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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barleywine

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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It is a traditional American-style Barley Wine aged in freshly decanted Kentucky Bourbon barrels. With a rich malty backbone and a citrusy aromatic hoppiness, this bold barrel-aged Barley Wine comes together to create a well-balanced flavor profile.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3613) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2014
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting creaming disc of foam. Nose is whiskey, cherry and caramel. Tastes of whiskey, mint, caramel apple and bitter wood. Medium-heavy body is fairly smooth with carbonation and is strangely in balance despite swinging wildly from sweet to wooden bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skinnycheeks (27) - - JUL 24, 2014
Pretty good i like drinking the wines of barley and this one is a one that is good. thanks for your time and good evening

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wxman (1397) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head. No lace. Aroma of cheap bourbon and caramel corn. Taste is sweet caramel malt, booze, burnt sugar, melted margarine and a sizable amount of bitterness. Not well balanced at all. At $14.99 per 4 pack, too pricey considering the lack of quality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1195) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine (2014 Limited Release) has a thin-to-medium off-white head, a mostly clear, rust-red color, some bubble streams, and light lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweetness, bourbon barrels, and alcohol. Taste is of bourbon, wood, vanilla, very sweet malt, and a slight balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-to-medium, and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine 2014 finishes semi-dry and surprisingly easy drinking. The alcohol warmth kicks in with the sipping. RJT

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5178) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is toasted malt, light vanilla, caramel, soft coconut, charred oak and toffee notes. Taste is sweet malt, vanilla notes, caramel, light coconut, toffee, oak, soft booze and hop notes. Body is medium with a bubbly, dense carbonation. Ends with more caramel, vanilla, sweet malt, toasted malt, oak, coconut notes, toffee, booze and faint hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paincane (132) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Clear amber body with tan head and good lacing. Boozy Bourbon and caramel malt aromas. Flavors follow nose. Tasty Barleywine.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sunni05 (31) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Definitely not what I expected. I love a great Barleywine but this was not as wine-y as I expected. A little thin, not thick like others. I also expected a bourbon flavor but was disappointed that it just wasn't there. I've had other beers from this brewery that were much better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4131) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours ruby brown color. No head. Aroma of fusel booze. Flavor is harsh, dark fruits, raisins, booze, old barrel. Not smoothly finished at all. High alcohol presence. (4087)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottled. Poured clear honeyed orange with a tight-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up nutty and caramel malts joined by a dose of rocket fuel.. some dank, resiny hops over top.. some bourbon sugars on the back, but it was mostly raw alcohol. The flavor found caramel and nutty notes at the core, with sharp bourbon, oak, and raw alcohol laced throughout.. picked up a lemon zest kick over bourbon on the long, belly-warming finish. Medium-plus bodied, and way too boozy.. the base beer didn’t hold up to the barrel very well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 7, 2014
Very good and aromatic. Nice sweet and strenght in there. The amlty and the aftertaste are good.


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