chris__hartley (259) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours mahogany with ruby highlights; the head is almost non-existent, it is tan. The aroma has notes of: toffee, molasses, candied-figs, candied-dates, leather, and vanilla. The taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter; there are notes of: all the aroma notes, liquorice, cough medicine (medicinal note), and alcohol. The palate is full bodied, no carbonation, very sticky, and a long sweet finish. Overall, can feel a bit overwhelming, definitely a desert beer.
BlowOffTube (258) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorites. Pours a murky reddish brown with no head. The aroma is strong vanilla, fig, oak, and brown sugar. Taste is a nice caramel nuts, chocolate, fig notes, vanilla, and ends with bourbon and brown sugar. Perfect smooth carbonation and small burn. Great stuff.
Sean9689 (258) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My only beer that I had while visiting Kuhnhenn on 01/07/11 before I went back to Chicago. Figured I might as well go all-out, since this was my only pour. Served in a snifter, from notes.
A - Pours a mirky reddish/brown, half a fingers-worth of off-white head with some larger bubbles here and there on top. After the initial pour, thereís no lacing a some random bubbles and a thin film on top.
S - Burnt sugars, candy, bourbon, oak, dark fruits, bourbon, malts and more bourbon. Itís not overly sweet and not too boozy. I was very surprised how balanced this one was, especially with very little aging.
T - Very much similar to the nose. Bourbon, burnt sugars, candy, oak, roasty malts. Again, nothing overpowering each other here...everything is working well together. I wouldnít say thereís no booze coming through, but not 13.5% worth.
M - Medium to full, rich and smooth, drinks like a fine spirit.
D - It took me an hour to finish my pour, but I really took my time to enjoy it since it was my only beer of the visit. It was excellent on-tap and Iím looking forward to cracking a bottle in the near future. A must-try!
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(From notes 14 Oct, 2012) Bottle, 2011. Hardly any foam, regardless of quick pour. The beer is a dark brown color. Aroma is very malty, brown sugar. Nice and sweet. Flavors continue along the same lines; very malty. This beer is flat; no carbonation. A bit oily on the palate. Finish is sweet, almost cloying but not quite!
This is a sipping beer, for sure. As flavors accumulate, the beer feels more bitter, adding on some hints of dark chocolate and coffee. The alcohol is very well hidden. Remains sweet throughout. All in all, delicious.
jbrana (249) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet with a strong dark fruit presence that is met with vanilla, marshmallow, caramel, and slight bourbon. Has a slight tartness which helps balance the sweetness a little.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown and cloudy with no head. Smells of bourbon, licorice, wood, chocolate, leather, and something funky. Taste licorice, tabacco, vanilla, bourbon and some booze. Mouthfeel is thick and coats the mouth very well. Finish is long and boozy with licorice.
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Trade w/ totoropanda @ BA. S: Soysauce, bourbn, chocolate, wood. A: Dark brown with a thin tan head. T:Toffee, soysauce, chocolate, oak, alcohol is very noticable. M: medium, with ligh carbonation, pretty chewy. O: the smell is horrible, the taste is better but how is this world class?
Ataraxia (241) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cloudy brown, thin off-white lacing. Very complex aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, molasses, and toffee - along with raisins, figs, dates, oak, and vanilla. Sweet (but overly so), sticky, smooth, and full-bodied. Alcohol is very well masked, for a pleasant bittersweet finish.
Dashimus (210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours red brown with no head. Moderately dark. Aroma is strong melted galaxy chocolate with hints of rum. Flavour echos the aroma with strong chocolate. Milk and toffee also. Sticky with a longstanding sweetness. Very smooth with a subtle spice. Excellent beer.
eelbasher (206) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz 2012 vintage to snifter. Pours deeper copper/amber with a Carmel colored head. The aroma stings the nostrils. Bourbon, booze, heavy malt, and some fruit show. The flavor is much better! Sticky caramel, plum, candy, wood, over ripe mango, and bourbon shine. Warming alcohol lingers from your throat into your belly. Sipper fo sho, but awesome stuff.