Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple BockKuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock

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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Triple Bock is dark brown with ruby highlights. It is extremely rich and complex, with flavors of raisin, plum. There is a slight heat from alcohol and has low carbonation. It is full bodied, malty and sweet– you big beer lovers should try this beer.

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Photo of 90invjcc
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had the wonderful luck to try this beer fresh from the fermentation tank when the keg was first tapped and when it was half way through. The initial pours I had were phenomenal. The Munich Malts were so thick, it literally tasted like a milkshake and was grayish-brown in color, matching the maltiness. Weighing in at 13.5% ABV, you wouldnt even know you were drinking a beer unless you were told. Highly recommended!

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

if i say how i got this bottle, i might be whacked out.

1999 harms & 2006 kuhnhenn.. a blend, i think? "the key to the other side"

12oz pours a murky brown with dull orange clouding. no head whatsoever, but that is to be expected from kuhnhenn's enormous beer series.

surprisingly, maintains a beautiful brown sugary malt based aroma, reminiscent of sweeter dutch bocks served beside a crumbly crusted cherry cobbler, with a healthy dose of amaretto poured atop. complex sweetness without cloying, i'm impressed.. sweet hints of grand marnier find their way into the whole rich extravaganza.

yes, this beer is pure excess.. and i'm digging it.

smooth with an intense yet short-lived heat in the finish. caramel base with a definite booze-injected dark fruit spritz. equally dry from alcohol and sweet from gravity, without excessive stickiness or thickness. imagine a plum and fig reduction, simmered slowly with brown sugar and whiskey. that culinary concoction would produce something similar to this beer. hops don't even seem to be a factor, and only dessert images are projected into my head as i sip it.

easily the best tripple bock (of four) that i've ever consumed.. and clearly the best kuhnhenn. this takes raspberry eisbock to school, relying not on fruit but legit beer ingredients to produce the complex character of a perfect after-dinner drink.

goes well with dark chocolate, highly.. highly recommended.

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Photo of 2BDChicago
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just the depth of the color of this clear, dark mahogany says something's up.

Uncomparible in the thickness of dark cherry/grapes/apples mixed with darkest rum alcohol fire.

The taste is everything it previously lead you to believe. Old world fruitiness and underlying fermented abv warmth.

I really like the Kuhnhenns brews and pub. It takes a few true craft brewers to concoct these idiocenrtrc brews that are isolated aberitions of perfection.

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Photo of CharlieMurphy
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle -> NL's Christmas Vacation moose-head snifter (unbeknownst at the time how) appropriately

A: Candy apple ruby brown with murky brown cocoa hues. No head to speak of.

S: This is rich and ripe, with dark fruit preserves. It smells like all the elements of christmas- candy, pies in the oven, molasses, figs, dark spirits, fire roasting, and the air from a pine tree.

T: Wow, wasn't expecting the taste to live up to the nose at all, but it certainly does. It's slightly shifted in profile from the nose, with a little more toffee -> air of curious indecision from the alcohol -> some grape, toffee, tobacco toward the finish -> another alcohol note -> soft, very mild sweetness. Balance is incredible despite the myriad of different flavors going on.

M: Little residual anything, a little dry build up from the alcohol I suppose? Carbonation is low, appropriately. Alcohol presence and placement seems to vary between tastes, but is only detracting with the heat it gives me in the chest (GERD blows)

O: Probably the best double bock I've ever had. I think this is actually worth the $8.99/12oz. price tag.

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The reviews about this beer are dead on regarding taste, smell, mouthfeel etc. I can only chime in to say if your into a sweeter beer with a heavy mouthfeel and a sweet nose but quite honestly all were perfectly balanced for me... than this is it... frigging 12.5% alcohol but I agree with most to say it's a slight alcohol warmth.... not burn... just try it....

