the components in the aroma are very, very nice.

The flavor is just as complex and just as nice. I get a lot of brown sugar and molasses notes, as well as a lot of bourbon, oak, maple and vanilla. The alcohol is present, but it is not as strong as expected from a 13.5 percent ABV beer.

Medium moutfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 01:15:59 | More by Mora2000
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to Beerisheaven for this bottle.

Appearance - Dark, murky, sedimenty burgundy body. No head. No bubbles. Just pond water. As it warms, it clears a significant amount, which redeems it slightly.

Smell - Oh man. It's one hell of a complex smell. When it's cold, it smells like a wet, mildewy sock. As it warms, the bourbon, caramel, and leather smells come out. The wet sock persists, but more pleasant flavors emerge.

Taste - As complex as the smell, but nothing offensive. Sweet caramel at first, followed by a blend of earthy hops and bourbon. The bourbon is sustained throughout and finishes with a leathery, earthy finish. Amazingly complex. Boozy, but not any more than I'd expect from 13.5%

Mouthfeel - Nearly completely flat. Heavy and boozy, but on par for 13.5%. It's warming and very sluggish to drink. Half a bottle has taken 30 minutes so far.

Overall - An amazingly complex beer with flaws that can't be ignored. I wish I could give it a 6 for flavor, though. The best tasting old ale I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 04:49:39 | More by Alieniloquium
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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