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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,517
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 1,471
Gots: 407 | FT: 27
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)
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4.56/5  rDev 0%
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.

cbutova, Feb 19, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage poured into Firestone Walker snifter.

Pours a dark fig color with small tan head that leaves a thin ring around the edge of glass.

Aroma is deep dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon, charred raisin, molasses, leather, prune juice, and faint horse saddle. Oak bounds everything together.

On the palate you get bourbon, raisin, fig, date, caramel, prune, artificial vanilla, brown sugar, cherry cordial, port, and many other things. This is a complex beast! The barrel aging is downright popping the base beer. You get the booziness from the barrels but only enough to help balance out the sweetness. Just tasty as heck!

The mouthfeel is spot on for the style. Medium creamy body with just enough carbonation to add some depth.

Overall this is a real treat! Would love to have easy access to Kuhnhenn. The best old ale I've had in a 12 ounce format. The second best old ale I've ever had behind Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy. And only by a few hairs! I like the way this tastes with a year + on it. Can't help but wonder when the sweet spot is for this. Can see it aging well for years to come.

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4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark mahoghany color.

The aroma has tons of juicy sweet raisins, figs, plums, and then vanilla and a big toffee, brown, caramel sweetness.

The flavor follows with lots of rich sweetness. Vanilla, molasses, sweet raisins and dried dark fruits.

The barrel does this beer wonders by blunting many notes and melding them into a drippy sweet luscious beer.

dar482, Feb 12, 2014
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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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