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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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98
world-class

490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 1,160
Gots: 100 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  14.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2003)
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beertasterb

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-26-2011 02:47:38 | More by beertasterb
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Jakers90

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-25-2011 15:34:05 | More by Jakers90
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StarshipPoopers

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev -2%

A - Dark ruby with minimal head or lacing. Produces a thin film of off-white head that quickly dissipates. Very still beer after it sits for a few minutes.

S - Strong bourbon, noticeable alcohol, hints of vanilla.

T - Again, bourbon takes the majority of the flavour here. Very nice richness and sweetness, perhaps even stronger than in the bourbon barrel 4th dementia. The palate is rounded out by brown sugar and vanilla sweetness, with an alcohol heat that bites in the finish. The finish is surprisingly dry for all of the flavour, with nice residual bourbon and alcohol heat to enjoy.

M/D - Medium bodied beer that goes down very smooth.

O - Very impressed with this, the bourbon is fantastic. I'm not a fan of over the top sweetness, and this beer does a great job at not becoming overpowering while still offering a very rich flavour.

12-24-2011 06:29:28 | More by StarshipPoopers
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Scout11

Michigan

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-23-2011 03:03:44 | More by Scout11
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-22-2011 15:59:27 | More by brew3crew
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-22-2011 15:30:24 | More by hoppymcgee
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33nickadams

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%

I should probably wait and age this for some time before I review it, but what if I can't later?
Anyway, I digress. Got this at the 2011 Winter Solstice.
Dark brown color with a small amount of froth at the sides of the glass. Slightly translucent. Smells of bourbon, alcohol, molasses and caramel. I taste bourbon, dark fruits, slight vanilla and brown sugar. Very sweet tasting at the end of the sip. I can't believe that this is 14.5%, as it's noticeable, but not over-bearing. Full bodied beer that is slick and oily as its drank. Overall, I'm glad that I didn't age this, because I think it's quite drinkable now. I now wish I bought a second bottle to age, but at $7 a bottle, I was a little reluctant to buy two. If you like bourbon, this one is for you.

12-22-2011 02:58:45 | More by 33nickadams
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rpaul2012

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-20-2011 05:11:38 | More by rpaul2012
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -8.1%

12 oz 2010 thanks to jrallen34

A - dark orange with very little head that dissipated in seconds. A bit of chill haze

S - Tons of caramel, vanilla and a bit of biscuit and popcorn. The sweet smells dominate, but some complex malts there as well

T - Great sweet caramel followed by a huge hit of bourbon. THis is perhaps the strongest bourbon taste I've ever had in a beer. I'd swear there is a shot of booker's in my glass. I wish there was a bit more sweetness to balance it, but if you love bourbon, this is ideal!

M - Despite all the solid bourbon flavor, there is virtually no head. A year has done this beer well apparently. Not too oily, and nice full bodied. Very little carb, but that's exactly what I want in a BA barleywine.

O - Fantastic beer. Extremely well made with no apparent flaws. I wish there was a bit more residual sweetness, but this is a stellar barleywine.

12-02-2011 03:42:34 | More by ChrisPro
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-26-2011 23:42:59 | More by Rochefort10nh
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hopluva1

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-19-2011 22:07:43 | More by hopluva1
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.9%

11-19-2011 21:48:55 | More by ygtbsm94
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev -11%

12oz. bottle courtesy of Seeswo. 2010 vintage served in my Old Stock snifter. Pours a translucent mahogany with a loose, half-inch off-white head that quickly disperses towards the shoulders, forming a thin, bubbly band. There's also a residual oily slick across the center of the glass. Nose expresses milk chocolate, a trace of dark fruit and a pleasant buttery vanilla character. Only the merest suggestion of bourbon presents itself. Taste expresses toffee, butter candied fruit and a slightly acrid ethanol character that lingers at the back. Mouthfeel is medium-light (but closer to light) with a slightly coarse carbonation and quite a bit of residual heat that lingers on the tongue and at the back of the throat. All and all, a pretty good barleywine that could use some time to allow that alcohol presence to dissipate. That said, if the alcohol does in fact dissipate, the thinness to the body would be more prominent. I'm not sure if a lot of age will improve this beer, but another year in the cellar might reveal a decent balance.

11-19-2011 03:34:20 | More by Jwale73
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.9%

11-18-2011 00:17:16 | More by klipper
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tclapper

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-17-2011 03:36:10 | More by tclapper
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Steamhead

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-16-2011 04:30:00 | More by Steamhead
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-15-2011 15:23:36 | More by starrdogg
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.9%

11-15-2011 13:57:06 | More by ej285701
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-15-2011 08:02:22 | More by ithinkimasofa
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-15-2011 03:53:59 | More by HopStoopid120
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-15-2011 03:43:33 | More by JAHMUR
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pzymali

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-15-2011 02:12:09 | More by pzymali
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-14-2011 23:19:25 | More by Photekut
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

11-14-2011 21:46:11 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7%

11-14-2011 18:17:55 | More by surlytheduff
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.