Kuhnhenn Crème Brûlée Java Stout | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Crème Brûlée Java StoutKuhnhenn Crème Brûlée Java Stout

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by marburg on 07-28-2004

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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer in the world, anytime I go back to Michigan I make sure to stop in and have a pint or two...and then take out a growler or two.
Best nose of any beer I've ever had, and the taste doesn't disappoint either. Not too much coffee, not too much vanilla, not too sweet and it actually still tastes like beer unlike the Southern Tier Creme Brulee. If I was left with only one beer I could drink for the rest of my life it would be this one.

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4.97/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is why we BAs try new beers. Crème Brulee pours virtually black, with just ever so subtle highlights of deep mahogany around the edges. It's topped by a toffee colored head. The aroma is reminiscent of sweet hot chocolate, with vanilla and caramel notes mixed in with the coffee and chocolate. The flavor is absolutely mind blowing. Heavy cream, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and then the hints of hops and roasted malt. The aftertaste is cocoa sweetness with a touch of hop bitterness. Caramel and dark chocolate lingers on the tail end. The flavor draws out for a good while, and you could really stretch a pint of this beer. Very easy to sit and savor, but just as easy to have more than a couple. The mouthfeel is just ultra creamy, silky, sexy. I considered skipping my flight for this beer, but thankfully they provided me with a couple bottles for the trip home. This is that beer that falls into the top 1% of beers you drink. I feel enriched having had the opportunity to experience it. I will pine for a return trip to the Motor City and Kuhnhenn.

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4.89/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very dark in color. Not a lot of head to speak of. Fantastic aroma-chocolatey and vanilla mix-just a great blend of smells-truely dessert in a glass. Great roasted flavor with a full though mellow coffee flavor behind it all. Pefect blend of the coffee and chocolate notes with a creamy vanilla mix in there. Great body-somewhat thin for all that flavor. A fantastic beer overall. Incredible stuff.

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4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a fresh growler into pint glass, pitch black color, a finger of mocha head that disappears quickly. Moderate carbonation, medium body. Not as thick as I thought it would be, more oily and smooth. Not a bad thing, though. Aroma is vanilla and sweet caramel, with hints of roast coffee. Taste is the opposite, roast coffee and dark chocolate forward, with sweetness underneath as a smooth balance, not too bitter. The coffee has a definite roasted note, not burnt. Beautiful balance, one of the smoothest stouts I've had.

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4.82/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

oh boy, saw this on the board ar Kuhnhenn's, and had to have it...

A - dark dark dark, very dark, with a dark brown hot chocolate head, too dark for carbonation to be noticed

S - holy moley, this smells great, a big, no HUGE coffee aroma, with subtle hints of vanilla that aren't really subtle but they are relative to the coffee aroma

T - the board description is accurate, brown sugar, coffee, and vanilla, a wonderful meld of these great flavors and a background of hops

M&D - this is a near perfect beer, not too thick or thin, to bitter or to sweet, what a great flavor balance! if you can buy, trade, or steal (ok dont steal) this beer, its worth it

shouldn't this be a double stout?

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4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I guess I've build some karma up, because hoppymeal sent me this growlers simply because he had bought to many. Not sure how you can buy to many. Unless maybe you suddenly become a celiac or your liver stops. Either way I need to not look a gift horse in the mouth. Huge thanks to hoppymeal!

Appearance: Solid, opaque, blackish brown body. The darkest brown I've ever seen. Creates a 1/2 inch, camel beige head that quickly this to a wispy covering that leaves faint lacing around the glass.

Smell: Heavenly. I see, or should say smell, why Creme Brulee in the name for it smells just like the freshly torched desert. Burnt/caramelized sugar, vanilla, lightly roasted coffee, and sweet custard.

Taste: Beautiful levels of sweat malt, vanilla, and cream balanced by mild coffee and roasted malt bitterness. Wonderfully balanced flavor. Lingers in your mouth.

Mouthfeel: This is the beers true one flaw. It is way too thin for the stout. The body is a kin to a light ale or even a lager. The taste hangs pleasantly, but it is just too thin. Not too thin to stop drinking, but too thin for a stout.

Drinkability: Ridiculous! Can a beer be too drinkable? No, but this one is close.

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