RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to rogee64 . Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, caramel, chocolate, raisins, coconut. Taste is sweet, with more bourbon and dark fruit flavors, just a little alcohol. Dry woody, alcoholic finish. This beer is incredibly smooth, buttery even. Very full bodied, soft carbonation.
rogee64 (21) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at kuhnhenn served in a snifter. Aroma is just booze and malt, as it warmed up the smell became extremely complex, notes of dark fruit and a delightful whiff of bourbon. Taste was breath taking, for such a high abv beer it drank extremely smooth. As you would expect, very chewy, love this beer.
arkurzynski (1886) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Deep brown with amber-red hues and thin tan-yellow head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of smooth, soft bourbon, light oak, caramel, toffee, molasses, faint toasted/roasted malt and a bit of over-ripe fruit. Flavor is initially sweet toffee, brown sugar, caramel and bourbon, but finishes well attenuated leaving lower than expected amounts of sweetness and mostly light bourbon, toasted malt, and toffee. Light alcohol warmth. Booze can be found nowhere in the flavor. Nice.
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Muddy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma dominated by dried fruits and caramel with notes of vanilla, oak and liquorice.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak, vanilla and alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at papsoe. clear brown, small offwhite head.
aroma is boozy and phenolic, spicy roasted malts,
flavor is bourbon.phenolic, wood, spicy malts, booze is too strong compared to the rest.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø. Murky medium red-brown beer with a very small, quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma is oak, caramel, vanilla, preserved fruits, a little peat. Very sweet, sticky, spicy, vanilla notes, wood. Very macho, not bad, just not my preference.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of MasterSki. Vintage 2010. Pours a cloudy, murky brown with no head. Sweet vanillaish Bourbon aroma. Rich body, very low carbonation, caramel, sweet vanillaish oak, licorice all-sorts. Warming alcohol finish. A nice beer but nowhere near Top 50 in my book. 120412
mixmasterob (1004) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark chocolate brown pour with a minute cap of off white foam. Served slightly chilled. Opaque. Huge sweet bourbon notes in the front of the nose. Malt for days, lots of caramel, bourbon, vanilla and some wood. Flavors were slightly boozy, full of bourbon and vanilla sweetness. Not sure if the barrel aging toned the overall sweetness down on this one but this was much better than the original. Much more drinkable and well rounded. Syrupy and thick mouthfeel, light but present carbonation(LA). Top notch and up there with angels share, if not better. Paired with a La Casita Criolla from Tatuaje.
reggiedunlop (3538) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin lt mocha head. Aroma has significant dark fruit and candied fruit...fig...mild bourbony notes. Flavor has layers of dark and candied fruit, roasty malts, mild chocolate, and smooth bourbon...caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a bourbony finish that has mild dark fruit and warms with lt vanilla.
umich03jm (2994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 2011 Vintage. Poured into snifter. Deep dark brown pour with no head. Amazing bourbon aroma. Smells incredibly sweet and malty. Incredibly smooth bourbon taste that warms all the way to the finish. Very sticky mouthfeel. Other tastes I pick up are butterscotch, plums, cherries, and molasses. Very little alcohol burn at the end. Love Kuhnhenn’s and love this beer! Re-rate 6/5/13 - I’ve had this numerous times now with different vintages. So far, the older the better. Fresh bottles are an assault on the senses. Overpowering booziness and bourbon. Older vintages really mellow out and become much more smooth and malty. My one issue is that the carbonation seems to be gone after about a year or so. Other than that, a two or three year old bottle of this is one of the best sippers out there.