Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2003

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Ranking:
#334
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
763
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.27/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This was the 2011 version, the label is different, it isn't black and gold as pictured, this one is like white and pink lettering.

Pours almost black, tons of malt, this is very dark brown with almost no head on the top, 1/10" is too generous of a size. Aroma is heavy on the boozy toffee. Toffee and bourbon, all day every day.

Taste, whooosh, this is a strong one. Damn. Just oppressive heat, caramel, toffee, like roasted AF toffee/caramel here, scorched earth policy. A lot of raisin bitterness as if this was a Russian Imperial Barleywine or some shit with pumped up dark fruit pushing weight around the projects. I dunno, I know its not popular to say, but I found this one to be a quite hot, and not up to its reputation. Loved 4d and whatnot, but I dunno, this was hotter and I can think of plenty of bourbon barrel barleywines I would rather have that are easier to acquire. I do like the convenient format though.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Toffee on Toffee, sweet molasses with a coating malt finish. It's a bit hot but still delicious. Oak and caramel dominate the senses. Would call this one of the better barleywines that I've ever had, a true classic to style.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 Vintage

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4.73/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: pours very dark with no head
S: big barrel and caramel covered raisins. Awesome aroma!
T: huge booze on this. Behind the massive alcohol there is some caramel sweetness, but man this is boozy
F: booze heat, rather thin too.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 763 ratings