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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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747 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#255
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
747
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,233
Gots:
157
Trade:
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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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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4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.11/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Stark burgundy, shifting between brown, red and purple somehow, with a quickly fizzling out tan film.

Smell is intense, rich caramel, vanilla, shortbread, biscuit, and oak, with a little sharp bourbon spice and hints of juicy grape.

Taste is rich and complex fig, caramel, biscuit, toasted graham, slightly smokey molasses, rum vanilla bean, and hot, dry, chewy bourbon with a touch of oak.

Thin to moderate body, fizzy yet dry, leaving sticky lips.

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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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4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown with ruby hues, thin foamy off-white head has short retention but leaves a ring around the edge

S- melted caramel & toffee up front mixes with woody oak barrel, bourbon, vanilla, fig & raisin. Lesser notes of tobacco, leather & alcohol

T- opens with HUGE flavors of caramel & toffee, quickly followed by a hit of bourbon barrel that provides woody oak, vanilla and more caramel. Mid-palate continues with bourbon, and brings out sweet dark fruit notes of fig & raisin . The finish gives a mineral-like saltiness that mixes with earthy tobacco, lingers of more caramel, bourbon & fig

M- medium-heavy body with low carbonation leads to a foamy viscous mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish, abv hidden very well, given the abv

O- pretty much everything you look for in a BA English Barleywine, tons of caramel, dark fruit and plenty of barrel character

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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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4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage bottle into a snifter a very dark brown with very little head

Aromas of caramel, oak, bourbon

Tastes of brown sugar, caramel malt, toffee, raisins, and a boozy finish

Heavy, syrupy, lower carb

Overall a well done barleywine with such a great barrel presence. Well worth the $9 price tag wish I would've gotten more than 2

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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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3/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | 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: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 747 ratings
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