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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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A special batch of "5th dementia old ale" that was overattenuated with high gravity ale yeast and then blended with cassis to add back body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle. 2007 vintage. Poured into a CCB snifter glass a reddish hued mahagony brown color with a razor thin head that collars around the glass. Just an outstanding nose! The aromas coming from this very fruity from the cassis; raspberry, cherry, apple, orange, pear, apricot - they are all in the nose smelling very sweet. For being 16.5%, I don’t get a strong booze note. Medium/heavy mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Ok, the booze is pretty evident in the taste. Lots of fruit notes again in the taste with a deeper dark fruit flavor like raisins and dark cherry, some vanilla as well. The heat from the alcohol warms the mouth, throat, and nostrils. The back end is kind of like cough syrup with the fruit, alcohol, and slightly medicinal/bitter flavor. Overall, this is a beer not for the timid. Big and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
2007 Vintage. A: The pour is a murky dark amber color with a ring of off-white head forming around the outside of the glass. S: The nose starts off with with extremely sweet fruits, particularly currants and red grapes. There’s a caramel undertone to the beer as well as some sweet brown sugar and cola. T: Lots of sweet red grapes, currants, and cherries to keep the sugary fruit character theme. More sweetness from caramel and cola. This one has a weird flavor that comes through as it warms up (maybe cough syrup), perhaps from the alcohol. M: The body is thick and syrupy, and the beer is fairly lowly carbonated. D: This was just cloying and got worse the more I drank. Too bad since I really enjoy most Kuhnhenn beers and the raspberry eisbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4879) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
2007 bottle thanks to nellie. poured a deep ruby with no head. blackberries, cassis, syrup, and slight vanilla. thick, syrupy palate, no alcohol, maple syrup, slight cassis, toffee, and caramel. delicious actually

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(12oz bottle 2007 vintage that was brewery aged thanks to Nellie) clear rich brown with orange edges. Nose of sweet caramel, graham cracker, raisins, vanilla, and smooth bourbon. Taste of warming alcohol, cassis berry, graham cracker, toasty caramel, and blackberry jam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a ruby hue and absolutely no head. Aroma was full of dark sweet grains with a bit of sweet chocolate as well as cherry and raspberry. There was a decent alcohol burn on the nose as well. Flavor had more sweet dark grains with a strong alcohol burn and a bit of dark backing raspberries. A different beer that tasted like Kuhnhenn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a brown amber color with no head. Has a sweet spicy red currant aroma. Sweetish warming malty bitter dark fruit and bitter currant flavor with some weak hints of licorice. Has a sweetish bitter spicy currant finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2007 bottle from deyholla. Muddy brownish color no head. Aroma is alcohol, dark cherries, grapes and licorice. Taste very similar with some chocolate notes, very strong. Nice carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Pours a muddy dark brown with no head. Aroma is chocolate, cherries, and alcohol. Flavor is lots of dark chocolate and fresh berries, really reminds me of a port wine. Strong warming alcohol. Syrupy with virtually no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Pours like flat Dr. Pepper...kinda brown but kinda burgandy body with no head or lace. Smell: Wow this smells straight up like Mad Dog 20/20 malt liquor! Dark fruit and booze!!! Taste: boozy, slight rubbing alcohol quality with a really nice dark cherry and black currant flavor. Perhaps a slightly chocolate note....definitely some toffee. Mouthfeel: on the heavy side of medium bodied. Fairly slick yet a bit pulpy. Drinkability: Comes off boozy but its much more drinkable than something comparable like Alpha Kong. The alcohol is a bit too prominent for my liking. Would be nice to sip on this outdoors in late fall though. Its a nice high octane warmer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-12-2009

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
12oz bottle. Rating #191. Dark, glowing brown color. Big fruity aroma, sweet and awesome, like red licorice. Whew, big alcohol, like vodka covered fruit, but very tasty. (1249)

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