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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 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 (821) - 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 (2539) - 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 (1451) - 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 (5775) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2054) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
12oz bottle from trade. Dated 2013. Pours muddy brown with a white ring. Aroma is raisin, molasses, brown sugar. Taste is quite sweet. Raisin, date, brown sugar, a bit of red fruit. Warm. I’m liking this, but beware it is nearly cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
February 21, 2015. Bottle at home, 2011 vintage.
Murky amber without any head. Aroma is plums, figs, toffee, brown sugar, alcohol, slight touch of roasted malts. Taste is sweet dried fruits, brown sugar, very light bitterness, some oxidized notes, finish is light roasted malts. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is slightly oxidised, sherry, taste is sweet fruits, sickly caramel, tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1142) - , Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 re-rate 1/16...2013 bottle probably from the reat umich03jm also.........not much to add to below notes. kept rating at 4.4. in my top 10 all time of beers. great stuff. need more.............................................. bottle from umich03jm.dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that’s great. seemed to be sediments in pour from bottle to glass. dark dirty brownish pour with light lacing on edges. dark fruits burnt sugar and toffee in aroma. Same in taste with much sweetness toward end. that’s a ridiculously great tasting beer - some alcohol, some qualities of a port, not hard liquor. loved this!!

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