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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
WRobarge (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Drank out the bottle, smooth taste with subtle notes of vanilla and bourbon. Little to no after taste.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stoned99 (46) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse... Aroma: bourbon, candies, caramel, toffee, alcohol. App: clear copper, almost no head. Taste and palate: average carbonation, light body, light sweetness, watery and dry. Brownies, vanilla taste. Overall: appearance is so so, taste is too light as if I’m drinking water. For a bourbon ale was looking for something way more funkier than that. Funny to say but too easy to drink for a bourbon barrel ale imo, but ABV is quite high so we need to be careful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3638) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of booze, fudge, roast malt and some vanilla. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maltman53 (368) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours light-rusty nail with a quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is candied fruit, a little sarsaparilla, finishing with a vanilla, toffee, almost cough drop flavor. Overall, none of these flavor are appealing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MercyDevice (356) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a caramel color with a medium head. Earthy notes, with a rich, whiskey-like flavor. Unique and very tasty.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Patrick_Wolf (2) - - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
Copper color with Smokey bourbon taste that dances in the mouth and a smooth finish

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (741) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2014
smell is strong of vanilla/oak with a sweetness to it...taste is smooth and creamy...very unique...slightly sweet that dissipates pretty quickly leaving just a touch of bitterness and butteryness on the finish, great for one, but more than that might be tricky because of the strong flavor...just misses the mark on being a great beer...but not sure how I’d change it...a bit more mouthfeel perhaps?

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JMerritt (1821) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours a rusty red-orange with essentially no head. Aroma is medium orange zest up front that is quickly replaced with heavy caramels, followed by whiffs of vanilla and light oak. Sweet caramel flavor accompanied with stale straw. Finish has a little alcohol note and only there do I get some lightly toasted wood and bourbon (especially in the lingering aftertaste). Overly carbonated and bordering on cloyingly sweet. Thanks to Elwood62 for the bottle!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (218) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours orange with a thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of vanilla and caramel. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2526) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Oranhe slight hazy. Strong pencil- like oak, sweet toffee, light vanilla roast woody nose. Full bodied, surprisingly drinkable, nice. Slight sweet malty. Nice, again, with the lamb fillet, heart- dishofakind served by.

-- bb

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nsanders (544) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Orange with no head. Strong bourbon notes, alcohol, and burnt sugar. Taste is dryly sweet. Body is heavier with a watery feel.


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