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Photo of BigPlay1824
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a deep deep brown with a thin layer of fine brownish head that dissipates almost immediately, leaves a tiny amount of lacing 4
S: nice scent notes of dark fruits, I'm also picking up grapes and grape nuts, very nice and unique 4.5
T: really unique and complex taste, begins with grapes then kicks over to something a bit deeper and maltyer and then it has an interesting hint like Thai food which is very nice 4.5
M: smooth, thick and syrupy, gentle carbonation tingle, leaves the mouth sticky and thick with saliva, very slight alcohol burn 5
O: a delicious and clean and unique brew with a great complexity and depth 5

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.57/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a dark brown with some ruby highlights. almost opaque with some light coming through the edges. a finger or so of a tan head that leaves a lacing

Smell: whoa, super smooth and super sweet malts. caramel and dark sweet malts. good dark fruit character. everything dark and equally sweet

Taste: opens up with a mouthful of sweet malts, mostly caramel, dark fruits such as plum and raisin play in strongly. the back end has a touch of alcohol

Mouthfeel: incredible smoothness. good sipper, low carbonation

Overall: this is a killer big beer. drink it fast though cause it is more abrasive as it warms. Kuhnhenn's makes some great big beers

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Steve for this generous treat.

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

"The Key to the Other Side"

Pours a somewhat foggy rich mahogany with a tiny half finger khaki colored head that immediately disappears after pour. No lacing left on the sides at all, but this seems to be pretty common for this style. Smell is huge caramel malts with tons of dark fruits such as dates, plums, cherries, and raisins. Brown sugar emerges as well with some hints of honey. For 13.5%, there is no alcohol in the nose at all. Sweet syrupy caramel goodness all over the tongue with a good dose of molasses. A bit of vanilla comes about as well with a warming alcohol flavor towards the end. Very interesting mouthfeel, just about no carbonation at all with a huge creamy feel to it. How they hide 13.5% is beyond me. If I had to guess the abv without knowing it, I would say somewhere around 7-8%. My first beer from these guys, and it won't be my last. Thanks again Steve, let's set up another trade :) Please?

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Photo of walleye
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from the tap at the brewery. poured a deep amber to mahagany with no head. aroma wow big malty aroma with a big kick of alcohol. 13.5%, a nice sweetness like honey from the comb, fruity. flavor , the alcohol was a little on the raw side but not in a bad way ( the brothers usually hide the alcohol pretty well ) but this it just comes right out there and grabs you, malts nice sweetness. good sippin beers that you can enjoy with a good cigar

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Photo of Viggo
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Petit Pub at Mondial de la Biere!

Pours a ruddy red/brown, small tan head forms, no lacing, head disappears quickly, gone completely, pretty cool colour though. Smell is insane, very sweet, toffee, figs, chocolate, very rich malt, insanely caramelized, some alcohol, a beast. Taste is similar, very caramelized and figgy, toffee and chocolate, sugary malt, rich, full flavour, no alcohol detectable, hidden well, surprisingly light finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation, good warming, very nice! Kuhnhenn scores another winner.

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Photo of punkrkr27
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a thick dark brown with ruby highlights and little to no head. Aroma is lots of sweet caramel malts, fruity, raisins, a hint of rum and a small hop note. Flavor is tons of molasses, plums, cognac. Very rich and satisfying with a warming finish from the big alcohol. Thick, sticky mouth feel with minimal carbonation.

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Photo of dar482
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark brown, almost black, with ruby red coming through.

The aroma offer dried dates, plums, figs, sweet caramel, some roasted malt.

The flavor follows with a bitterness up front, despite being an '11 vintage, the beer follows with caramel sweetness, but not as sweet as the aroma. A touch of dark fruit onto some roasty bitterness and lager quality on the finish. A really dangerous beer for 12.5%

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark cloudy ruby with brown highlights, poured into a Kuhnhenn tulip glass. A thin tan head that does not last.

Aromas of dark fruits and caramel malts, prunes, dark raisins and figs. No hop aroma.

Flavors of sweet malt, caramel, and dark fruits. Heavy plum, raisin and figs. No hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy. Low levels of carbonation. A warming alcohol presence.

Overall a huge sipping beer.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle 12,5% ABV.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
2011 Vintage

Appearance: Dark Heathen pours a thick, oily, mahogany brown colour; with a back light revealing a deep ruby colour with beautiful golden-orange edges. A rough pour yields a thin tan coloured head that fizzes away rather quickly. A swirl regenerates a little foam and coats the glass in some thick alcohol legs.

