tgncc (2751) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DrSilverworm (6020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed! Cap reads 11-10... 3 yr old Black IPA, we’ll see how this goes. Very dark brown, almost black color. Thin off-white, light brown head. Leaves plenty, thicker, dotty lace. Big body. Lightly sticky in the finish, light drying though. Smooth, lighter, lightly soft carbonation. Not too difficult to sip. This is surprisingly not bad, for the age, actually pretty tasty. Like a big black barleywine. Hop is pretty much just an earthy, lightly piney muddled character, but there’s a lot of good bitter taste to counter balance the malty sweetness. Very nice big heavy roast malt aroma that lasts long into the finish, some licorice, hint of dark chocolate. Solid imperial stout -like characteristics. Some bite in the finish if more than small sip is taken. Overall, better than expected, and a very interesting (and rare) experience that I’m happy to have had. Would have been interesting to try this fresh, though..
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Very hoppy nose with some smoky roasted caramel. Black with an average tan head that left great lace. Flavor is medium sweet and very bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily soft carbonation. Overall a decent brew but way too hoppy for me to enjoy tonight. Didn’t end up finishing it.
mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at kuhnhenn. pours jet black with minimal head. stout aroma and a slight hoppy but sweet taste
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I assumed this was an imperial stout the whole time it was sitting in my basement. Nose is cocoa powder, red berries, sweet vanilla, maybe a touch mushroomy. Mouth thankfully adds a hefty bitter quality to balance all the enormous sweet flavors. Actually pretty interesting mouth, sweet chocolate ad vanilla with bright hops, but that nose just lingers. Interesting. I probably should have opened this a few months ago, but still decent.
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355? ml
Aroma: strong nose, brown sugars , hefty hop hints , vineus feel , some buzz with mild funk.
Look: dark brown , murky look with lighter fizzy brown hue. 3-
Taste/palate: medium boied with fulle sides. Mint, chocolate , chewy mid...some floral meadow feel. Touch of spice with alcohol heat at end. Very late caramel and salt.
hivemind (703) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taproom 307 with Erica, Jen and Mark. Dark black pour with a small, light brownish head. Aroma and taste are both hoppy, but not aggressively so or over-the-top. Palate also had some noticeable alcohol. Pretty good.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.