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Kuhnhenn Prometheus - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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85
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: plaztikjezuz on 12-22-2007

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle
Served in a Kuhnhenn's snifter
2011

A - It pours pretty dark. I would call it a reddish brown. It has some dark amber highlights. I barely got a skim of tan head.

S - It smell like soy sauce and mint. This makes me a little apprehensive to try it. It smells more like a Belgian as it warms. It smells really sweet.

T - The taste is not as bad as the smell. It has a weird taste. I get that soy sauce and mint taste, but it is not strong. I get a sweet, sugary taste that kind of covers it up. The finish has faded remnants of a Belgian strong dark ale. One again, it improves with a warmer temperature. It is sweet with some Belgian spices.

M - Medium with low carbonation.

O - This beer just has some weird shit going on. I'm guessing I had it for too long. It gets better as it warms. I need a newer one to compare.

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A: Pours a dark raisin / belgian candy sugar color with caramel undertones.

S: Aroma of sweet cidery beer with honey, spices and belgian yeast

T: Taste is indeed cidery and a bit boozy. Plenty of belgian spice flavors along with honey and caramelized sugars. Plum and dark fruit flavors along with belgian candied sugar mixing with raisin and caramel.

M: Light carbonation medium body

O: its ok, nothing great. Definitely not worth the $7 a bottle tag but glad to have tried it.

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12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, 2011 winter solstice bottling. Pours lightly cloudy dark red color with a small 1 finger off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin film cap. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of raisin, prune, caramel, molasses, pepper, anise, clove, allspice, cinnamon, banana, leather, earth, and yeast spiciness. Very nice, interesting, and complex aromas with good balance. Was not sure what to expect when I opened the bottled, didn’t know this was a spiced Belgian. Taste of huge tart raisin, prune, molasses, toast, caramel, chocolate, banana, clove, pepper, earth, leather, cinnamon, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, clove, leather, earth, chocolate, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of flavors, with big intensity on the palate; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian Strong dark ale! Very intense with big complexity; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable sipper.

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consumed on 6/30, while I was "on Hiatus." massive thanks to bierenutz for the hookup from the 2011 solstice party. enjoyed from my kuhnhenn tulip.
2011 vintage

a - brew poured a deep plum purple with a thin creamy head that was gone relatively quick leaving just a skin of head. no lacing to speak of, but swirling the glass rebuilds some head.

s - as soon as the bottle opened, some fruity spiciness filled the air. upon closer inspection...yowza!!! deep dark fruit with a wonderful glaze of white peppery sage and clove like spicing. really fantastic smelling. really reminds me of ommegang's adoration (an all time favorite).

t - YUM! now that's what i'm talking about! wonderful BSDA. deep dark fruits and nice spicing. some booziness, but doesn't feel like 11% by any stretch of the imagination.

m - nice 11% tingle in my mouth. a bit thin for such a big beer and for the style, but dangerously drinkable. not as creamy as the original and classics for the style, but far superior to most american takes on a true belgian classic.

o - overall, i was rather impressed with this beer. another winner from kuhnhenn. this brewery really knows how to brew beer and for them to knock it out of the park over and over again on these big beers (and a BSDA no less) is quite impresssive. granted this is not a classic belgian take, it is far closer than most american attempts at the style.

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Kuhnhenn Prometheus from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.