Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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