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Kuhnhenn Todd's Michigan Mud - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Todd's Michigan Mud
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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.48%
Wants: 39
Gots: 18 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made by our very own Todd Schwem, this Chocolate Stout was made with cocoa nips from Ghana and vanilla beans from Madagascar. It is quite rich, black in color and complex. It begins with intense chocolate and finishes with vanilla.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-26-2012)
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-03-2014 21:44:11 | More by Morakaton
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-21-2013 13:25:32 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Picked up at Kuhnhenn during the '13 eisbock release. Pours dark and seemingly thin for the style, just about no light getting through this one. Somewhat small head, tan in color, bubbly; dissipates to nothing but a light skin within a minute or two.

Aroma is full of deep cocoa and deep espresso. I know I'm being vague when I say "deep" cocoa, but that's really the best way to describe it. It's not overly sweet or cloying, and at the same time, it's not too dark or insanely bitter. It's a nice mix of bittersweet and it's very pleasing to the nose. The espresso/coffee is a bit stronger than expected, but it's a good addition. I love coffee and it's done moderately enough to not be overdone but enough to compliment the chocolate. The aroma also gives off a creamy and "dairy" feel, delicate and silky.

The nose is a great indication of the way this one is gonna taste - a nice, creamy, dark chocolate is the first thing to hit the senses. Perfect balance of sweetness and roast. The sweetness of the chocolates hit first, and it slowly cascades into a more roasted profile, leaving being the cloying, sweet aftertaste that causes so many other "sweet stouts" to suffer in my opinion. Coffee doesn't come out like it did in the aroma - it's there, but it's pretty far in the background when compared to the cocoa nibs.

Very solid all around - milky, creamy, and savory. No real hop profile that I'm picking up from this one, but luckily it's not so sweet as to need that bitter counterpoint, and this one survives well without it. Aftertaste is a nice 50/50 mix of milk and dark chocolate - perfectly bittersweet. Medium bodied, felt thinner than the appearance would let you believe, moderate carbonation.

With "sweet stouts", you never really know how it's gonna turn out. Oftentimes they end up being a little too over the top with the sweetness and end up being cloying and unenjoyable by the finish (See: ST Creme Brulee). But this chocolate profile was done perfectly. Executed extremely well, this one is drinkable all the way through, giving nice amounts of chocolate without giving you diabetes. Goddamn the one bottle limit, I want more of this stuff.

02-20-2013 15:24:20 | More by tectactoe
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-03-2014 17:57:28 | More by warnerry
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Kori

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-21-2013 09:35:27 | More by Kori
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-22-2014 06:40:58 | More by Chris_Panos
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-16-2014 00:53:34 | More by Cynic-ale
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Itoclown

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-24-2013 02:49:13 | More by Itoclown
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-26-2013 04:58:51 | More by acurtis
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-24-2014 19:35:31 | More by schmidtmattsays
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SunDevil12

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-27-2014 07:40:21 | More by SunDevil12
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-03-2013 14:41:04 | More by beergorrilla
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-21-2013 00:33:30 | More by zonker17
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-11-2013 00:53:53 | More by JSBILK
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-21-2013 21:55:52 | More by Danielr26
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-22-2013 02:03:54 | More by AndrewKroll
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md655321

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-22-2013 18:26:30 | More by md655321
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-02-2013 14:39:20 | More by SpdKilz
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-02-2014 22:01:44 | More by TheSamKuehn
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Copernicandream

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%

2014 Batch. 12 oz poured via bottle inversion into a pint glass.

A: Dark black, opaque to light. Even with the hyper aggressive pour minimal dark brown creamy head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin and unrelenting surface film that stuck around throughout.

S: Hershey's cocoa powder. Intense dark chocolate is really the only thing obvious on the nose. There is some roasted malt, dry lactose, and espresso bean hidden behind that chocolate.

T: Follows the nose. Chocolate milk with very well balanced roast profile and minimal bitterness. The sweetness of the lactose is very reserved, dry, and stands on its own against an appropriately moderate roast bitterness. Typically expect a little more lactose on a milk stout, and a little better integration, it kind of reminds me of raw lactose powder. Nothing here is overdone or EXTREME. Subtle vanilla on the mid-palate that I completely missed on the nose.

M: Smooth and creamy. This would really benefit from a Nitro pour, I can see the potential and it left me drooling for what it could have been. Very minimal carbonation that faded throughout.

O: I don't really know what an "Imperial" milk stout is or is supposed to be? That said, this beer hits a little heavier in terms of flavor than most milk stouts. The lactose is somewhat poorly integrated - the chocolate carries everything. A powdered truffle in a glass.

03-29-2014 00:24:43 | More by Copernicandream
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DrewZ926

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-17-2013 16:27:15 | More by DrewZ926
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-09-2014 19:11:50 | More by OnryAndMean
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luniz

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-21-2014 02:59:46 | More by luniz
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mikediesel124

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-15-2014 17:31:21 | More by mikediesel124
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Kuhnhenn Todd's Michigan Mud from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.