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Fourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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4.55/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#101
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,970
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
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1,720
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450
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Ratings: 1,970 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of von_kaiser
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmukid87
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLev
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Junior
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimmyd3
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kimmelga
4.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kemoarps
4.09/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2017 bottle sent my way by way of the generosity of @FlintB during NBS BIF #007.
Aggressive pour yields a small flare of off tan head that recedes pretty immediately. Body is murky raisin brown.

Nose brings forth the classic notes of leather and raisin and wood and a faint hint of spice. Surprisingly mellow.

Rich body with notes of milk chocolate and tobacco and spice and sweet vanilla and marshmallow char. As it warms more of the middle range 'old ale' characteristics come forth with leather and toffee and more of an emphasis back on the tobacco.

This is every bit of 13.5%, but it's not overwhelming or harsh. Rich and spicy and boozy it's definitely a sipper. Starts off a bit sweet, but as it warms that becomes less pronounced and the other stuff moves more into the forefront.

Definitely dig it. Thanks Brian!

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Photo of rcjennings
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of darktronica
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2018 release, tried first on draft but now from a bottle. Just let it warm up, and it will reach its full potential. A bit green and bitter when cold, it releases a whole raft of brown sugar, leather, and vanilla notes as it approaches room temp. Very pleasantly oxidized even when freshly released, with solid grape, tobacco, and lightly acidic notes. A classic old ale, for sure.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goblue30
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my last to cross off the Michigan top 15. Very smooth, sweet, tasty, though not my preferred style.

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Photo of crobinso
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drunkenmess
4.2/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
4.09/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2018 vintage. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Served at 49 degrees.

Pour: deep, deep black. 1-2 finger tan head. Recess into a thick, bubbly ring with plenty of clouds and decent lacing.

Nose: not real strong for me but I’m fighting a cold... Sweet roasted malt, marshmallow (power of suggestion, but accurate), bourbon. Some dark fruit.

Taste: really unique. Sweet, but malt or molasses sweet not sugary. Caramel/toffee definitely present. Some coffee/deep roasted malt bitterness balancing the sweetness. Rich milk/dark chocolate mix backing up everything. Bourbon is surprisngly mild. Slight lactose taste/feel.

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation at first but quickly turns to a milkshake, oily, pillowy feel that is wonderful. Pretty clean finish considering the viscous nature.

Overall: this is my first and I love the look and feel. Nose is ok, taste is really good but I’m not sure if it’s great for me. Lactose taste isn’t my favorite and I get that, at least for the first bottle. Will revisit review on second bottle and after aging.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - 1.5 finger cig-stain yellow head atop a translucent dark purple body.

S - oh boy. Dark fruits, raisin, booze, brown sugar.

T - tons of dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, raisins, caramel, and bourbon booze. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Moderate booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - an ass-kicker, this is.

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4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 1,970 ratings