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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2011
Bottled@Cask Pub And Kitchen, London. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, some fruits and mild bourbon as well. Flavour is fruits, vanilla, wood and some quite earthy notes. Also some mild notes of alcohol. Bourboony aftertaste. Balanced and quite nice.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sample at a tasting at IlliniSmitty’s house. Aroma was sweet and sour with a sting. Little bourbon on the nose. Color is like a cream ale. Flavor and palate are both lame and uninspired. I imagine Alltech left a bourbon barrel out side overnight and storm came in from the horizon. the forgot about it for a month or so and came to discover that the water in the barrel began to ferment. Voila, that’s what you’re drinking. bourbon water.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6483) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 355 ml bottle. London, England.
Clear amber (apple juice) colour with no head. Vanilla, sweet caramel, some sweet alcohol and butterscotch in aroma. Vanilla, toffee, butterscotch and some maltiness in flavour. Very sweet. No alcohol in flavour. Very easy for a 8.19%.

Draught at the Shenanigan’s Wine & Spirits, Lexington, KY.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Mild whiskey sweetness and dry malt in the aroma. Some whiskey sweetness, malt and butterscotch in the flavour. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Travis brought this one to the Memorial Day Party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a large foamy orange-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and tart with strong brown sugar and bourbon and a hint of vanilla. The flavor was tart and tangy with light grapefruit up front followed by bourbon, vanilla and nut. The finish was long, and tart with pine, bourbon and brown sugar lingering. Medium body. Interesting.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itzjerm (1140) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2011
I won’t buy this again. Lets face it... buy some bourbon, buy some beer, combine you have this beer. Why waste your money on them doing the combo?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
Sampled at Brewery Creek U.S. event @ VCBW. Pours a clear gold with a minimal head. Aroma is predominantly oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is much the same...it really tastes like a very generic ale that has a ton of bourbon character in it. Finish is boozy and unrefined. Utterly one dimensional...I guess any beer tastes better when barrel aged.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
The aroma is booze, smoke, and vanilla from the oak barrels. It pours clear golden with a light white head. The flavors of bourbon and vanilla dominate, without a huge alchohol bite. The body is medium, smooth, easy-drinking for the bourbon barrels.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2011
Bottled @ tasting cgarvieuk, from Beers of Europe. Clear yellow colour, thin white head. Aroma is light hopped, vanilla, caramel and bourbon. flavour is light malted and hints of bourbon, vanilla. Fairly sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtlucas74 (1) - Fishers, USA - MAY 9, 2011 does not count
On Draught at the Beer Cellar Indianapolis. You can really smell the bourbon in the pour. Tastes amazing and the bourbon really comes through. golden, minimal head, lightly sour, medium sweetness, light body. This is a good beer, especially on draught.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2011
[335ml bottle, courtesy of Bullit] Clear gold pour, with a thin lacing. Looks very flat however. Quite a vinous nose, with some bourbon sweetness and woodyness. Unfortunately quite watery on the palate, the whole thing reminds me of coconut milk. Very strange. Really doesn’t taste anywhere near 8%, and unfortunately doesn’t taste nice [08052011]


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