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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2014
smell is strong of vanilla/oak with a sweetness to it...taste is smooth and creamy...very unique...slightly sweet that dissipates pretty quickly leaving just a touch of bitterness and butteryness on the finish, great for one, but more than that might be tricky because of the strong flavor...just misses the mark on being a great beer...but not sure how I’d change it...a bit more mouthfeel perhaps?

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JMerritt (1838) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours a rusty red-orange with essentially no head. Aroma is medium orange zest up front that is quickly replaced with heavy caramels, followed by whiffs of vanilla and light oak. Sweet caramel flavor accompanied with stale straw. Finish has a little alcohol note and only there do I get some lightly toasted wood and bourbon (especially in the lingering aftertaste). Overly carbonated and bordering on cloyingly sweet. Thanks to Elwood62 for the bottle!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (238) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours orange with a thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of vanilla and caramel. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2607) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Oranhe slight hazy. Strong pencil- like oak, sweet toffee, light vanilla roast woody nose. Full bodied, surprisingly drinkable, nice. Slight sweet malty. Nice, again, with the lamb fillet, heart- dishofakind served by.

-- bb

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nsanders (567) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Orange with no head. Strong bourbon notes, alcohol, and burnt sugar. Taste is dryly sweet. Body is heavier with a watery feel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2161) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle at Zips Brewhouse. Aroma raisins, fruity, vanilla, spicy, bourbon really showing through. Clear amber colour. Taste is initially sweet, alcohol appears in a moment, loads of flavours, raisins, dried fruits. Caramel. Layered. Easily drinkable. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmanigold (20) - - OCT 28, 2014
Light, sweet. Right on the money with the bourbon taste. Doesn’t linger too long. Medium feel in the mouth. Could drink a few of these back to back.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bourbon barrel ale ain’t no joke. This one tastes as much of bourbon as it does of beer. Unfortunately, as this is a beer, that means it is way too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (145) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Slight sweet bourbon aroma. Nice clear dark Amber color with little head & low carbonation. Smooth taste, with a nice light bourbon barrel flavor. Appropriate medium body. Nice, easy drinking beer. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3065) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle 0,335ltr: Clear amber colored brew with an sweet bitter taste and fair hints of Bourbon aromas. Not bad but i must say an easy Barrel Aged beer for once, and my first Kentucky tick.


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