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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) Old Ale

Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Old Ale
Warren, Michigan USA


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RATINGS: 723   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (3124) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2015
From a 12 fl. oz bottle. 2013 batch. Shared by jcwattsrugger. Deep amber brown pour. The nose smells boozy but sweet at the same time. Barley malts are in the air. Full body. The sweet maltiness of the taste tends to override the boozy quality up front. Incredibly nice but a bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 12 oz. bottle supplied by jcwattsrugger - many thanks! Consumed with the NH Harley Davidson crew at Martha’s. To medium-sized snifter, itburnt s a oaken light brown; no carbonation to speak of. Aromas of burnt caramel, butterscotch, stale maple sugar, English noble hops, 2-Row, graham root, roasted marshmallows, and dried lavender. Tastes the same with the addition of golden raisins, sweet malts, mashed bananas, Ceylon black tea, and breadcrumbs. Sweet, syrupy, and delicately warming. Only a bit oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12oz bottle-still-dk anber. Abourbon, sweet dk fruit, med malt-caramel. T-follows. Smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vignale (3378) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Flaska från ölbutikken 2011 drucken med ölföreningen. 13,5% abv. Ett massivt öl med en gigantisk kropp som gör att alkoholstyrkan är helt integrerad. Silkeslen fyllig munkänsla, söt men välbalanserad. Komplex söt smakbild med stor fatkaraktär. Bourbon, vanilj, cognac, smörkakor, fudge, marsipan och torkad frukt inlagd i cognac. Fantastiskt god.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8101) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2014
bottle 2011 13,5% mogano un velo di schiuma poco persistente noce salsa soia malto legno funghi terroso buon corpi decide note maltate toffeelieve tostato lieve luppolato finale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (934) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
La bière est d’un brun assez boueux, et aucune mousse ou presque n’ose se pointer le bout du nez. Des fruits confits, du caramel brûlé et des noix constituent le bouquet costaud de cette Old Ale plutôt âgée, encore étiquettée comme étant la 4th D. Certes, c’est vieux, mais c’est précisément le genre de bière qui atteint son apogée après plusieurs années de patience. En bouche, c’est liquoreux lourd et bien gras, mais si agréable à boire. La madérisation est amorcée, mais son effet s’amalgame bien au goût sucré de cassonade et de noisettes grillées. Sublime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2009 12oz bottle to snifter. Completely flat. Syrupy sweet. Huga maltiness. Minimal bitterness. Past it’s prime I think but delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Toffee, dark fruit, molasses, cocoa and raisin. Murky brown with almost no head. Tons of sweet dark sugars, molasses, liquorice and a long sweet sugary raisin bitter finish. Superbly rich and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
recieved a vintage 2011 bottle as extra in a trade. shared it with a friend. poured a murky dark brown copper colour with no head. with a big alcohol lacing on the side of the glass, lots of caramel, almond, port, caramel sugar, raisins, some prunes, lot of sweet dark fruit, big alcohol notice, it really tasted like it was barrel aged. such a big full flavoured beer! makes me wondering how good that BA version needs to be! first beer from this brewery! and it makes me wondering to try more of them!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3522) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours unclear mahogny in color with a tan head. Butterscotch sweetness, dark fruityness as in raisins, old leather, damp cellar and more of some garden fruits in aroma. Dark and bitter chocolate in taste at first, which then goes into a more sweeter direction with some toffee and ripe dark fruits. Nice, soft and smooth mouthfeel as well. Even if this brew is in the end a bit on the sweeter side it doesn’t get too cloying though. Leather and semi-old garden sweet fruits with dark syrup in finish.

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