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RATINGS: 791   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chryplewicz (7) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
While slightly pricey for a beer that has better beers in the same style, this is a very tasty beer when you really want a bourbon on the rocks. Slightly sweet, never disappointing, and makes a perfect sipping beer.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Whrlwnd13 (6) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
This is one of my all time favorite beers. It has a light golden brown color. Scent is slight lacking, dry smell. Very thin head. Taste is slightly tingly the flavor of the bourbon barrels is strong, but not overpowering. Finishes with a warming sensation in the belly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (3978) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Vielen Dank an Sean für dieses Bier! Toller Geruch nach Burbon Whisky. Hellorangene Farbe im Glas. Der Antrunk ist sehr mild, keinerlei Alkohol spürbar. Toll weich. Milde Burbon-Töne mit einem kleinen Hauch von Lakritz. Weiches Malz, angenehm vanillig-süßlich. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, burbon-weich, angenehm, vanillig, rund toll!
--> Sehr tolles Bier. Der Alkohol nirgendwo herauszuschmekcne, aromenvoll, faszinieren. Ich würde sagen, eins der Besten amerikanischen Biere, die ich bis jetzt getrunken habe. Weder extrem süß, noch extrem aufdringlich, extrem herb oder extrem alkoholisch! Sehr zu empfehlen! (21.2.2011) --> Noten: 12,15,13,14,12,15 - 14,10

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Deep golden red in color with a little off white head that left a lacing on the glass. Vanilla caramel hoppy aroma. Hoppy malty flavor. Vanilla oak notes. Full bodied. Lots of vanilla. Sweet finish. Very drinkable. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2289) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Dark urine colored. Bubbly head. Nose is EXCELLENT- definite whiskey notes; pure Jack Daniels. Tastes almost like a Jack and soda. Very inventive. I can’t believe that it comes out to only 4.5% because it tastes much stronger. A winner for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HooperX (13) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Actually bought a pack of this direct from the brewery while on vacation. Pours out a nice ambery color, smells like... you guesed it, bourbon. Taste is fantastic, again, like bourbon, but a bit sweeter. I absolutely love this stuff. I need more. My friends and I went through the entire supply the hotel we stayed at had in their bar over the course of a weekend.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cmycoskie (23) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
First bourbon flavored ale I’ve had. Loved how it looked and smelled like bourbon with just a suttle taste of bourbon. Wish it tasted a little more oakey. Prost.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyfootballa21 (2) - seminole, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
maybe im biast because i lived in lex for so long, but this is a great beer, goes down smooth, nice vanilla flavor, yet not over powering

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregf (1) - Vermilion, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2011 does not count
caught me by suprise, the bourbon smell and taste were just right with a vanilla flavor and a nice roasted malt . Very drinkable, be carefull for the high gravity sets a very mellow feeling quickly.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wilkami (2) - - AUG 13, 2012 does not count
On draught at One Eyes Jacks in Fairborn, OH. Very flavorful of oak with a vanilla finish. No head, darker amber color. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a oak aged ale with a sweeter finish.


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