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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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Intense aroma of rich, dark chocolate with luscious roasted malt. The flavor has also the chocolate and roasted malt but there’s also a litlle something that feels off and unpleasant. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/10/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer

black, frothy tan head, rich roasted malt aroma, big creamy chocolate flavor, touch of vanilla sweetness,
-------- /> Date: 03/18/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting

black, headless, big sweet licorish and roasted aroma with a touch of alcohol, rich chocolate and bourbon flavor, vanilla sweetness, lasting bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: ***+/4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Black with a brown-ish head that receded, but did still leave some lacing. Smell is very roasty, with some chocolate notes as well. Still a little too green in the nose and taste to warrant a higher score. The taste did have similar roastiness to it, and seemed to have a little bit of molasses and hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel was full bodied with medium carbonation. Decent beer now, but with age it should improve greatly.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Sample from 12 ounce bottle at the Mondial, Montreal (May 2007). Black oil with no head, dense....soy sauce and tart grapes dominate the fairly unpleasant, somewhat cardboardy aroma; struggle as I might I find little chocolaty, roasty, or interesting here....body is very thick, sweet, milk- and dark-chocolate dominate....very little hoppiness, thick and pretty cloying, almost no carbonation....very problematic overall, though it becomes more drinkable and loses some of the borderline offensive qualities in the aroma with warmth....there were all kinds of thoughts on this one; I think some of the bottles were off in Montreal, and I lost the crapshoot. Oh well, Kuhnhenn’s inconsistencies aren’t nearly on the level of some brewers I can name, and this mediocre experience won’t scare me off....

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
Mondial de la bière de Montréal 2007. C’est ma 120e bière que je rate, mais c’est seulement la 2e bière que je cote 5 sur 5. Pourquoi, parce que je goute pas les 13.5% mais plus les 6-7%, cette bière est addictive (j’ai dépensé une fortune au mondial sur cette bière) et le goût du chocolat et café nous offre un mariage exquis.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, au Mondial de la Bière 2007 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Forte odeur de chocolat riche avec une pointe de caramel et de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat, de caramel, de café et de petits fruits foncés. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Chocolat très présent en arrière goût. (Rating #1067)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
*Drank at le Mondial 07*Opaque black, oily poor with no head. Aromas of dark chocolate, prunes, coffee, soya, black cherries and a hint of vanilla and port. WoW! This is an impy? ... Very creamy, oily mouthfeel.... Good sweetness and somewhat a little salty? Added flavors of molasses, hint of hickory, alcohol, maple syrup, dark chocolate, black cherries and prunes.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2007
Ok, #1, I LOVE aged stouts. I"m assuming this was a bourbon barrel, cause this had huge vanilla notes, and i’m a sucker for that. Super thick, and jet black. Pours like old motor oil. Nose is vanilla, fudge, chocolate, coffee, smoke. flavour is big on the vanilla again, and lots of chocolate and smoke. mouthfeel i find it what puts this apart from the others. This beer is super thick, and oil, and creamy, i love it! It’s like a meal. my new favorite stout!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Taste at the mondial de la biere 2007..Mtl.. Aroma:Fudge,chocolat,coffe... Appear dark,light head... Flavor:Dark chocolate all the way.....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eructoblaster (3119) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Pours a black opaque body with a thin brown head. Aroma and taste are both awesome. It is rich, complex, robust. The beer carries various notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, fruits and yeast. No hints of alcohol at all. It ends with a long and warming finish. This is an amazing beer!


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