Kuhnhenn Fifth Dementia Very Old Ale

Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Old Ale
Warren, Michigan USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
A new Dementia well aged, darker,fatter and very thick. Many fruity malty flavors. Special release for Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice 2008.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
had this at the winter Solstice a couple of years ago. in my notes I have a big wow. aroma dark fruits cherries, plums, molasses, raisins, alcohol. flavor another wow molasses and the dark fruits jump out there 1st than a nice mild alcohol. cherries, grapes, blueberries. this had a nice smooth mouth feel GREAT BEER

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (48161) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear dark red brown colour with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, portwine, dark dried fruit, wood, plum, prune. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark dark dried berry, soya, prune, raisin, tobacco. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20121116]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (16752) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown/red with no head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, vinous, plume and raisins. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, chocolate, plume, raisins, medium sweet, tobacco, little sugar, oak, notes of alcohol with a little vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
back (2115) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Sort skum ingen Br frugt vins portvin tobak tr fad vanilje Sd meget bitter lidt Flad 16/11-12@ F1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (16045) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ "Det er meget mrkt i Ulfborg", November 2012. Pours dark brown with bubbles on top. Nose is dark fruit, berries, port and caramel and toffee. Vinous flavor with notes of tobacco, dark fruit, molasses and caramel. Warmth from alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (7011) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2008 bottle. Purple black pour, with no head or lace. Aromas of sharp cheese, plum, fig, toffee, dates, tangy fruits and spice. Taste is boozey and filled with tart, dark fruits, cherry, toffee, burnt sugar, soy sauce, butter and spice. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Aftertaste is raisins and cinnamon sugar. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
The beer is a murky mahogany color with a small off-white head. Tons of brown sugar, grapes, raisins, and prunes on the nose. Quite oxidized, in the sherry sort of way. Lightly tart on the nose as well. The flavor has a bunch of molasses, brown sugar, and dark fruit character. Sherry-like oxidation is certainly still present. No noticeable tartness, though. Very sweet and hard to drink all that much of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (24324) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
13th February 2010
Opaque very dark brown beer. Aged malt with a pleasant sourish coca cola edge. Slightly crisp palate. Wow! Complex beer! Sweet aged malt but with some molasses. A pleasant cherry tone but also a medicinal one. Pinch of bitter herbs in the aftertaste. But we aint done yet! There is malt cream and coca cola and aniseed. Finally there is an undertone of sherbet love hearts candy. Finishes soft and dry and with mild warmth. All comes together very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Rating # 5000, Bottle and served in my Bells Expedition snifter: Pours a very deep ruddy brown with a bit of ruby highlights, very little head nor lace but you can see the bubbles attempting to escape the murky depth of the brew. The aroma has notes of fruit cake, old school oxidization, some vanilla, mocha, walnut, creme brulee, pipe tobacco, slight sea salt, and moderate port like vinous character. Initially the alcohol was a bit much and even lead to some band-aid notes by those have faded in the time I have taken to enjoy this.

The taste is slightly fruity, slight woody and earthy, slightly boozy, nutty, grapey, with lots of lush malts but shockingly not overly cloy. Yeah that port like character combined with the aged old school notes add up to wonderful complexity. The mouth feel is very soft with almost no carbonation, oily and lush but not all that sticky. While you notice the alcohol warming I must say that this is dangerously drinkable.

This is a great tribute to the classic Olden Ales of Britain taken to the volume of 11. I will admit that with just a bit more carbonation to could be an all-time classic but I am nit picking at this point. Yeah, after a great Stout my next choice of beer would be a great English Old Ale/Barley Wine/Strong Ale... so perhaps I am a tad biased here. Congrats to me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11224) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottles shared by Sean, thanks! Pours near black with a thin grayish brown head that begins and remains at the edges. Aroma has notes of sugar, dark grains, caramel, and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor starts with caramel and a hint of green apple but finishes with toffee, dark grains and a hint of roasted malts.

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