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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2009
The Dan Journal #270. Tasted 7/2/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark golden hue. Spiraling ring of off-white head. Aromas are a syrupy and woody note. Nutty notes with a mild burn in the nostrils. Medium bodied with a super smooth body. Sticky finish with a faint hop presence. Good mild burn with great malts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin off-white head. Malty nose consisting of caramel, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco and cat food. Creamy vanilla flavor with a boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle from Nqualls. Thanks for getting this up on Bowling Green. Pours amber with a dissipating off white head. This thing smells like cut Bourbon. Medium bodied with ultra fine carbonation and a slightly syrupy texture. The flavor really follows the description, as you sense the characteristics of each blend. Vanilla and oak on the barleywine side, and caramel and citrus from the Pale Ale side. The finish is definitely all bourbon, but more of the sweet vanilla side of it. Interesting blend- and what I like is that its not too hot or boozy. This does lack some hops to bring more balance and complexity to the table, but that is just a personal opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Pours amber brown with a nice off white head. Aroma is caramel with hints of vanilla and bourbon. Taste is nice pale malts, with hints of vanilla and oak coming through. Not bad, I like the experimental draft (which is still on tap at Liquor Barn Springhurst) a little better than the bottle version, although the bottle has a tad bit more bourbon flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keir (124) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2009
12 oz bottle from Shep (www.stlhops.com). Pours deep amber with a nose of bourbon and a bit of vanilla. Tastes smoother than expected. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, and wood. A nice treat.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2009
12 oz from Chuck’s in Bowling Green. Thanks Steamhead! Aroma of bourbon and caramel. Extremely thin white head. Moderate carbonation in a body that is deep amber tending toward red. Pears, white raisins, flan. Somewhat thin on the hops, but everything else about this blend of barleywine and pale ale is perfection. The thick bourbon barrel aroma leads you to expect a really heavy taste, but it is in fact a quick drinker. The brewer says only 300 cases of this initial run were produced, and only distributed in Kentucky and nearby. Really glad I got to try this one. Unique. One of my new favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2009
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. The pour is deep golden amber with a medium fine off white head. The aroma has notes of caramel, vanilla, wood, and hints of cherries and dried fruit. Not as hoppy as expected from reading the label. Still bourbony, boozy notes offer a reminder of where this beer has been. Caramel flavor is equally as rich and dominant upfront in the taste as it was in the nose. Vanilla and well blended bourbon swirl around in the mouth and create a varying complexity of tastes. Near mid-palate the hops come in with a mild grassy, herbal taste. Very smooth from the bourbon barrel aging. The alcohol remains hidden for the most part behind the hop bitterness and sweet malt, but shows itself in the nice warmth it creates as you empty your glass. I would like to know what the abv is on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2009

Source: 12 oz bottle.
Glass: Tulip.
Appearance: Poured a clear amber color with a one finger off white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, vanilla and bourbon.
Flavor: Bourbon and vanilla dominate, but not overdone. Solid malt base.
Palate: Medium/full body with solid carbonation.
Overall: Made only for Kentucky release. This stuff was great at 10 bucks a sixer. Listed as a mixture of their pale ale and barleywine. Well done.


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