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Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 76
Gots: 5 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-25-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Marti403, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Czar_chasm, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler poured into a CBS snifter

A - Dark, espresso coffee. No head other than a very slight layer of foam near the edges.

S - Sweet Coffee. Hints of caramel and vanilla waft up from this. In the backbone, there is definitely a smell of Creme Brûlée that stands out. Smells like you walked into a Gloria Jean coffee shop. Great nose on this one.

T - Sweet coffee at first. There are hints of vanilla and caramel mixed in. There is definitely a sweet hint of the Creme brûlée as well but it is just a hint. The coffee is definitely stronger in here. The finish is light, bitter espresso with enough cream sweetness to keep it from being too bitter

MF - Minimal carbonation. Medium body with a slight stickiness to it. There is a slight astringency near the backend that comes from the coffee.

O - A great coffee stout from Kuhnheen. Has a great nose to it. I really like how well it balances the coffee with the sweetness throughout.

jeonseh, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

ToddIlgen, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Zaphog, May 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Rempo, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Mark000, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

hoppymcgee, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

stxSS07, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

MarkIntihar, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

mtrog313, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of DevilsCups
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a small snifter, taken from notes.

A - Sits black in the glass with cola edges. As the supply goes down it develops a more dark ruby red hue. Still, a very dark stout. Medium brown head and crystal clear. Photo of the pour : http://tinyurl.com/7b7qfqu

S - Marshmallow, caramel, black coffee and soft vanilla. This one smells fantastic. Roasted malt is swimming around in there. Really an outstanding aroma. Not crazy sweet as it hits on the bitter coffee notes more.

T - Marshmallow again upfront followed by bitter black coffee and vanilla. Very nice. Not overly sweet like Southern Tiers Creme Brule, as it focuses more on the coffee than the vanilla. Very dark chocolate in the late finish.

M - Carbonated like Old Rasputin. Slightly fizzy, medium in body. Not too thick, not too thin. She's a tickler.

O - Search it out. I had this on draft, so I can't comment on a bottled version, but it was a treat.

DevilsCups, Apr 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

TCJosh, Mar 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

superspak, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

JxExM, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a deep black with a solid 2 fingers of fluffy brown head. head reduced to 1/4" throughout life of glass.

S - toasted oats, vanilla, lactose sugars - very sweet aromas, slight hint of coffee, bourbon

T - a party of tastes just exploded in my mouth.. my first taste was tiramisu.. i guess it's like a rum soaked creme brulee now that i think of it.. very sweet, delicious. the longer i drink, the more coffee flavors i get. this is perfection for a stout.

M - creamy, yet smooth and watery enough to not make you full like most stouts this heavy

O - as far as a flavored stout goes, this is hands down the best thing i have ever had. this, along with joe mama's milk stout are a tough fight for my #1 spot

facundoCNB, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Imperial Creme Brulee Java Stout, 32-oz growler filled at The Growler Station in NYC.

Appearance: Served in my Lost Abbey snifter, this thing comes looking mighty hefty with a shiny-oily black color and a great two-finger head that soon recedes into one and then to a rim and thick soapy bubbles.

Smell: Coffee, dairy, vanilla powder. Coffee-mate and other artificial sweeteners. Cheap chocolate (Russel Stover, most likely)

Taste: Follows nose, with coffee and more of that fake vanilla upfront, then some roastiness and hops. Spoiled heavy cream and funk.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly thin for a beer this big. Disappointing, with low body and carbonation, medium flavor. Ends very watery and flat.

Overall: Drinks good for the style, but this really isn't so good. It mostly tastes of fake vanilla powder, instead of the real creme brulee you get in Southern Tier's version. Will not revisit.

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 15, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thanks to mikem409 (via RB) for this gem!

Pours with a black body, and a light frothy chocolaty head. Dissipates to a filmy ring. Aroma of sweet cream, coffee, roast, vanilla cream, sugar milk, and a robust chocolate. Fearing an overly sweet taste, I was pleasantly surprised. It's sweet with a vanilla/chocolate milk note, sweet creamy coffee, big roasted notes. Feels average though really. It's very creamy, but it's medium bodied at best. Nothing bad at all but definitely the slight week link. Admissible though in the end because this is a wildly tasty and aromatic beast!

EgadBananas, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

elephantrider, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

brystmar, Dec 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

StoutHunter, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

goalie33, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.