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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: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2343) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Thick black, motor oil consistency with an impressively deep tan head; thin-bubbled, foamy, & quick to settle into a collar. Aroma is huge; thick bakerís chocolate, mildly roasted malt, light coffee bean char, & a hint of cream & brown sugar in the finish. Sweet without being cloying, roasty without being over-charred. Taste starts with nice bittersweet cocoa nibs, rich fudge, light bitterness & a heavier kilter towards creamy sweetness. Notes of mild anise & faint coffee bean in the finish, with a fudge cake & brown sugar aftertaste. Chocolate is definitely the supreme being, here. Nice, silky mouth feel. Great imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (892) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle, 2012 vintage 9.25% ABV. Aroma is full of rich dark chocolate, light roast and quite a bit of dark fruit. Cherry, plum and prune are most noticeable. Light tobacco and leather character. Pours black with a moderately small, thick, dark mocha head the recedes somewhat quickly to the edges. Flavor has a sweet, rich dark chocolate character. Medium roast with a bit of ash. Moderate leather and tobacco notes. Quite a bit of cherry, berry and plum fruit character. Some lingering leather, roast and chocolate. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. A touch of astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall a fairly good stout, especially if you like ones with a leather character. Nice balance of fruit to even out the leather and ash. Good complexity in the chocolate character. Not much hops which I suppose isnít surprising considering its from 2012.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle (9,25% ABV, vintage í12). A pitch black beer, with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (roasted grain, chocolate, coffee, molasses), with notes of plums, raisins, generally dark fruits, some booze. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, creamy/thick texture, soft carbonation, fairly long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Excellent example of a chocolate-oriented Impy. Despite what the label says coffee is not the most relevant feature in this one. Nicely balanced, with bitterness from both roasted malts and hops in the finish. Booze smell and burn is well hidden, and the beer gets very thick as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12 oz. bottle served in a Kuhnhenn snifter. 2012 vintage. A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and collar. Splotchy lace is left down the glass. S: Lots of roasted malts, some dark fruit and some cocoa. A little fig with some coffee grounds and creamy chocolate. T: A ton going on. Creamy chocolate, figgy dark fruit and dust cocoa up front. Bitter coffee grounds with a heavy roasted malt profile come up mid palate. The finish is a mix of roast and slightly sweet booze. M: Heavy bodied, slick and chewy mouthfeel, with a medium carbonation level. The finish is slightly sweet from the booze, but itís not hot at all. O: Another winner from Kuhnhenn. A deliciously balanced Imperial stout. Sweet and roasty with a heavy and chewy mouthfeel. Glad itís cold on this Memorial Day because it goes perfectly with the day. Serving type: bottle 05-28-2013

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2101) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
12oz bottle, listed as 9.5 but canít find anything else that would fit and the name matches so will rate this here. Pours a dark black with an almost midnight brown head shot through with some ruby, and even though it fades to just a faint dark brown around the glass the initial impression was unique and impressive. Slightly toasted and roasted malts which is quickly overtaken by dark chocolate, almost burnt toffee, alcohol with hints of celery, expresso remains; very thick body that gives the impression of chunkiness, mild+ carbonation, slight sweetness but then a tasty, overwhelming but delicious bitterness that coats the palate and leaves you wanting more as the taste of roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee. Delicious beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Dark black pour with a khaki head. Chocolate, roasted malts, a little brown sugar and some booze is present. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Craig and Fin Sneak up in the middle of the NIGHT and drink all fonefans beer ].

Dark black colour with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coconut, dark roasted, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, sweet malt, chocoalte. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130519]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4868) - 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 (1407) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
í12 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 (7107) - 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.


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