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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)
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4.29/5
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1,050 Ratings
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously Fourth Dementia

2009 11.8%
2010 13.5%
2011 13.5%

Added by marburg on 05-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#637
Reviews:
450
Ratings:
1,050
pDev:
8.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
616
Gots:
214
Trade:
25
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Photo of auroracrisis
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle into a stemless wine glass.

Murky body with a bit of a head when poured aggressively. Burgundy with brown highlights and the smallest ring of foam around the body. The beer is about as murky as you can get. A bit of legging as it's sipped down.

Burnt turbinado sugar and prunes on the nose at first. Moves more into the pitted fruit as the beer warms. Figs, dates, raisins, and a hint of molasses. A bit boozy as it warms, like a port wine.

Raisins and port wine on the tongue at first. After resting it opens up with bakers chocolate and fleeting hints at more pitted fruit such as plums and figs. Booze shines through as the beer warms up. Not as complex as the nose, but definitely still solid. A bit surprised because in the last couple bottles I've had of this, the flavors were stellar.

Heavy but leaning towards the medium side with a smooth, sticky body. A bit cloying with almost no carbonation.

Outstanding nose of pitted fruit and burnt sugars with a similar flavor that was a bit lack luster in comparison. I'm going to chalk that up as an off bottle, as the other 2-3 I've had in the last year of this vintage have been much better. I've factored this into the taste score a bit, but I'll revisit this if I remember and the beer shines in the next bottle I open.

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Photo of smi69
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPAchris
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CowsandBeer
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Bourbon County 15’ snifter. Thanks to RWNewhouse the long ago IP trade at 23d Street Brewery. 2010 bottle.
Appearance: A straight down the middle pour produces the thinnest of a khaki ring. Body is a brilliant dark ruby. Clear but not see through. Sudsy lacing with nice legs. Beer or port wine?
Aroma: Brown sugary malts, caramel, and toffee with a slight vinous edge. Light cardboard on the finish. Marshmallowy and a bit of chocolate. A smidge of a piney note as well. Smells sweet and malty for days.
Taste: Thankfully improving as it warms. Up front GIANT Werther's and marshmallow, raisin, figs, sticky sweet stone fruit, toffee, and a slight vinous edge. An odd savory/vegetal note I get sometimes in older beers. I’m glad I left this warm up as it really came together.
Mf: Slick with no carbonation and heavy body. Warming though not as much as you’d expect. Very sweet but a great fit for the taste.
Overall: A complete surprise in that I’ve never had a beer with this kind of profile at this age. Totally caught me off guard. Sweet toffee candy and caramel for days. Heavy feel with no carbonation. It is a little oxidized but still hanging in there. Total cellar dweller.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.76/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 1,050 ratings
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