Smell: Mmmmm, this smells great! The notes are those of a traditional doppelbock, but with a lot more sweetness.
Notes include: Sweet dark malt, dark caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits (raisins, prunes, dates and red grapes), a touch of molasses and a toasted note. The alcohol is noted slightly, but is far from bothersome and adds a light rum quality.

Taste: Wow, this is absolutely delicious. As in the nose, sweet malt, caramel, toffee and dark fruits (raisins, red grapes and prunes) dominate. Molasses, a light earthy note, a bready quality and toasted nuts are also noted.
The alcohol cover is even better than in the nose, I would not guess that this was more than 8%.

Mouthfeel: Full body and quite sticky, however the lager yeast seems to have given it a clean, rather dry finish that prevents the body from becoming too much. The carbonation is initially a little too high and not smooth enough for my liking, but it settles down to an enjoyable level quite quickly.

Overall: I have never been a huge fan of doppelbocks, but I really enjoyed this one. I will certainly be getting a few more bottles in the future.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark ruby beauty. Thin, small bubble head.
Smell: rich, like candied raisins, and toffee. Very nice.
Taste: as rich as the nose predicts. A rich dessert in a snifter, or as an aperitif as I'm enjoying this now.
Overall: dangerously drinkable. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. I need mo.

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Photo of mikeyv35
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Date: 03/10/12
Type: 12oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2011
Glass: Plastic Popcorn Courtesy Cup

Snuck this treat into the AMC movie theatre in NJ, via my wife's Louis Vuitton purse(the bottle was pre-chilled). Funny part is they serve beer and drinks, but only macro junk.

Pours a dark brown mahoghany in color w/ red hues w/ a 1/3 finger white head that left nice lacing. The appearance was the only part I struggled with, had to wait until the movie screen was bright and/or flashed to get a good look. Aromas of dark fruits, biscuit, caramel malts. The taste was of dark fruits(fig/raisin) up front, leading into some boozy spiceness, and finished w/ Belgian yeast and breadiness. Medium bodied and lush w/ carbonation levels on point for a typical German Dopplebock. The drinkability was excellent for what this brew is. I drank the 12oz. bottle without a struggle due to the 12.5% ABV being well masked.

Overall, this was a very good brew that despite stepping outside the box, as a suped-up dopplebock(tripelbock), still conformed to the German style. Would gladly drink this brew again, but still prefer a regular top-notched Dopplebock better.

The movie, Gone, was excellent, but maybe the beer made it better.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Founders snifter. Thanks to Anonymous1 for this one! '11 Vintage. Served lightly chilled.

A- Pours a dark ruby red that appears almost an opaque dark purplish black in the glass. Pretty much no head to speak of even though poured somewhat aggressively. Fairly low carbonation but consistent.

S- Sweet malts and lots of dark fruits- prunes, plums, cherries, raisins, apples, some booze. Decently aromatic and pleasantly sweet, booze is fairly subtle for 12.5%.

T- Sweet malts and dark fruits of cherries and prunes. Finishes with even more dark fruits with plums, raisins, a hint of chocolate and tobacco, and a bit of booze. Nice lingering aftertaste of raisins, sweet dark cherries. Well balanced, nicely layered, and very complex.

M- Medium bodied to a little bit thick, decent carbonation, subtle alcohol warmth, but very easy drinking considering the abv.

O- Not only is this the perfect beer for the sub-zero night we are having but it is also one of the best bocks I've had. There was an extremely nice complexity in this with just the right sweetness and alcohol warmth to make you feel it but not detract too much from the taste. I definitely recommend checking this out if you like high abv beers with a nice sweet dark fruit complexity.

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Photo of mothman
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a mini snifter. Small off white head. No lace left. Color is a dark dark brown. Pretty much black.

Aroma: Dark fruits, cherries, raisins, plums. Big malt profile. Wow, pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Dark fruits, cherries, grapes, raisins, plums. There is a spice flavor, but I can't determine what it is, but I am thinking it is ginger. Not to bad.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, just a touch of heat. Not to bad for 13.5%. Pretty full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall, I was very impressed with this beer. Way better than the SA Triple Bock. Simply a great beer for the style. Hardly and booze shows as well. I highly recommend this one.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kuhnhenn for Summer Solstice '13. Dark Heathen pours one of the deepest brown colors I've ever seen without being dark enough to be called "black" as light shimmers through as reveals plenty of dark-ruby highlights. The head is foamy and soapy, comprised of large bubbles and tinted in some weird shade of gray. No lacing left on the glass.

