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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) Old Ale



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Deep ruby red ale. Extreme malty/caramel flavor; sweet up front, finishing with hop bitterness and aroma. Very complex beer. We recommend at least four more months of age. But it is a delight to drink now.
Batch 1 - brewed late 2003, draught only.
Batch 2 - brewed 8/1/2004
Batch 3 - brewed 2/16/2005
Batch 4 - brewed end of Dec. 2005 (part of this batch was bourbon-aged)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1430) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Poured into a snifter at home. Almost no head and no lacing. The aroma is BIG caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cookie dough, sugar plums, prunes, raisins. Taste is big cookie sweetness dark overripe fruits, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and dark candies. Mild barrel aging and barrel flavors. Thick and chewy. Is it supposed to have ZERO carb? Some old ales have some. This one is flat as a pancake. Overall flavors are delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (199) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
Old rating from 2012. Wonderful, complex beer that hide the alcohol well. Sweet taste with fruits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
[7255-20150529] 500mL bottle. Minty soya sauce and sweet malty leaf aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet roasted soya minty sauce flavour with a long toasted bread dipped in syrup aftertaste. Medium-full body is quite boozy. Tasty. (8/3/8/4/17) 4.0
(c/o mds, w/ him, jercraigs)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7127) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Had this many times over the years, might as well rate it seeing as u had a really fantastic bottle last night at Scott’s .. . Deep caramel, burnt toffee, mild booze, and sherry eyes .. . Rich and boozy, but soft like the last morsel .. Legit beer .. . . When my boss gets mad, he throws things. Last week he destroyed a phone and a calculator..

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 This was my first kuhnhenn beer and if the rest are like this, this should be my last. 2013 was infected?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
This bottle is a nicely aged 2012 so the ABV may actually be a bit more. Nice dark plumb pour with pretty much no head. Bozzy rich scent. Plumb and prune, other fruits, caramel and more. A bit sticky. Lots of roasted stuff going on in the mouth. Raisin. Sweets, lots of caramel, lots. Maybe even butterscotch. Sweet. Reminds me of a Barley Wine. Very well balanced. A flavour journey. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lilja (2249) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av torkad frukt, marsipan, vanilj, smör, nötter, trä, choklad, fikon, bourbon. Välbalanserad, rund och len, fruktig, så välgjort och komplext, alkoholen väl dold. Mycket gott!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle via Alex R. Pours a dark brownish black, slightly translucent. Aroma slightly chocolatey roasty, toffee. Body smooth and rich, with a latent sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1259) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 21, 2015
12oz bottle 2013 vintage pours murky reddish brown with small layer of head, low carb. Nose is deep and rich plum, dark fruit, prune, raisin, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, fig. Taste is similar to nose with an astounding level of complexity, so much going on, rich layered dark fruits and caramel vanilla bread, dark dried raisin and leather. Finishes semi sweet, low bitterness lingering toffee and caramel. Really good, serious brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4819) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Blind tasting... Murky brown color without head. Aroma is figs, sugar covered dates and light yeast.

This is sweet as "all get out". Whoa, sugar covered raisins, figs and dried dark fruit. Slight prune juice hints. Alcohol is slightly noticeable in the finish but never would have guessed 13.5 % after the fact. Later I find it’s the 2013 vintage. The brew reminds me of a older barely wine or high ABV Abby Dubbel. Sweet sugar finish. Super sweetness.

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