Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)
BA SCORE
4.29/5
Outstanding
1,053 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:
#670
Reviews:
452
Ratings:
1,053
pDev:
8.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
614
Gots:
213
Trade:
25
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,053 |  Reviews: 452
Photo of Gemini6
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of brewcrew76
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2-16-05 - Best before 2011

A - Pours deep brown with mahogany and ruby highlights with the smallest tan head that disappeared immediately.

S - Rich caramel and toffee, rum soaked raisin, figs, prunes, dates, molasses and a woody, earthy leather smell.

T - Sweet rich caramel, carmalized brown sugar, nutty, molasses, woody bourbon like alcohol, dark fruits, raisins and a hint of vanilla. Complex.

M - Thick with little carbonation but not quite syrupy. Alcohol is noticeable but compliments flavor instead of taking anything away.

D - Hands down the best old ale I have tried. A very nice sipper.

 613 characters

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of IntriqKen
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This may be the sweetest desert beer I have ever had.
Poured a deep, deep dark brown with amber tones.
Aromas are caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruits like raisins, plums, burnt sugar (brown sugar?), and sweet alcohol.
Mouthfeel is slippery creamy smooth with light carbonation.
Taste is an amplification of the smell. Sugar, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, plums, stewed prunes, and sweet alcohol. Maybe a little toasted malt.
Aftertaste is sweet dark fruits with a comfortable warming.
This is an incredible desert beer.

 527 characters

Photo of Deltoro
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of PG2G
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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

Photo of JDizzle
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of NJB145
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of wellsnb
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of msumike89
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brabander
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from my buddy bierenuts, thanks Dave!

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks very nice, a very lightbrown head with a nice brown fluid. Not much or no carbonation. The head stays quit a long time. A good and boozy smell with some sweetness (caramell) and oak.

Taste is similar to the smell. Although this is not my style i like this beer very much.

Thanks Dave!

 389 characters

Photo of bonkers
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up this 2010 vintage bottle in Secret Halloween 2011. The pour is a muddy caramel with a slight white head. The aroma is wonderful, lots of caramel and toffee, hints of alcohol. Taste as good as it smells, mild alcohol on the finish. The body is full, sticky mouthfeel, light carbonation. A great very enjoyable beer, thanks Michael.

 342 characters

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

2011, poured into a KtG tulip

A- viscous ruby/mahogany/dark brown pour with a hint of a head that dissipates quickly into a ring around the class. inviting

S- toffee, fig, dark fruit, maybe some graham cracker? I dunno, there's a lot going on, smells sweet and decadent

T- Somehow even richer on the palette. toffee, burnt marshmallow, brown sugar, decadent.

M- thick, almost cloyingly syrupy, could use some more carb to be just a touch less sticky, great nonetheless and goes with the decadent vibe of the brew

O- if this wasn't so sticky, I'd say I could drink this anytime, but I'm wishing I had saved it for a cold winter rather than a cooler summer eve. Decadent brew that is worth seeking out

 704 characters

Photo of facundoCNB
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle poured into a snifter.

a murky dark brown pour, slight amount of head which quickly turned into a tan ring of foam around the glass.

smells of caramel, chocolate, rum, nuts, raisins, coconut, vanilla.. this is a very sweet smelling drink and i can't wait to taste it.

ok enough waiting! holy cow this is fantastic. a dark caramel, dark chocolate, fruity sweet, very christmas-like ale. all of the sweetness of this drink masks the abv wonderfully to the point where it isn't noticeable at all (in the flavor). a nice sugary aftertaste of wet pecans.. seriously this is excellent.

full body, low carbonation.. a very heavy sipper! barely any feel of the alcohol, aside from a veru subtle warmth in the chest area.

this really is an excellent ale - i can't even imagine what the bourbon barrel aged 4d is like. this honestly feels like it's been barrel aged.

 873 characters

Photo of jmarsh123
3.05/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark brown with red tinges along the edges. Completely still despite a vigorous pour.

Lots of fig in the aroma along with raisin, burnt molasses, caramel and a little booze.

A bit of a malt bomb. Still lots of raisin and fig, but the sugars dominate a bit more. Alcohol is slightly present, but fairly well hidden for the ABV.

Already sweet and medium to full bodied the almost non-existent carbonation enhances the syrupy aspect and makes it almost unbearable.

Overall just kind of average flavors and the low carbonation really enhances the poorer aspects. Definitely not a fan.

 591 characters

Photo of HarmonMW
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ricecracker420
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 1,053 ratings