Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

1,915 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,915 |  Reviews: 414
Photo of freehafe
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AdamF625
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- muddy water with red hues. Pours flat with no head
S- malty dark fruit, sweet bourbon, vanilla, hot alcohol
T- very sweet dark fruits, cherries, raisins, some oak and bourbon flavor, caramel, marshmallow
M- flat with little carbonation, syrupy and sweet but dries out on the finish which is very unique.
O- sweeter than I expected but very enjoyable. Flavors blend nicely with the barrel treatment. For a 13.5% beer it is dangerously smooth.

 447 characters

Photo of meathookjones
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of DNICE555
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Steve212
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Hophead717
3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of AlphaKingKegger
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Curt1
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Jones153
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Warlocks-Passage
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of EB1
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of dfillius
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Benish
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 batch. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: while pouring, it looked like heavily unfiltered apple cider. As the beer settled in the glass it was a dark opaque brown color. Just a couple mm of head presented which disappeared shortly after. No lacings around the glass.

Smell: a lot of over ripen dark fruits, some toasted marshmallow, white chocolate, bourbon as well as a heavily sweet and smoky smell that I just cannot describe.

Taste: its complex and boozy. Very sweet but not to the point of cloying. Taste raisins, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, a tad bit of spices and smoke. Finishes warm from the bourbon. Winter is the perfect time to drink this.

Mouthfeel: full-bodied, smooth and slightly creamy. It can get sticky along the edge of the glass.

Overall: this is one heck of a complex beer. A sipper for sure. As theres a ton going on in this beer, be sure to share this with a friend. There's lot to talk about this one with so much going on in this beer.

 984 characters

Photo of superspak
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, 2011 Winter Solstice bottling. Pours dense nearly pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a patchy lace cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, raisin, toast, vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark bread, tobacco, light cocoa, and toasted earthiness. Absolutely insane aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, maple syrup, raisin, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark bread, light cocoa, light tobacco, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark bread, light cocoa, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of malt and barrel flavors; with a perfect barrel/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely world class old ale! All around insane complexity and balance of malt and barrel flavors; and dangerously smooth to sip on considering the very high ABV. Unbelievably amazing offering.

 1,407 characters

Photo of lonewolfcry
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of 22Blue
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of vinny21bal
3.19/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I have had 3 vintages at different periods. This is a very extremly over rated beer. It is however a decent beer. But I really don't think there is any part of this beer that is over the top amazing. I think it would be a good everyday shelf beer, but nothing special. It may sound like I am being negative about the beer but I do think again it is a decent beer just not special

 379 characters

Photo of adroberts01
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of wtkphoto
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of boxcar01
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of baybum
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Hopmarc
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 1,915 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.