Kuhnhenn Lunar Eclipse
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Yet again Kuhnhenn Brewery is breaking the rules, this Black Double IPA is amazing for dark beer lovers, IPA lovers, and big-beer lovers alike. It black without roasty character and very hoppy. Dark Belgian IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a very viscous motor oil black with a creamy tan head. Big nose of roasted malt, chocolate and pine needles. Very heavy on the palate, big roasty character, really coats the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2011
From Semibaked on BA - huge thanks! Really nice, extra-strong black IPA. Thick oily pour with a nice creamy tan head. Non-infected! The nose is just lovely, with pineapple and key lime and custard mixing it up with subtle roasts and some dry hops. Similar flavors abound in the big-bodied, smooth drinking beer, but very subtly integrated roasted malts float through to give this beer a really impressive blend of mellowed burnished qualities and bright energy. Terrific.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (2281) - USA - MAY 11, 2011
This wraps up my reviews from the RnH Kuhnhenn event. I got in around 20 ratings, and I still have a ways to go before I try everything these guys have done! This was probably my favorite of the night. A double black IPA, and a superb one too - wow! Unexpectedly sweet, with a roasty, tangy aroma. I tasted orange, cherry, sugars, and esters in with the hops. I totally concur with their deScription of it btw (above). I hope I don’t have to wait until the next eclipse to try this rich and mighty concoction again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Tap at Rattle for the Kuhnhenn takeover. Pours black with some brown head. Aroma is malty, coffee, a bit of chocolate. Barely picked up on any hops here. Taste is dry with bitter coffee and caramel. I probably wouldn’t have guessed that this was an IPA, but it was pretty good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Herbal and piney hoppy aroma with light roasted malts. The flavor has piney, earthy, and herbal hops, with roasted malts and a light sweetness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6661) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
Draft at RnH with Streets, Andrew, and Brendan during the Kuhnhenn Total Tap Takeover Event. Pours a pitch black body with off white lacing. Aroma is light. Mouthfeel is thick and rich with notes of rich caramel malts, fresh hops, and a touch of chocolate roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
Tap @ rnh. Black color. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Almost liporter. But not as heavy. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 26, 2011
11% BDIPA, so chill. Burnt malts, caramel sweetness, bright spicey hop, and some boozy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Bottle picked up by my mom at the Winter Solstice event. Served in a Cantillon tulip. Pour brings a very dark beer with a single-finger light tan head that fades down into a thin collar quickly but leaves a good deal of lacing behind. The nose is a bit off with some cherry and oxidation. Not much of a hop component--maybe some earthy hops in the background. The taste is a bit dry and astringent with some cherry, dark fruits, sweet malt, and a bit of bitterness. Medium body with a dry, slightly-metallic finish. Not terribly drinkable. I would not want to have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-01-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
Aroma is Chocolate, fruit, earthy. The appearance is black brown. The flavor is chocolate, sweet, earthy. Medium, slightly thick in body. The Finish is resiny hops. Good. Decent example of the style, even if it is more sweet than hoppy.

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