Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Solar EclipseKuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 215
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012)
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4.65/5  rDev +6.9%

Long overdue thanks to beerisheaven for sending me this bottle some time ago. Loved the base beer: what will this erratic brewery do with a fine brew tossed in barrels? Let’s find out. 12 oz. bottle, 2012 on the label.

Didn’t notice before, but the bottle is short-filled: I hope that didn’t impact the beer any, the liquid barely reaches the neck. Poured into my gold-filigreed Kuhnenn snifter (what the hell is a filigree anyways? I’ll look it up later), it’s heavy Metallica black, minimal carbonation. Nose is chocolate that’s been on a long bender: boozed up. Sweet booze about sums it up.

Solar Eclipse – Bourbon Barrel Aged is the booziest damn beer I’ve ever had; I almost coughed when it hit my throat. Pretty sure my 13 year old across the room would register on a breath test just from being in the same room with this open bottle. Wow. After my eyes clear a bit, I take another swig. Booze-soaked raisins back up the booziness, black licorice infused with booze, & the chocolate from the nose is strong but overshadowed. Bit of bitterness. Vanilla & bourbon start slow but build into a big, throat-tingling burn that makes my nipples harden. Mouthfeel is in the upper echelon of stouts. Thick, coating, satisfying, a beer to ward off the chill. Yet I could drink this like the sweat off Gong Li’s earlobes.

Well, this beer hit the inside straight. Elite mouthfeel, masterful use of the barrel, complex, but oh-so-approachable. Kicks ass, this is another elite beer, my second in less than a week. That never happens.

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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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