Quevillon (2397) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bu au Mondial de la bière 06. Belle bourguogne, peu de collet. Bon arome d’houblon frais. Goût très houblonneux, un peu alcoolisé, mais bon.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
my fifth beer from Kuhnhenn and they just keep getting better and better. dark brown on the pour with NO head and almost no lace. malty, sweet with some bitterness on the finish. full bodied and very little carbonation. while it seems to be rather simple on the surface, this is just a downright delicious beer! well hidden alcohol and layers of flavor, outstanding!!!
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy copper color with a thin, light tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of tangerine, citrus fruits, pine, caramel wiith some tobacco as well. Taste of pine, sticky caramel malts, with more tobacco, citrus fruits, and, light alcohol as well.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured a dark mahogany brown with a 1 finger tan head and nice lacing. Smelled of molasses, brown sugar, and a small citrus note. Tastes of molasses, slight coffee, some maltiness as it warms, and an orangey hop finish.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap: Deep amber with brown hints, super rich aroma consisting of carmel rasins, cranberry, candied malts. Mouthfeel is perfect, sweet taste attacks your mouth with the malty backbone of this wonderful beer, cheers!
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (12oz). via trade with Pailhead - thanks, man!. Poured hazy mahogany with a smallish off-white head. Lush aroma of woody light roast malt, yeast, alcohol, tangerine and juniper berries with some funky herbal almost peppery hops - really nice. Taste follows, tangerine juice and zest too, big hit of warming alcohol, spicily yeasty, fresh, juicy mallt - remarkably quick off the tongue. Mouthfeel is sticky, lightly acidic and carbonated - a classy old ale, you need to respect it - I loved it.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - MAR 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled aug 04, thanks to styles for this one. Pours a great looking bronze...not to much head...some better looking head would have made it a 5. Aroma is intensely malty, sweet and sour sauce, and you can smell the bit of hops in the distance...very similar to some of the barley wines I’ve encountered. Wow...that flavor is cutting...very much like a barley wine...and similar to the HotD old ale I’ve had. Very malty, heavy caramel cream sweetness, some sour citrus, some drying hops...not too much bitterness though. Touches of various kinds of alcohol balance well with the array of earthy qualities this brew has. Greatly complex...but still manageable. Mouthfeel is smooth, but also sticky and oily...not quite syrupy though,which is good. I dig this beer...it is kind a big...but friendly at the same time.
HomesickAlien (20) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear, dark ruby/brown. Thin beige head dissipates quickly. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, molasses, and honey. Flavor matches aroma with a hint of wood, maple syrup, a nice hoppy bite and some warmth from the alcohol in the finish. Very sweet and very complex. Mouthfeel is viscous and syrupy. It coats the inside of your mouth leaving a sticky film on the lips but the subtle carbonation prevents it from becoming cloying. It’s dessert in a glass! This is oustanding stuff, I’m in love. I’m going to stock up on this one and see how she ages.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, dark, ominous aroma of deeply hopped, semi-caramelled and hotly full of alohol. Whoa. This is a heavy brew, for sure! Quite sweet, almost syrup, but very well-balanced in flavor/finish. Many fruits, figs, bits of dark chocolate. A healthy dose of hops - this is very much like a barleywine - and a very good barleywine. Yum!
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to Pailhead for this - my first Kuhnhenn experience, and it does not disappoint - very full nose, with vanilla, oak, prune, caramel, strong earthiness - nice, slick, oily mouthfeel - caramel, plum, some wood and whiskey - lighter fruity esters come in later - mostly raisin and cherry - hops and an oak-y, vinous character enter the finish, but they strangely seem to work together - one of the best old ales I’ve had - I’m anxious to see how this ages.