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RATINGS: 687   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle at home ... thanks to Fritz ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft fruit peach and pear nose ... light fizzy ... odd sweetness ... suger puffs ... light bourbon but not much ... sweet fruits ... ok but not great

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle, 8.19% at BBF13. Weak malty aroma. Clear dark golden colour. Small white head. Vanilla, liqueur, marzipan flavour. Disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12740) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle at Craft Beer & Co. Clear golden - wjite head. Raisins. Sweetness. Coconut. Fruity. Vanilla. Caramel. Toffee. Light sharpness. Wooden. Oakey. Nice pleasant.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle from Utobeer drunk at home. Clear bright orange amber colour. Very thin white head. Oh boy, even from the aroma, I know I’m not going to like this. Yes lots of bourbon on the aroma. I mean if I wanted to drink bourbon, I’d drink bourbon. But I don’t. I want to drink beer. So as a beer almost entirely pointless. Otherwise nothing really wrong with it, except it reminds me of Innis & Gunn beers which isn’t always a good thing. Yep, this just isn’t my kind of beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
On tap at Bakgårde Både &. It pours a clear, dark golden to amber body under a small, off-white head. In my opinion, there’s too much vanilla on the nose, of the bourbon kind, followed by some wood, alcohol and caramel. A little fruity touch in the far back. Malt driven flavor with vanilla, caramel and a faint fruity touch. Full body, with a little warmth. There’s a little bitterness in the very end. Not my preferred beer in any way, there’s too much focus on the bourbon, but it’s drinkable and all that. Won’t buy another one though. 130404

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks ? Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light prune. Taste is moderately sweet, butterscotch, orange, some Bourbon, raisin. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a thin rich white head with amber color. Aroma is sweet bourbon, medium malt-caramel, maybe some slight continental hops. Taste is sweet bourbon, grainy/medium malt-caramel, secondary continental hops, some booziness. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Date: 04/29/2006
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2006

Appearance: clear golden, whispy head,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma,
Flavor: flavor has a nice oak character, light sweet vanilla that keeps getting sweeter and sweeter,
-------- /> Date: 10/11/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar tasting
Score: 2.7 to 3.0

Aroma: touch of oak in the aroma with the bready sweetness,
Flavor: sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of bourbon, still quite sweet

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of bourbon. Cloying sweet malt and bourbon flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours clear orange amber with a slight, transient white head. Aroma is mostly bourbon/vanilla with a hint of oak. Med body. It’s rather sweet, with hints of treacle. The oak is identifiable, and the bourbon/vanilla is clearly present. Yet it is not a strongly flavored ale. Heat is marginally detectable. Finishes on the non-dry side. It has a caramel sugar candy aspect. But the oak offsets that. Really interesting and pretty tasty.


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