Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#259
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
758
pDev:
8.37%
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Photo of Abbbp
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (many thanks!). 2014 vintage. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours an attractive reddish chestnut with less than a quarter finger cap of ecrue froth. Anything that would have been called head is gone soon after the pour. Some impressive legs form after a quick swirl but there is no lace to speak of.

Smells of sweet bourbon, vanilla, coconut, oak, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Those sweet aromas welcome a sip.

Sugars and booze drive the flavors. Bourbon, burnt sugar, toffee, caramel, vanilla, cereal grains, mild herbal bitterness, brown sugar, oak and a hefty whallop of alcohol. The flavors play well off of each other with nothing seeming out of place in the blend. Despite the undeniable heat this goes down with an ease that belies the 14.5% abv.

Full, almost syrupy feel with soft carbonation. The aftertaste is lingering, hot & sweet. Notes of bourbon, burnt caramel, toffee and a mild bitter herbaceousness.

Kuhnhenn has yet another excellent barrel aged offering with their Bourbon Barrel Barleywine. It comes accross as just a bit hot but is a pleasing quaff nonetheless. As with everything else I've had from Kuhnhenn, I was quite happy to have a chance to try this and would love to try one with a little age at some point.

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Photo of Hallertau
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lare453
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MWolverines66
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dnb128
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Desp59
2.34/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Way too much bourbon for me. Too boozy.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEERschlitz
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of SierraFlight
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewski
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chefduff2
3.85/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of wellsnb
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerandboards
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

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

Photo of dar482
4.11/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 2014 vintage.

Having this next to Aaron, this was quite disappointing. The beer was hot, watery with some spicy hops on the back. Some sweetness balances this beer out, but in general, tastes more towards an barrel aged American Barleywine.

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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 758 ratings