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Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fifth Dementia Very Old Ale
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Bourbon barrel aged version of a new Dementia well aged, darker,fatter and very thick. Many fruity malty flavors. Special release for Kuhnhenn Summer Solstice 2009.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Vanilla, oak, bourbon, lots of dark fruit, including figs, plums, and some raisons. A fairly intense aroma overall, but there’s some definite alcohol presence coming through as well. Color is very dark, though when held to light, it shows itself to be a dark reddish brown color. No head and no lacing. The taste immediately begins with tons of the dark fruit and some caramelized sugar flavors before leading into a rather hot finish. There almost seems to be a decent bitter kick coming through and a little bit of oak, but just not all that pleasant tasting. Sits pretty well on the tongue; thick, but not overly so and has a low to moderate amount of CO2. I was really looking forward to this being how the BB 4th Dementia is sheer brilliance, but this one really missed the mark for me.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
13th February 2010
Opaque black beer, no head. Aged malt nose - a little sour and with obvious barrel wood. Light crisp palate. Rich wood to the fore, very subtle and surprisingly subtle bourbon. Rich unsweet chocolate undertone. Light minerals in the finish. Nice beer but the barrelling destroys some of the complexities of the base beer. Nontheless this is a good beer in it’s own right.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Traded bottle that is approaching its third birthday. Murky, dark brown brown that just has some bubbles rising around the edges. Surprisingly big aroma of prunes, molasses, brown sugar and booze. Wow that’s a big flavor. Lots of bourbon and vanilla with dark fruit. Small sips with this one my friends. Maybe a bit much for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Pours a cloudy dark ruby brown with no head whatsoever. Aroma has notes of bourbon, caramel and toffee with hints chocolate and beef bouillon. Flavor is sweet with caramel, toffee and bourbon with a good amount of leather in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2011
10/16/10 bottled 6-09 cola brown colored pour with no head. it smells heavily of the barrel... chocolate covered prunes with a mouth full of vitamin pills washed down with bourbon about explains it. the flavor is an uber sweet and difficult to drink blend of burnt black raisins, vanilla, brown sugar, choco and more vitamins. thick, sticky and yikes! 6/4/5/2/13

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. The aroma is breadish, dark fruit, raisins, dates and tobacco. The flavour is bread, raisin, prune, tobacco, brown sugar and alcohol. Loads of dark fruit in the finish with some roasted notes. Very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear, deep garnety brown, with almost zero head on top. The aroma was very much on the boozy side, with bourbon and seemingly brandied notes leading.. toasted coconut was also pervasive, darker fruits and molasses rose with warmth.. cherries, berries, and vanilla on the back of the nose. The flavor found rich, malty heft throughout, with molasses, dark fruit, toffee, and a hit of coconut.. sticky, fairly nondescript bitterness, bourbon, and mixed fruits around.. very warming on the finish, with a lot of fruits, and a lot of boozage. Heavy-bodied and warming on the palate, with a lot of barrel influence.. I enjoyed it, but it was abrasive at times.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Very dark brown - offwhite head. High malty, roasted, oxidation, valnuts, bread, caramel, tobacco, smokey, bourbon, coconut, high sweetness, licorice, alcoholic. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dried fruits, and bourbon with notes of cheese. Sweet and fruity flavour of dried fruits and prunes with notes of bourbon and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and no lasting head. Aroma is dark malty, cheesy and wineous. Dark malty, toffee and roasted caramelish. Lingering dark malty flavoured into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has strong notes of over ripe fruits and wood, as well as notes of alcohol, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, oxidation, caramel, over ripe fruits, and alcohol, leading to a dry oxidated finish. The alcohol tickles the tongue.


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