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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,466
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 1,455
Gots: 406 | FT: 27
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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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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -10.7%

Thanks to liamt07 for sending me this one.

The beer is brown in color. Viscous looking beer. Light film of foamy head on top of it. Not much. Looks is similar to the original one.

The aroma shows more presence of vanilla. Caramel malts in there too. Sugar and possibly some rum. In the mouth, the vanilla is strongly present. More complex. Full bodied. This is an excellent beer. A true sipper. The alcohol is present and provides good warmth to the body.

Love this old ale.

Thanks liamt07

01-26-2013 14:06:44 | More by ZorPrime
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dbc5

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +4.6%

A: Pours a muddy, murky dark brown. Almost no head to speak of and no lacing. Not a particularly good looking beer, but it is in a charming way, exactly what you expect from Kuhnhenn.

S: This smells amazing. Caramel, toffee, tons of dark fruits, bourbon, a sweetness that has a vanilla/marshmallow character.

T: The lofty expectations established by the nose were somehow exceeded by the very first sip. Phenomenal. First thing coming to my mind is raisins or figs soaked in bourbon with a bit of dark brown sugar sprinkled on top. A sweet beer, but brilliantly balanced by the bourbon, oak, and underlying roasted malt. Picking up so many flavors, including caramel, toffee, vanilla, even maple syrup. The alcohol is incredibly well hidden for a 13.5% beer.

M: Thick and syrupy. Very little carbonation which works well with the thickness.

O: One of the better beers I have had recently. Simply fantastic and something I would recommend to anyone. Flavor and aroma rival any other beer in the style.

01-24-2013 00:40:54 | More by dbc5
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wsnich

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

01-23-2013 18:53:23 | More by wsnich
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-23-2013 01:12:02 | More by jjcote
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jacob4999

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-23-2013 00:16:46 | More by jacob4999
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illinikap

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 18:31:17 | More by illinikap
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oregone

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -7%

01-22-2013 16:03:06 | More by oregone
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7%

01-22-2013 13:44:59 | More by jsilva
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SmallestArt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 03:30:34 | More by SmallestArt
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.76/5  rDev +4.2%

Huge thanks to pest for this one. A continually great trader.

Appearance: Syrupy murky brown. As expected not much head or head retention. Not a beautiful beer, but works for the style.

Aroma: Incredible. Waves of dark fruit, bourbon, caramel, toffee. Some chocolate undertones and definite sweetness.

Taste: Just as good as the nose. Vanilla, caramel, bourbon. Lots of dark fruit from the base beer. Rich and decadent. Sweet but not cloying. A really interesting earthy hop tone creeps in the more you drink. Can't decide 100% how I feel about it. Regardless, this joins a handful of other beers on my "I'd like to have six ounces of this every night before bed" list.

Mouthfeel: Not much carb. A bit on the syrupy side, but appropriate for what it is. Rich and decadent. Drinks like it should.

Overall: Easy to see why this is so highly rated and it deserves every point of it. Marvelous stuff. Perfect sipping, cold weather beer.

01-21-2013 17:16:39 | More by jacewg
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Paul3371

Michigan

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-21-2013 01:28:34 | More by Paul3371
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-20-2013 20:17:26 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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jeremiahoden

Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-20-2013 17:11:43 | More by jeremiahoden
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gpawned

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-20-2013 03:23:00 | More by gpawned
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mthomas84

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-19-2013 18:44:22 | More by mthomas84
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2013 17:26:15 | More by kevwcamp
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smalenberg

Michigan

4.93/5  rDev +7.9%

Straight from the tap at Kuhnhenn, in their tulip.

A - opaque brown with hints of a ruby tinge in the light near the edges. Thin ring of reddish-tab foam clings to the glass with each sip.

S - big malty sweetness with subtler bourbon notes than many barrel aged offerings I've tried.

T - wonderfully executed balance of smooth bourbon character with toasted malt, dark candied fruits (black cherry, Cabernet grapes), and hints of chocolate.

M - thick, but not syrupy and surprisingly little alcohol heat or tingle considering the ABV. There is a hint of it on the back of the tongue in the aftertaste. This could sneak up on you.

O - if you have the chance to try it, particularly on draft, don't miss it.

01-18-2013 23:45:05 | More by smalenberg
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bdonley5

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-18-2013 14:33:48 | More by bdonley5
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-18-2013 14:16:08 | More by avschmitt
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Michigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-18-2013 03:13:44 | More by Michigan
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Pete27lax

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-17-2013 06:05:14 | More by Pete27lax
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -7%

01-15-2013 22:49:49 | More by Bobbydigi
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LostTraveler

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-14-2013 14:54:31 | More by LostTraveler
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mikediesel124

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-14-2013 14:12:56 | More by mikediesel124
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -7%

01-13-2013 18:39:00 | More by oldp0rt
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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