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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5343) - Manhattan, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2020) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
Tap @ rnh. Black color. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Almost liporter. But not as heavy. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 26, 2011
11% BDIPA, so chill. Burnt malts, caramel sweetness, bright spicey hop, and some boozy notes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2819) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2011
Similar to a strong ale...ala 9000, albeit hugely dumbed down, and better because of it. Has the fruity esters, anise, clove and spice to accompany the highly resinous hop profile. Tho this may be "dumbed down" like I mentioned, it still becomes cloying and hard to finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep garnet red-brown body, medium clumping light brown head. Nose of cocoa, berries, and piny hops. Rindy, oily body with spruce, fruity esters, and spice; quite sweet with notes of chocolate. Weird, but pretty good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Devoted ticker review. 12oz bottle poured into my Darkness glass...A very dark brown with amber on the fringes. A light tan head rises from the abyss to about two full fingers. Decent retention at first, then falls very quickly to leave to a small cap. Pretty good lacing...Astringent aroma, so harsh I cringe. Bready backbone that is accented with medicinal herbs, spices, and alcohol. Not a great combination at all...Taste is rough, burnt sugars, rubbing alcohol, and bad hops. The feel gives me esophageal burn and heart ache. This is sadly one of the worst, actually probably the worst Kuhnhenn I’ve had. I concur with Alex’s assesment; unless your a nutty ticker like me, stay far away.


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