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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6343) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Draft. Pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head that hangs around for a while. Not as dark as you’d think, but it’s still an attractive brew. The aroma really pops, with vanilla, sugar, bourbon, fruit, and oak. The flavor is also very sweet, with vanilla, bourbon, and butter, with some other sugary notes coming through. I expected more alcohol in the nose and flavor, but it is well masked for the most part. The body is light, with just a little carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s so light and sweet that it’s dangerously easy to drink quickly. I recognize its flaws (perhaps a bit too sweet, and not the smoothest blend of bourbon and ale), but really enjoy the hell out of this beer. It’s important to note that there is a huge difference between draft and bottle for this beer, so get it on tap if you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12 oz bottle I think I got from Acknud. Light color with solid head. Was expecting heavy and powerful, but instead got light and seriously drinkable. Flavorful, but light enough to be session beer. Didn’t really taste the 8.8 abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009

10/21/2007: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale has a clear amber-colored appearance with a mild amount of carbonation. Oak and bourbon waft from the beer in its aroma. This beer is sweet and tastes like water and bourbon with a touch of added malt. There is a hint of oak and some alcohol does show through. It is medium-body and smooth. However, it doesn’t really have many beer-like qualities and tastes more like watered down bourbon.

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Rob. Rating #152 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2009
12 oz. – Clear amber, thin white fizzy head. Soft sour mash and butterscotch aromas warm to a slight sweet vanilla and oaken citric backing. Light tangy whiskey is rounded by hints of vanilla and wood with a faint citric hop tone in the finish. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation, subtle boozy finish. Like a weak glass of bourbon with a splash of amber ale…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of bourbon, caramel, and butterscotch. Poured amber in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Slightly hazy. Slightly sparkling. A few small particles. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of bourbon, alcohol, light caramel, butterscotch, malts, and butter. Medium body. Thin, slick texture. Average carbonation. Bourbon, butterscotch, and butter finish. No so good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigDaddyBlues (45) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2009
I found this to be a very different beer. I assumed it would be more like a stout or a porter but it was very much lighter. I think that made it more appealing to me. I love beer but I am a whiskey drinker first and foremost. If you like whiskey you will like this. You cannot get away from the whiskey taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2009
De couleur orangée et trouble, avec de légers arômes de vanille et de bourbon. En bouche, elle est douce et offre des saveurs de vanille et de bois, avec une légère touche d’alcool. L’arrière goût est tout en douceur et ne dure pas très longtemps. Bonne petite bière.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
POD (198) - USA - JUL 6, 2009
Had high hopes for this one as I’ve tasted bourbon flavored stouts that I enjoyed greatly. This one had a foamy tan head that lasted for a while. However, flavor fell flat. There was a hink of oakiness. But I couldn’t detect any bouron flavor whatsoever. This ale sent down quick & smooth. No lingering aftertaste. All in all just it was okay but didn’t leave me with a desire for more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2009
I didn’t really like this beer...Too much like a Boilermaker in a bottle...Not much finesse...........................................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottel from my nephew, Jim, sho picked it up in Kentucky. Pours a crystal clear bright gold with a medium shite head, somewhat unexpected lightness for a bourbon barrel aged beer. Huge bourbon aroma with hints of vanilla and butterscotch. Smooth, creamy, medium body and a slightly sticky palate. Sweet English toffee flavor with very little bitterness to offset it. The big bourbon flavor and aroma may not be to everyones liking, but I liked it. A good sipper.

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