Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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4.41/5 rDev -0.7%
A: Pours a clear brown/burgundy color with very little head, just a few bubbles forming. No retention or lacing at all.
S: The aroma is quite strong. Lots of caramel with plenty of the bourbon coming through, vanilla, toffee, a little molasses.
T: Fantastic, the flavors are blended together nicely. Brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel dominate with bits of oak/wood.
M: Medium to full bodied, extremely smooth. Low carbonation.
O: Lived up to the hype, really enjoyed this barleywine. Smoothness helped a lot.
05-08-2013 22:07:20 | More by mdaschaf
4.8/5 rDev +8.1%
Thanks to Noah1 for the bottle. 2011 Vintage.
12oz bottle to tulip.
[A] Pours a very dark crimson - just a few shades away from black. Rather still in the glass, there is a nothing more than a single strand of fine bubbles arranged around the edge of the glass. No lacing.
[S] Rich, plump, overly ripe dark fruits with a hint of earthy soil and old leather. Surprisingly low alcohol presence. A faint tea-like herbal quality comes through as well, probably due to the age more than anything else. The bourbon barrel made the invite list but is not the star of the party.
[T] The sugary malt sweetness displays amazing depth. Buttery caramel, dark brown sugar and dark molasses - just a phenomenally complex balance between sweetness and bitterness. Incredibly smooth and easy to drink. How in the world did they manage to remove nearly every last trace of alcohol and heat? It's dumbfounding honestly.
[M] Easily a 5. This is one of the thickest, chewiest mouthfeels I've ever come across. Gentle carbonation starts at the beginning of the palate and helps to lift the the slick and syrupy texture. Completely cloying...just the way a big, 14.5% barleywine should be. I absolutely love it.
[O] This beer is nothing short of world class. And I want more.
03-08-2013 02:32:44 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.