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:
253
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
53
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ThickNStout
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

White foil capped 12oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks man!). 2015 Vintage. Served in a goblet.

Pours an opaque, turbid mahogany with red highlights. What begins as a full finger of khaki foam is quickly reduced to a broken halo that fails to leave any lacing.

Sweet aromas of figs, caramel, brown sugar, dates, raisins, toffee and bread. Smells like the Dark Heathen has never even heard of a hop.

This is a big, sweet, bready, dark fruit infused and mildly boozey beast. Raisin bread, molasses, dates/figs, burnt caramel, brown sugar, grainy malts and a healthy dose of alcohol. It is plenty sweet, which I enjoy but lacks any real depth or substance to make it a flavor I want more of. Not at all off putting, just not something I desire more of.

Syrupy medium body with almost no carbonation whatsoever. While I generally prefer less carbonated beers this one is just dead flat. Aftertaste is driven by malty notes of raisin bread, sweet wort and kilned malts.

For my tastes Dark Heathenis a rare miss from Kuhnhenn. I enjoy thick sweet beers but this lacked the depth necessary for the sweetness to work. Still not a bad beer and I'm happy to have had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SerialTicker
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought as part of the Winter Solstice mixed four-pack, which was $35 ... so really, this beer cost about $8.75. Haven't had this one before.

Appearance: Hard pour didn't do much. No head, no lacing. Looks flat in the glass. The color of the beer is ruby brown. Sits in the glass basically looking like prune juice. Doesn't look interesting at all.

Smell: Boozy and sweet. The malts come together to give quad qualities -- plums and raisins, but also a mild blueberry aroma as well.

Taste/feel: Aw, man... I don't know... pains me to say that I don't love this beer. Like I was afraid of just looking at the beer, the feel is very flat. There is the subtlest mid-palate carbonation, but other than that, there's nothing. Also, the beer isn't super thick. It's got a syrupy texture to it, but its body is moderate at best. Strangely, I like it not being too thick because if it were any thicker, it'd probably be undrinkably syrupy because of the lack of carbonation. In terms of flavor, it's pretty good. Every dark fruit you can imagine can be tasted in this beer, but there's not a ton of malt character. The finish has a slight breadiness, but it's surprisingly and disappointingly subtle. This is mostly drinking like a heavily sweetened fruit juice more than anything, due to the almost complete lack of carbonation and malt qualities.

A guy at the brewery genuinely claimed this was his favorite beer from the Winter Solstice pack -- I'm not sure why. This would be a decent buy at maybe $5-$6 per 12oz bottle, but about $9 per bottle is definitely too much to pay for this beer. A little more carbonation would go a long way. I can understand this being super sweet, because it's a doppelbock, but the least they could have done was get it not feeling so flat.

This is definitely a disappointing beer. Certainly not bad, but most definitely not worth the price.

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Photo of nra818
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ljc973
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msumike89
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cath
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
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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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 trxxpaxxs
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage had in July 2015. Still good, but thinking it is turning a little malty

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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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Photo of mikebogs33
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 _morandi_
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McNazz
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LehighAce06
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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