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Kuhnhenn Crme Brle Java Stout
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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Black ale beer, made with real coffee. This java stout goes through a unique process, involving caramelizing brown sugar to give it an intense caramel & vanilla aroma.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (5368) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
From a growler straight from the brewery. Poured a pitch, motor oil black color with a dark tan head. Aroma was... woah. It was coffee, vanila, roasted malts, and a touch of lactose/milk, like cream. Flavor was, how to put it... pretty amazing. This was like drinking a sweet, sugary, creamy coffee, treat. This one is a bit syrupy sweet and its not so much a beer as a confectionery delight. Its caramel sweetness, with toffee, doused with liberal amounts of vanilla and coffee and its so good. Very drinkable, which is a huge plus as its not some alco-bomb that ends the night right when it touches your lips.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (7185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
2009 bottle shared by jckp64- thanks a lot, John! Pours a dark, hazy chocolate brown with a small head. The aroma is sweet and roasty, with coffee, creme brulee, cream, sugar, chocolate, and toast. The flavor falls off a cliff and doesnt match at all. An overwhelming dose of dark fruits underlies sugar and coffee. Infected, maybe?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 5/27/2011. Poured from a growler into a tulip. My pour is pitch black with a smooth, quickly fading coffee brown head. The aroma is dark, medium roasted malt, tons of creamy coffee, and vanilla. The flavor starts out with some milk sweetness, a good amount of roasted malt, lots of slightly bitter and very full-flavored coffee. There is some lingering bitterness, but the vanilla and cream really come to dominate the flavor. Fairly sweet. Crme Brle has a medium to full body, light carbonation. Slight milk stickiness. Very creamy and smooth. This was very good, although it became a little bit sweet as the glass progressed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1572) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Draft. Very good all around and this hits the mark for the name / type. Full body and smooth, good balanced taste -- not too sweet nor any of the flavors overpowering.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chargedgs (8) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2011 does not count
I kept passing on this beer due to the over sweetness of southern tier creme brûlée... After having this im regretting passing on this all those times! I got a growler fill of it for christmas upon the initial pour it was jet black with a dark black smell of coffee, thats a win! Taste is coffee followed by vanilla and carmalized sugar. Kuhnhenn made the perfect creme brûlée and Im glad this is so close to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crajun (1046) - , Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
12oz bottle via trade with stfun. Aroma was WOW. First 10 I have given for aroma. Strong vanilla sugar (brown) and some coffee. The vanilla and sugar were very powerful. DarkesT brown pour. Problem was the taste. Possible issue with bottle? As no other reviews were like my experience. Bottle stated 2009. Taste started sour and stayed that way. Slight sweetness but never tasted coffee. Want to try again to see if bad bottle or just me

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (1770) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
this is just a great great beer its deep black with the most amazing sugary chocolate coffee taste needs to be tried on tap in the pub

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Vanilla and brown sugar-- just creme brulee and coffee really in an easy drinking stout. These guys kill it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of intense caramel, chocolate and a bit of vanilla. The taste is sweet malts, roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1413) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 On tap at the brewpub; pour is dark brown with a marginal off white head; perhaps a poor attempt at a pour to begin with? There is some very fine lacing present here as well. Creme brule is very present here; roasted coffee, vanilla beans, brown sugar; yeah. This may be a malt bomb but im loving it. Vanilla beans, roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugars, cream; excellent.


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