Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
04-13-2012 03:48:26 | More by DevilsCups
4.65/5 rDev +14.8%
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
02-20-2012 23:16:27 | More by facundoCNB
3.33/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
02-15-2012 22:23:37 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
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!
01-29-2012 03:05:41 | More by EgadBananas
Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.