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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.19%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Butter’s 4th cellar reduction. Pours clear orange with a thin white head. Nose is strong alcohol and slight vanilla creaminess. Taste is buttery, vanilla and toffee. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and thick, I thought this was great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle at the Fourth Butters’ Cellar Clearance Event. Pours a clear gold. Nose is great bourbon and vanilla with no alcohol burn. Flavor is the same. Very good. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Slightly smoky big vanilla nose. Creamy vanilla flavors. Simple but to the point. Like soft serve vanilla ice cream.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
12 oz bottle at Butters’ 4th Cellar Reduction. Pours a lightly lacing off-white head with an amber body. Smells of vanilla and caramel. Tastes like vanilla and caramel. Smooth and very strong vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2009
I’ve already had one beer from these folks, this one one did not let me down. Bright orange colour with a medium sized head. Lacing dissapears rather quickly. but there is a small creamy froth. aroma is straight up whiskey on the nose, toffee- reminds me of the "Knot" whiskey- something you might want to chill if you’re sipping. Irish whiskey. flavours are alcohol on the back of the tongue all the way home, otherwise, oak ,smoke and bourbon, toffee ginger and brown sugar. What a great way to end this trade from Louis. Thanks brother! :)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Light metallic copper color with a thin white peach fuzz of cover. Nice bourbon fruit and smoke aroma, lots of vanilla. Taste is weak, thin bodied, some vanilla, and a small alcohol burn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Poured an orange gold color with a thin, white film that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, citrus fruits, and buttery malts. Sweet, honey, vanilla, citrus fruits, grains, raisins, and bourbon. Sweet and smokey with low alcohol apparency

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2009
got this bottle in lexington. i laughed so hard when i smelled this. it’s so awful. so much corn. andrew laughed too. what a disaster. someone took natty light and barreled it for some reason. tastes like maple syrup which makes it much more palatable if you hold your nose. looks like a red stripe poured out

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Obtained through my 1st trade, thanks again Louis. Poured a clear copper color with a thin head and little bits of lacing. The aroma is of whiskey, very upfront and aggressive. Notes of caramel and vanilla help add to a warm, inviting scent. Medium bodied with a smooth quality and a drawn out aftertaste that finishes slightly thin. Unmistakable flavor of bourbon on the rocks blended with nutty, sweet malts, vanilla and grass. Dry and warming, it drinks like a big beer and demands ample time be taken to fully enjoy this unique offering.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2009
WOW is just an understatement for this amazing beer, and I think this low score really does not do the beer any justice. Everything you might have been used with other Bourbon aged beers come to a clash with this beer. Instead of a strong beer base aged with bourbon, they actually use a low abv beer that they age in bourbon barrel. The result is just extraordinary. The aroma is loaded with bourbon, it feels like sniffing a glass of whiskey, the alcohol just engulfs your smell. That being said, I cannot help but notice that with the brewery being in Kentucky, they have had access to some really fancy barrels as the nose is just purely amazing. Taste is once again loaded with the wood, barrel, bourbon mouthfeel with extra touch of vanilla. Only let down is that the actual bourbon - whiskey comes across a lot stronger than the beer itself. Either a miss or hit depending of one’s style. Definitely a different approach, interesting, highly drinkable beer. Taste really does feel like it is way over 4.5%, give this one a good try.


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