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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale™ With a little creative curiosity, we used spent bourbon casks, fresh from decanting, and filled them with our very own Kentucky Ale. From barrels that once held the finest bourbons of Kentucky, we present Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, a smooth, golden elixir unlike any other. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrel. We attribute this to what the bourbon maker calls the “angel’s share”. Elegantly smooth and modestly carbonated, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a fine sipping ale with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted Kentucky bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
N3lson1 (284) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a golden, amber, with a white head. Smells of vanilla and sweet cask smell. Taste of vanilla malts and bourbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (683) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
bottle. Pours a ruby color with small tan head. Aroma is mostly woody. Bit of vanilla and woody notes in the flavor. Not bad but little here to recommend.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ColovianTrader (352) - - DEC 29, 2014
I am having trouble drinking this. Looks like it’s going to be a drainpour. Sweet corn and sugar, vanilla, light oak and white bread. Overly sweet and somewhat tart aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (122) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Poured from bottle light hazy color with lacey head. Aromas of caramel and alcohol. Taste is somewhat thin with light alcohol after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mallons72 (172) - livonia, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Not a big fan of this. Character is weak. Taste a bit of bourbon, but something lacks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WisconsinBeer (712) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Golden orange color. Thin to no head. First impression is much lighter bodied than expected. Flavor is vanilla ice cream, just a hint of char and bourbon. Easy sipping, ends on a somewhat dry note. Decent enough, but lacking anything that would resemble "bourbon barrel".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- This was a pretty good ale, if I recall correctly it was a little thin, but everything else worked very well with it. Need to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (683) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a light orange with white head. Aroma is a unique mix of chocolate, vanilla, raspberries, and dark alcohol. Taste is a mix of chocolate (almost brownie like), with vanilla, raspberries, and caramel. A little too sweet for my taste, also with a lingering dark fruit flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
naivepegasus (343) - USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a clear orange with a very thin film of soapy head. Punch in the face odor of alcohol and maple with some tart fruit. The aroma borders on overpowering. Strong chocolate and raspberry flavor, with not a lot to balance out the sweetness of both the bourbon barrel flavor as well as the alcohol. I was interested when I first saw a bourbon barrel ale, but in the end, I wish it was a bit more balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
I like this ale. It has a light bourbon flavor and amber gold color. It reminds me of my trip through the buffalo trace distillery, and the incredible samples at the end of the tour. This is an ale with a completely unique flavor that is a "must try" IMHO.

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