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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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December 2005 batch #4 of Fourth Dementia that spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel.


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
Secret small keg at EBF. Thanks to Eric for hooking me up with a few samples. Pours a dark woody almost muddled brown and a thin head. Aroma of the usual thickly sweet caramel and toasted malts found in the regular 4th, with more wood character and light bourbon, but it isnt overly bourbony or oaky like some other BA aged beers. Great full flavor loaded with caramelized sugar and malts, dried fruits, light apricot, some vanilla, light oak, moderate bourbon. Silky smooth mouthfeel and the same great texture as the normal 4th. Obviously a great beer, if you like the regular version.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2007
date is unknown but I’m guessing it came from the 2/16/05 batch before resting in the barrel. Sampled next to non-BA 4th Dementia. Poured mahogany without as much red tint as the non-ba version had, and there’s no head. Nose is similar to the non-ba version but not as complex and fruity, the bourbon barrel seems to have created a mask of sweetness like maple syrup over the plum and raspberry notes along with charred wood. However, this version seems to have more dark chocolate in the nose. I preferred this nose of the non-ba version only slightly, it seemed more complex and haunting. Flavor notes are sharper and darker than the non-ba version. The bourbon provides more of a sweet plum and raspberry taste and splashed with bourbon. Some chocolate and caramel notes as well. This beer seems to be a tad hot in the beginning and in the finish (probably more like 12-13%). Mouthfeel also seems a tad thin. Carbination is really low. this is very tasty and intriguing but too hot and not an extremely complex flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
12’er. Big time nose of raspberry covered chocolate and charred wood. Dark color. Extremely complex fruit and malt character, with an intriguing barrel character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (777) - Queens, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: pours a dark redish brown with no head at all. A little syrupy, flavor of dark fruits with a sweet and smooth finish. I also did pick up a little of the alcohol when tasting. A nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Pours a beautiful hazy burgundy with no head. The aroma is slightly vinous with a hint of speariment and a berry-like fruityness. Rich malt background balanced by a fruit accented body. Raspberries, pomegranetes, green grapes. Slight boozy flavors come through with a light earthy undertone. As it warms more minty flavors develop. There’s a touch of roastyness in the toffee-like malt finish, and an unabrasive hint of alcohol. A rich and fruity Old Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2007
thanks to Styles for picking this up at Kuhnhenn’s the day after Christmas and to my son for bringin’ it home. 12 oz. bottle, from the Kuhnhenn Holiday gift pack.
thought I was smelling a super sweet Jim Beam manhattan, strong bourbon on the nose! pours a hazy brown without much head, yet leaves a small ring of tan lace all the way to the finish. like a lot of Kuhnhenn brews, this one is very sweet. flavor is caramel, brown sugar and lots of malt. even with the other flavors, bourbon dominates. unlike the regular 4th Dementia, this does not seem as complex, because of the overriding bourbon dominance. still a very nice winter warmer on a cold January night.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2007 At ashleys in ann arbor. The regular fourth dementia is great and the bourbon barrel makes it rediculous. Aroma of brown sugar and some bourbon. Flavor was a little burning from the bourbon and alcohol. Strong bourbon but not overpowering like some. I thought this was incredible, nothing overpowered. Had this again from a bottle. This is a great beer that is one of my favorites.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Bottle... Muddy dark brown ale with a small, khaki head. Smells like prune juice and bourbon with an afterthought of wood. Boozy, sweet flavor with lots of dark fruit; mainly dried plum followed by tangy sour mash. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Finishes sweet with plenty of alcohol warmth. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Had on tap at Ashley’s.Aroma had some slight bourbon with a nice sweet aroma.Pours dark black with a little tan head.Flavors of sweet malts and a hint of bourbon.Mouthfeel was medium with a very smooth finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
On tap @ Ashley’s: Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma, chocolate, vanilla, with some bourbon. Flavor, smooth and chocolaty, bourbon, dark fruits and molassas. There is some warming to it. Too bad I had to go to Ann Arbor to get it.


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