Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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202 Ratings
Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java StoutKuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
kbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.


Added by MasterSki on 12-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,169
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
202
pDev:
10.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of chuckgietzen
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevecharby
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justinp444
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a black with a 2 inch beige head. Smells of sweet vanilla, coffee, chocolate, caramel, sweet cream, dulce de leche, and roasted malt. Taste of sweet coffee, caramel, creme brulee, slight bitter, roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of spice. Full mouth feel with a light to medium body and just a slight crisp making it very drinkable.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ARoman
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap, poured into a balloon snifter. The aroma is a warm creme brulee with a heavy dose of coffee. The beer is a dark, clear cola color with an abundant, off-white head that looks thin with large, soapy bubbles that has moderate retention and okay lace. The taste is a medium high chocolate sweet with a medium bitter burnt. The beer is smooth and lightly creamy with a small bubble, soft fizz, and a medium full body. The flavor is a creamy creme brulee with a light toffee and a warm coffee that finishes with a crispness, a hoppy spice, and notes of java. The finish is of a moderate length and tappers off quickly leaving just a light hint of roasted vanilla in the aftertaste.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz aluminum Kuhnhenn "prowler" from IAmJacksHopTongue (many thanks!). Filled 2 days ago. Served in my Phish snifter.

*a disclaimer- there was a slight leak in the growler that resulted in a loss of carbonation. I'll report the results, with as much understanding as I can muster for the obvious impact to appearance and feel

Pours black with very little head. Given the situation there is no surprise over the complete lack of retention or lace.

Sweet, roasty nose of coffee, caramel and vanilla. Nice.

No surprises in the flavors. A predictable and tasty blend of coffee, vanilla, caramel and dark chocolate. Very little detectable alcohol. This is more successful at blending both coffee and vanilla than many other attempts I've had.

A fairly light feel with almost no carbonation. Finishes with java, burnt cocoa and vanilla beans.

While not up to the greatness of several of their other offerings, Kuhnhenn has a nice coffee vanilla stout here. The nose and flavors are right on and I can't really fault the appearance or feel for falling a bit short.

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Photo of BeerOps
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bajo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bismarksays
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsmith413
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masterofsparks
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aratcliffe
4.92/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the first beers that blew my mind. I enjoy this beer with pleasure every time I'm back home in Detroit. Among the several great beers that Kuhnhenn produces, this one looks, smells, and drinks the best.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrebeka
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of astronautjones
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of szmnnl99
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 202 ratings