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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
$3 / single 12oz bottle - Hmmm...bit confusing to rate this one. I really like the bourbon aroma coming off this--surprisingly strong. Nice amber appearance too, but Iím not sure if bourbon flavor goes well with ale. I honestly just donít know if this works because this is the only beer I have tried that has has attempted to meld the two distinct flavors. Iím giving it more than a passing grade as of now--until further tastings. Very unique beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma is equal parts butterscotch and vanilla. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor stars with light-moderate butterscotch. The finish has light vanilla, a faint fruit, and a hint of bourbon. The butterscotch lingers in the aftertaste. I donít like butterscotch. Light-medium bodied with somewhat lively carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fhamrick (19) - , Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2010
One of my favorites. An incredibly smooth beer with the perfect amount of bourbon taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours clear amber color with white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak. Iím also getting some coconut; weird. The usual flavors from a bourbon barrel; bourbon, vanilla and some oak. If you star with a beer that isnít so good, barrel aging can only improve it so much. Medium body with average carbonation. Not bad for what it is. Thanks Peter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2010
slight oak to the aroma but not much else. rather pale body with a white head. taste is disappointing, just a slightly sweet finish. I think i may classify this as a waste of bourbon barrels

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
strap (398) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 19, 2010
i like bourbon, and i like beer. unlike reeses peanut butter cup, these are not 2 great things that go great together. overdid it on the bourbon. it tasted like a bourbon/budweiser mixture. not much redeeming here, other than the aroma. i love the smell of bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle Pours a clear amber with a thin deminishing off white head. Laces fairly well. Aroma is of whisky, spice, and vanilla. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is like a whisky with carbonation. Has a medium body. The texture is slick. A decent finish with a good aftertaste. This is really like a sipping beer. Not to be rushed. Different but not bad. They really hit the bourbon barrel thing well. A good sipping beer on a cold night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1387) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Pours a clear amber color with a decent off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and smoky spice. Bourbon barrel flavor comes through right up front along with the sweet roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and a bit of smokiness. This is a pretty decent effort for a little guy company. Labeling looks cheap, so that was deceiving. Donít be fooled, try it. Well worth it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle bonus thanks to phaleslu! Clear amber pour, little carbonation and an extremely strong whiskey aroma (seriously, smelled like a well made manhattan!) Flavor was also closer to a mixed drink rather than a beer, smooth vanilla, bourbon and some malt on the backbone. Not overpowering in the booze department, but still flavorful. Anyone who enjoys a good manhattan would probably enjoy this. Really glad I got to try this one!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours golden/amber with a thin white head. Aroma is of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is very sweet. Slightly malty upfront with a smooth vanilla finish. The bourbon is mostly in the nose with very little in the actual taste. Very nice.

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