Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: 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/toasted marsh mellow like character.

Added by alexgash on 12-14-2006

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a muddy, murky dark brown. Almost no head to speak of and no lacing. Not a particularly good looking beer, but it is in a charming way, exactly what you expect from Kuhnhenn.

S: This smells amazing. Caramel, toffee, tons of dark fruits, bourbon, a sweetness that has a vanilla/marshmallow character.

T: The lofty expectations established by the nose were somehow exceeded by the very first sip. Phenomenal. First thing coming to my mind is raisins or figs soaked in bourbon with a bit of dark brown sugar sprinkled on top. A sweet beer, but brilliantly balanced by the bourbon, oak, and underlying roasted malt. Picking up so many flavors, including caramel, toffee, vanilla, even maple syrup. The alcohol is incredibly well hidden for a 13.5% beer.

M: Thick and syrupy. Very little carbonation which works well with the thickness.

O: One of the better beers I have had recently. Simply fantastic and something I would recommend to anyone. Flavor and aroma rival any other beer in the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jacewg
4.77/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to pest for this one. A continually great trader.

Appearance: Syrupy murky brown. As expected not much head or head retention. Not a beautiful beer, but works for the style.

Aroma: Incredible. Waves of dark fruit, bourbon, caramel, toffee. Some chocolate undertones and definite sweetness.

Taste: Just as good as the nose. Vanilla, caramel, bourbon. Lots of dark fruit from the base beer. Rich and decadent. Sweet but not cloying. A really interesting earthy hop tone creeps in the more you drink. Can't decide 100% how I feel about it. Regardless, this joins a handful of other beers on my "I'd like to have six ounces of this every night before bed" list.

Mouthfeel: Not much carb. A bit on the syrupy side, but appropriate for what it is. Rich and decadent. Drinks like it should.

Overall: Easy to see why this is so highly rated and it deserves every point of it. Marvelous stuff. Perfect sipping, cold weather beer.

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.91/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Straight from the tap at Kuhnhenn, in their tulip.

A - opaque brown with hints of a ruby tinge in the light near the edges. Thin ring of reddish-tab foam clings to the glass with each sip.

S - big malty sweetness with subtler bourbon notes than many barrel aged offerings I've tried.

T - wonderfully executed balance of smooth bourbon character with toasted malt, dark candied fruits (black cherry, Cabernet grapes), and hints of chocolate.

M - thick, but not syrupy and surprisingly little alcohol heat or tingle considering the ABV. There is a hint of it on the back of the tongue in the aftertaste. This could sneak up on you.

O - if you have the chance to try it, particularly on draft, don't miss it.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 1,939 ratings