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Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This black in color imperial stout’s aro-ma is lead by coffee and dry roasty notes. Crème Brulè coffee is brewed and added post-fermentation. This killer stout is highly sought after at every tasting we take it to.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (652) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Black pour with a tan head. Coffee and dark roasted malt in the aroma and taste. Very good Imperial stout

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
Growler, shared by devman171, thanks! Black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is creamy, milky and full of coffee. Flavor is sweet, creamy, with a hint of coffee and loads of caramel. Smooth and well balanced. Easy going and a bit thin for an imperial stout. But if you drink it as a normal stout it’s lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3217) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey for the Kuhnhenn Comes To Washington event. Black with nice tan head. Aromas of creme brulee and vanilla. Tastes of vanilla, creme brulee, dark chocolate, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015
On tap, poured into a balloon snifter. The aroma is a warm creme brulee with a heavy dose of coffee. The beer is a dark, clear cola color with an abundant, off-white head that looks thin with large, soapy bubbles that has moderate retention and okay lace. The taste is a medium high chocolate sweet with a medium bitter burnt. The beer is smooth and lightly creamy with a small bubble, soft fizz, and a medium full body. The flavor is a creamy creme brulee with a light toffee and a warm coffee that finishes with a crispness, a hoppy spice, and notes of java. The finish is of a moderate length and tappers off quickly leaving just a light hint of roasted vanilla in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, coffee into some burnt sugars, molasses, slight vanilla, touch of dark fruits. Taste was a mix of roast, cocoa powder, dark chocolate into coffee, espresso, slight burnt sugar, toffee, molasses, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (555) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Wbf 15, vanilla and chocolate aroma, tons of coffee flavors, very nice beer...........

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2709) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Tap at Kuhnhenn. Listed as 8.5%. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a nice ring. Aroma is so good. Huge espresso, vanilla, and sweet cream with hint of chocolate syrup and caramel. Tastes awesome too. More roasty than the aroma. Medium roast coffee beans, strong vanilla and cream, some burnt caramel and burnt toast. A hint of chocolate too. Thin body though. If this was thick and creamy it would be up there with my favorites from Kuhnhenn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Tap @ Kuhnhenn: All black with only a slight touch of dark brown at the veyr edges. Decently retaining, fine-bubbled tan foam sits on top. Aroma is very similar to the non-imperial version; roasted, rich, oily coffee beans up front. More roasty, I’d say. There’s still an underlying cream, milk, & burnt caramel sweetness, but there’s a bit more balancing bitter roast as well. Also a slight touch of booziness in the back-end. Flavor complete with fresh espresso - perhaps a "deeper" & more roasted type coffee profile than its little brother. Still a touch of some vanilla & brown sugar sweetness towards the back-end but it has a larger roast presence to battle. Slightly thicker mouth feel, I think, although it’s hard to say for sure without having them side by side. A hint of alcohol lingers with roasted, bitter coffee beans & a touch of milky cream.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3676) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Draft pour at the source. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has hugely sweet creme brûlée with a medium coffee roast. Fairly sweet and toasty. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3832) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2014
(draft @ Kuhnhenn Brewing Company - Warren, MI) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Huge coffee and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is rich roasted coffee and malts with some light chocolate and sweetness coming up at the end. Very smooth.


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