Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The color is a ruby caramel brown with a transparent tan edge. A small off-white cap leaves only an island after a few moments.
The aroma is sweet, deep, and complex. Bourbon, caramel, lots of vanilla, and oak.
The flavor unwraps slowly, bringing out new layers as it warms. Caramel, toffeet, and a bit of bready malt contribute to a sweet front. There is some oak and vanilla next. As the sip comes to a close, a bourbon presence really steps up and dominates. It causes some tingling of the tongue, burn in the back of the throat, and warming of the stomach. I can handle a strong bourbon presence, but this is almost over the top. It might get better with some significant age on it.
Other than that, this is a big-bodied barleywine, with enough booze and intensity to take on the strongest beer aficionado.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2013 05:07:25 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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