callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
Review of the latest batch.
A: Muddy brown body. Only the thinest bit of caramel colored foam.
S: Typical dark malt flavors. Caramel, brown sugar, plus the bourbon. Nice, I think it could have been better with some age to bring some things to the back and move some others to the front.
T: Like the nose, lots of malt. Lots of bourbon..
M: A bit too much heat. At first it was fine, but the occasional sip was like licking hot coals.
D: Flavorful, but a bit out of balance right now. Aging should do this wonders. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
[Bottle] shared by Tyler. Thanks! Pours a nearly flat clear burnt caramel. Aroma is strong wet wood, spicy alcohol, bourbon, salted caramels, a touch of sherry, somewhat toasty. Flavor is really toasty, wet oak, bourbon, caramel, thereís a very light effervescence that gives it just the right amount of liveliness, nicely integrated alcohol. This is a phenomenal beer. Really sharp and assertive, but still well balanced. LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle shared by tyler, thanks a bunch for this. Muddy brown pour, very litte head, really just a light skim of small bubbles. Sticky bubbles on the side of the glass. Aroma is huge bourbon, brown sugar, slightly ashy, chocolate, toffee, salted caramel. Very nice. Taste is liquid brown sugar, oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Very slightly smokey and ashy, though not in a bad way. Some slight hints of dark fruit, raisins mostly. Really amazing. Very slight carbonation, just enough to lighten it on the tongue. Awesome. DalzAle (2036) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle shared by Tyler (big thanks!!) Clear dark brown pour, almost no carbonation and wonderful aroma of boozy caramel, sea salt and chocolate. Flavor is also silky caramel, boozy toast, nuts and finished pleasantly boozy and warming on the aftertaste. Every flavor in this beer melded extremely well with one another, just outstanding! arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2011
Big thanks to Tyler. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of salted caramel, brown sugar, caramelized sugars. Taste has notes of dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, some notes of chocolate, delicious balance of bitter, sherry, nice bitter finish. Awesome.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2011
[12oz bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Deep hazy brown from the pour. Small sample saved for me thanks to Ken via Craig Garvie. Big bourbon aromas, molasses and thick sugar notes. Bourbon on the flavour as well, along with dark fruit, enormous sweetness and lots of dark molasses toffee. Despite this, itís quite well balanced Ė the bourbon flavours are intense but nothing really dominates in a bad way. I just donít like bourbon beers Ė this is one of the nicer Iíve had, but the style just isnít my thing  auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
2010 12oz Bottle. Thanks so much Sean! I never thought Iíd ever get to try this beer! Wow, itís been a long time since Iíve had one of these monster booze, malt, barrel, oxidation bombs. This has those lovely caramelized fringes and dried fruit in the nose. Almost pipe tobacco-like, almost. Warm booze brings the palate up and then Iím hit with a solid thwack of intense vanilla (thanks, barrel), cool cream, and oxidation perfectly characteristic of the style. My last few experiences with Kuhnhenn were incredibly underwhelming, so I kept my expectations low and have been pleasantly surprised. This is well melded and pretty damn nice. cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2011
Cheers to Ken for sharing ... dark brown ... sweet bourbon toffee malt ... juicy malt nose .... heavy and sweet toffee malt .. huge bourbon ... good roast ... sweet vanilla but way to much bourbon for me again... ie come more and more to realise that bourbon barrel stuff is usually to heavy Bourbon for me drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle shared by Amyliz4 last night. Thanks Amy. Beer is served in a snifter. Beer is dark brown with a healthy haze, almost no head, some legs on the glass, carbonation low. Looks pretty good.
Aroma is complex and strong. Good bourbon, molasses, raisins, plums, sweet maltiness. Very nice.
Beer is medium in body and completely coats the mouth. Itís sweet up front and gives way to a nice smooth liquor flavor on the midpalate leading to a mild but clean bitterness at the back, itís subtle but there. The whole beer is good. I want to hold it in my mouth. There is a nearly treacle-like sweetness through out, minimal esters and other characters. A very good beer.
Serving type: bottle chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter...Ugly medium brown pour that is muddy and gross. A creamy light tan head rises about two fingers, decent retention, not much lacing...The aroma is fantastic, strong, complex and balanced. A malty brown sugar backbone with notes of bread, maple syrup and vanilla, balanced by smooth oak, bourbon and a little alcohol...The taste sweet but alcoholy. Very malty, lots of bread, vanilla and brown sugar. The bourbon is very strong here as well as the oak. The feel is very hot, especially as you swallow, warming and comforting but also a little annoying.
I really like this one search this out, so flavorful yet easy to drink at 13%.