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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2012 Pours hazy mahogany with little head or carbonation. Smell huge pungent red fruit, sticky toffee, rum soaked raisins. Taste vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, hint of booze on the end. Smooth (for 15%) and full bodied. If you are in to big beers, this is one you must try.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, huge thanks to Alex (_angst_)!!! Clear amber/mahogany beer with a small head. Hazelnut aroma, malty, fruity, caramel, raisins, toffee, plums, candy notes, dades, vanilla, woody, cream notes, bourbon, some licorice. Malty vanilla flavor, caramel, licorice, raisins, hazelnuts, warming alcohol, bourbon, dades, raisins, cream, chocolate notes, cocoa powder, earthy notes. Lovely mouthfeel, full bodied, alcohol is well hidden. Perfection! So glad I was given the chance to try this beer, Alex!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark amber with no head. Aroma and taste with lots of bourbon, toffee, burnt sugar, alcohol, barrel, vanilla. Powerful and vinous

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2007
WOW, what a beer! thanks to Styles for getting the Kuhnhenn Holiday gift pack. aroma is all about the bourbon with some vanilla and dark fruit. flavor is a great mix of sweet malts, earthy oak, plums, vanilla, bourbon and some brown sugar. this is one of those sippin’ beers that would be easy to gulp down. yeah, it’s that smooth. most other bourbon beers are hot or one dimensional, but this is just smooth and very drinkable. Kuhnhenn’s continues to impress and I hope I can get ahold of this one again next year!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
EBF 07. This was a fantastic bw. Pours a slightly cloudy tannish woody brown with light carbonation and a thin head. Aroma is tons of sticky malts, caramel, toasted, tons of sweetness, but not cloying, with a nice rich vanilla oakiness and a very subdued alcohol apparency despite the 14.5%. Awesome full flavor, of sticky dark toasted malts, lightly nutty with a great balance of wood, and bourbon. Thick and smoooth palate with a long lingering finish. Having had the first release of BA old Numbskull only a few days beforehand, Id have to say I liked the Kuhnhenn much better.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2007
(Bottle, thanks to hopscotch our barley wine daddy) Pours deep hazy red with absolutely no head. Strong, full and complex aroma of bourbon oak, coconut, dark fruits like fig marmalade, dried plums and raisins. Also some lighter fruits like red apples, pears, honey melon and maybe some apricot. Light roasted with hints of chocolate. Malt brings some syrup, bread and caramel. Decent alcohol warmth both in the aroma and in the flavour. Fruits and bourbon oak flavour with vinous notes. Also notes of dried fruits, berries, mostly cherries and chocolate. The malt is very syrupy, caramelly and sweet in the flavour as well but not cloying. Lingering aftertaste of English fruit cake, figs, brown sugar, cotton candy and some hints of bread. Thick, pretty round mouthfeel with sharp alcohol notes and some stickiness. Medium to full body. Yes Eric this beer most certainly rocks…!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2549) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
Bu au Mondial 07. Acajoux foncée, peu de collet. arome de malte caramelisé très crèmeuse avec un soupson d’alcool. Goût très caramelisé et licereux, avec du malte épicé.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierotherapeut (43) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
Coup de coeur du Mondial de la bière 2007. De l’alcool, du caramel, du fut de bourbon (vanille) bien balancé. Une finale sucre. Se rapproche d’un vin fortifié. Wow!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lothore (556) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2008
A- Pours a ruddy, brownish hue with little to no head. S- Smell is absolutely phenomenal. Tons of brown sugar, hints of bourbon, fig. T- Wow. Before describing the taste my first thought is ... smoooth. Starts off slightly fruity, possibly hints of cherry mixed with figs, brown sugar sweetness comes in to balance. The end is an alcohol warming balanced exquisitly with very sweet, sugary notes. M- Thick with a good bit of carbonation left for a beer this old. D- This is another out of the park brew by kuhnhenn. I truly hope they produce more so I have another chance to drink this one. The main thing I truly loved about this one was the balance. It was huge yet seemed to balance the alcohol perfectly with rich sweetness that a lot of other "extreme brews" fail to do. Totally lives up to the hype in my opinion. Although there probably aren’t many bottles left in circulation, if you have a chance trade whatever you can for this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you lionsandbeer! Pours tiny hazy mahogany brown with a very small offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, biscuits, vanilla fudge, caramelized almonds, bourbon, toffee, butterscotch hard candy, charred US oak, toasted coconut, tingling alcohol, raisins in rum, figs in brandy and hints of cocoa powder, amaretto and bourbon. Taste is sweet and malty with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, sweet liquorice candy, bourbon, roasted nuts, caramelized almonds, hay, charred US oak, sweet dark bread, hay, raisins, dates, brown sugar and hints of cocoa powder. Mouthfeel is round, creamy, soft, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter, malty and fruity with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred US wood, raisins, dates, roasted nuts and bourbon. Smooth and incredibly rich. One of the top barley wines I’ve ever tried.


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