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Kuhnhenn Foreign Export Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Foreign Export Stout
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sammy on 12-21-2009

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by tectactoe:
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Kuhnhenn's brewpub in Warren. This baby is dark, dark, dark - I can't find any light that passes through this one at all. The head is a few shades deeper than tan and slowly traverses from a quarter-inch thick foam to a ring around the glass; some generous lacing is left near the top. Very good looking stout so far.

Super deep roast in the aroma; large quantities of roasted and nearly-burnt malts. Needless to say, there's lots of char that's backed up by a strong and solid nutty character. Playing tertiary to the huge amounts of roast, there is an underlying, cream-like sweetness that does it's best to provide some methodical balance. Faint coffee beans in the tail end close this one out. Robust, roasty, and powerful, although a little more balance would be nice.

Following through quite closely with the aroma, the flavor starts off with a 50/50 mix of nutty flavors and burnt malts. Char stretches left to right and your palate is hit with a roasted flavors that's not far from black, oily coffee beans. Midway through, some light licorice and dark plum sweetness comes into play - something I didn't pick up in the aroma.

Any bit of "sweet" that makes its way into the flavor profile here is almost immediately washed out by the heavy coffee, roasted malt, and ashy-char notes. Faintly boozy on the back-end; this beer might have been beefed up from the last time it was made, as the ABV listed was 8%. Very ashy and roasty finish. Very hearty and robust; medium bodied with a smooth creaminess and great carbonation.

A little heavier than all the others I tried at Kuhnhenn that day, and I may have enjoyed it even more if it were cold outside. Nice roast and a big, hearty flavor and mouth feel. A little bit more balance would help the drinkability, but this was a very solid export style stout. I'd certainly have it again with no qualms.

More User Reviews:
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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick stout, a study in chocolate. Very smooth, a chocolate smoothie. Black, little head. This was a more moderate RIS, and taking advantage of the favourable disposition toward chocolate beers. Still, in the style, simple. A bit much bittersweet, though more sweet chocolate for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Bung
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8.5% according to the board at Logans in G.R.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip glass and showed the deepest chocolate brown color. There was a little ring of a medium brown head, but this showed poor potential for retention, and little lacing. There was no haze or sediment, and carbonation appeared low. The nose was rich with chocolate malts, steely coffee bean, sweet molasses, and cooked, burnt taffy. Our first impression was that the flavoring showed deep souring malts, but overall that it was nice for the style. As we sipped, sour grain, as one might expect from an English porter, hit the palate hard. Mixing in was dry coffee bean, and a puckering lemon flesh bite. The middle peaked with more of those sour notes, but a char began to permeate the depth of grain. Fusel booze and nail polish remover quickly cleared the palate, moving to a quick finish with nothing but the malt bill. The aftertaste breathed of blackened oak, raw chocolate malts, and cereal grains. The body was medium, and the carbonation was average. The mouth is coated and left with insane astringency in a single streak down the tongue. Each sip showed nice froth and cream. The abv was appropriate, and this drank as more of a sipper.

Overall, what we found to be the best thing about this brew was the souring grain at the outset of the flavoring. This, however, also proved to be the beer’s downfall, as it was overpowering to all other flavoring, and made the beer seem rather one-dimensional.

Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blind Tiger in NYC.

Beer is black with a small tan head. No lacing.

Roasted malt is the most prominent smell in the nose. I also get some coffee and a creamy scent.

Roasted malt also prominent in the flavour, with a light milky flavour accompanying. Coffee and dark fruit.

Medium bodied, low to moderate carbonation. SLick.

Overall, pretty good but not particularly exciting.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint....or 3 at the Chicago Rd. Brewery. This is a lighter Stout with decent coffee and light chocolate overtones.

Very light head that dissipated quickly. Very little lacing. Very dark brown. Overall it is light for Kuhnhenn's, but very drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Kuhnhenn Foreign Export Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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