Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Imperial Crème Brûlée Java StoutImperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,501
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,219
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 10.44%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
214
From:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  89
Gots
  7
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Imperial Crème Brûlée Java StoutImperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout
Notes: Coffee. Chocolate. Caramel. Vanilla. You’re used to seeing a lot of these terms when describing stouts. These are not just descriptors; they are ingredients. “Java,” as we call it, has become a crowd favorite by perfectly balancing the sweet and the roast, thanks to the use of Creme Brule coffee. The aroma and flavor are a coffee, chocolate or dessert-lover’s dream in a glass.
Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 214 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BuckeyeFaninMI:
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BuckeyeFaninMI from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Oct 11, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Aug 12, 2014
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smalenberg from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark with slight ruby in strong light. Small head with slim tan foam ring.

S - coffee and enough caramel to call to mind cola syrup.

T - very favorful and smooth. Extremely well balanced giving precedence to sweet stout style.

M - not nearly as dry as an imperial stout can be.

O - sweet and very enjoyable.

Oct 02, 2012
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superspak from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/21/2019. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky tan head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, whipped cream, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, lactose, vanilla, coffee, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, whipped cream, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery, roast, charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, whipped cream, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, dark bread/crust, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, lactose, vanilla, coffee, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky/resinous mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is an excellent imperial cream stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, lactose, vanilla, coffee, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish; not overly aggressive. Great balance of rich malts, lactose, vanilla, fruity/nutty coffee, and earthy hops; with restrained fruity yeast. Light residual sweetness with lingering hop/char dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected. Was a little more bitter/drying than I expected, but not overdone. No complaints.

Jan 19, 2020
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Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 214 ratings