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Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2008
bottle.....pours a rich brownish-black with essentially no head whatsoever although there was a thin tan film at the top of the glass....aromas of sweet chocolate and a little boozy. an abundance of soy sauce dominates.....more flavors of soy sauce and chocolate. mouthfeel was somewhat thin. a little tart cherry in the finish and showed signs of oxidation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle thanks to Pantanap. Opaque black color with smal burnt tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt with alc, soy. Chocolate, soy, alc flavors with cherry and lots of oxidation, also burnt malt flavors. Medium and syrupy body. Nice aroma but flavor is a little too oxidized for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Sampled at "An evening with Pantanap #2". 12oz bottle. Thanks to the man Kan for opening this. Pours a murky black brown with a wispy brown head. Aroma is really past its prime/aged. Soy sauce, chocolate, bready, doughy, a little sour. More of that soy sauce in the flavor. Sweet, chocolate, dough, bread, sherry, cherry, fruit, alcohol, oxidized and slightly sour. This is strange that it went down so quick. I like the oxidized sherry notes often but this is pretty intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008
sampled at "An evening with Pantanap #2". 12oz bottle. big thanks to breaking this out to help endure the wait. pours black with no head. nose is roasty, soy sauce. flavor roast, soy sauce, chocolate, coffee and slightly sour. watery body. why hasn’t this held up well? alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
12 oz bottle shared with toncatcher. Nice dark pour with lots of tan head. Nice roasty aroams. Chocolate and some coffee. Flavors were more coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Very Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10883) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4835) - Beloit, Wisconsin, 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....

   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.

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