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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itzjerm (1401) - 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1238) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2682) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bullit (4030) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerCast_Rich (1894) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
7 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieuk’s legendary tastings. yellow, clear, no bubbles. odd aroma. mix of sweet white wine, macaroons, alcohol, and saki or coconut milk. full/med body and faintly fizzy and slightly syrupy. loads of vanilla and syrup. not much, if any, oak. i could drink this but it is kind of sickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle at home ... thanks to Fritz ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft fruit peach and pear nose ... light fizzy ... odd sweetness ... suger puffs ... light bourbon but not much ... sweet fruits ... ok but not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1184) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Pours a clear amber color. Aroma is of Bourbon big time with some oak, a little vanilla, and malts. Taste is of Bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Leaves a big Bourbon finish. Different, but I wish it was a little thicker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 Apr 25, tap@Trion Tavern, New Haven. Pours clear amber with a small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is strong bourbon barrel, parfum, a bit sweet. Lean thin mouthfeel. Great bourbon, vanilla, barrel, fruity and slightly malty. Nice lean bourbony finish. Second rating Oct 01, 2011. Bottle 33 cl, Kris Wines. Pours cloudy amber mahogany with a nice beige head laving lace. Aroma is malty sweet bourbon vanilla fullbodied light hoppy. Flavor is fruity acidy sourish great bourbon touch vanilla. Finishes very pleasant balaned bourbon vanilla bitter malty.

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