Kuhnhenn Crme Brle Java Stout
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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2009
On tap at Kuhnhenn. Pours a very dark brown to black with medium off-white head. Aroma very heavy on cofee and vanilla, with hints of chocolate, brown sugar, and toffee. Taste is sweet, but no surprise from the aroma. This beer goes down all too easy with a creamy mouthfeel and a lasting taste of vanilla and cream.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. Very pleasant, sweet, strong aromas of sweet coffee, chocolate brownies, warm, thick teeth-hurting caramel, and vanilla are immediately noticeable. Its a dark, nearly-opaque cola brown with a very thin, runny, coffee-brown head. A large bubble, thin ring remains, with a light, wispy lace. Perhaps Im under-rating the sweetness in this one simply because of how sweet it smelled, but Id say medium bitter, medium sweet taste. The bitter definitely seems to stand out a bit more on the taste based on the aroma. Its a full, rich malty body, with a noticeable viscous texture (at first, I thought for sure it was an imperial stout based on its texture); not much help from the nearly flat carbonation too. Rich, meaty, sweet coffee ground finish with a rich caramel and vanilla, combined with a roasted grain aftertaste that has a moderate lifespan to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Growler from umich03jm, thanks Jason! Pours nearlt blqck with a nice brown head. Smells of spent coffee grounds, vanilla, uncooked chocolate brownie batter. Chocolatety dark malt backbone with a nice coffee flavor. Nice rich liquid dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Growler from Rayl. Pours near black with an espresso head. Aroma is big coffee and vanilla primarily along with some brown sugar, chocolate and some booze. Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Thinner bodied with a dry finish. A little astringent on the end. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (649) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Smell of cake batter and coffee. Dark brown, sweet, toffee. Very smooth stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (639) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. Really nice and creamy with good coffee flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
I had this *LAST YEAR* at the World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Im now reviewing it because I was just made aware that this is the mystery beer that I was freakin in love with. Appearance: Dark, tan head ... what youd expect from a stout. Smell: Vanilla, bits of coffee, a lot of coffee. Awesome. Taste: A lot of dark coffee and chocolate, but its not very bitter... super tasty, and very drinkable. Really, it drinks a lot like a cold coffee. Feels smooth and only makes the beer even better. What else to expect from Kuhnhenn? Im not normally HUGE on stouts/porters, but this pretty much blew my mind. Bold flavor, awesome aroma, easy drinking... what a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3073) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Growler courtesy of Bill, pours black with small head, no lacing. Aromas is espresso bean, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, and taste is bitter coffee, caramel, tofffee, brown sugar and vanilla marshmallow. Light to medium body, light carbonation. Delicious. Doesnt have the southern tier cloying grossness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
At Kuhnhenn. Poured black with light tan foam. Very pleasant aroma of vanilla coffee caramel. Quite smooth light smokey taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Growler from Kuhnhenn. Pours a dark porter brown with a tan head. Nose is some roast, some earth, some cocoa, and some sweetness that comes out as a nice caramel creme brulee. Flavor is similar- stout base: cocoa, earth, chocolate along with the sugary sweet creme brulee additions. Light to medium in body and a nice somewhat sessionable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Kuhnhenn Tap Room, Warren , Michigan, pours a dark black color with a beautiful large java head. Nose is sweet vanilla and roasted coffee. Taste is coffee, vanilla and cream, and not overly sweet like Southern Tiers Cream Brle. This stout delievers all taste and flavor. Magnificent stout. 8 / 10

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