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The result is a smooth bourbon character balanced by caramel malt sweetness and classic English hops. Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale is a seamless blend of Schlafly Barleywine-style ale and our pale ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4587) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Thanks blazer06 for the share. A sessionable bourbon ale... I love it! Pours orange-amber with a white head. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, slight booze, malt, caramel, slight raisin, barleywine fruit, and a bit of booze. Flavor is vanilla all over the place with malt, caramel, bourbon, some barleywine fruits, and a bunch of sweetness. Light to medium bodied ale with malt and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4472) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Pours amber / brown with a large off-white head. The aroma has lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, light spice and an English yeast - seems like a junior version of a barleywine. Medium body that’s smooth and has some sharper carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth caramel malt, light toast, vanilla, some bourbon and cream. The finish adds a bit of spice and some warming alcohol. This was much better than I expected and had well balanced flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8995) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 This beer pours an amber-copper color with a medium and somewhat fluffy white head that recedes steadily. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak and vanilla plus some hops. Medium body with flavors of bourbon-infused malt, vanilla and hops. Some fruity notes as well. The finish is malty with a slightly boozy aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2524) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a nice amber with a little bit of a head that dies to a thin film quickly. Aromas are sweet apple juice concentrate, oak, a little peat and earth and booze. Flavor is pretty sugary... lots of apple juice concentrate, maple syrup, a bit of a creaminess to it, and a bit of peat/oak in the late, late finish. Decent, but pretty unintriguing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2010
bourbon, vanilla, maple, honey.... This is good stuff, every time I get it I am amazed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2010
I live in Missouri and never saw this until I was in Louisville. Pours a nice ale color. Taste is of vanilla and coconut. Some bourbon in the nose and a bit lingers in your mouth. Little bit of sugar and sweet mixed in. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours clear dark copper with cream colored head. Aromas of vanilla, oak, bourbon and malts. Flavor is lots of bourbon with vanilla and sweet caramel malts. Medium body with moderrate carbonation. Thanks Peter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle from Party Source. Pours a cloudy deep amber with thin, lasting head. Flavor has caramel, apple, oak, and raisin. Might be a little too complex for my palate, but it tastes pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle from the Party Source. Poured clear brown color with an average to large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy bourbon, malt and wood aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy bourbon sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Coppery amber body with a thin head and sticky streaks of lacing. Big yet calm aroma of bourbon as well as a hefty dose of caramel followed by sauteed nuts, vanilla and wood. Creamy and really mild compared to my expectations. Rich and smooth, very soft and enjoyable. Sweet vanilla and oak flavors with plenty of barrel goodness. A faint citrus backdrop became more evident as the beer progressed. Lots of roasted and caramel malts. Extremely solid brew, thanks to Louis for sending this up my way.

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