wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2016 Lothore (647) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A- Pours a deep brownish black hue with little to no head.
S- Smells a lot like 5th dementia, deep caramel hues, mixed berries, dark fruity undertones. Quite a bit different from the coffee / roasted malt smell I was expecting.
T- Sweet, caramel, fig, raisin, hidden hints of blackberry dominate the first wave of taste. I have never had a beer before that had such a distinct first and second phase to the taste as Kuhnhenns AIS. The first few seconds, as previously described tasted more like a barleywine or an old ale. Once that rounded itself out and you thought the flavor was over a deep wave of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt flooded the tongue. It was just like a good long hop bitterness in a DIPA but instead of bitterness, there was a wave of coffee. This second wave didnt present at all until after the original taste had subsided.
M- Low carbonation (it has been in the cellar a couple years) with a high viscosity.
D- This is one of the most interesting beers I have ever tasted and certainly one of the best imperial stouts I have had. It’s definitely not your traditional imperial stout. This makes me wish I flew over for the winter solstice so I could have tasted the BA version.
Long time want from Flandersned-thanks, Steve! 2014 bottle in December, 2016. black, but thinner than I expected. Nose is molasses, dark malts, piney hops. Taste is dry and slightly bitter. Flavor is burnt malts, molasses, dark chocolate. Great stuff. bytemesis (8438) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle, 2014 vintage, thanks to blowofftube. Pours inky black, medium brown head, lasting and lacing well. Aroma is pretty far in the molasses end of things, some cocoa and a hint of anise and tobacco, but mostly molasses. Flavor does have some coffee notes, but mostly molasses once again. Pretty sweet, medium bitter. Rich and creamy full bodied beer. Solid. JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
12oz bottle pours pitch black oily with small thin tan head. Nose has licorice, vanilla, charred baker’s cocoa, dark fruit, roast. Taste is big, lots of fruity dark chocolate roast, char, licorice, wet coffee, vanilla, bitter. Finishes with lingering dark bitter roast chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit. Really nice. Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours blacker than black with minimal brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, BBQ sausage, herbal hops, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. TASTE: super rich dark malt, coffee tannins, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, burned brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, BBQ sausage, herbal hop spice, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. AFTER TASTE: rich malt, hop spice, chocolate, smoky and coffee with a thick oily silky rich finish. Viper666 (3287) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
ICEatALAMO (1350) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Couleur : noire.
Apparence : opaque.
Malt rôti, chocolat noir, notes fruitées (petits fruits foncés)
Entrée de bouche : notes fruitées (petits fruits) avec des notes de vanille et de réglisse noire
Un support de malt assez rôti avec un goût de chocolat noir, une légère amertume de houblon herbeux, ainsi que des notes d’alcool et de café.
En bouche :
Corps : ronde.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : crémeuse.
Finale : longue, moyennement amère de rôti, de chocolat, de houblon herbeux avec des notes d’alcool.
Bottle, '12 vintage. The pour is black and think like oil, think dark head. The aroma is big on welcoming malts and chocolate, very nice. The taste is pretty complex and changes quickly in the drink. The malts come though and mix well with some mild bitter hops. A perfect AIS.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at Kuhnhenn. The pour is thick black with a wonderful thick medium khaki head and great clinging lace. The aroma is great. Good strong roasted malt and lighter dark fruits. The bitterness is great as well. There is a faint sweetness from the fruit and a light coffee hint. The flavor isn't quite as good. The roast is great, the dark fruits offer a great complexity, but it's not quite as good as the nose would lead on. It's really roasty with a light sweetness on the finish. The mouth feel is a bit light. Well carbonated but thin. The aftertaste is bitter and roasty before fading to mild sweetness and just a lovely stout taste
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ebone1988 (1931) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Aroma is sour, roasted malt, some booze. Appearance is deep black, brown head. Taste is phenomenal, deep roasted malt, slight booze, dark fruit. Mouthfeel is ridiculously thick, the head has a great consistency and it is very oily. Overall, this is a spectacular brew. jmgreenuk (9459) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at the "couldn’t be arsed to do anything else on a Wednesday tasting @ ABC Beers", courtesy of Kermis. Poured a deep mahogany with a thick frothy dark tan head. The aroma is big roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a rich malt, earthy dark chocolate, coffee, liqourice, molasses, alcohol palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. kermis (13485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours black with a thick dark brown head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, soy, licorice, leather, caramel, toffee and light charred wood notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.