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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle at Natashaís in Lexington. Pours golden and clear, with a slightly orange tint and small white head. Nose is sweet malt and generous bourbon, particularly vanilla and oak. Some slight sourness from the oak. Not bad, but a little odd... almost like a slightly sweeter bourbon and soda.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1508) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
It tastes a lot like a moderately better Gennessee Cream Ale; this is not exactly high praise, and it was 3+ dollars for a bottle. I am displeased.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2010
well not much to speak about so you take an amber ale and BA it nice concept but an amber

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Draft at Vintage Estate. Clear golden pour with tight white head. Aroma of vanilla predominating, backed by a little alcohol. Flavor is again mostly vanilla, and some oak - not terribly interesting. Thin mouthfeel with abundant carbonation - less would have been better. Overall decent, but nothing to return to.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Aroma of bourbon!! And oak!! And flavor is bourbon!! And oak!! Yikes!! Light orange color; tiny white head. Medium-light body. I love oaked beers, and this has a really great, massive bourbon flavor, but itís over done and makes this one-dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Tap. red in color with little head. I wasnt expecting much with this beer, but it turned out to be pretty good. Bourbon is the dominate flavor, with notes of carmel, vanilla, and maybe nuts. very good beer that i will have to try again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatguyRacer (158) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle. This was a nice gift, so I feel bad for rating it so low. What sounds like a great idea, leaves a lot to be desired in the final product. To make it simple, thereís too much bourbon in my beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (576) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish / amber with an off-white head, that disappears quickly. Aromas of caramelized sugar, apple cider, definite bourbon, oak. First I can honestly say Iíve never tasted a beer or smelled a beer like this. Itís pretty unique. The initial taste is sweet bourbon, but without any of the heavy corn notes I usually taste (and dislike) in most bourbons. I donít really get too much oak, but definite caramel, a little bubble gum, dried fruit. Big caramel in the finish. While itís definitely not a favourite, I appreciate the effort to make something different. Worth trying if you can find it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
Amber pour with an off-white head. If you are a fan of bourbon, youíll love the aroma here-bourbon, vanilla, wood. Taste reflects the aroma. I liked this beer and would like to try it again.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (1996) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle bonused in a trade with phaleslu, thanks Peter! Pours a medium orange-amber with a 1 finger off white head that fades to a thick ring and skim pretty quickly. Aroma is pretty big on caramel, light toasted nuts, vanilla, oaky bourbon, maple syrup, creme brule, dry leaves and sweet straw, not a very strong aroma, but fairly complex. Flavor is caramel, toffee nuts, vanilla, light bourbon, straw, maple syrup, fairly strong mineral notes and light, sweet tobacco. Palate is suprisingly quite light bodied and dry throughout with a very heavy and sharp carbonation that really cuts into the flavor experience, but the brew would probably be a little more awkward without it. This beer has a nice, sweet, pleasant aroma, but the flavor and palate donít live up to it. On a side note itís really hard to believe that this stuff is 8.8%abv with such a light body.


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