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RATINGS: 744   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10850) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear copper/golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, candy, vanilla notes, some bourbon. Bourbon flavor, lots of vanilla, oak, fruity, rather sweet, some toffee. Bourbon finish with vanilla and oak notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Draft. Tried the other two brews from this maker to compare to this at the end. I like bourbon and barrel aged brews that are mostly stouts. This clearly is a different taste due to the fact that they used their ale as the base and the medium fizzy body and texture. Very interesting and good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10654) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2013
On tap at Cardinal. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, malt, vanilla, wood. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, malt, wood, alcohol. Full body. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10554) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Strong vinius notes. Light bitter flavor. Strong candis notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Some bourbon notes. Creamy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
A beautiful orange cognac ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light peanuty malt, with bourbon infused butter pecans, interesting. In mouth, a smooth sweet buttered up nuts, like a liqueur, but a bit thin and simple. On tap at Meadhall, Oct. 10 2011.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9868) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering off white head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, carmel and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium-small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are butterscotch, bread, cookie, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2011
355ml bottle (GBBF2011)
Sweet buttery bourbon aroma. Soft and mellow. Good malty body, good balance, easy to drink. Touch sweet and slick.


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