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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Aroma has notes of chocolate, espresso, tons of citrus hops and a slight note of alcohol. Pitch black hue with a nice average brown head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Beautiful beer. Flavor is very sweet and very very bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily with an average carbonation. A very good Impy but very hot right now. It has everything you would want from a base beer for barrel aging. It has everything in all the right places but the hops are very big. This will probably cellar extremely well. Reminds me of 3F Baller.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - no head. High malty, high sweetness, high boozy, light wooden notes, dry wooden notes, oiley, tarmac, chocolate, roasted, caramel, oxidation notes. Too much.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with no head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and dried fruits with oxidized notes. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits with oxidized notes. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
bottle at papsoe pitch dark, thick , almost no head. lots of caramel and also some oxidation , roasted malts, toffee. flavor is rosated malts, sweet sugary note, good balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully gone head. Aroma is smooth dark malty and alcohol presence. Smooth dark malty, light fruity and thick malty. Alcohol, thick dark chocolate and dense roasted malty. Sweet. Sugarish and dextrose finish, thick syrupy malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a dry, roasted, and alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Ghee, this is black-black. With no head. Prunes, licorice, roasted malts in the nose. Flavor is more impressive. Overripe fruity, darkly hidden secrets, sweet sticky licorice syrup, coffe roast. A bit too boozy. And maybe a bit too old? Full body, engine oily, flat carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of footbalm/douglas88. Pours an opaque black with no head. Very sweet chocolate aroma, almost milk chocolate, and....ammonia! Sweet, rich body, completely flat, sweet roast and licorice with a warming alcohol finish. Very rustic indeed. 120412

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark black. Nose is dark licorice and boozy. Way complex imp stout. It’s got a layer followed by another level. Overall has lots of sweetness but by no means cloying. Rich and intense with dark fruit roasted malts. Easy to drink way too easy drink. Abv totally hidden. Finish is sweet woody and good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
From notes: Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest trace of lighter color when and a thin dark mocha head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lacing. Sweet boozy aroma with lots of toasted malt, dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Hints of bittersweet dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted coffee bean, burnt toast and marshmallow as well as vinous fruit, especially grape, raisin and plum. Chewy medium body with a nice balance of sweet booze, roasted malt, silky chocolate and vinous dark fruit. A bit hot up front with lots of boozy alcohol flavor but this is quickly countered by a sweet and slightly roasty malt presence. Hints of silky bittersweet dark chocolate, toffee, coffee bean, hazelnut and caramel. There’s also a slight earthy oak presence that gives off notes of vanilla and marshmallow, slightly mellowing things out a bit. More sweetness toward the end of the palate with hints of vinous raisin, fig, grape and plum. Although the alcohol is evident throughout, the ABV is decently masked with subtle warmth in the finish. Overall this beer is pretty tasty but has a bit too strong of an alcohol flavor. Nevertheless, this beer is still tasty and pretty quaffable.


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