Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by MasterSki on 12-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.92%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
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Photo of ARoman
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -0.7%
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 +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bajo
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bismarksays
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsmith413
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masterofsparks
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aratcliffe
4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
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 +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrebeka
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of astronautjones
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of szmnnl99
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fievel
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of blankenhoney
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kuhnhenn's

A: Pours coal black with a light beige head; lots of foamy beige lacing

S: Intense aromas of roasted, slightly burnt coffee; burnt sugar; and vanilla. Smells a fair bit like burnt coffee spiked with hazelnut coffee creamer. That might not sound too good, but this a delectable, delightful smelling beer.

T: A lot less sweet (thankfully) than I expected from the nose. Roasted coffee and light, sugary vanilla. Lots of roast coffee flavor upfront, and it finishes with dry and bittersweet coffee.

M: Creamy, but on the thinner side. Love the dry, bittersweet finish.

O: A great coffee-forward beer with an intriguing nose. Nice and rich coffee flavors, and no overbearing sweetness like your run-of-the-mill coffee beers.

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Photo of JackNip
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of intovert2438
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Bung
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the new Dead Bear Brewing in Grayling MI of all places.
Becalmed dark brown pour, barely a ring of off white head. Though this is a really full pour.
Aroma, roast malt, fresh coffee. Vanilla is pretty subdued.

Taste, much more intense. Coffee, roast malt, mocha. Lingers nicely.

Medium body, a little low on the carbonation. Coats well enough and definitely no abv presence.

A coffee brew winner with the sweetness very well in check.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of _morandi_
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of GRFounder
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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