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Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout

Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Warren, Michigan USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
An American example of an English style of beer made for the Russian Royals. This ale deep black in color, finally released after being aged for 16 months. Made using large amounts of malt and roasted barley yields the most robust beer we make. Thick coffee like flavor and aroma. This beer is well hopped and finishes bitter. This is a real treat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
Tap at Boston EBF 2007 (advertised at 13.5% and not 12.5% as above). Black body with a medium tan head. That’s a stout with a strong focus on the chocolate flavours. Taste is dominated by dark chocolate flavours with a cacao-like bitterness. Very creamy body. Earthy roasted undertones. Alcohol surprisingly well hidden. My notes say that it was like drinking a chocolate cake. That would explain the love handles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Pours an oily viscous opaque with a thin, wispy-lacing dark brown head. Aroma abounds with lots of sweet dark sticky caramel with plenty of complex dark chocolate with a touch of plums. Body starts sweet and viscous with some earthy dark chocolate and caramel flavor with a lot of dark fruity complexity. Finishes drier with plenty of caramely dark chocolate sweetness and nice balance with a touch of warmth toward a very thick finish. This reminds me a lot of Dark Lord.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Poured an opaque balck with a small creamy brown head and legs on the side of the glass. Aroma of chocolate and smoke. Light notesof spent coffee grain. Sweet. The flavor was sweet with dark fruits and some cola notes. Full body with a silky mouthfeel. Nice warmth in the chest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Black with dark brown edges and no apparent carbonation. Aroma of roasty, burnt malt, bittersweet mocha, light smoke, vinous dark fruits, and a light dose of bitter hops. Same flavor, rich, intense. Full body, viscous, smooth. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
On tap at the Hop Devil Grill, 2/21/07. ultra dark brown body - looks mostly black, no light shines through. thick creamy dark tan head. weak roasted malt aroma. flavor is chocolate malt, roasted coffee, and a silky texture. earthy malt in the finish. hardly any alcohol heat, quite impressive. aftertaste is also bitter like coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Draft at Kuhnhenn strong ale fest, Hop Devil. Aroma: Roast, hearts of palm, soy sauce, ground meat...? Flavor: Super-thick, roasty sweetness, sucrose, light wet hops. Big, big, big. Totally over the top, but unsatisfying. I’d probably have enjoyed this more sitting at home sipping it slowly and not having to sample 4 other 12%+ beers at a bar, but, y’know...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
EBF 07. Pours a deep dark black, almost oily in appearance with a tan to orange head. Aroma is on the hoppy side for an Impy stout- I get a good amount of columbus or chinook pineyness. Good roasted malt character and dark chocolate come through the hops as it warms a bit. Loaded with tons of roasted barley, and chocolate malts, thick coffee flavors, nutty, mocha, acrid, drying a bit, but still finishes relatively big and sticky. Nice coating mouthfeel, with a big thick body and great roasty yet bitter finish. Solid impy stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Extremely think and dark pour with a light brown froth. Consuming deep roast aroma, with hints of espresso, coffee beans, fruit and chocolate. Very little aromatic hops in the nose, a plus. Bountiful body. Tremendous flavor, very similar to McNeill’s Imperial Stout. Very flavorful, bitter roast, chocolate, rich fruit. Nice balance. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5452) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 EBF 2007 - another outstanding offering from Kuhnhenn - inky black out of the tap, with a huge, foamy dark brown head - dense aroma of black coffee, bakers chocolate, some anise and a smokey/woody character - very dry and bittersweet flavor, with notes of plum, cherry skins and a very strong tannic quality that mixes with the slight sweetness and fruit flavor to give the beer a very port-like flavor - dry and slightly bitter (not nearly as bitter as I expected because of the "american" tag) finish with lingering smoke and cocoa flavors - this ranks right up there with Southampton and Speedway, IMHO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a opaque, oily black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and wood with a smooth, silky (dessert-like) mouthfeel that finishes somewhat dry.

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