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RATINGS: 735   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2589) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 18, 2013
355ml brown bottle. Gold pour, clear. Decent looking white head with a nice fine bead to it. Good looking lacing. Nose has some sweet notes of caramel and vanilla. Taste has big vanilla, sweet caramel, some honey. Light woody/barrel in the finish, dries out a fair bit. Medium body, fine bubbled carbonation on the tongue. Was not expecting a golden and clear beer here, but overall this is a sweetish but drinkable strong ale with mild oaky barrel notes. A bit industrial, but drinkable.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2218) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured a little on the cold side with a small off-white head, no lace and a clear amber color. Aroma is malt Oak and a bit of a funk. Flavor is a bit similar to aRoma, a little sweet, carbonic tang is well matched and Oak comes through nice too. Good body. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5671) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottled 355ml. -at Scout Club Samobor. Golden/amber coloured, small off-white head, caramel and bourbon in the nose. Moderate malty, distinct bourbon and caramel with mild notes of alcohol. Interesting and quite likable but in other hand a bit too artificial bourbon presence. And of course a way too expensive...almost 10$!!!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2014
New state, Kentucky (29/51):
Appearance: Redish brown, hazy. Slight fizzy off-white head.
Aroma: Vanilla, whiskey.
Taste: Vanilla, whiskey, alcohol. Sweet? Not for me.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 355 ml, €5.90
Info: 15/8-2014

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (523) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with very little head. A little bourbon in the nose. Taste is vanilla and butter. Not a fan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Okay, I purchased this brew at a krogers in Cincinnati, Ohio, and it had a very eoody, bourbon flavor.... it id okay, but not my face.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollsrace (35) - - AUG 9, 2014
Sweet vanilla taste with a bourbon finish. I can tell it’s got a bit of a punch to it.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
samsmith33 (369) - - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at the ginger man,nyc. Appearnce....light copper, no head. Aroma...whiskey. Taste..whiskey and water. Needs more ale ir hoppier or sonething else. Feel....sharp, low carb. Not too good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange amber color, medium white head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, coffee. Taste has more whiskey and coffee. A bit heavy on the whiskey for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (290) - USA - AUG 3, 2014
Poured from a growler into a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel snifter a minimal head. Aroma of vanilla bourbon. Flavor is some mild hops definitely smooth bourbon. Have had this brew many time between on tap & bottled. This particular batch is fairly mild compared to some I have had on tap. Seems a bit inconsistent even with the bottled version but still something about this strong ale is better than just good. It is a smooth brew.smooth. If you are looking for a bourbon in your face brew then this is not it. It’s a semi sipper of a light nature with exceptional flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
On tap at Hawkeyes. Poured amber with diminishing head. Aroma quite sweet vanilla. Light carb med bod. Sweet cotton candy taste.


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