scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
2009 bottle. Smoky burnt coffee nose, little ashy with dark caramel in the background. Jet black, creamy caramel head. Wow. Sour. Pickles. Drainpour. Some coffee and caramel on the edges, but only distantly.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 12oz bottle I picked up at the brewery. Pours dark brown with very thin film of tan bubbles. Aromas of coffee, vanilla, creme brulee, roasted malts, and some caramel. Flavors of coffee come through at the start and finish with vanilla, caramel, some sugar. Nice balance between coffee and sweetness of creme brulee flavors. Mouthfeel is pretty thin. Could use a lot more carbonation. This would be great on tap. It is not flat like BA Santa’s Helper was, but is not to far away. Still a very flavorful beer from one of my favorite breweries.
Had this on tap a couple of times is the last week and it is much better on tap. Nice amount of sweetness mixed in with nice java kick. Could drink a couple glass in one sitting, which I could not say with bottled vintage I had prior.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the many growlers shared by Jale. I had two pours of this stuff, pretty tasty. Aroma of coffee, with lots of sweet vanilla notes. Taste is sweet, lots of coffee flavors but not overly done, compared to a few kuhnhenn beers I’ve had. Reminds me of a tiramisu. Palate is rich and creamy, I like this stout.
holdenn (2060) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Hopcat. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of gas station coffee with the fancy creamer in those colored containers. Sweet coffee creamer bitter old coffee syruppy sweet. Not great. 7/3/7/3/13 3.3
illidurit (1948) - Sonora, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure who wandered up and gave me a pour of this at Woodshop 5.0 but thanks. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma explodes from the glass: creme brulee (duh), vanilla, semisweet chocolate, cocoa, and brown sugar. Flavor has some licorice, vanilla extract, roasted malt, hazelnuts, vague fruits. Very high carbonation but with some swirling it’s okay. Medium body, too thin to properly support the flavor. Otherwise a very good beer.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another Kuhnhenn bottle from hoppymeal.
Pours almost completely black and oily out of the bottle with almost no light passing through underneath a small creamy tan head that recedes to a trace of bubbles and leaves very little lacing.
The aroma is excellent with plenty of espresso and lactose and vanilla sweetness as well as dark roasted black malts. It’s like a sugary coffee dessert in the nose.
The taste is odd because I get all the same character as the aroma but it seems very watered down. The initial taste is the vanilla and caramelized sugar sweetness with a quick roasted coffee presence that gets washed away into a lightly roasted but sweet finish.
The mouthfeel holds this one back for me as it tastes watered down. The mouthfeel is very thin and slick with low moderate carbonation but way too light bodied.
The aroma really had me excited but the flavor is just too washed out for this one to be a great beer. Which is a shame because I think the flavors are there but it’s tough to know due to the light body.
Slipstream (1861) - USA - MAY 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at RnH Kuhnhenn event. Lots of sweet coffee in the aroma. Flavors of scorched malt, caramel, and a vanilla cream aftertaste. Full, complex, and smoky. I liked this one a lot - definitely a superior coffee stout.
zdk (1788) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Kuhnhenn - Ridiculously good. Usually I’m not one to overrate imp stouts, but this one is legit (compare esp to southern tier). Arouma of iced cappuccino and creme brulee. Roasty malts, nutty with a nice coffee, earthy bitterness. Sweet caramel and chocolate malts. Perfectly balanced. Finishes boozey and creamy.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just like the regular creme brulee,it had a nice aroma but the taste was infected all to hell.I dont know why they keep having bad luck with the creme brulee stouts but they need to get it figured out.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.