Thick, robust toffee and caramel candies are the first descriptors to come to mind after taking a great big whiff of this heavy brew. Sugary, sticky, and just plain "big" in terms of the aroma. Light black licorice, heavy clumps of toasted bread, and a fine outline of burnt brown sugar. Gloriously malty, delicately sweet, and eminently huge.

Warmth opens things up even more, introducing an array of your standard dark fruits; plums, raisins, and dates, coated with booze and dipped in brown sugar. The booze is evident on the nose, but not enough to burn your nostril hairs or clear your sinuses. I'm really liking the nose on this one so far.

Wow! I thought the nose was powerful, until I took my first sip of this thing. I expected a lot of flavor, considering it's a 12.5% ABV doppelbock, but it still shocked my palate out of the gate. Delicate booze laced between mountains of caramel and toffee. A deep nuttiness resides in the background, along with a plethora of sticky malts and brown sugar. Triple bock, no doubt.

The fruit character meshes extremely well with everything else; plums, juicy dates... Sweet, sweet, and sweet without reaching teeth-chattering levels. Really a perfect level of sweetness for this style of beer. The booze is well integrated and the flavors are accentuated incredibly. Lots of crisp, toasted bready, lager-yeast in the finish, along with faint brown sugar and a heavy nuttiness.

Dark Heathen hoists a big and boisterous body; sticky, thick, and almost creamy on the mouth feel with low-medium carbonation. I was really taken back by how easy this was to drink... It holds the power of a 20% ABV brew while drinking more like a 6-7%. I wish I could have grabbed a few bottles of this, as it turned out to be one of my favorites of the day.

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Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Label says 2011, poured into a snifter. Alarmingly "drinkable" for a brew weighing in at 12.5%...
Pours a very dark red color, with what little head it has dissipating very quickly. No matter, this beer apparently doesn't need a thick head to "release its aromas." I would describe the smell as "dark fruit," specifically raisins and figs.
The taste is familiar; if I didn't know any better I'd say it was a quad. Maybe add a little bit of cherry that I didn't pick up on the nose. Also, a little bit of lager-ish flavor which I may or may not be imagining because the beer is labeled as such.
It feels a bit thinner than I would have expected, given its syrupy flavor and appearance, but who cares?
Overall, I'm normally not a fan of doppel (or triple, even) bocks, but this was nice enough that I wish I had more than the one bottle.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I got a bottle of Kuhnhenn's Dark Heathen Triple Bock, I've always wanted to try this beer and I'm happy to have the chance, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks good, it's got a nice design to and it's eye catching. It poured a dark brown color that took on more of a crimson and ruby hue when held to the light with a thin layer of dark tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some really small spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the dark fruits being the first to show up and they impart a good and complex combination of dark cherry, raisin, grape, a little apple cider and a little more dark fruit aromas. Up next comes a light alcohol aroma and it's followed by the malts that impart a sweet malt, caramel, caramel malts and nice little bit of butterscotch right at the end. This beer has a very nie aroma, I like the fruitiness with the caramel and butterscotch in the background.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the dark fruit still being the first to show up and they stick out the most and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the apple juice sticking out a little more making it a little more juicy, but there's still lots of dark fruits showing up. Up next comes a noticeable alcohol flavor that is smoother than I would expect for being 12% and it's followed by the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the sweet malts till sticking out the most and there' s still some nice caramel and butterscotch coming through in the background. On the finish there's no bitterness with a little more sweetness and alcohol taking it's place with some juicy dark fruit and a little bit of caramel and butterscotch in the aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting beer, it's just what I would expect from a Kuhnhenn beer of this style.

