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RATINGS: 741   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
From a growler. Light brown on the pour. For a Bourbon drinker the Bourbon absolutely came through in the aroma and flavor. Not really my cup of tea.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steverus0 (175) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 12, 2014
A bit too sweet for my taste, but nice character and malty character in balance with an effervescent mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SideLaunch (1) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
On the way home, stopped in Lexington, KY for a bourbon tour. The upscale burger restaurant named BRU had a great beer list. I wanted a bourbon barreled beer and this local beer hit the mark. Great colour, nose and taste. Enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
guzgorog (260) - FRANCE - JUN 11, 2014
Couleur caramel translucide, relativement plate, quasi pas de mousse. Nez boisé, caramel, alcool, raisin sec. Bouche sucrée (trop) et alcoolisée, le caramel, petit côté boisé. Corps moyen, carbonation nulle. Pas formidable ...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1064) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 6, 2014
dark golden colour, moderate sized creamy off-white head;aroma of bourbon, vanilla, figs, smoky notes and maybe some caramel; taste is the same with minimal alcoholic notes; not bad

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmart6969 (6) - - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Caramel, coffee, grass, leather, clove, banana, cheese, grass, butterscotch, rotten eggs

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pretty good! I picked this up at a Kroger in Kentucky not knowing what bourbon barrel ales would taste like and I was pleased. Lots of vanilla, some corn sweetness and a round bourbon pleasantness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
A couple years’ ageing helped. Bourbon and mild roast nose. Though not thick, it’s a smooth mouthfeel with tons of foam. Bourbon and oak. A sipper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle:   Soft sweet Bourbon like nose, but moreso candied.   Sweet vanilla, marshmallow, graham cracker, but they’re all sweet.   Soft malty start, similar flavor profile as the nose suggested.   Simple bourbon like qualities, but no heat or much else to this beer.   Just a sweet somewhat malty beer.   Its like the base beer is non-existent or undetermined as all there exists is some sweet bourbon like flavors.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Pretty simple, sweet, and without much character.   Doesn’t taste bad or have anything off about it, but its fairly boring.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9081) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle with friends. Golden orange appearance with a khaki head. Caramel, chewy oak, vanilla, some bourbon, and a bit of fruit. Apple, heavy oak, tannic flavor. Not very good.


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