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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia

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1,611 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,611
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.77%
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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:
Beer added by: alexgash on 12-14-2006

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.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from the 2012 release. Poured into an unlabeled snifter on 24 August 2013. Opened up another one today, 4 September 2013.

Pours a medium brown, perhaps mahogany. Not particularly dark but not particularly light either. Comes with a swirly film of white head that simmers on top for a while. Not much of a head, but it is very pretty on the top of the body.

Smells like caramel bourbon marshmallows. And very pungent here. The nose on this beer is a winner.

The taste is very intense. It's a big boatload of caramel, toffee, molasses, bourbon. A good bit of oak in here too. It all comes together to make some sort of bourbon marshmallow bomb. Very nice, unfortunately the alcohol here is very strong as well.

Somewhat thinner for a full-bodied brew, typical of old ales. Decent carbonation, smooth and thin-feeling yet flavourful. Definitely a sipper, as the booze on this one is very, very strong.

Outside of the booziness, this beer is excellent. Strong vanilla, bourbon and caramel flavours mix together quite well here. I could not drink the whole bottle by myself, no way sirree. This 12oz bottle is meant to be shared with a friend who likes his beer sweet and strong.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle
Wax Capped

2005

Received this gem in a trade with badbeer, thanks again. A hard pour conjures up a minimal swirling of head that disappears rather quickly. There's a tiny ring of head around the edge of the glass. The small head is expected from such an alcohol bomb such as this. The color on the pour is a muddy brown before becoming opaque dark brown in the glass.

I don't think this beer could even accommodate another aroma. Big nose filling whiffs of dark rye and pumpernickel bread start things off. All this bready goodness is wrapped around a handful of brown sugar and molasses. This again is all wrapped around a sweet oaken whiff of bourbon. Everything comes together flawlessly. There's alcohol in there but I can feel the fumes more in my eyes and nose that smell it's presence.

Flavor picks up right where the smell left off. The sweet notes (brown sugar and molasses) are just the right intensity bringing the bready malts into the oak and bourbon perfectly. The breadiness up front is absolutely mouthwatering and just pulls you right in. The bourbon and oak accompany the breadiness without being too dominant. World class old ale!

The mouthfeel is just as perfectly done as the rest of the drink. Sluggish carbonation leaves this beer sliding slowly along your tongue. As it slowly works through every separate flavor grabs hold at some point or another. The body has some weight to it and coats the mouth nicely.

The alcohol and big bold flavors keeps this a one and done type of beer. The bottle I'm drinking now will be a pleasure to finish but that's enough for one sitting.

This is not only a world class old ale but a world class beer period. The barrel aging sets this beer on an entirely different level. I'm glad I could get my hands on one of these. It's a great beer to celebrate Christmas.

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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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