swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, pretty bad stuff, border line undrinkable. watery mouthfeel, caramel colored, sweet malts, loads of vanilla, medium oak. cheap bourbon. expected better, not sure why
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Brickhouse. Pours an amber color. Vanilla and caramel notes with slight bourbon and oak. Medium light bodied. Below average carbonation. Low head. Pretty smooth.
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njnut (255) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured ino tulip a nice Amber with white head that receded to sides of glass, some lacing. Roma was caramel, oak, sweet. Taste was sweet oak, caramel with a lot of vanillia. Good co2 and a very drinkable smooth body. I didn’t get much bourbon in the nose or mouth. Good for football games because it’s a easy drinker, not bad.
BBHansen (113) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours amber with low to medium off-white head with some lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, cream, toffee, wood and vanilla and some fruity notes. Palate: average carbonation, medium to full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low to medium bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice strong ale
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden red in color with a little off white head that left a lacing on the glass. Vanilla caramel hoppy aroma. Hoppy malty flavor. Vanilla oak notes. Full bodied. Lots of vanilla. Sweet finish. Very drinkable. Enjoyable.
George999 (51) - Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this beer, Great bourbon flavor, Amazing subtle flavors with a wonderful Carmel back end flavor
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
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VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.355l at home, Nivala. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dryness, raisins?, alcohol and malts.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"poured too cold, so the aroma took a while to come out, but was quite nice after some swirling. vanilla, oak, bourbon and spice (pepper) on the nose. the flavor is way more bourbon, even when cold, than i was expecting, but like Louis said...not overpowering, but smooth. also has an attractive redish orange hue. of course, it all boils down to if you like a good bourbon or not. i think i’d like the one that was originally in these barrels cause this is a tasty, aromatic, unique brew that avoids the cloying sweetness of some BB stouts. the only things that prevent me from giving this a higher score are the relatively thin body, and (especially without knowing what the original Kentucky Ale is like) not being able to taste much outside the BB flavors...but it was gooood. Thanks again Blues. BTW, I was in disbelief that this beer is only 4.5% as listed above-it’s listed at 7.9% on the brew’s web site. traded for again 11/09-cool beer. i’d buy this often if it were availabale here
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is deep copper/brown with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of strong bourbon, vanilla bean, booze, oak chips, and light caramel. Finish is sweet and boozy, but thin, which is weird for the style.