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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle from mikem409 pours jet black with small tan head. Nose is full of dark chocolate. This transfers straight to palate with roast and booze on the edges. Body is slick and full. Booze is perfect, not to hot. This is great. Thanks again for the killer box mike.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7053) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 12 oz. bottle, pours a silky black as night with a miniscule brown head. Aroma is full of dark roasted malt, significant molasses, moderate espresso and a touch of liqueur. Flavour is extremely woody and roasted predominantly - with very dry wood (not the barrel aged type), dry roasted malts, and a touch of espresso - none of the aforementioned chocolate or liqueur - with a woody and quite hoppy, bitter, dry finish. Silky smooth palate, with an element of harshness from the hops. No detection of the high ABV at all. Excellent stuff here.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (696) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2012 vintage, 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Massive thanks to steimie for this beer! A - Pours a rather thick looking pitch black body. Two fingers of absurdly dark mocha foam forms from the pour. A swirl produces thick lacing with unreal retention...a minute later....ya, clinging foam is still slowly making its way down the side of the glass. A finger high cap sticks around the whole time. S - A dangerously inviting combination of sweet and roasty. The sweetness comes across almost in a lactose fashion ala a milk stout. Sweet milk chocolate and lightly bitter dark chocolate. Is it hops creating this sweetness? Its very hard to describe...but unbelievably awesome. Subtle raisins, coconut, and molasses. Finishes with a touch of roasted coffee and malts. Pretty much perfect. T - A lot more roast than the nose. Starts with some milk chocolate and coffee and cream. Brash roasted malts and bakers chocolate with a lingering bitterness. Faint touch of citric hops. Aftertaste is a bit ashy. Very tasty. M - Thick and coating, borderline syrupy but a medium level of carbonation cuts through and helps. Canít detect any alcohol....drinks way too easy! O - One of the best non-barrel aged stouts I have ever had. The aroma and appearance are just perfect, and the taste was a bit roast heavy but remained insanely tasty. Iím sad to say that I drank half the beer just formulating this review. I want more!!!! Incredibly impressive stuff here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12 oz bottle 2012 vintage. Super thick dark black pour with possible the darkest thick head I have ever seen. Nose is mainly roast and coffee. Taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel almost like a milkshake. Very nice no frills stout. Like a meal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
michaelinwa (612) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Black pour, low but dense brown head, and aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is roasty, with a good amount of dark chocolate flavor notes, and pleasing bitterness. Lots of depth to the flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety; very nice. Finish holds all the flavors and moderate bitterness linger without being at all aggressive. This a fantastic stout; one of the best Iíve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours creamy black with tan head. Aroma is huge roasted malts and chocolate. Aroma is chalky malts, chocolate and a boozy feeling on the tongue to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks mikem409). Looks good; black with mocha lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet malt and chocolate with coffee notes. Good on the palate with a nice, smooth finish. Abv is subdued nicely too. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2162) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Bottle from Winter Solstice 2012. Pours a deep black color, very thick, with a small dark brown head that fades quickly. Deep, rich aroma. Dark chocolate, sweet cream, ash, burnt wood, black licorice, and dark roasted coffee. Taste has a moderate sweetness and a moderate bitterness. Lots of dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, and burnt, ashy wood. Definitely a little more burnt than I like. Finish is very long, lots of ash and bitter dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is very thick and chewy but still pretty smooth. Well made imperial stout but not the flavors I generally prefer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
More robust than most, both in abv and roastiness. It isnít too sweet or too port-y. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1601) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
tap. pours black with thick tan head. big roast aroma. taste was very rich chocolate and smokey ash.


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