Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple BockKuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock
BEER INFO

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

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.

Added by walleye on 05-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
54
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Brewliue
1/5  rDev -74.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is basically bog water - shit! Drink it and realize that cross bones and skull doesn't really need to be so poisonous.

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.33/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Lackluster in all realms that should be satisfying when associated with a Bock style beer. Poured it correctly but left no head. Fowl in appearance and in taste. Abv content on label is debatable, definitely a falsely advertised "big" beer. A great abundance of sediment at the bottom that's more than acceptable. Would not recommend it.

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Photo of bozebus17
2.45/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a deep ruby with a small tan head. It doesn't last long and there isn't much lacing.

Smells of rich caramel and toffee with some alcohol. There are also hints of grape or raisin.

Taste is all sweet malt at first. There is caramel, molasses, burnt sugar and some of the raisin from the aroma. This is probably the sweetest beer I have ever tasted. It is rich and creamy on the palate.

I've been excited to try this beer for a while and I was pretty disappointed with it. It was way too sweet for my liking. I struggled to finish the glass. Maybe the yeast tired out during the fermentation process and didn't complete their job. Overall this doppelbock is unbalanced. This isn't what I've come to expect from Kuhnhenn's. Oh well, you win some you lose some.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce bottle courtesy of hoppymeal, thanks again for sending this Derek, 2006 vintage, last beer I split with Bill yesterday, color is a deep dark mahogany, close to two inches of light tan head that was pretty foamy leaves a small cloud later on, not much lacing though, aroma consists of port wine, caramel, toffee, booze, raisins, dates, sweetness, and rich sugars, flavor starts off quite sweet with various malts, sugar and dark fruits in the middle, finish is harshly hot with a big sweet aftertaste that lingers, wish it mellowed out a little as it warmed but that was not the case, too strong for my palate, sweet, hot, and malty mouthfeel, medium bodied, good amount of carbonation, taste lingered a very long time, had a hard time getting though five or six ounces myself, very strong and heavy, sweetness makes drinkability even worse, for being three years old already this beer still needs to age a lot longer it seems, brew is still quite hot with alcohol warmth, I will be the first to say this is much better than the only other triple bock I have tasted which is Sam Adams, would like to try this another three years down the road to see how it evolves and mellows, worth trying

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Previous review was a 4, didn't note which year. Just had a 2011, which was pretty unpleasant once it warmed up a touch from being in the fridge -- 2.0. Averaging the two for a 3 rating.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of n2185
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Loads of syrupy caramel and vanilla on the nose with some bubblegum and bready notes in the background.

T: Similar to the aroma, syrupy vanilla and caramel dominate with dark fruits and a bready finish. Only a slight alcohol presence for such a big beer.

M: Medium-thick body with low carbonation, this beer is thick and syrupy feeling, coating my mouth with a layer of sugar.

O: An interesting, though not terribly successful beer. It's a bit too simple and overly sweet for my tastes.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

Cloudy, very dark brown with nearly no head and basically zero visible carbonation. This looks and pours a lot like prune juice. Unattractive and daunting.

The aroma is a big, sweet combination of caramel, toffee, banana, raisin, and fig. Interesting and pleasant. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, and I wouldn't have guessed it's as potent as it is.

The flavor is exceptionally sweet, though not overly simple. There's lots of raisin, fig, rum, and leather flavors, along with a bit of banana, and chewy pizza crusts.

The body is lacking much to any carbonation. The beer is heavy, flat, and a bit oily.

A big, sweet, and interesting beer that lacks appropriate body.

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Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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