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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:34 -- Smitty

Since I've had this stout several times over the past few years and I've definitely had mixed results, I'm doing this staff review at a few different temperatures to see if some of the differences I've noticed can be attributed to different temps or if there's just a lot of variability in the beer or brewery. All the temperatures used are in Fahrenheit, taken via an infrared thermometer pointed down the top of the glass at about an inch or two away.

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 19:26 -- Smitty

This beer pours out just a bit darker than I expected from the term "ale", but it still is a very attractive and golden amber to copper, depending upon the light. The off-white head pours out at about three fingers, but settled down to a thin film after only a about a minute or two. I would have liked the head to stick around a little bit longer, but this is still quite a nice looking ale.

Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

Beer Style: 
ABV: 
10.00% ABV
Looks: 
5
Smell: 
2
Taste: 
4
Overall: 
4

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.

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine

Beer Style: 
ABV: 
10.00% ABV
Looks: 
5
Smell: 
5
Taste: 
4
Overall: 
4

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine is a traditional American-style Barley Wine aged in freshly decanted Kentucky bourbon barrels. With a rich, malty backbone and a citrusy aromatic hoppiness, this bold barrel-aged Barley Wine comes together to create a well-balanced flavor profile.

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