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RATINGS: 775   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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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1guywith_aboat (252) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours amber. Very faint aroma of whiskey with some malts detectable. Flavor shines with a hint of vanilla and a smooth bourbon flavor. This is basically a medium-bodied bourbon flavored beer.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (565) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- This was a pretty good ale, if I recall correctly it was a little thin, but everything else worked very well with it. Need to try again.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a light orange with white head. Aroma is a unique mix of chocolate, vanilla, raspberries, and dark alcohol. Taste is a mix of chocolate (almost brownie like), with vanilla, raspberries, and caramel. A little too sweet for my taste, also with a lingering dark fruit flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
naivepegasus (342) - USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a clear orange with a very thin film of soapy head. Punch in the face odor of alcohol and maple with some tart fruit. The aroma borders on overpowering. Strong chocolate and raspberry flavor, with not a lot to balance out the sweetness of both the bourbon barrel flavor as well as the alcohol. I was interested when I first saw a bourbon barrel ale, but in the end, I wish it was a bit more balanced.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jayzz (391) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
I like this ale. It has a light bourbon flavor and amber gold color. It reminds me of my trip through the buffalo trace distillery, and the incredible samples at the end of the tour. This is an ale with a completely unique flavor that is a "must try" IMHO.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AwaKe (65) - Laval, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
En bouteille au Raglan Road, Downtown Disney. Odeur et apparance très attirante, servie dans une tulipe, on dirait presqu’un cognac. Odeur de chêne, vanille, whisky. Belle couleur ambre, apparance huileuse. Goût pas mauvais mais un peu ’’chimique’’ avec palais très, voir trop léger.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stoned99 (105) - 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 (3754) - 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 (386) - 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 (359) - 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


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