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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Barrel Aged Kentucky Common is a modern interpretation of a style native to pre-prohibition Louisville. Historically the beer was dark in color, creamy, and tart as a result of the introduction of lactobacillus bacteria by sour mashing. Local Option Bierkwerker took up the task of brewing this once familiar style – electing to use specialty grains rather than a large percentage of corn – yielding an adventurous taste profile befitting both conventional and courageous palates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Sour, dark, mildly roasty, and easily one of the best beers of the evening. Tried at Local Option with Ryan, Liz, and Sam in 2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Draft at Hopcat GR - pours almost pitch black , thin off white head . Faint roast and cocoa notes with a hint of sour . Tasty up front that leads to a mild creamy finish . Interesting and tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10669) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Rating: 5/26/2012 Tap at New Albanian. Sour cherry and malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Mild lactic sour cherry and malt flavor. Lightly sour - a great summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6553) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draught at Country Boy. Amber brown color. Sour reddish with a nice deep sour taste.
Earlier Rating: 10/20/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Draught at Local Option. Brown body.Tan head. Slightest taste of chocolate. But then big sour tart taste takes over. I like this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2/28/14. On tap at Against the Grain. Dark pour, deep brown, with a small khaki head. Vinous aroma, lightly tart, a little funky, malty, caramel. Pretty sour flavor, some underlying roastiness, toasted caramel, and nuttiness, reminds me of a dark sour (which I guess it is, sort of).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
Taster on tap at Against the Grain. Mostly clear, dark red brown color. Head fades to nothing. Nice big kind of tart nose... Cherry, light vinous notes in the aroma. Some tannin. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Nice bigger sour taste, light spiciness, bigger tannin in the flavor. Hints of chocolate, dark fruit. Lightly sticky, light sour bite in the finish. Tasty, flavorful sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1499) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
Dirt brown color, not much head. Flavor is cherry, balsamic vinegar. Aroma is breadsticks and more vinegar. This is really the style that’s gonna take off? I don’t dislike it but this beer is ubergeek status.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Tart and malty with flavors of vinegar, chocolate, and vanilla. Not the best marriage of flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Strong bitter sweet very tart light aroma dark and a hint of chocolate. Very unique

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Black pour from draft with no head at derby. Sweet prune and wine aroma. Black cherry smell too. Dry pallette. Fruity and boozy. Not bad for the style.

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