1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,450 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 1,452
Gots: 405 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,450 | Reviews: 366 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Justin_Neff
Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev -1.3%

2012 poured into a CCB snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown, molasses color body. Small, thin head billows up slowly after the pour and fades much quicker, leaving just a tiny rim. Pretty indicative of any olde ale.

S: The smell is oozing of caramel malts and bourbon. A bit of toffee, butterscotch, and vanilla are laced in between the malt and barrel.

T: Perfectly balanced and complex. Toasted marshmallows. Toffee. Butterscotch. Caramel. It's just like having an after dinner bourbon with some creme brûlée - and that's a good thing.

M: Creamy. Very full body. Velvety. Low carbonation, but that's probably due to the aging. Boozy warm.

O: Wow. Just wow. I was a skeptic that this wouldn't live up to the hype, but I was wrong. So complex that ever drink is a bit different. Some sips are dominated by marshmallow, while some are literally just like eating a creme brûlée. Bourbon ties it altogether brilliantly.

01-16-2014 01:17:56 | More by Justin_Neff
Photo of mattmarka1
mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-15-2014 03:56:06 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of imyourhero21
imyourhero21

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-14-2014 03:23:06 | More by imyourhero21
Photo of westlaunboy
westlaunboy

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-13-2014 19:25:18 | More by westlaunboy
Photo of PHBoiler
PHBoiler

Illinois

4.94/5  rDev +8.1%

This drinks very closely to an English Barleywine to me. Dark fruits, caramel, and hints of bourbon. Maybe even a little vanilla. The barrel highlights this beer. The 13.5% does not diminish any of the flavor. Top notch beer. As good as any BB barleywine/old ale I've had.

01-13-2014 15:27:34 | More by PHBoiler
Photo of schmidtmattsays
schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

01-12-2014 19:18:41 | More by schmidtmattsays
Photo of basickness
basickness

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-12-2014 17:44:16 | More by basickness
Photo of Melman
Melman

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-12-2014 11:53:34 | More by Melman
Photo of blabaer
blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-12-2014 03:18:23 | More by blabaer
Photo of DrewLikesBeer
DrewLikesBeer

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-10-2014 18:41:04 | More by DrewLikesBeer
Photo of vonnegut21
vonnegut21

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-09-2014 02:32:27 | More by vonnegut21
Photo of zbodnar1
zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2014 20:27:11 | More by zbodnar1
Photo of TWStandley
TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +0.7%

2011 Vintage, poured into my oversize snifter.

Appeared a dark brown nearly black color with a quarter-finger mocha colored head. Head vanished nearly immediately. Once the head dissipated it was tough to tell that this was a carbonated beverage.

Smell was quite potent and delicious. Sweet candied fruits and vanilla, a bit of charred oak, and bourbon were present.

Taste followed the smell closely. Lots of dark fruits including plums and raisins, a nice burnt vanilla character and slight molasses. The bourbon is blended in nicely so there is not much of an alcohol taste to it. Extremely sweet.

Mouth-feel was excellent. Thick and velvety. Very smooth. Little to no carbonation (not sure if this would be different had it been a newer vintage).

Overall a fantastic beer. Would love to find some more!

01-07-2014 14:34:25 | More by TWStandley
Photo of Davepoolesque
Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured out a caramel color, basically no head, huge amounts of lacing on the glass. Huge amounts of vanilla, toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, toasted coconut and booze on the nose. Taste is truly superb. Lots of vanilla up front, with caramel in the middle and a slight alcohol burn on the back end. It's a welcomed feeling, that cuts through the sweetness. Low carbonation on this one, very viscous, coats the mouth and lingers a long time. Just really really good. Basically the best bourbon barrel aged english barleywine that's not a barleywine out there.

01-06-2014 17:38:28 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of jplopez21
jplopez21

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2014 03:27:49 | More by jplopez21
Photo of Kmlund
Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2014 00:55:55 | More by Kmlund
Photo of Danimal25
Danimal25

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2014 17:41:42 | More by Danimal25
Photo of ari32
ari32

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-03-2014 21:22:18 | More by ari32
Photo of rodemey2
rodemey2

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-03-2014 17:06:20 | More by rodemey2
Photo of uvm2003
uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-03-2014 13:47:29 | More by uvm2003
Photo of slvrmon82
slvrmon82

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-03-2014 07:00:44 | More by slvrmon82
Photo of koko2315
koko2315

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-02-2014 04:14:14 | More by koko2315
Photo of tinypyramids
tinypyramids

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-02-2014 04:04:25 | More by tinypyramids
Photo of Grfilwett
Grfilwett

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2014 17:53:56 | More by Grfilwett
Photo of campfirebrew
campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-01-2014 02:58:33 | More by campfirebrew
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.