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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.19%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (297) - USA - AUG 3, 2014
Poured from a growler into a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel snifter a minimal head. Aroma of vanilla bourbon. Flavor is some mild hops definitely smooth bourbon. Have had this brew many time between on tap & bottled. This particular batch is fairly mild compared to some I have had on tap. Seems a bit inconsistent even with the bottled version but still something about this strong ale is better than just good. It is a smooth brew.smooth. If you are looking for a bourbon in your face brew then this is not it. It’s a semi sipper of a light nature with exceptional flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1064) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
On tap at Hawkeyes. Poured amber with diminishing head. Aroma quite sweet vanilla. Light carb med bod. Sweet cotton candy taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (177) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with not much head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and caramel. Taste follows the noseperfectly. Very creamy and enjoyable beer. I like bourbon aged beers, so this was right up my alley. Not sure why there isn’t more love for this one, but everyone has different tastes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours clear copper with a small ring of white fizz. Smells a bit like bourbon, not much else. Taste is cloying bourbon sweetness. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale finishes with a cloying sweetness that doesn’t go away. I do not recommend this.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (149) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
On tap in branded snifter. Red amber pour, no head by the time it got to me. Lots of nose of bourbon, and malt way in the back. Taste is surprisingly good. Cream, vanilla, booze, bourbon, oak, caramel malts Vanilla on the finish. Really nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2502) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
On tap at Melt Bar & Grilled - Independence.(With Dan) Copper colored body, small white head. Strong bourbon aroma with vanilla, peach, alcohol. Taste of bourbon, oak, caramel. Sweet and alcoholic finish. Seems a bit unbalanced to me, the bourbon really stands out. It grew on me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JHeath99 (921) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a dark hazy amber. Aroma of bourbon and a hint of vanilla. Taste of bourbon. Not much complexity.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
paintedmaple (395) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Tap...this tasted like a homebrew gone wrong...sweet cloying weird flavors that got worse with every sip. One for the drain.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Peter_L (718) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Flaska@Monks Sveavägen. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doft av persikor och syrlig passionsfrukt. Ganska beskedlig beska. Mycket tropiska frukter och avslut med fatlagringston. Lite väl söt för min smak.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (122) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
På flaska @ Monks. Gyllengul färg. Svag doft av kola. Härligt smak av gräddkola. Lite syrligt och sött.


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