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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.19%
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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Aleô 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 ďangelís shareĒ. 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jethro6191 (427) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap. Poured dark amber with a fleeting white head. Cherry, vanilla, and bourbon notes. Medium bodied with a low level of carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Sweet honey and bourbon nose. Taste is moderately sweet, no bitterness, lots of honey, light citrus, heavy vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours a clear medium gold with some orange highlights. The carbonation is bad, no head rises, no lacing, the beer looks oily. The aroma is pretty light, giving off light notes of vanilla, oak, and candy sugar at the end. The taste is really weird, there is some distinct vanilla but its combined with alcohol and sugar. The feel is super light and watery feeling without much of an aftertaste or feel. Drinkability is pretty good. Overall, this beer is really weird. Its like drinking a light barrel ris thatís combined with a pilsner. Not a great combo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2011
12oz Bottle. Pours a rich copper color with medium off-white head. Nose is full of the whiskey smell along with a nice malty sweetness. Taste is heavy on the bourbon with some vanilla and a slight fruity sweetness as well. This beer is fantastic on the palate - very smooth and well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4911) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Big in your face whiskey in the nose. This beer has so much going on it is difficult to keep up. Call it brandy. A big theme was movie theater candy. There was that whiskey. Vanilla, dark fruit, and attitude. Wow.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6299) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma of cider, bourbon and apple. Flavour is heavy on bourbon, citrus and apple. Very oaky and alcoholic finish. Pretty thin and uncomplex. Decent.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle from Utobeer drunk at home. Clear bright orange amber colour. Very thin white head. Oh boy, even from the aroma, I know Iím not going to like this. Yes lots of bourbon on the aroma. I mean if I wanted to drink bourbon, Iíd drink bourbon. But I donít. I want to drink beer. So as a beer almost entirely pointless. Otherwise nothing really wrong with it, except it reminds me of Innis & Gunn beers which isnít always a good thing. Yep, this just isnít my kind of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (668) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Dark amber color with no head and no lacing. Aroma is faint but nice maltyness. Flavor is very sweet with a lot of vanilla and a slight hint of bourbon. Nice smooth malts round out the flavor and made for a very enjoyable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
This is one that is very much aimed at the barrel-aged first, beer second crowd--not that thereís anything wrong w/ that. Itís a headless orange brew and very cloudy. Nose is of bourbon and a bit of vanilla w/ some citrus and a nutty sherry like note. This is a bit on the sweet side, a little flat and overall dominated by a coconut-like bourbon note. It is interesting to see bourbon character w/o heavy roast notes like you do in so many barrel aged imperial stouts and the like but, honestly, I do think it works better in that context.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Iíve never seen this before-so I decided to try it today on-tap at Vintage Wine and Estates. A- Body is a nearly transparent dark copper hue that is served with the perfect 1/2 finger foamy white head. The head has perfect retention the whole way down the glass. S- Nose is pretty much what you would expect. Full of whiskey, rye, and malted barley. A hint of bourbon sweetness comes through but nothing really fantastic. T- Hot, fresh, bourbon everywhere. Not aged enough to have that note of sweetness. A hint of malted barley and maybe rye in the background. A hint of wet oak as well. Finish is moderately astrigent and leaves behind a decent size alcohol heat. M- Medium carbonation and medium weight body. More of a classic ale mouthfeel than a hot astrigent one. D- This is a decent beer overall. It offers exactly what it advertises-bourbon flavor. Pretty one dimensional and not much else to it. Ironically-Iíve come across BBL "stouts" with an identical profile with the exception of the appearance. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-05-2010 00:44:05


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