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Kuhnhenn Penetration Porter - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Penetration PorterKuhnhenn Penetration Porter

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very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 17
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This black in color porter has a roasty, caramel, low hop aroma. It has a lightly burnt malty taste with a medium dry finish. A clean refreshing porter.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2003)
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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tectactoe:
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%

Had on tap at Kuhnhenn Brewery in Warren. Pours nearly jet black, silky and sleek looking with a small, khaki-colored head. The nose is heavy on this one and very pleasing, giving off a huge roasted aromas; roasted malts, char, and light smoke. It hits the palate a little thinner than expected, but still pretty silky and smooth overall. Huge roasted taste covers all corners of the mouth as an intense toasted flavor comes alive. Nice, campfire-like roastiness with a light hint of smoke and charcoal to really send it home. Some sweetness comes into play about halfway through in the form of ripe, red grapes and red apple skins. As this one warms, I start picking up some notes of woodiness as well. Medium carbonation, thin-medium body, silky, but a little more thin than I was expecting based on the style and the appearance.

Very nice porter. Easily drinkable with a nice roasted, campfire profile. Light sweetness brings things around to balance out the slight bitterness from the smoke and char. Hops are hidden, but I don't miss them too much, here.

01-20-2013 15:47:58 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured a deep brown nearly black excep for a tinge of ruby showing thru with a thinner off white head that was gone in a blink.Charred aromas and noticable woodiness and bitter chocolate notes,flavors are chuck full of chocolate somewhat sweet but there a nice drying raw,earthy finish wich was nice.A very well made porter just sweet enough but finishes dry enough to make you want more.

05-07-2006 22:20:49 | More by oberon
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-29-2013 12:47:40 | More by DanGeo
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-15-2013 18:17:49 | More by Kjanisch7
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TCJosh

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-27-2012 22:02:58 | More by TCJosh
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Shovelbum

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

The label is full of phallic imagery reinforcing the whole ‘penetration’ theme. It also has a best before and born on date.

Pours with a generous rocky head over a black body. Leaves excellent lace and the head sticks around to the last sip. The aromas are divine. Vinous and chocolate malt mix a with notes of floral hops. A bit of the alcohol comes through a well. The flavors are similar to the aromas, although there are some pleasant blackberry notes here too. A nice hop bitterness and flavor, but not so much that it is dramatically out of style. Medium bodied, but a bit on the lean side for a porter. A flicker of bitterness in the finish, but overall very smooth, and very drinkable.

This porter provides wonderful complexities for both the nose and taste buds. The body could use just a little more oomph, but not a significant detractor from the beauty of its other aspects and certainly not its drinkability. A complex and enjoyable porter.

11-16-2005 21:56:15 | More by Shovelbum
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-11-2013 20:04:46 | More by acurtis
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

Porter on nitro-tap at the brewery. Deep brown colour. Sourish, as part of the style. Light body. 5.9% was this batch.Molasses, some spices. Well malted, and drinkable. Creaminess, roastiness, bittersweet chocolate,coffee nuttiness, a fine porter. Drying finish.

06-28-2006 19:47:56 | More by Sammy
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danp14

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-18-2012 14:27:55 | More by danp14
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-03-2013 14:37:45 | More by beergorrilla
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cates1tg

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-25-2012 01:34:21 | More by cates1tg
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-29-2013 22:09:40 | More by Moses_Malone
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a deep brown with just a hint of maroon. Fairly large tan head settles down quickly into a skim coat of lace.
Aroma has light chocolate, caramel and cocoa notes with a distinctive floral hop aroma. No roasted notes to speak of come through.
Flavor is brings forht some roasted barley, chocolate and caramel that is finished off with a dry, resiny and herbal hop bittering. Bitters are fairly mild but finish the early sweetness well.
Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, maybe a tad too much but this is balanced with a lush sweetness and a smooth flowing roasted and bittering.
Drinkability is good. Another solid effort by the brothers K, is there a style that they do not make well ?

02-12-2005 17:46:05 | More by CRJMellor
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chrisbokmuller

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-10-2012 01:43:56 | More by chrisbokmuller
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-30-2013 13:15:17 | More by tommy5
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metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%

A: The beer is very dark brown in color and poured with a thin off white head that left lacing down the edges of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of roasted malts and coffee in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and becomes a bit thicker as the beer warms up.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink but it doesn’t have an interesting enough taste that would make me want to have another.

05-03-2011 01:41:20 | More by metter98
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-08-2013 13:48:04 | More by mendvicdog
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Rohkey

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-16-2014 03:25:02 | More by Rohkey
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plaid75

New York

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured a deep brown hue with a half finger foamy off white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light toasted malt with some sweetness and a touch of smoke.

The taste was a bot overly sweet for my taste in porters. Some roasted barley detected.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller and creamier side of the style.

Overall a good and hearty porter. Just a bit too sweet however.

09-11-2009 16:57:27 | More by plaid75
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-07-2013 20:37:09 | More by oline73
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-29-2012 20:28:35 | More by Zaphog
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

Appears a dark brown with lots of huge carbonation bubbles and a completely perfct lacing ring left around from the nice tan head.
Smell is of chocolate but it is slightly faint and weak.
Taste is of caramel, chocolate, and hops with cream coming through.
Mouthfeel is sweet and slightly cloying.

11-30-2005 03:44:26 | More by weeare138
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-16-2014 20:06:38 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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marcb105

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-17-2014 15:33:19 | More by marcb105
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

Thanks to Frozensoul327 for the brew. Great trade, several Kuhnhenn and Bell's, which we don't get out this way.

This beer was a nice dark brown, with a thin tan head. It didn't fade away too much, and left a little lacing.

Aroma was of dark malts, with almost no roasted character. There was a hint of hops and some light chocolate.

The taste was quite different, however. Roasted malt was quite prominent. So was a big burst of chocolate. It was also, oddly, slightly vinous. I liked the combination.

Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy, quite excellent.

I'd get this one again in a heartbeat.

12-20-2005 04:07:57 | More by connecticutpoet
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Kuhnhenn Penetration Porter from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.