reggiedunlop (3396) - 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 (2452) - 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.
Johnsense (920) - - MAR 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Had both on tap at Kuhnhenn and a bottle at home. Dark brown with a finger of head. Big gobs of lace. Aroma of bourbon, cherry, candy, dark caramel, slight booze. Complex taste of candied dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, dark toffee, raisin, wood. Some alcohol warming but the barrle is integrated well without dominating this beer. A sipper and one i’ll be cellaring.
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Date: March 24, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: DalzAle tasting Description: 2010 bottle, brown pour with limited head. Aroma was sweet, bourbon and dark fruit. Taste was consistent and smooth.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle pour. Thanks Madvike! Light brown in color with a light head. Oaky with a nice light bourbon taste, Very smooth and enjoyable.
blklab2007 (2066) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle 13.5% abv. on the label through trade. Pour has a dark earthy brown color with a touch of tan fizzy head that did not stay around long. Aroma has mild oxidation, vanilla, some bourbon, brown sugar, dark fruit, and some dust. Mouth feel is hefty and sticky with little carbonation but there is some kicking around. Flavor brings on more of the old ale, sticky malt, bourbon, mellow wood, dark fruit, sweetness, mild bitterness, and chocolate. Wow, this is hot and after sitting in the glass for a bit has not killed it back. Super sipper type beer that took some time to get through. Glad they put this in a 12 ounce bottle.
Nisse666 (4708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 Bottle from Bierkompass.de cons 2012-07-27 Mölndal
AR: white peppery, chocolate, coffee
AP: dark mahogny, frothy creamy stothy deminishing head
F: sticky sugary feeling, maderia, plum liquid, chocolate, coffee, warming feeling new rating 3,8 - keep average 3,9!
Shared bottle many thx Blafa cons 2012-03-16 Göteborg
Ar: rasins, plums, heavy sweetnees, evidente alcholic
Ap: stickey liquid - dark oak, wee beige head
F: loads of alcholic, rasins, plumcake, preserved cherries soked in vodka, chocolate... A bit to much - but does it matter?
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 First rating
12 fl oz bottle thanks to Clyx!
Sampled on March 16, 2012
Cloudy brown color, very small brown head. Raissin, chocolate, alcohol scent, some wood. Chocolate, raissin, alcohol taste. Dry wood and alcohol aftertaste. Warming alcohol, tounge burning at first. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
At first way to evident alcohol, though it does tone down with a few more sips, gets more easy to drink. With the dissapearing alcohol, the wood and bourbon comes through stornger and sort of dominates too much for my taste. Very nice, though if it was pushed down to perhaps 11% ABV or so might fit my taste better.
Bottle 12 fl oz / 355 ml thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on July 29, 2012
Very dark brown color, small yellow head. Sweet, raissin, alcohol scent. Malty, grainy, sugary, roasted taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours a really dark brown next to no head. Tastes smells of bourbon oak prune booze soy sauce. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, Freaking awesome beer would love to have lots of these in stock. The flow of all the flavored mix do well with each. Great freaking beer. Wow.
PotjeBier (1781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12 oz bottle, generously shared by Jan & Alice from De Bierkoning (thanks guys!). Brown color (I think, it was dark), no head. Aroma’s: old, wood, sweet fruit/raisins, alcohol/bourbon. Flavor: rather sweet, alcohol, bourbon. Alcohol is warming, mouthfeel is syruppy. Soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with fruit. Really great!