DerekP (2) - Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nothing fancy to look at but the taste is great. Nice balance of bourbon, ale, and hints of vanilla. Too bad their market is limited. I canít get it in North Dakota (canít get much in ND to think about it.)
csaso (1124) - Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - not really any head, pretty clear medium amber color, definite strong bourbon aroma a flavor obviously, really not too much else though with the exception of maybe some very mild vanilla notes, expected this one to be more full bodied and certainly more of a full complex flavor - not bad overall but a little disappointing in the end
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olr1984 (701) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz bottle pours a light golden orange with a thin white head. Sweet malt aroma and taste. Not much bourbon or barrel taste just malt.
Derald (1) - - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this ale for the first time and really loved the bourbon accents and the strong alcohol content. It did seem much flatter than the German wheat beer I bought the same day. I donít know if it was at the end of barrel or if it was just less carbonated...I think the former. All in all really enjoyed the flavor, but I wish it had more of a head to it.
TheOneAfter909 (22) - Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small hint of bourbon as an aftertaste, but not enough for my taste. I have had similar with a much more pronounced taste.
cckevin (37) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from Sonkaís Irish Pub... Color - very yellow with lacy white head. Head stayed throughout the drink. Smell is distinctly bourbon! Nice sweet smell with serious bourbon overtones. Taste is also sweet (maybe a little too sweet) and has nice alcohol/bourbon finish. Mouthfeel is a little heavier than you would expect from itís appearance - but still nice.
Overall, a pretty good beer and worth trying out - especially if youíve been drinking heavier stouts.. a nice change of pace.
alexsdad06 (3799) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle around all over. Pours an amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have bourbon, vanilla, some buttery notes, with some grainy character. Its not as sweet as the nose would indicate. My biggest problem with beers like this in bourbon barrels is the beer isnít big enough to pull off the strong bourbon nose and flavors. No real sign of the base beer, whatever it is.
TheBear11D (97) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Kentucky Bourbon Ale pours a reddish yellow color with an off-white cream colored head that didn't last too long but leaves decent lacing. The aroma is vanilla with a hint of bourbon. The flavor is honey, vanilla and a touch of bourbon. Overall this is a nice beer, but falls short of other bourbon barrel aged beers.
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udfan07 (49) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I was not impressed by this beer. There was no real flavor when I tasted it and overall it was ok. I couldnít really taste any type of flavor in the beer while I was drinking it. Not something I would want to try again.
ScipioA (134) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 Not much to the appearance, very pale orange with ok lacing and a thin tan head. Very interesting and complex aroma with a lot of liquor and alcohol notes wafting up. I really donít like the flavor profile here, medicinal and harsh with the sort of artificial vanilla notes you get in a vanilla coke. Not too carbonated and surprisingly light mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol heat. Bitter hop aftertaste is the only real hoppiness here.