Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout

Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Warren, Michigan USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
An American example of an English style of beer made for the Russian Royals. This ale deep black in color, finally released after being aged for 16 months. Made using large amounts of malt and roasted barley yields the most robust beer we make. Thick coffee like flavor and aroma. This beer is well hopped and finishes bitter. This is a real treat

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
Mondial de la bire de Montral 2007. Cest ma 120e bire que je rate, mais cest seulement la 2e bire que je cote 5 sur 5. Pourquoi, parce que je goute pas les 13.5% mais plus les 6-7%, cette bire est addictive (jai dpens une fortune au mondial sur cette bire) et le got du chocolat et caf nous offre un mariage exquis.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (4473) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2007
Ok, #1, I LOVE aged stouts. I"m assuming this was a bourbon barrel, cause this had huge vanilla notes, and im a sucker for that. Super thick, and jet black. Pours like old motor oil. Nose is vanilla, fudge, chocolate, coffee, smoke. flavour is big on the vanilla again, and lots of chocolate and smoke. mouthfeel i find it what puts this apart from the others. This beer is super thick, and oil, and creamy, i love it! Its like a meal. my new favorite stout!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
355ml bottle shared by jsprime. 2012 vinatge. this is pretty much the perfect example of a hoppy american style imperial stout. i still think bells expedition is better but this has to be one of the top 5 impy stouts in the world. fucking awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2004
at my favorite brewery from the tap poured black with a nice size dark tan head. aroma malts, barley, caramel, honey,chocolate covered cherries, toffee, alcohol. flavor, malts, barley, caramel, honey,toffee bitter sweet chocolate, some hopshas a very nice sweetness to it,hint of bitterness. hides the alcohol well.I think this is one of best beers that has come out of this brewery

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quevillon (3036) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
Bu au Mondial 07. Noir simple avec trs peu de collet. Arome de caf chocolat fort et sucr. Got de malte choco-caf sucr et un peu alcoolis.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
Verre de dgustation, provenant dune bouteille de 12 oz, au Mondial de la Bire 2007 (Montral, QC). Arme: Forte odeur de chocolat riche avec une pointe de caramel et de caf. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de chocolat, de caramel, de caf et de petits fruits foncs. Longue dure de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture crmeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Chocolat trs prsent en arrire got. (Rating #1067)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
Batch 1 - The blackest beer I have seen, beautiful thick with an almost black head; WOWWWW S... F... what a nose....Big, packed and deep, milky brown and roasted, a nose for kings more then tzars; Wowwwww, even more S... F... the body is even fuller packed, it almost doesnt fit into my mouth because of nuances and depth, super balance with a tar like oily texture that fits the balance perfectly; The Russian touch, yes it is a beautiful tzarine welcoming you in the finish with an elegant fruity bite that accompanies the thick dense super volumious smooth body of the finish perfectly. WHAT A BEER, thanks a billion Kuhnhenn and Hopscotch.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lothore (644) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
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. Its 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2012 vintage, 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Massive thanks to steimie for this beer! A - Pours a rather thick looking pitch black body. Two fingers of absurdly dark mocha foam forms from the pour. A swirl produces thick lacing with unreal retention...a minute later....ya, clinging foam is still slowly making its way down the side of the glass. A finger high cap sticks around the whole time. S - A dangerously inviting combination of sweet and roasty. The sweetness comes across almost in a lactose fashion ala a milk stout. Sweet milk chocolate and lightly bitter dark chocolate. Is it hops creating this sweetness? Its very hard to describe...but unbelievably awesome. Subtle raisins, coconut, and molasses. Finishes with a touch of roasted coffee and malts. Pretty much perfect. T - A lot more roast than the nose. Starts with some milk chocolate and coffee and cream. Brash roasted malts and bakers chocolate with a lingering bitterness. Faint touch of citric hops. Aftertaste is a bit ashy. Very tasty. M - Thick and coating, borderline syrupy but a medium level of carbonation cuts through and helps. Cant detect any alcohol....drinks way too easy! O - One of the best non-barrel aged stouts I have ever had. The aroma and appearance are just perfect, and the taste was a bit roast heavy but remained insanely tasty. Im sad to say that I drank half the beer just formulating this review. I want more!!!! Incredibly impressive stuff here.

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