Kuhnhenn Solstice Stout | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
kbrewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 3 years barrel aged blend of Solar Eclipse and 4D.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
89
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of jmiah22
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TboneRN
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In my top 5 of all time. This beer is an amazing dark fruit raisin bomb.

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Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThickNStout
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks so much for this super awesome surprise!). 2015 vintage. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours oil black with hints of chestnut highlights around the edges and only a few wisps of deep khaki bubbles accross the surface to call head. No lace.

The nose is all about the strong barrel notes. Bourbon, wet wood, vanilla and chocolate. Smells great!

The taste echoes that aroma. Huge bourbon and wet barrel are present throughout. The alcohol is a tad hot but not at all distracting from the layers of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, creamed coffee, brown sugar, leather, tobacco and earth. There is a whole lot of sweetness and a good blend of old ale and stout flavors in and amongst all that barrelly goodness. Absolutely delicious.

Oily, thick yet still creamy feel with low carbonation. The heavy liquid coats the tongue but relents fairly quickly with traces of dark fruit and chocolate doused with woodsy bourbon.

Kuhnhenn has yet another winner in my book with Solstice Stout. Mixing Eclipse with 4D and aging it over three years in a bourbon barrel was a fantastic idea that led to some super rich and enjoyable complexities. I'm very glad to have been given the opportunity to try this rare treat.

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Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anteater
4.7/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Desp59
2.75/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a huge fan of old ales. This one didn't stand out to me.

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Photo of mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kamin1jl
4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of starshark
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallertau
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmlund
4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Graffy
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A bit hot in the aroma but otherwise damn near perfect. The only other example of this kind of a stout / barleywine blend I've had was Before the Dawn by Steel Toe which was also phenomenal. This is like its big brother.

Incredible dark fruit, chocolate notes, lots of barrel. Mouthfeel is perfect, thick and creamy.

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Photo of LSMroz
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Kuhnhenn Solstice Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 89 ratings