Let me start off by saying that this beer was “donated” to me by an amazing fellow named Wade Howard, aka Wade5614 on Beer Advocate. To be more specific, he sent me the Dark Lord glass , a bunch of Kuhnhenn beers, a Kuhnhenn Mead, and a 2009 Bourbon County Stout. For no reason. Truly a class act. I owe him big time, but for the time being a shout out on my little website is the least I can do. Thanks so much, Wade!
Down to business: this beer is Kuhnhenn’s Barrel Aged Solar Eclipse. Clocking in at a whopping 18%, this beer has “aged well” from the time it was brewed according to the label. Kuhnhenn is one of my favorite breweries because most of their beers are huge. Like, above 13% huge. Sure, they have a normal lineup of smaller beers, but they are known for producing a bunch of gigantic beers on a regular basis that almost always satisfy their fans’ taste buds (including mine). I’ve never had this beer, and I am super excited to try it.
I’m not going to lie to you, it’s hard to write something original for all these imperial stouts. It’s black. It had a mocha head that went away super fast. It has alcohol legs on the side of the glass. Reviewing is easy! [Read more...]