Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.93/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Presently, this is the #9 ranked English Barleywine here on BA.
2010 Vintage served in a snifter.
A: Poured a saturated, caramel color, with a bit of ruby highlights poking through. The slight, marshmallow looking head was but a mere ring around the brew, but had tremendous staying power.
S: Just flat out awesome! Sort of a caramel-nut-butterscotch combo. The nuttiness was obviously the bourbon. This definitely was designed as dessert fodder, completely devoid of pine, citrus, and anything that might be considered a solvent.
T: Caramel-toffee and then some, with a bit more hoppy bitterness than I was expecting, but that worked its magic in terms of cutting through the intense sugariness. Strong for sure, yet quite delectable.
M: I've never tasted this fresh, but I have a hunch that it was quite a bit sweeter than this. Sure, this was post dinner fare, but I certainly wouldn't classify this as an outright sugar bomb. The carbonation had only a tinge of prickle and some lacing was left behind after a gentle swirl.
O: This is truly one of the best brews I've had all year, possible in the last few.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 00:14:44 | More by Chaney
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A-Black in the glass, one finger head that tries to leaves some lacing.
S-Bourbon, malt, caramel, some dark fruits, toffee.
T-Really good balance. Starts with nice bourbon and oak. Then malt and caramel, good deal of dark fruits, some smoke notes, mild bitterness.
M-Medium to heavy in body, nice carbonation
O-An amazing beer, nice balance. One of of the better BA barleywines out there.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 02:54:59 | More by rlee1390
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.