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:
#262
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
760
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Treyliff
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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Photo of warmbier804
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxcoinage
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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Photo of jbaker67
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
3/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Zonian1
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ljc973
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chewy6935
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MuFugga
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amalburg
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IMFletcher
3.86/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2014 bottle pour; Nice amber color, not as dark as expected. Nose is completely inviting, all the characteristics of a great BA barleywine. But then you taste it. Thin in an alarming fashion, and an odd finish that worsened as it warmed and caused me to react like I was drinking something especially tart (though it wasn't tart at all).

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Photo of TmKeisySC
4.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mwbbq
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 760 ratings