Foreign Export Stout
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #71
Ranked #24,753
3.85 | pDev: 8.31%
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Very Good
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K-Dog from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the new kunhnhenn location in clintonship. Very nice dark creamy and foamy look. A nice roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Thought this was really good especially on a cold rainy afternoon at the end of march here in michigan. Would probably get again the next time I go up there.

Mar 24, 2016
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justinp444 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter it is black with a thin slight beige off white head. smell of slightly acidic roasted malt and chocolate with some coffee in the back. Taste is chocolate, coffee, slightly creamy with a little bit sweeter malt. Smells like a foreign export but taste is kinda off a little bit more malty. It had a full mouth feel and body lightly crisp.

Aug 16, 2015
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ChurchKey, DC.

Just about black as can be with a tan cap. The head reaches half a finger with decent retention leaving a fluffy ring. Spotty lace.

Pure roast malts and the charred, burnt bitterness that comes with them. Dark cocoa, espresso, smoked and slight dried dark fruit.

Again, fairly cut and dry (in flavor not just simplicity). Charred roast barley gives bitter burnt, deep dark cocoa, coffee ground, intense toast nutty and slight caramel notes. A hint of raisin.

Foamy and highly carbonated body that fluffs up a lot on the palate. Charred bitterness in the finish.

Roasty and dry malt profile with mostly clean yeast and a bit of a cocoa feel.

Jun 22, 2015
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SerialTicker from Michigan

3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at the Kuhnhenn Brewery as part of a paddle.

Appearance: Well... black. Tan head. Nice lacing. This one really looks like what you'd expect from a stout. The lacing on Export Stout is quite nice.

Smell: Ashy, roasty, chocolate+coffee. It smells slightly different than other stouts I've had before... maybe that's just because I haven't had an export stout before. Smells interesting, and actually pretty good.

Taste: Almost exactly like the aroma as far as the ash and roastiness... the coffee and chocolate notes are there, but only in a complimentary way. I was expecting this to be a really bitter beer, but it actually had a decent sweetness in there (chocolate?) that I enjoyed. It's definitely a touch bitter, but I liked that a lot... I was in the mood for a slightly bitter stout, and this did it for me. The real kicker (yes, I've gone Guy Fieri on you) is the mouthfeel... creamy and satisfying.

Best stout I've ever had? Nope, but it's a tasty offering by Kuhnhenn. Worth a try. And then another. And maybe another...

Jun 29, 2013
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tectactoe from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Kuhnhenn's brewpub in Warren. This baby is dark, dark, dark - I can't find any light that passes through this one at all. The head is a few shades deeper than tan and slowly traverses from a quarter-inch thick foam to a ring around the glass; some generous lacing is left near the top. Very good looking stout so far.

Super deep roast in the aroma; large quantities of roasted and nearly-burnt malts. Needless to say, there's lots of char that's backed up by a strong and solid nutty character. Playing tertiary to the huge amounts of roast, there is an underlying, cream-like sweetness that does it's best to provide some methodical balance. Faint coffee beans in the tail end close this one out. Robust, roasty, and powerful, although a little more balance would be nice.

Following through quite closely with the aroma, the flavor starts off with a 50/50 mix of nutty flavors and burnt malts. Char stretches left to right and your palate is hit with a roasted flavors that's not far from black, oily coffee beans. Midway through, some light licorice and dark plum sweetness comes into play - something I didn't pick up in the aroma.

Any bit of "sweet" that makes its way into the flavor profile here is almost immediately washed out by the heavy coffee, roasted malt, and ashy-char notes. Faintly boozy on the back-end; this beer might have been beefed up from the last time it was made, as the ABV listed was 8%. Very ashy and roasty finish. Very hearty and robust; medium bodied with a smooth creaminess and great carbonation.

A little heavier than all the others I tried at Kuhnhenn that day, and I may have enjoyed it even more if it were cold outside. Nice roast and a big, hearty flavor and mouth feel. A little bit more balance would help the drinkability, but this was a very solid export style stout. I'd certainly have it again with no qualms.

