Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,590
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 1,499
Gots: 405 | FT: 29
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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:
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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look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Dark brown and murky. No lace. No head.

S - Fantastic. Ripe cooked dark fruits, so MUCH smell! Get drunk and happy just smelling it.

T - Big booze, cooked fruits, a meal in itself. I want more. The BA doesn't make it much woodier for me, just more complex.

M - Pretty. Thick , balanced. Yummy.

D - I only have the one. I wish I had a case.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into HF sherry glass. Thanks to Paul (Anonymous1) for this one.

A- Pours a dark brownish with slight bit more translucency then you would expect from this style of beer. Thin creamy yeasty off white head forms that recedes to a flat top with a swirly creaminess to it, leaves some light spotty lacing that clings to the side of the glass.

S- Bourbon, raisins, oak, figs, fairly boozy. Decently aromatic, complex, and well balanced.

T- Raisins; figs; hints of other dark fruits such as plums, grapes, etc.; finishes with a nice bourbon oaky presence that balances nicely with the raisins and dark fruits. Very well balanced with great flavors, not nearly as boozy as in the aroma and considering the abv the alcohol was very well hidden.

M- Medium bodied, very drinkable, slightly creamy, in my opinion perfect for the style.

O- This was a fantastic brew and easily one of the better beers of it's respective style. For such a high abv the alcohol was balanced nicely with the complex flavors and was very drinkable. Although I shared this one with one other person, I could easily drink at least a bottle by myself. Definitely worth seeking out.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled in 2010.

A: Dark, dark ruby red with a teeny tiny head of white foam that almost instantly dissipates. Swirling it around in the glass leaves a slight residue on the sides. Clear enough to see to the bottom of the glass.

S: Aromas of cherries and currants soaked in bourbon. Molasses, sweet malts and marshmallows. Smells a bit boozy.

T: Bourbon soaked cherries and molasses. The bourbon comes through pretty smoothly, giving a kiss of smoky and sweet whiskey notes to the blend of dark fruits and fig-like tastes. Even though this brew has mellowed for three years (and nine months, according to the bottle), this beer is still a bit boozy. This is definitely a sipper.

M: Flavors linger for minutes after sipping; absolutely stellar mouthfeel. On the boarder between thick and medium body, but not viscous. The heat still hits the back of your throat and lets you know you're drinking a big beer.

O: Kuhnhenn has yet to disappoint me. This is my first barrel aged beer by them, and it absolutely kicks ass. Old ales are definitely one of my favorite styles, and while most breweries shy away from them, Kuhnhenn embraces them and makes them their bitch. A must try for any bourbon drinkers and/or BA beer seekers.

Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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