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Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout

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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of creamy medium-dark chocolate notes with light floral coffee notes with some roasted malt notes but limited bitterness. Taste is quite spectacular with great creamy medium-dark chocolate notes with some floral dry coffee notes, some lactose notes and some medium dry bitter roasted malt to finish. Body is full with luscious creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Quite a balanced experience with loads of flavours while retaining some good amount of drinkability.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
’12 bottle from Sean - thanks! Oily black pour with a very dark expresso colored head that lingers before clinging to the edges of the glass. Aroma is thick and substantial cocoa, roast, chocolate, fudge, and light hop bitterness into the finish. Taste is massive chocolate with roast and darker malt notes including raisin intermingling with a noticeable hop bitterness. Bitter coffee as well in there. Oily and coating mouthfeel with an ebb of carbonation. Huge and clean and glorious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Thanks to my sister for snagging me one of these as the 2005/2006 release of this beer I traded away my only bottle. So glad to finally get to try it. The 12oz bottle pours with deep darkness and supporting a mocha colored head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, black strap molasses, dark chocolate and a bit of booze at the end of the draw. The taste is similar with black strap molasses, dark roasted malts, some burnt malts and brown sugar sweetened pine hops. The roasty to burnt goodness is hitting the spot right now. Man, I have been waiting a real long time for this. It was well worth the wait. This is dynamite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours pitch black with a medium dark mocha head...looks thick! Aroma has bitter dark chocolate, sweet coffee, and hints of smoke/ash and dark fruits. Flavor has some slightly tangy dark fruit up front that is quickly drowned out by bitter dark chocolate, espresso,and ash. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a roasty espresso/dark chocolate finish that lingers. Dave Marlin would call this oil for your body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1295) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Sort skum brun ingen Kaffe tømmer citrus grape Bitter meget sød lidt Flad sirup

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
bottle at Jans ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft rich ... deep chocolate ... roast malt nose ... dark roast ... heavy roast ... big dark chocolate ... light bitter chocolate ... sweet front ... biter chocolate linger ... little vanilla

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy brown head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, prunes, licorice, and earthy hops. Flavor is tart dark fruits, bitter dark malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1376) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2013
What a nice beer! This easily hangs with the big boys: Abyss, Darkness, Speedway, etc. Thick black pour with a thing tan head with almost a red hue. Malty sweet is quickly subdued by bold hops and coffee notes. Nice bitterness on the finish with only a touch of alcohol. 2012 vintage.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4225) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle with black label and 9.25% abv. Dark black pour, with a nice sized chocolate mouse head. Nice looking stout. Massively roasted, bitter dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, bit of caramel, and hops. Fairly dry tasting because it’s so roasty and bitter. Tasty and quite enjoyable. Thanks polomagnifico.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
A nice brown lace sits on top of a rich pure dark color in my glass. The scent is of coffee, wood, roasted malts, and a chocolate aroma. Tasting this Imperial Stout I picked on coffee and malts primarily. There is a lite chocolate flavor. In the finish I was left with a coffee, roasted malts, and hops that coated my mouth. The finish has a mild bitterness too. Overall this is a fine drink. The rich ingredients stick to the palate but are pleasing and not too tainting.


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