Jun 01, 2013
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blind Tiger in NYC.

Beer is black with a small tan head. No lacing.

Roasted malt is the most prominent smell in the nose. I also get some coffee and a creamy scent.

Roasted malt also prominent in the flavour, with a light milky flavour accompanying. Coffee and dark fruit.

Medium bodied, low to moderate carbonation. SLick.

Overall, pretty good but not particularly exciting.

Oct 18, 2012
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TheBrewo from New York

3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip glass and showed the deepest chocolate brown color. There was a little ring of a medium brown head, but this showed poor potential for retention, and little lacing. There was no haze or sediment, and carbonation appeared low. The nose was rich with chocolate malts, steely coffee bean, sweet molasses, and cooked, burnt taffy. Our first impression was that the flavoring showed deep souring malts, but overall that it was nice for the style. As we sipped, sour grain, as one might expect from an English porter, hit the palate hard. Mixing in was dry coffee bean, and a puckering lemon flesh bite. The middle peaked with more of those sour notes, but a char began to permeate the depth of grain. Fusel booze and nail polish remover quickly cleared the palate, moving to a quick finish with nothing but the malt bill. The aftertaste breathed of blackened oak, raw chocolate malts, and cereal grains. The body was medium, and the carbonation was average. The mouth is coated and left with insane astringency in a single streak down the tongue. Each sip showed nice froth and cream. The abv was appropriate, and this drank as more of a sipper.

Overall, what we found to be the best thing about this brew was the souring grain at the outset of the flavoring. This, however, also proved to be the beer’s downfall, as it was overpowering to all other flavoring, and made the beer seem rather one-dimensional.

May 27, 2012
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance of this brew was quite nice. It was pretty much a solid black body with a brown colored head that left behind some nice lacing on the glass. The smell was more roasted than their porter which makes sense due to the difference in style. The taste was more dry and not as sweet as the porter was either. The mouthfeel was a little thin but founf this to bee quite good overall.

May 06, 2011
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Pointman from Michigan

3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint....or 3 at the Chicago Rd. Brewery. This is a lighter Stout with decent coffee and light chocolate overtones.

Very light head that dissipated quickly. Very little lacing. Very dark brown. Overall it is light for Kuhnhenn's, but very drinkable.

Feb 12, 2011
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jrallen34 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap into a tulip...Pours black light tan head. Pretty watery and clear for a black beer...The aroma and taste are both super light, good notes of coffee. Light feel like most london stouts. This is super easy to drink. Not a special beer but an easy to drink stout. Worth a shot if you want a stout session.

Jun 01, 2010
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coldmeat23 from Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Refrigerated and allowed to warm to room temp
Huge thanks goes out to mjd83goblue for this one!

This is a very dark brown liquid, with some golden brown edging. The chocolate brown colored head is less than a fingers worth of loose foam. It dissipates fairly quickly, leaving some scattered surface patching. The lacing is in small clusters of tiny bubbles, but is fairly sticky.

The nose is somewhat muted. Still, I'm getting notes of coffee, chocolates and a very nice level of roastiness. I'm getting something that smells like cinnamon, or maybe gingerbread. Light tobacco traces.

Good amount of roasted notes coming through. Lots of dark coffee beans. A very nice chocolate presence. 'Regular' dark, bittersweet, and even some light hints of milk chocolate. Mild touches of vanilla. Some dark fruit and lacto sweetness.

Upper end of the scale medium body on this one. The carbonation level is light to medium. This gives it a crisp and lively feeling as it dances across your tongue. It lacks a creaminess that I think it would greatly benefit from.

This is very tasty. The bitterness is kept in check by the lacto sweetness. The 7.0%abv is all but unnoticed. I'll have no problem finishing this growler, myself.
Another great beer from Kuhnhenn!

Mar 21, 2010
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick stout, a study in chocolate. Very smooth, a chocolate smoothie. Black, little head. This was a more moderate RIS, and taking advantage of the favourable disposition toward chocolate beers. Still, in the style, simple. A bit much bittersweet, though more sweet chocolate for me.

Dec 21, 2009
Foreign Export Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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