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Kuhnhenn Crème Brûlée Java Stout | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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312 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by marburg on 07-28-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,566
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
312
pDev:
13.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
12
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Sammy
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

terrific brewed coffee aroma, and very nice appearance. The rest of the experience is average. There is vanilla, some woodiness, but surprisingly sour. A fresh newly bottled beer, thanks to Tim (IPFreely) for sharing. Much better in the imperial version.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dense black in the glass. As the light filtered through the stream, it had dark chestnut highlights in the inky darkness. Dark tan foam rose slightly, but didn't stay around.

Utterly fantastic aroma, ultra creamy. Turbinado sugar melted with a torch, sweetly toasted caramel with lush coffee tones underneath. An aroma to get lost in, just one of the finest ever.

Flavors of coffee come out more in the taste, cut with a generous dose of cream. Slight roast and hints of sweetness. Low carbonation and dissipating finish, it comes away feeling very light afterward. Easy to savor, I couldn't get over how great it smelled!

Growler generously shared by tyee, thanks!

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Photo of brentk56
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a pitch black color and a mocha head that declines to a ringlet and leaves minimal lacing behind

Smell: Smells like cuban coffee with a sweet coffee tone that is underpinned by a lot of vanilla

Taste: Up front, it's not dissimilar to a sweet cuban coffee, although there is more chocolate and vanilla; after the swallow, the chocolate is joined by the coffee though the finish is dominated by the sweet residual vanilla flavor and the burnt caramel topping of the creme brulee

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: I am wowed by the flavor here; much less cloying than Southern Tier yet still a bit sweet to drink in quantity

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this during the bottle share at Jackie O's before the bottle release. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours black with some red showing up at the edges. There is a small amount of tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Sweet roasty malt with vanilla, caramel, and coffee. Like a wonderful desert.

Taste: Sweet but not cloying at all. Vanilla, caramel, graham cracker, and coffee. Really nice desert beer.

Mouthfeel: The body is thick with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Not too sweet but really tasty. The coffee is smooth and complimented well by the other flavors. I would have this again.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of oberon
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a great chance to try some of the different brews from this place yesterday at the World Beer Fest,this poured a deep dark brown with an almond colored head awesome aromas of caramel and dark roast coffee this hit the nose and woke me up.Taste couldnt get any better like eating vanilla/caramel ice with a hint of coffee.The mouthfeel was amazing like biting into a marshmellow cant think of a better dessert beer I have ever had thats for sure.next time I go home I might have to take a trip down to Warren for this place.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at HopCat. Served in an imperial pint glass.

Pours a moderate brown color with quite a bit of haze. Single-finger off-white head with a bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose is quite nice with a lot of cream and vanilla plus a good deal of coffee. Some roasted malt lingering in the background. The flavor is a bit too cloying as the vanilla and cream start to take over a bit. Still, nice flavors lingering in the background and I like the addition of the coffee, which makes this much, much more drinkable than Southern Tier's Creme Brulee. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy and the sweetness works here. I like this version better than the Imperial.

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Kegatron
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a deep black with a thin layer of creamy mocha colored head that retains nicely around the edges, with thin wisps across the center that leaves some decent lacing behind. The taste is fantastic with rich notes of dominant vanilla, coffee bitterness, chocolate sweetness, and brown sugars.

The taste profile is more of the same with (I hate to be redundant but quite frankly rich is the only word to describe it) accents of vanilla, cream, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and some lighter notes of roasted coffee bitterness running through it. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with just a fantastic smooth and creamy feel to it that perfectly accentuates the flavors.

Is this beer...? Really? Or is is dessert? While I would have like to have seen the coffee character shine a little more beneath all that sweetness, I can't really argue that this is one hugely tasty and quaffable concoction.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours black with some transparency at the edge. No real head. Just a thin collar and some bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass.

Smell - Wow, incredible aroma. Coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Delicious.

Taste - Sweet vanilla and coffee up front. Becomes extremely roasty. Very bitter. Overpowering bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Extremely bitter that makes it tough to drink.

Overall - Smells and tastes quite nice until that roasted bitterness takes over.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BeerOps
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Hop Cat.

A - Dark black with almost no head and little visible carbonation.

S - Vanilla, coffee, caramel. Good overall sweetness without being too sweet. Excellent nose.

T - Dark roasted coffee; some good bitterness. Sweet caramel and vanilla. Bitter coffee in the aftertaste.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

D - A great flavoured sweet stout. They managed to perfectly balance the bitter and the sweet in this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the brewery.

A: Black, lots of tan head, nice lace.

S: Creme brulee or pancakes? Awesome!

T: Pleasant roastyness, slight tartness, maple syrup, candy-sugar/toffee, British fruityness, bittersweet finish.

M: Moderate to full body, chalky, light to moderate carbonation.

D: Enticing, but not very sessionable.

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Kuhnhenn Crème Brûlée Java Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 312 ratings
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