Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Brown, rust cloudiness. Not much head at all, and the small amount that was quickly fades to the perimeter of the glass only.
Smell: Dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, coconut, boozy Bourbon, cocoa. I can smell the toasted marshmallow they speak of on the bottle as well.
Taste: A blast of Bourbon paired with big coconut and vanilla opens it up. Middle of the mouth is dark fruit. End of the drink sees the Bourbon reassert itself and finishes pretty dry. Booze is hid pretty well, though the burn on the way down gives away its strength.
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, somewhat syrupy and medium side of heavy bodied, as you'd expect from the style.
Overall: A smooth, drinkable beer that hides the abv masterfully. Would seek out and drink again.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2013 02:29:23 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
4.49/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours a very dark brown with a small but dense and fizzy tan head. Head fades slowly, leaving zero lacing behind. Good retention at least.
S: Oh yeah, huge bourbon notes. Loaded with caramel, brown sugar and toasted marshmallow (love the latter aroma/flavor in bbal beers). Burnt sugars. Some decent cocoa and a little heat from the alcohol. Lightest touch of dark fruit. Wonderful.
T: Again with the big bourbon up front. Not as strong as in the aroma though. A little sharp booziness with wonderful caramel and burnt sugars/toasted marshmallow. Touch of dark fruit in there too. A little bitter cocoa into the finish, standing stronger in the aftertaste. Lingering oaky vanilla and toasted marshmallow between sips. Remarkably mellow for a 13.5% barrel-aged brew. It's still big, don't get me wrong, but not harsh.
M: Big, heavy, viscous. Cut nicely with the bourbon. A touch dry from the oak in the aftertaste.
O: Wow, an old ale for the ages for sure. Wish I could get this stuff locally...or basically ever. I've had normal 4D which was quite fruity. The bourbon in this covers up most of the fruitiness and brings in wonderful caramel and toasted marshmallow notes which I feel is a big improvement. Quite complex, well balanced, smooth and and very, very tasty. I think this might be my new favorite old ale, which was previously Fruet and Cuir. Not quite as good as Founder's Better Half though I don't think (that maple barrel really made it). Very close though.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2013 04:20:04 | More by Dope
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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