Fourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Old Ale
Ranked #1
Ranked #108
4.55 | pDev: 8.57%
Friday at 03:06 AM
Dec 14, 2006
Fourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-AgedFourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: This is our 4th Dementia Olde Ale that has been bourbon barrel-aged. This ale has an intense sweet caramel malt flavor and aroma that develops into a toffee and toasted marshmallow-like character.
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4.06 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Friday at 03:06 AM
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4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

2021 version, drank 4/26/22

Pours a deep, dark brown. Minimal head, dissipates quickly. Strong aroma of chocolate, leather, and tobacco.

A bit thin, borderline syrupy feel. Tastes of dark chocolate, tobacco, caramel, toffee. Intense flavor, but hides the alcohol really well. Strong, but not in any way boozy. Enjoyable sipper

Apr 27, 2022
4.54 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Apr 09, 2022
4.46 by not2quick from Missouri on Mar 21, 2022
4.25 by ryand14 from Michigan on Feb 11, 2022
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4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. pours a dark chestnut with very little foam. wonderful aromas of bourbon, charred oak, toffee, vanilla, even a hint of coconut. taste follows with a slight fruitiness on the finish. medium-full mouthfeel; nice, lower level of carbonation. to me, this is right in that wheelhouse of Längst and Ryeway - two beers i absolutely love. this beer might be a tad more drinkable (possibly even more approachable) as i don’t find it to be the slow sippers that Längst and Ryeway are. really good stuff!

Jan 21, 2022
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Jan 15, 2022
3.83 by Beerbom from California on Dec 30, 2021
4.54 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Dec 18, 2021
4.44 by jvillefan from California on Nov 26, 2021
4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.25 by GFK from Michigan on Jun 15, 2021
4.31 by ThirstyHungryLife from California on Apr 13, 2021
4 by Bugsmcl from Ohio on Feb 12, 2021
4.52 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Feb 01, 2021
4.5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Jan 31, 2021
4.67 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Nov 28, 2020
4.43 by nollie77 from Ohio on Nov 19, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Pretty unique. Almost like an imperial stout plus barleywine blend with a dry finish. Caramel up front, then some char. Hoping to try some more of their beers.

Sep 27, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hoptheology from South Dakota

12 oz bottle, 2018 vintage, cellar treat, sent from Junior, into a Prairie Rastal glass.

This marvelous beer pours a wonderful raisin color with a harvest gold head of 1/4 finger. Recedes to a polite fingernail and stays. Swirling leaves a few micro legs.

Aroma is that of a really settled-in beer. Like this one has had some time to really develop and mature into what it is. Tons of wonderful aged dates and raisins, with shoe leather, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and fig. Hints of chocolate, and a nice hot alcohol aroma envelopes the whole thing.

Toffee and raisins start this one off, followed by a burnt char note and some piney hop, and then the sweetness returns with caramel and sticky fig, some paper/cardboard, and then fades out on tobacco and molasses. Very complex. A bit sharp and bitter, I'd prefer a little more smoothness, but this flavor profile is bonkers.

Feel is sticky all the way to the bank with heat throughout but a cooling center. Moderate buzzing carbonation paired with warming alcohol that coats the gums and tongue. Leaves a bit of resin on the finish.

Overall, this is a really wonderful barrel aged old ale and one I'd try to find again. I do believe I liked their BA stout better, but this is absolutely no slouch.

Price paid : Trade
Would find/buy again : Yes

Sep 04, 2020
4.6 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Aug 19, 2020
4.21 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Jul 30, 2020
4.52 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Jul 07, 2020
4.75 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Jun 29, 2020
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4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by bret27 from California

2018 bottle courtesy of HOPTOMIC_BOMB
#400 beer review.
L: very very drk brn with a hint of burgundy. Minimal dense creamy head.
S: dates, brown sugar, vanilla.
T: Sweet brown vs candied sugar, molasses, Malt, raisins, vanilla, oak,
F: medium. Very minimal alcohol presence. No burn at all.
O: very nice. Super smooth. Not sure if the ~3 yrs on it helped tone it down but regardless it’s great.

May 19, 2020
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4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

Pours a thick pitch black. There was actually a 1 finger tan head on this beer. It didn't last too long, and there's no lacing on the glass.
The nose, well, it's a very strong nose. Very boozy smelling. Lots of caramel, and toffee. Raisin, and dates as well. I'm also getting just a fain hint of coffee.
Taste - Up front I get more of the dates and raisin. Tons of toffee, and that comes in on the backside, along with the caramel. Not really getting the coffee I was smelling.
This beer isn't as boozy feeling as I was expecting. That being said, this beer is so thick, and full bodied. It actually goes down so smooth.
World class stout, and so damn happy to try it.

Apr 29, 2020
4.49 by EMH73 from New York on Apr 09, 2020
4.41 by Appearanceswc from Virginia on Mar 27, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
2015 vintage

A- pours deep brown in color with a one-finger off-white head that disappears quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- aroma opens with a peppery earthy tobacco note, similar to a fresh cigar. Caramel and toffee, along with molasses, leather, brown sugar, roasted marshmallow, fig & raisin, as well as some bourbon barrel that brings out coconut and vanilla

T- sweet and malty up front with bold notes of caramel and toffee, followed by a sweet note of marshmallow and vanilla. Mid-palate brings out dark fruit notes of fig and raisin, as well as earthy tobacco, the finish adds light bourbon barrel that adds a vanilla notes that enhances the marshmallow note from before. Lingers of marshmallow and caramel

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety, warming finish

O- bold malty sweetness gives way to a marshmallow note that is unique to any other old ales I've had, well done

Mar 22, 2020
4.66 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Mar 21, 2020
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2020
4.56 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Mar 08, 2020
4.6 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Mar 04, 2020
4.93 by Hopelessly0 from California on Mar 02, 2020
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4.86/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by matts2896 from Connecticut

2018 2-year BB4D
Peanut brittle, marshmallow fluff, oaky vanilla, and light chocolate on the finish. Perfectly cohesive, perfectly cumbersome body, perfectly oxidized, and perfectly boozy. The Kuhnhenn bros nail the barrel character, but they nail oxidation even better. Wicked unique and wicked good. This might be the best BA beer I've ever had

Feb 26, 2020
4.71 by TheGent from New Jersey on Feb 12, 2020
4.29 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin on Feb 02, 2020
4.5 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Jan 06, 2020
4.61 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Nov 29, 2019
5 by Jmalo from Ohio on Sep 25, 2019
Fourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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