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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: 207
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:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012)
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4.35/5  rDev 0%

From 11/18/13 notes. Pleasantly surprised to see this still on tap at Beer Authority in NYC, and even happier to see it was a 10 oz. pour. Served in wine glass stemware. 2012 vintage.

a - Pours a pitch black color with a half inch of dark tan head and light carbonation evident. A thick looking big stout, looks very nice.

s - Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, sweet bourbon, toasted malts, burnt malts, molasses, oak, sugar, and light smoke. Also got some toffee as it warms up. Awesome nose, and the alcohol is well hidden.

t - Tastes of bourbon, sweet chocolate, oak, roasted malts, milk chocolate, fudge, vanilla, toasted malts, burnt malts, oak, molasses, sweet dark fruits, leather, coconut, and smoke. Taste is a little bit sweeter than the nose with more bourbon, very light alcohol, and more fudge. Awesome taste.

m - Thick, full bodied stout and low carbonation. Thick and chewy, with a motor oil-ish body. Alcohol is crazily well hidden. Awesome mouthfeel.

o - Overall I think the normal Solar Eclipse is a good stout but very strong and nothing mind blowing, but this version is fantastic. It someone tastes lower in ABV than the base beer; I couldn't believe this was 18% ABV. Tons of complexity and the bourbon is great in the taste and nose. Highly recommend, would love to get some bottles of this one.

mdfb79, Nov 19, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -4.6%

The beer comes in a pitch black color with a slight bit of brown head.

The aroma has bittersweet chocolate, soy and umami, booze, dark fruit, and some booze. A deep woody character as well.

The flavor follows with a bit of chocolate in the front, and then carrying onto this strong woody bitterness. There's a sweet roasty malt that balances that slightly, but a very barrel forward and bitter beer (for the style).

The mouthfeel is heavy, but not very huge on the palate.

The ABV is actually well hidden despite the booze in there. A very well done beer.

dar482, Nov 18, 2013
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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.