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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Draft at The HopCat as part of RBSG 2010. Pours medium, opaque black, 1-finger tan head, quite persistent, passable lacing. Nose is amazing on this beer. Could be given an 11 for aroma. Pistachios, creme brulee, milk chocolate, chcolate cake, whipping cream, rainbow residue and unicorn farts. Flavours are same as above, though less heavy on the unicorn farts; mostly chocolate-driven, with quite pronounced nutty (pistachio and cashew), caramelly, and creamy notes. Finish is sticky and sweet. Really didn’t know what to expect going in, but I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Served on draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Shared by someone.... thanks. Pours a dark brown color, appearing black in the glass. Not much of a head but it shows some decent lacing. Big chocolate, mocha aroma with caramel and rich coffee notes. The taste is dry, bitter coffee notes, caramel and faint fruity notes. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Kuhnhenn imperial creme brûlée stout. 12oz bottle from Derek... Pours a dark stouty dark brownish black pour with lesser degree of darkness towards the edges. Thin soapy beige head... Huge coffee and vanilla nose with a lingering sweetness... Mild roastiness and vanilla standpoints but quickly sours up for not the better. Already though? Hard to believe with how soon this has degraded. Semi-lively carbonation. The added sour cream aspect def detracts. hoping this was an isolated situation and not affecting others. 9/3/6/3/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to GCurlow!
Black pour, tan head that goes quickly leaving no lacing. Nose is myraid of cliche elements blended into a balanced experience: creme brulee offset by black coffee, a bit of milk chocolate, and very faint strawberry, almost sherbert-like. Flavor shows significantly more significant coffee grains, again the lactic, slightly refreshing strawberry element, and really faint chocolate. A bit of a dry, lengthy fruit finish, insignificant creme brulee through the palate. This is remarkably balanced for Kuhnhenn, absolutely stunned in fact, partially because there is no booze here. It’s still a bit sweet and thin, but an excellent dessert beer that reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2010
THIN, COFFEE, too light. this is imperial?!?! tastes about 6% abv. super coffee flavor, but lacked any oomph. still, pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Have had this on tap at the brewery as well as on cask at the 2010 World Expo of Beer. Pours a nice dark chocolate tone with moderate light chocolate head. Fades to clingy lacing. Coffee-vanilla nose, intense, robust. Perfect sweetness, amazing coffee flavor. Taste is fresh roasted coffee, sweet, slightly bitter, really awesome stuff. Creamy, rich, medium mouthfeel. Silky. Rich. Delicious. I’d keep this in my fridge year round if they could make this in any quantity. It really barely meets the underside of the ’imperial’ part though, not nearly high enough abv or low enough viscosity IMO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2010
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, creme brulee, and roasted coffee. It’s a dark brown with orange highlights along edges of the glass and a small beige head. The flavor chocolate and creme brulee...but not sweet like you might expect. The finish has moderate amounts of roasted coffee and light vanilla. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HonusWagner (1222) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2010
In recent memory, few beers have stuck in my mind like this one. I was fortunate enough to try it on draft, which is probably a huge difference maker in my experience and that of most other reviewers, because there was certainly no infection problem and the flavors were absolutely unbelievable. This was, as a coffee stout experience, perfection. Creme brulee flavors without the sweetness of the Southern Tier version, nice warming lightly sweetened coffee. Everything I could ever want in a coffee stout; I wish I could carry a keg around on my back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010

3/03/2010: Kuhnhenn Imperial Crème Brûlée Java Stout... Aroma: Wow, definitely fragant! I have it about a foot and a half away and I can still smell the caramelized sugar and coffee! Freshly roasted coffee beans and vanilla bean pops from the aroma when closer to the nose. Appearance: Near black color; lasting, dense, tan-colored head; opaque. Flavor: Coffee and vanilla right up front, a yeasy creaminess follows along with some milky chocolate, and the finish reminds me of a sweeted cappuccino. Palate: Medium-light to medium; a bit thin, but silky smooth. Overall: This beer lives up to its name, but it smells better than it tastes; extremely drinkable and balanced (not overly sweet like the Southern Tier), but the flavor isn’t overly complex and fizzles out quickly...

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #34 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
12 oz. bottle; thanks Alex!! Dark brown with thin tan head; vanilla cream, cookies and chocolate; texture is thin and pretty high on the sweetness chart; rich coffee and creamy chocolate; not as over the top and undrinkable as say the road rash stout, but this is getting up there

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