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RATINGS: 734   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EMunk (99) - USA - JUN 11, 2012
This beer gets a perfect score for me. The perfect blend of beer and bourbon makes this a easy to drink with a smooth finish. I have not had anything better.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Oak4627 (4) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2012 does not count
I tried this at the American Craft beer Fest in Boston and this is by far one of the best beers I have ever had. The bourbon flavor gives this ale such a smooth taste. It should be drank from a snifter and enjoyed with a cigar. Perfect beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
trehalose111 (2) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
The best beer I have ever had. You can taste the flavor of the bourbon barrel. It is really good with steak, chicken and barbequed anything. The flavor is consistent and not overpowering. This is an excellent ale.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lunchb0x (20) - Prestonsburg, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2013
This is probably the most interesting brew I've drank to date. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is stored in bourbon barrels, so it adapts the taste of sweet bourbon and the oak barrels. The taste is very strong while drinking, yet has a very smooth finish. A very good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brianjwhite (2) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
I love this one. Can’t find it in Minnesota but if you are a fan of bourbon and a fan of beer this one is fantastic.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcnealc31 (250) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
All the familiar characteristics of a good bourbon hit me immediately. That oakey and vanilla scent, the copper color. It drinks like the smoothest bourbon you’ve ever had with that unctuous buttery feel going down. And a hint of residual warmth. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is delicious, smooth, and has an aggressive, tricky 8% ABV.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WyldcatGirl (1) - - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
One of my favorites! I love the hint of Bourbon you taste on the finish...everyone should at least give it a try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
4beerguy (2) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
Ale aged in bourbon whiskey barrels presents a sweet start with a smooth mellow finish. The sultle blend of bourbon and malty ale flavors is complex yet complementary.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a clear amber, very similar to a neat bourbon. No head and looks extremely smooth. Aroma of bourbon and bourbon only, at least to me! Taste is a very very smooth oak ale, very little bourbon comes through, which makes this a refreshing and desirable brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollsrace (21) - - AUG 9, 2014
Sweet vanilla taste with a bourbon finish. I can tell it’s got a bit of a punch to it.


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