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Kuhnhenn Road Rash Imperial Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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90
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 127
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Russian Imperial Stout was made by our very own Jessica Weiman. It is black in color with dark fruit aromas and roasted grains and alcohol are present on the nose. Rich and complex, this intense stout has medium hop bitterness and rich burnt malts. It is a full bodied, velvety beer.

(Beer added by: walleye on 08-29-2007)
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Reviews by ryantho00:
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ryantho00

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap poured into a tulip.

This has an NO2-like quality to the creaminess and beautiful tan foamy head that laces the glass nicely in an espresso hue. I get a wonderful marshmallow and cream nose, some coffee and mocha tones, some dark fruits, subtle hops in the background.

This is so superbly smooth, I can't believe it! This has a wonderful creamy marshmallow and cocoa malt medium body to start that leads way into a dark dried fruit and hop balancing act with an abundance of sweet creamy malt flavors laced throughout. Really a magnificently balanced brew that is a very unique take on Russian imperial stouts. I enjoyed this immensely.

Wonderful brew! Well done by a fantastic brewery.

Cheers!!

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 21:38:03 | More by ryantho00
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Notes from May 2012; on tap at the brewpub

A - Pours pitch black with two fingers of brown head. Head has good retention and leaves some pretty nice lacing.

S - Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, a bit of burnt malt and a sweet aroma. Some noticeable alcohol as well.

T - Taste is like the smell, but brings on some dark dried fruits that I didn't get from the nose. Has a marshmellow like taste as well. Quite good. The finish is very roasty and bitter.

M - Full mouthfeel that coats the palate nicely. Starts sticky sweet and end s dry and bitter.

O - On the roasty end of what i like in a big stout, but this works well. A bit of sweetness, but focused on the chocolate and roasted malt.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2013 01:21:31 | More by warnerry
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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California

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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up for me by Mikolaj. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip and shared with DeaconBluez way back in late September. Somehow skipped entering this one when I transferred my notes.

A - A very thin foam quick dissipates almost immediately. Black body, that leaves behind a glass-coating oily film. Very ominous, and does the name justice.

S - Big notes of anise, heavily roasted malts, tobacco, dark chocolate, leather, and alcohol. Very low sweetness here, with only a hint of dark fruits. Somewhat hot, but not unreasonably so for 12%.

T - There's a tad more sweetness in the taste, with light fruity berries and molasses notes amid the intense roasted and charred malts, bitter anise, dark chocolate, and leather.

M - Low carbonation, thick and sludgy, chewy, full body, with plenty of sticky residuals. Some alcohol burn too. Pretty much what you'd expect from a 12% RIS.

D - First, let this one warm up so that the sweeter notes become a little more apparent. When served too cold it's unbalanced toward the burnt side of things. Enjoyable in small doses, although I probably could have used another person (or two) to help Chip and I with the 12oz bottle. It's an extremely 'classic' RIS and a beast of a beer. The 2011 vintage should probably age well for many years to come.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 06:40:53 | More by MasterSki
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dave122382

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thrown in as an extra in a trade with Matt (mgp2675). Thanks!

Poured a dark opaque black with a foamy mocha head that retained well and left a few streaks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is driven by roastiness, dark malts, dark sugars, a bit of ash and licorice. More of the same in the taste, dark roasty malts with a bitter edge, dark fruits--plums, cherries--maybe a twist of citrus zest in there? brown sugar, and lesser notes of ash and licorice with some hints of booze-soaked wood. Mouthfeel is about medium, maybe on the heavier side, pretty smooth, lower carbonation, mildly hot from the alcohol. Overall a good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 23:22:09 | More by Rifugium
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big want poured into a Kate bulb. 2011 Vintage

A Pours very dark brown and can barely be seen through while pouring, sits an inky black in the glass. Smaller mocha head that's pretty nice in color forms and goes away rather quickly leaving no lacing. Some lively carbonation as well.

S Big time roast and chocolate. A decent whiff of alcohol in the nose along with molasses and slight tobacco .

T Big time roast and bitter chocolate from front to back. Dark fruits like fig are in there along with tobacco and a touch of alcohol. Really nice tastes all over . The finish is very sweet, almost a sweet berry flavor. Very interesting. I might be shooting a little high but this is really really good. A ton of depth.

M pretty full mouthfeel, slick and oily with little carbonation. Nice cold weather sipping beer.

O I'm blown away by this beer! really hit everything I wanted in a stout. Flavor was fantastic and it frank unbelievably. I really wish I had more of this stuff, I am currently ISO. I loved the 4D's and Barleywines from Kuhnhenn, they are winning me over big time.

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Kuhnhenn Road Rash Imperial Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.