koleminer20 (983) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz bottle. 2013 vintage. Holy smokes. The pour is like muddy lake water. There is no head to be found and as such, no lace either. The aroma is extraordinarily complex. There is a beautiful sweet toffee or caramel with dark fruits galore and a wonderful apple cider character. There are dominant figs and a light marshmallow-ey note. The flavor is just as complex. It starts off like the cider and roars through the labyrinth of dark fruits. The toffee comes through strong on the back end. The mouth feel is perfect. Thick, minimal carbonation, the flavors coat and cling to the tongue. The finish is a touch dry, with a light warming from the 13.5% ABV. Overall just an amazing beer
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SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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..
Couch0508 (107) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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?
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Lilja (2091) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Alex R. Pours a dark brownish black, slightly translucent. Aroma slightly chocolatey roasty, toffee. Body smooth and rich, with a latent sweetness.
JBPortland (1149) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AirForceHops (4406) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
WillRunForBeer (1328) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hackobock (2172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is slightly oxidised, sherry, taste is sweet fruits, sickly caramel, tasty.