Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Reviews by Fux:
4.22/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Opaque, dark brown with mahogany glints. Almost no head. Looks like a solid, strong barleywine...
S: Very powerful nose. Aromas of Port, Bourbon. Chocolate malts along with red fruits (cherry, grapes), dark fruits. Woody, oaky scent. Smells like a solid, strong barleywine...
T: Sharp attack, a bit boozy. Chocolate maltiness. Lots of ripened red fruits, dark fruits. Notes of bourbon, vanilla. Sweet. Big kick of alcohol on the finish.
M: Surprisingly smooth, oily. Powerfully warming. A winter night sipper. But neither sticky nor cloying.
O: Nice beer. Would be glad to see how it ages and if develops these woody notes very present on the nose but slightly hidden by the alcohol on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2012 20:59:36 | More by Fux
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3.99/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2013 winter solstice release
The beer pours much darker than the regular barleywine - a very dark brown with a loose off-white/slightly grayish head and no sediment. The nose has deep notes of bourbon, leather & raisins, slight booze, and mild sweetness/fruit when it warms. The taste is a rush of barrel flavors, heavy on the oak tannins and bourbon caramel (definitely more more balanced as it warms) that transitions into the warming caramel/vanilla notes in time. It's full bodied, bold, and slightly syrupy with minimal carbonation with some harsher oak bitterness, which cuts deeply into the beer's bready body and leaves burning ethanol on the palate after each sip. I prefer the regular FGR barleywine in mouthfeel, but think this will not disappoint someone looking for big barrel notes in a bbbw.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 01:31:48 | More by ThePorterSorter
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.