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Kuhnhenn Extraneous Ale

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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Boiled for 23 hours, yielding around 30 gallons of beer, extraneous ale was then transferred to a bourbon barrel where it will spend 6 months before being released. Fermented with a lager yeast at ale temperatures. ABV is, at this point, an estimate.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5341) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Draft at Torst with Andrew and Andy. Pours a deep brown mahogany body with no head. Aroma is prune, putrid fruits, caramel and a strange buttery character. Mouthfeel is medium with notes vanilla, caramel, prune, apples, bourbon and oak. The aroma seemed really off.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godofthecellar (669) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Smell of sweet caramel and bourbon. Sugar, whisky char, dark fruit, caramel apple

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle to sniffer (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent amberish brown with thin light beige lacing and soft carbonation. Smells buttery and cheesy with a touch of wine. Tastes like it smells, only better, with notes of caramel and a sweet malt backbone. Solid but not spectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. 2010 vintage, labeled 15.5%. Dark brown / red color, mostly clear. Minimal head. Some dark fruit, light cardboard in the nose. Bigger body. Very light carbonation. Dark fruit in the flavor, light caramel malt. Some spice. Tastes a bit oxidized. Moderate sweet taste. Only a hint of warmth in the finish. Best thing about this beer is how well it hides the alcohol, pretty impressive. Flavor isn’t very inspiring right now, though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (940) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2013
'10 draft. The pour is a dark amber with little head. The aroma is sweet plum with some booze. The taste is bitter and a little metallic. The sweetness does come through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle 2010 vintage poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber head. Aromas of plums, dates, carmel, toffee and light tobacco. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, plum and raisin with a crisp warming lingering fruity finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Keir (127) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
@ brewery. Clear, dark amber with little head. Nose of alcohol with a slight fruitiness. Tastes fruity, a bit sour, a peppery bite, and alcohol burn. Creamy feel. 04/22/10

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2010 bottle, my bottle said 15.5% alcohol. Shared with a bunch of friends at Bill/Franks "end of the world" tasting. One of the top big beers of the night next to the ’05 Darklord and ’05 Gratitude. Red-brown pour, slightly clearish accompanied by very thin head. Aroma and taste of dark cherry, caramel malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee. I thought it was boozey but others said it was tamed for the amount. Guess I am not used to drinking stuff this heavy on a regular basis. Really nice barleywine though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2011 15.5 ABV pours clear mahogany with no head aromas are of bourbon and dark fruits,taste are of bourbon dark fruits vanilla and oak overalls not a bad barleywine have had better even from Kuhnhenn but I don’t understand the low score by style any Kuhnhenn barleywine is better than the best by other brewer’s, I’m lost for words shame on you

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle at home shared with friends courtesy of Armin. Thanks Man!! Poured a light brown with an amber tint and little-to-no head. Smell is big raisin, bourbon, prune, vanilla, wood, and grass. Taste is very alcoholic, prunes, raisins, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and whiskey. Mouthfeel is very thin with almost no carbonation. Almost like an aged glass of whiskey and somewhat difficult to take down. Not bad, but you definitely need to share this one.


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