craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light amber body with a few bubbles racing to the top. White head. The bourbon flavor is there but is smoothed out in the finish some by vanilla? Taste of alcohol is there. A more of a medium thin body. Definitely more of a sipping beer than a satisfying drinking one.
DevilDog1969 (1) - Kingston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my gold standard. Everything about this beer appeals to me. There are a couple of local pubs that are on top of my visit list simply because they have KBA on tap. To quote Nacho Libre, "It is da beeest"
pityu (487) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Slightly hazy golden colour, small, collapsing white head. Sweet malty aromas with lots of caramel, vanilla and wood. Taste is also sweet with decent bourbon notes, some vanilla, toffee, low hop bitterness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Nice barrel aged beer, but not so special.
Cinctus (198) - - JAN 30, 2016
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sour beer. Tastes like it didn’t ferment properly. Pours amber with some milkiness. Little head. Sour aroma, but nothing like having a decent hoppy IPA
mandrewc (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very unique beer really one of a kind. Great nuances of bourbon on the nose and pallet. The deep malt flavor is complemented nicely by caramel and vanilla notes.
chinchill (3901) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a cask at the 2016 Atlanta Cask Ale Festival.
Very pleasing aroma with a load of caramel and faint bourbon.
The flavor provides a much stronger bourbon barrel effect with loads of woody barrel and toffee notes, moderate bourbon notes as well as some vanilla. Buttery flavor and feel.
Overall: Certainly one of the best from this brewery. Highly recommended for fans of BBA beers.
kingaugusta (181) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy gold with a quick white head. Nose is straight bourbon. Other than a few hop and bread notes, flavor is all bourbon too. It is exactly as advertised and not one bit more.
Yonny (63) - - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Mtc Office. Poured clear amber with slight head which quickly dissipated. Except for the foam ring, you might think this looks like bourbon. Aroma is a pleasant scent caramel and toffee. Initial taste is mixture of caramel with a hint of hops with nice aftertaste reminiscent of bourbon. Nice to try.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a snifter.
2.5 A: Clear dark orange/light amber color. About one finger of frothy off-white head that falls almost instantly and leaves no lacing.
3.0 S: Nose is primarily the barrel. A lot of leather, apple, vanilla, oak, toastiness. Caramel and toffee which could be coming from the barrel or the base beer. Hints of grass with a fresh mountain spring water component. It’s not bad, but it smells more like watered down bourbon than beer.
2.75 T: Like the nose, this beer is just a bourbon delivery vehicle. Tastes like it smells with leather, apple, vanilla, oak, and toastiness being most prominent. On the drier side, but does have a sweet caramel toffee flavor.
3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This would benefit from a little more body, but it does have some creaminess to it.
3.0 D: It’s okay for what it is, but it’s not that great of a beer.
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Duuust (1) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is advertised. Pleasant aroma, full bodied, sipping beer. It’s got a deep Amber coloring and delivers on the promise of the bourbon cask orientation. Something you definitely want to try once.