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RATINGS: 777   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
On tap. Odd pale golden pour with a bit of white head. Doesn’t look at all like I thought it would. Nose is mostly bourbon with some vanilla. Smells better than is tastes - the barrel aging is nicely done but the base beer is lacking in flavor and consistency. Slightly sweet and woody.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (464) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Faint spice bourbon vanilla aroma. Head dissipates quickly on top of a clear deep amber ale. Distinct what I’m assuming is a bourbon taste with lots of carbonation. Like the aroma it has vanilla spice with hints of oak in the taste. Finishes clean with a noticeable warming sensation on the palate. Certainly one to be sipped and savored. I liked this one a lot and would definitely have another at any time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
12 oz bottle thanks to pineypower, thanks Dean. Poured a slightly thinner body of deep golden orange under a smaller super tight foamy white head. Aroma is nice with lots of vanilla, bourbon, oak but sadly no real unerlying beer notes. Flavor is the same and rather spicy with lots of alochol and bourbon. The body is a bit thin yet syrupy at the same time with carbonation that makes the entire feel turn to a fuller foamy body. This is aged nicely it just needs a better base beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjexchange (3) - - MAR 2, 2012 does not count
One of the best brews I’ve tasted. Malty vanilla flavor which goes down very smoothly. 9% ABV, but you can’t tell. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Pours a clear gold. Thin white head. Slightly Bourbon filled aroma. Kind of bland, surprisingly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at Sugar Maple. Amber-orange. Off-white/beige head. Reminds me of Oso Spikes with it’s maple sweetness. Bourbon aroma, quite pronounced. Caramel, vanilla, not overwhelmed by the specialty malts, lets the creamy bourbon shine. Smooth and pretty unique, very drinkable for the style. Honey vanilla alcohol tones. Quite excellent. I have lost some of my enthusiasm for this beer at the time of entering it certainly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
surprising little beer this was .. . pours a deep orange gold .. . f u comcast .. . toffee, woody caramel and lots of slick bourbon .. . light mouth .. . i enjoyed this for some reason .. . .
Don’t listen to them, People said I was dumb, but I proved them.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Botle pours a clear deep golden with a thin off white head. Scent is sweet malts and caramel. Taste is same with a note of bourbon in the finish. No hint of the abv.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (617) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Aroma is a sweet bourbon. Taste is a sweet yet bitter and almost wood with a very bourbon-like taste. Overall very different but good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ExpendableHero (766) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
This was some really good beer. Cloudy copper colored beer with a thin, off-white head. Strong aromas of fresh bourbon. Tastes of sweet caramel, some toffee, and lots of slightly watered down bourbon. A bit cloying, with a sweet, boozy finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and would recommend it to any fan of bourbon, or sweeter beers.


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