cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at pre-GTMW tasting, pours a murky dark brown with no head, aroma was extremely sweet and the flavor had more of a boozy front and finish rather a lot of fruit to it. Overall this one wasnít my favorite of the night but was still very happy to have tried it.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/12/11. Bottle shared pre-GTMW. Rich oxidized aroma with plenty of big fruit. A bomb of cassis with plenty of alcohol and a touch of oxidation. I wasnít as thrilled as everyone else tasting it.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with no head. Aroma is oak, chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, cherries and a bunch of booze. Medium bodied with little carbonation.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by jckp64- thanks, John! No vintage on the bottle but it seems to be a few years old. The ABV wasnít on the bottle, either, but 16.5% sounds about right. Pours a hazy, murky reddish-brown color with some small tan bubbles around the edge. Aroma of oak, ripe sweet cherries, vanilla, chocolate, earth, and a little booze and oxidation. Flavor of vanilla, toasted sugar, oak, cherries, grass and bitter earth, and warming booze. Really complex. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, chewy, warming mouthfeel and low carbonation. This one was a lot of fun to drink. Iíd be curious to try something like this fresh.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This turned out to be a pretty interesting and good beer. First off, thereís a very nice aroma as soon as the bottle is cracked. Lots of rum soaked raspberries, some blackberry too, with old wood, caramel, chocolate, rubbing alcohol, and plums. A layered scent with a lot of depth. The pour is this slightly murky dark brown with a little red in it with a thin head that never full develops before fading away completely. Nothing at all left on top so no lacing. This is very smooth going down with some alcohol burn settling in the back of the throat. But in a good way. Iím surprised how drinkable this is considering how strong it is. Creamy caramel, chocolate covered fruit (most notably raspberry but maybe even some cherry too), vanilla, and boozy flavors. This is like a cross between their Raspberry Eisbock and 5th Dementia and I think the best of the bunch. Well done!
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle from Alexsdad06!!). Pours dark brown with red hue-almost cola color when held up to the light. Khaki head dissipates quickly even after a vigorous pour. Lots of carbonation bubbles hug the side of the glass. Aroma has fruit (cassis), ripe dark pit fruit, and caramel. Taste is sweet from both the fruit and the malts (caramel flavored), but the malts carry this as the fruit fades. Full bodied with a slick texture. Oh so smooth finish with alcohol noticeable, but pleasant. This is a delicious beer.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a flute.
Color is a dark reddish-brown with no real head. The aroma slaps my nose silly with really strong fruit components. I get some black currants, cherries, berries, and a pretty nice amount of dark sugars. The taste pretty strong as well with a lot of fruit, and then the booze kicks in a tiny bit, making it a bit less enjoyable than the nose. Feel is great with some nice warming alcohol. Drinks really well and I was actually disappointed I didnít have too much more after my first flute full of this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-12-2010
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Ryan Meray! 6.3oz bottle poured into my Narke tulip...Pours a really dark mahogany, bordering on eggplant purple. Not surprisingly, no carbonation. Comparing to other Kuhnhenns, specifically KRE, this looks a lot better...Awesome aroma that has a wonderful red grape backbone, freshly squeezed grape juice that I remember sucking down as kid. Complimented by toffee, syrupy molasses and vanilla. A hint of the 15% alcohol creeps in, but its used perfectly to break up the sweetness. Canít imagine a 15%, or beer with fruit smelling better...The taste lets me down ever so much, I think particularly because the alcohol is not as well hidden at all. The grape juice quality is still there but mostly only shows on the front. I get a ton of alcohol not bad grain, but just prevalent. There is a slight tart finish, blackberries are shown off in a great way, sweet but tart. Toffee, vanilla and wood come in too. There is a slight chalky taste and feel that is by biggest complaint, not sure if this has gotten old already!..The feel is warm, chalky and tannic. Slightly distracting...Pretty easy to drink for a 15th.
Another solid Kuhnhenn, Iíd drink this again; Iíd even track it down again.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(thanks thirdeye11) whiskey, pipe smoke, very strong shit. i might be licking an ashtray. good lord.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2012 The beer pours dark amber cognac in color with no head. Wow - the mixture of booze, black currants, berry, and licorice all crowd the nose nicely together. The flavor of malts and berry dominate on a medium body. It is malty syrupy sweet as well.