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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 213
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

KWMiles, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

BColton1, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

richardflyr, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

mwbrady12, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

sgoro, Jul 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

mmcnaughton, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Googs, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big big BIG thanks to biernutz...one of the coolest trading partners i've ever dealt with. thanks for helping me tick this big time want. enjoyed from a gold kuhnhenn tulip.

a - brew poured a soft goopy black that settles into the glass black with a thin brown bubbly head that bubbled away quick leaving some oily patches on the surface and a ring around the glass.

s - i felt that i could smell the booziness fill the air when i poured the beer but upon closer inspection it is actually rather well integrated. big decadent chocolate soaked in bourbon with vanilla notes and some wood.

t - thick and rich. lush. booze soaked chocolate. decadent.

m - this is a FULL bodied beer. a bit fizzy. the booze is REALLY well integrated. feels like a 10% beer.

o - kuhnhenn, you've done it again! paint me impressed. it's like a more digestible portion and better tasting version of black tuesday.

cosmicevan, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

pyite, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

imperialking, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip 13/6/13 big cheers towards liamt07 for this little monster

A not quite black with a deep cola edge, I didn't expect much foam but it pumped out a dark short lived two finger foam that leaves no lace, a little color on the glass and some legs running down the side of the glass

S chocolate syrup and smokey bourbon, soy, teryaki beef jerky, booze but I'd never guess its a 18% monster, molasses, some dark fruit and chocolate covered covered raisins, faint licorice and a little more booze

T not as much soy, some faint char, booze is still there but all things considered I'd say its in check, a little more dark fruit and chocolate covered raisins, not a massive barrel presence but it works, sweet but well within my limits

M thick and syrupy with just enough carbonation to keep it from feeling still, I feel the booze in my chest more then my throat, chocolate syrup, faint smokey bourbon and wood lingers quite strong for quite some time

O quite drinkable for such a massive beer, rich, intense and a little intimidating, I only have a sip left in my glass at this point and its one of those brews that will just level you if given the chance, my glass is empty before the booze from the first sip hits my blood, watch out

I'd love to have a bunch of these to age but I'm stoked to get the chance to try it, most beers this big I don't love but this ones an exception. I could see this pairing well with an empty stomach first thing in the morning before important social events, go big or go home!!

wordemupg, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

bauermj, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

LambicKing, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Hanzo, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours viscous with a surprising khaki head. Leggy and sugary as I swirl it. Not quite inky.

Smell - Bourbon, lots of booze. Chocolate. Vanilla. Raisins. Big and caramely. Even fruity.

Taste - Big bourbon flavor. Very sharp alcohol. Raisins and caramel behind it. Chocolate in the back. Slightly bitter, possibly from the malts.

Mouthfeel - Well it's incredibly boozy. Medium low carbonation. Sipper.

Overall - Sluggish as hell, but I can't deny that it's tasty.

Alieniloquium, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

marine1975, May 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

mdaschaf, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photekut, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

SpdKilz, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

szmnnl99, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Benny3000, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

HarmonMW, May 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

dfhhead25, May 07, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12oz, in 2012, aged another half year, served in snifter at 50F. Drank with wife who loved it in celebration of Kentucky derby and birth of son. Her first BBA RIS.

Black with not a photon shooting through this beer with a thin brown bubbly head round the glass, moderate retention, lacy bubbly lacing. Moderate alcohol legs, no surprise at 18% etoh.

Aroma of toffee, caramel, molasses, with the bourbon notes ble dig well including vanilla, smoke, oak, and a nice tone of licorice. Taste includes the entirety of the nose starts sweet with nice complex malt body and sharp licorice and caramel notes with a strong smokey bourbon finish, bold but not overpowering.

Full body, low carbonation, strong warming mf, chewy.

Overall, loved it, thought this twas excellent for the style. I think I like bcbs a touch more, very similar beers minus the heavier caramel instead of choc and coffee in bcbs. Loved the licorice notes, maybe star anise? Would drink this anytime. Would not pay more than 15 bucks though.

williamjbauer, May 04, 2013
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.