Kuhnhenn Solstice Stout | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A special blend of aged ales. This beer, black in color with robust flavors of sweet roasted malt and toffee .

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#169
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
97
pDev:
9.19%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
19
Trade:
6
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Photo of darktronica
4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Junior
4.09/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dnb128
4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TboneRN
5/5  rDev +9.4%
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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4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThickNStout
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
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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4.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Desp59
2.75/5  rDev -39.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Kuhnhenn Solstice Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 97 ratings