Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple BockKuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock
BA SCORE
3.85/5
253 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#11,009
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
253
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
53
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Floral aroma. Scotch colour dark brown and malty scotch aroma. Blind tasting of the baleywine say it was an old ale. Sweetish spice in middle. A real style bender. Full mouthfeel, a meal in itself. Bottles were available and I kick myself now. Alcohol not detectable.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark brownish amber in color and poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are light aromas of sweet malts and toffee in the nose along with some hints of alcohol.
T: The taste is both malty and sweet with flavors of brown sugar, raisins and toffee.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and thick on the palate with a light amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: The beer is relatively easy to drink considering its strength because the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottling

Appearance: Pours a clear cola color with ruby highlights; not surprisingly, the head fades to a ringlet pretty quickly; dotty lacing

Smell: Molasses, tobacco and fig; rather boozy

Taste: A boozy blend of fig and date verging into molasses and tobacco tones; harshness builds, after the swallow, along with a boozy burn

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation and a lot of heat

Overall: A tough beer to drink and a tough beer to really enjoy; surprised by the high ratings from others who have essentially said the same thing; I have had some great beers from Kuhnhenn but I cannot sing the praises of this one

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Sean.

Dark tawny appearance with minimal carbonation. Actually looks a lot like port.

Smells surprisingly doppelbock-like. A lot of dark fruit and toasted grain, raisins and dates. Faint soy sauce and molasses, not too sweet.

Heavy and rich palate, very fruity (raisins, berries, dates), some nice Munich malt flavors. Amazed by how German this tastes. There's no booziness at all, and it avoids cloying sweetness. Finishes toasty, slightly nutty. Remarkably clean stuff. I'm impressed.

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of superspak
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, Winter 2011 vintage. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a small foamy khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lace instantly. Ni glass lacing, and a fair amount of alcohol legs. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, licorice, dark bread, earth, light nuttiness, wood, and light bourbon. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of malty flavors. Taste of big raisin, prune, dried fruit skin, licorice, toffee, molasses, caramel, toast, dark bread, leather, light nuttiness, wood, light bourbon, and earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, toffee, molasses, caramel, toast, dark bread, leather, light nuttiness, wood, earth, and light bourbon on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of malty flavors; with almost zero cloying sweetness present on the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial bock style. Great balance and complexity of malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Edition

A: Pours a cloudy mahogany in color with some amber highlights and just a touch of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall creamy dark beige head that reduces fairly quickly to medium patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet malts including toffee and brown sugar.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of sweet malts including dark fruit (raisin), brown sugar, and toffee.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Overall for as high in alcohol as this beer is, it is fairly well hidden with only a light presence in the mouthfeel. The beer needs to be slipped slowly but is enjoyable.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

2011 vintage, had late 2014.
Dark brown pour, some really nice ruby/mahogany notes when held towards the light. No head, just a really thin beige string.
Nice nut and raisin in the smell, lots of caramel, sweet cake-like malt, dry fig, chocolate, faint cherry, a bit of metal, faint soy sauce, nutmeg, wood chips, brandy. Quite a lot, and pretty fragrant too.
Big fruitiness in the start, tons of raisin, fig, cherry, plum and date, faint blueberry, some apple, some citrus zest, all boozed up with a nice brandy note. Malts follow and overpower, lots of sticky caramel, molasses, toasted malt, light chocolate, spiced with some cinnamon and some walnut. Finishes almost roasted, bitter with some cigar notes, dusty.
Light to medium body, a bit oily, not sticky, low carbonation. Aftertaste: toast, cocoa powder, a bit of raisin, chewing tobacco, faint nut. A bit boozy, especially as you drink more, but the subtle wood note in the taste makes you think of strong red wine or even whiskey, so it's not that bad.
Slow sipper, rich and aggressive in flavors, way over the usual doppelbock stats. Counts as a plus, but also as a minus. Careful with this one.

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Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 253 ratings
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