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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 1,148
Gots: 98 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2003)
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-17-2014 00:59:10 | More by Beersnake1
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-15-2014 14:08:27 | More by WCW
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-08-2014 15:58:29 | More by deekyn
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-08-2014 12:43:06 | More by douginromeo
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Schlais

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-07-2014 05:59:35 | More by Schlais
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LaChupacabra

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-02-2014 01:05:25 | More by LaChupacabra
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7%

02-28-2014 12:30:54 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Colorado

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-25-2014 15:45:05 | More by MichiganderHB
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Thurgoft

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

02-24-2014 23:52:57 | More by Thurgoft
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%

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Utah

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Michigan

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Indiana

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
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California

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Michigan

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California

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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to rudzud for sharing this interesting beast.
2011 vintage.

Pours no head, like nooo head, light legs but not as clingy as I thought, murky weird molasses maroon color.

Nose is incredible, bourbon city, tons of toffee and caramel, nutty, a nice soft aged malt thing too, bit of a raisin and brandy soaked raisin, very light booze warmth, touch of vanilla barrel and great bourbon. Just a faint hint of oxidation which keeps it from epic status.

Taste starts great but has a weird flavor, slight bbq like sauce but very light, perhaps oxidation. Other than that very nice, tons of bourbon and mild vanilla barrel, lots of toffee, caramel, little molasses, more brandy soaked raisin, mild bitterness too. Finish is nice, bit more bitter, hint of warming booze, more toffee, brandy raisins, bourbon and little barrel.

Mouth is a bit thin but not too syrupy, how it has so much and yet not too heavy or boozy, but too light on the carb.

Overall great, just that one bbq sauce possible oxidation thing, otherwise nice bourbon, toffee, brandy raisin, malts, etc.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 03:45:19 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a rather deep chestnut hue that is not see through. Next to no head, tiny thin wisps.

S - Aromas of bourbon galore, tons of caramel, toffee, alcohol soaked raisins. This smells super enticing. The alcohol is super faint, which is awesome.

T - Taste is bourbon caramels galore, malty sweetness, light raisins. Maybe dinner slight oxidation. No detectable ABV, not hot at all. Quite tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is rather flat, super lightly carbonated. The alcohol though is super hidden. Very well done.

O - Overall this beer was a bit disappointing, probably should have drank it last year.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 23:08:37 | More by rudzud
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.