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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13283) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Draftt at Scion. Crystal clear deep golden color, bright white head. Aroma of subtle vanilla. Taste has mostly bourbon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11071) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Tap sample. Poured clear orange color with an average white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Soft doughy pumpkin and small woody alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium soft bourbon sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft for style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is alcohol, pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon with toast malt and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet pumpkin and toast malt, spices, light hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, bourbon, spice, hints of stone fruit. The taste is pumpkin, spice, vanilla, bourbon, pale malt. Faint bitterness. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Sample at Pint House, brown sugar rimmed glass. Pours a clear orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of pumpkins and slight oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet pumpkin spice, oaky vanilla and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a pumpkin and cinnamon aftertaste. Tastes exactly like the Bourbon Barrel Ale with pumpkin thrown in, but decent nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7947) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and caramel malt aroma with a hint of bourbon. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet cinnamon, orange/pumpkin malt flavor with a light alcohol finish. Decent - a bit light and boozy.

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (7887) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Draft. Amber pour. Smell of booze and pumpkin pie. The flavor is just wretched here. Feels like bourbon was dumped into the beer, harsh and boozy, pumpkin spice vomit, ipecac and sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7370) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Draught at the Shenanigan’s 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, light golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up lots of sweet pumpkin meat, vanilla, nutmeg, and bourbon.. kind of a rough bourbon bite on the back of the nose.. still smelled sticky, sweet, pie-like, and delicious, though. The flavor found tart oak and medicinal notes on the tip of the tongue, with sweet bourbon and hefty doses of nutmeg, cardamom, and cinnamon following.. pale malts and more bourbon at the core.. tangy and dry on the back-end, leaving some belly warmth. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. tangy from the barrel.. there just wasn’t enough pumpkin-y base beer for it to be great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange pour with a moderate white head. Aroma is pumpkin spice and bourbon - pretty nice. Little more bourbon on taste but it tastes kinda cheap. A bit boozy despite the lighter body. Decent, not great.


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