Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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3.48 | pDev: 18.97%
Aug 29, 2017
Nov 25, 2009
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Rated: 3.83 by jaydoc from Kansas

Aug 29, 2017
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to hotpipes29 for sending this one as part of our trade! Reviewed from long-standing notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an El Catador barrel-aged glass.

A: Very dark brown, with minimal visible carbonation and nearly opaque. No true head formation – just a few foamy bubbles at the top. Some big dark chunks came out of the bottle when I rinsed the bottle after pouring - fortunately (I think) I managed to decant these when I poured my glass.

S: Boozy and fusel, and dark fruits that are sticky sweet - plums and raisins and prunes. There are mild fruity apple esters as well. A slight vanilla underneath, reminiscent of a woody/oaky aroma. Some brown sugar and a bit of caramel or molasses.

T: Less "hot" than the nose suggested. Still has the big dark sticky fruits (prunes and raisins) with some dried cherries. It still has some significant alcohol heat and ethanol sweetness, but not the burn that the nose promised. Flavors of brown sugar, malt sweetness, and more mild caramel. Intermittent impression of some background chocolate. The sweet fruit flavors last with the alcohol heat into the hang.

M: A lighter body than most in style. Very low carbonation sensation – this is essentially flat. The alcohol presence seems average for style - though it certainly smelled more than that on the nose.

O: The flavors are there, but the flatness accentuated by the somewhat light body hurts the enjoyment factor. Unless this bottle was off with the carbonation, it's nothing I’d be in a hurry to repeat. But it has some promise.
Dec 18, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

Jun 02, 2015
Rated: 2.6 by GregSSSSS

Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 3 by zestar from California

Aug 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Jul 20, 2014
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Reviewed by Lothore from California

4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A -pours a deep ruddy brown hue with little to no head.

S- toffee, booze, burnt caramel, prune, fig, raisin, grape

T- dark fruit, raisin, toasted bread, caramel up front with an untamed alcohol bite on the back end followed by residual sweetness.

M- medium bodied with medium to low carbonation.

D- have been holding on to this for years and there is still deep, untamed alcohol on the back end and a little sweetness that borders on cloying. Very interesting brew that I loved sticking my nose in but ultimately this beer was one that I should have shared.
Apr 27, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by md655321 from Michigan

Mar 17, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by kirkfrailey from Michigan

Mar 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by WCW from Michigan

Mar 09, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by cadaugherty from Illinois

Oct 27, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by gulogulo from Michigan

Jul 27, 2013
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Reviewed by woosterbill from Kentucky

2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
12oz bottle from '09 or so, poured into a Fantôme tulip.

A: Dark brown body with almost no head. Weak.

S: Cherry cough syrup, booze-soaked fig newton, and sherry oxidation. Weird, intense, and interesting enough.

T: Sweet toffee and sherry up front, with rich fig and cherry behind. Big boozy finish. Overwhelming, and not in a good way.

M: Pretty still, quite sticky. Meh.

O: Kuhnhenn's hits are off the charts, and so can be their misses. Sadly this is the latter.

Jun 01, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Feb 15, 2013
Rated: 4 by gratefulbeerhead from Indiana

Dec 24, 2012
Rated: 3 by AgentZero from Illinois

Nov 28, 2012
Rated: 4 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Nov 15, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by t0rin0 from California

Oct 19, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Jul 06, 2012
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