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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale is a barrel-aged ale brewed with Kentucky-sourced pumpkin, richly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. As the ale is aged in fresh bourbon barrels, the sweetness of caramel and vanilla are imparted upon the brew and complement its spicier base. At 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), this robust, limited release seasonal makes for a flavorful sipping beer to slowly warm up with as the weather cools. Some retailers will be offering collectible jack-o-latern snifters along with the ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (535) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a dark amber and smells of pumpkin vanilla and spices. Tastes of fall spices like vanilla and cinnamon. Different from most and finishes strong ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ellolovey (445) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12 oz bottle. Hazy light copper body with a frothy white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and bourbon. Taste is all your regular spices, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, but the vanilla and bourbon balance the spices very nicely. A bit boozy. Definitely warms you up. Not bad for being barrel aged. But nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Clear, golden-amber with a puffy white head. Pumpkin pie, slight alcohol aroma. Spicy pumpkin, vanilla.....malty. taste. Very nice taste with a noticeable alcohol note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Dark orange color. Small head. Aroma is a spicy, bourbon smell. Taste is spice, caramel, brown sugar, creamy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2847) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Strong nutmeg, buttery brown sugar, light pumpkin malt and oaky vanilla aroma. Clear brassy gold with a moderate off-white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg, oaky boozy bourbon, and pumpkin malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation. This one got boozier as it warmed, and a bit of vegetal note also developed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2013
So, I bought this thinking that it is likely to be another spice bomb, cloyingly sweet and difficult to drink more than one. But I was pleasantly surprised - Sure there was good deal of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, but also a lot of bourbon. It didnít seem like a train wreck - instead, the bourbon flavors seemed to smooth out the spices and all the flavors seemed to work together. Not Bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks weak for a barrel-aged pumpkin beer; a completely transparent light gold with thin white lacing. Smells of pumpkin, spices, and mild bourbon and oak. Tastes like it smells with more of a bourbon presence. Average on the palate. Decent, but could (and should) be so much better than it is, especially for being barreled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3039) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
The vanilla note from the bourbon barrel blends nicely with the pumpkin spicing. The caramel malt supports this as well, but itís not too sweet. Actually, itís suprisingly light-bodied for a beer of its size. The main flaw is a slightly harsh heat in the finish. Otherwise quite the tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, butterscotch, and bourbon. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of nutmeg and cinnamon. The finish has moderate butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the butterscotch is too much and simply out of place. In addition, I donít like butterscotch...even if it was supposed to be here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6526) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Draught at the Shenaniganís Wine & Spirits, Lexington, KY.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Mild sweetness, malt and mild spices in an aroma. Sweet fruits, malt and mild spices in the flavour. Sticky.

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