M- Fairly smooth, a little sticky, a little velvety, a little rich, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and I thought it was a very nice example, it was a big and pretty bold beer, it was a little boozy, but the alcohol never got to out of hand and the same goes for the sweetness which makes it's a very nice Tripel Bock. This beer had ok drinkability, one would be my limit anymore than that would be too much. What I like about this beer is that for what it is it's smooth and ti also tastes good. What I like the least about this beer is the stickiness on the mouthfeel, I could go without that. I would buy this beer if I ever had the chance to and I would recommend trying it if you like big and bold Bocks. All in all I was happy with this beer and a little impressed, as far as the high gravity beers from Kuhnhenn go this one seemed to be a little less boozy tasting than most of the other ones I've tried. It's not a favorite Kuhnhenn beer, but it is one of the better strong bocks that I've had. Great job guys, this is a very nice beer, keep it up.

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Photo of hardysf
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Winter Solstice 2015/2016. Exspensive beer at nearly 9.00 a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark black with a mocha head that quickly dissapates to a ring along the edge. Lots of aromas. Dates, figs, raisins, some cherry, and toffee. Also some oak/wood. The taste is very sweet and also very complex. So many flavors. The sweetness is balanced with some nice earthy bitterness on the end. It also finishes with some bready notes. The feel is nice, as it coats your throat. Nice slow sipping beer.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: deep ruby brown, no head really - just a wisp of bubble around the edges

S: maltiness - the Vienna and Munich malts, I presume

T: very interesting - my only other doppelbocks were the Samiclaus Bier and Sam Adams double Bock. This beer is nothing like the Sam Adams (which was very rich and bready sweet) but has some characteristics in common with the Samiclaus (which was a very thin-tasting, unusual-feeling beer). There is malty sweetness backbone to this beer, but up front it is like thin strong espresso, with some distant dark fruits; a dry molasses/brown sugar warming effect, and I tasted wheat (although I don't know why), too, as those faint sweet notes vanished. Very compelling.

M: thin (not what I expected), no carbonation, but very smooth - made me think of a port wine or a whiskey - like the Samiclaus, it was very un-beerlike, although I get that this is just a style of beer with which I have had little experience

O: despite what may seem like mixed or hesitant descriptors, I have to say, I really liked this beer. The label says "triple bock lager" and I get it. The beer is lager thin, but bock dark - the advertised Vienna and Munich malts are obviously amazing - you have to love them. The decoction process used is no doubt accountable for some of the unique characteristics of this great beer as well.

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Photo of BBP
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage from the Winter Solstice Party.

Pours chestnut brown with a hint of ruby seeping through. Fairly thick yet a bit translucent. Head is quite minimal and lace is nowhere to be seen. For a beer of it's strength, it looks much like I'd expect.

The aroma is a blast of raisins, some caramel, and some spicy hops. A little bit like a scotch ale in the aroma but the fruitiness really differentiates it. At first the aroma is quite blatant but it dies down quickly.

The taste reminds me a bit of 4D. Obviously breweries have tendencies, and I think they use some of the same hops for this as 4D. When it comes down to it, the main differences for me are the ease of drinkability in this and the raisins.

It also resembles a Dubbel in some regards as it has a bit of bubblegum flavour in the beginning. It rides a caramel foundation and then emerges into spicy hops and dark fruit.

The mouthfeel is a little thin for what I was expecting. It's medium thick and medium heavy. I'm somewhat glad actually, as I could swish it around with lower carbonation and coat my mouth with it rather than fight through fierce carbonation. The only downside was an excess of stickiness in the finish but when you get higher in alcohol what can you do.

Overall, this was a pretty good beer. I was quite nervous going into it as it's a bock and I haven't found many that have really suited my tastes. Perhaps Dopplebocks are more up my alley.

I can say that drinkability was very nice, but there's some definite heat, none of which affected the flavour, but it did make me take my time drinking this, and I don't normally find most things boozy. I wish I had got a couple more of these at the Winter Solstice, but it may be around again.

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Photo of Lothore
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep, dark crimson with very little if any head.

S- Smell is very rich and enticing. Caramel, dark fruit, very malty, hard to detect any hop notes.

T- Deep and malty, raisins, creamy all the way through. The lack of hops make the deep sweetness a little overbearing.

M- Thick and sticky with very little carbonation.

D- This is the perfect sipper if your looking for a malty treat, it might be a little too sweet for some.

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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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