Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2003

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Needs more carbonation, nearly flat. Very boozy. Sweet but finishes fairly clean.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dad got me this one when they visited the brewery in MI a while back. Thanks heaps for going down there and picking me up some stuff. Cheers!

From a bottle into a snifter
Vintage: 2011

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, off-white film that quickly recedes to a bubbly ring only. Clear, dark maroon red body with no carbonation evident. A slight ring remains leaving no lacing down the glass. Nice looking barleywine, though the head could leave a bigger mark on the experience.

SMELL: Piles of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coconut, caramel and toffee on the nose. Hints of milk chocolate as well. Very barrel heavy, but very complex and enticing as well. Great.

TASTE: Excellent. Oak, bourbon, alcohol in just the right amount, red fruits and caramel sweetness up front. A big and flavorful finish of bourbon, oak, vanilla, more caramel and toffee, with light notes of milk chocolate lingering on the palate. Very bold and flavorful with some well measured alcohol tying it all together.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a bit of a burn at the swallow and finishes slightly sticky. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: Really, really good. Quite strong of course, but the alcohol never overpowers. Lots of aroma and flavor all over the place and a good feel to support the show. A great bourbon barrel aged barleywine; very much enjoyed this. Thanks again dad! Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A perfect BA Barleywine. This beer really brought me from BA stouts over to BA Barleywine. When done well, the extra hardiness brings a little extra flavor and enjoyment to the overall profile.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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